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Old 05-29-2008, 10:30 AM   #21
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partially... but i dont think you understand what trail braking is. i didnt say stab the outta the rear brake... you just put your foot on the pedal and drag it, just enough to help slow you down.
trail braking, according to every experienced track rider/racer/instructor i've ever talked to, by definition is braking while leaning into the turn up to the apex.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:32 AM   #22
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trail braking, according to every experienced track rider/racer/instructor i've ever talked to, by definition is braking while leaning into the turn up to the apex.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:34 AM   #23
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why the retraction ? NVM ? i read what u originally wrote...
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partially... but i dont think you understand what trail braking is. i didnt say stab the outta the rear brake... you just put your foot on the pedal and drag it, just enough to help slow you down.
That's cool. I'm just trying to learn. I'm not trying to coach other riders in this. What jodyhudson said didn't mesh with with I've read, so I clarified it. Now I know more than I did previously.

I guess SecretAgent's definition makes the most sense. Some people use the rear brake and others don't. One of the "no right or wrong way to do it" sort of things. Just as long as you get around the corner faster.
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That's cool. I'm just trying to learn. I'm not trying to coach other riders in this. What jodyhudson said didn't mesh with with I've read, so I clarified it. Now I know more than I did previously.

I guess SecretAgent's definition makes the most sense. Some people use the rear brake and others don't. One of the "no right or wrong way to do it" sort of things. Just as long as you get around the corner faster.
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That's cool. I'm just trying to learn. I'm not trying to coach other riders in this. What jodyhudson said didn't mesh with with I've read, so I clarified it. Now I know more than I did previously.

I guess SecretAgent's definition makes the most sense. Some people use the rear brake and others don't. One of the "no right or wrong way to do it" sort of things. Just as long as you get around the corner faster.
ALL fast guys use the rear brake. if you didn't need the rear brake, your bike wouldn't come with one. 80% of your braking should be front, 10% rear, and 10% engine braking (in textbook conditions, of course).
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I like this guy.

Jody, you don't happen to be a former Marine do you? Everytime I read your post it makes me think about all the smartasses I served with.

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Actually, I think that he is nice today. He got the patience to explain the trail braking. Other times, he would just post and leave his harsh comments.
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and as far as all the bichn about trailbraking ect. ect. ect.. do what feels comfortable and is most effective. if you like to use your brake more give Dr. Galfer a call. if not, buy a fkng slipper clutch. simple.
Sounds like a complete contradiction to me. With a slipper clutch more emphasis is placed on braking.
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Sounds like a complete contradiction to me. With a slipper clutch more emphasis is placed on braking.
LOL, good catch
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I don't
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Seriously, Kevin Schwantz never uses his rear brake, I'd consider him "fast"
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don't forget to cup the .
How do you do that?? Sorry never done it before.
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Seriously, Kevin Schwantz never uses his rear brake, I'd consider him "fast"


I'll stay away from the rear thank you very much.

I'm not a fast guy........but I won't get any faster laying on the ground.

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