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Old 05-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Inside foot off on corner entry?

You see it happen a few times in almost every race. Just curious as to why they are doing this. Looks like they wanna flat track, but I don't see any benefit from having your foot out there.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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I think that it is an instinct that some people have from riding dirtbikes. Although I see Rossi do it every now and then on corner entry.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:48 AM   #3
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huh? Were you going to post a pic?
I'm confused
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huh? Were you going to post a pic?
I'm confused
watch any top level racing........on corner entry, their inside foot will be dangling off the footpeg, and usually isn't back on the peg until bike has started leaning.

ive always wondered this myself.
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trying to transfer weight to the outside peg?

of course, i dont know chit about track riding, so if i were you i wouldnt listen to me.
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watch any top level racing........on corner entry, their inside foot will be dangling off the footpeg, and usually isn't back on the peg until bike has started leaning.

ive always wondered this myself.
oh that's what hes asking about
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ive always assumed that its to kinda stretch their leg i know my knee starts to kinda hurt after a long ride or a track day just from past injuries....
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:17 AM   #9
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watch any top level racing........on corner entry, their inside foot will be dangling off the footpeg, and usually isn't back on the peg until bike has started leaning.

ive always wondered this myself.
Top level racing huh?. I do that a bunch while doing a wheelie down pit straight. LOL

I have noticed it too. The dirt bike reason seems the best and stretching it maybe a little. But ever time I take my foot of the peg I get a dang cramp.
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When asked, a lot of the riders (especially when Pedrosa started being more obvious about it recently) said that it had to do with downshifting and the incredible forces that are going on while braking.

Remember, we can't "feel" how hard they're braking, and it's nothing like "hard" braking for us mortals. The carbon fiber rotors and brake pads on those bikes don't even work without incredible amounts of heat in them- heat that "we" would likely never be able to generate at our speeds.

If you have watched the top tier of racing for long, you'll notice this is nothing new. I remember watching Kevin Schwantz and Eddie Lawson do that on many occasions, and it was going on before them too I'm sure.

In other words, I don't think they're doing it on purpose as a "technique", it's just a byproduct of the way they ride and the speeds.
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Slipping off the pegs? Scary. I'm surprised they haven't come up with a different peg configuration to help them stay in contact with the bike, assuming that it'd be beneficial...
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Maybe you could use clip-in shoes like in biking?
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Slipping off the pegs? Scary. I'm surprised they haven't come up with a different peg configuration to help them stay in contact with the bike, assuming that it'd be beneficial...
Not exactly "slipping off", and I don't think it bothers them one bit. Things that we will never understand go on while they're riding those bikes, things that would scare the out of some, yet are completely normal to them.

Besides, the last thing I would want is my foot affixed to the bike in any fashion at all!
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[QUOTE=tomLSTD;1221650]Not exactly "slipping off", and I don't think it bothers them one bit. Things that we will never understand go on while they're riding those bikes, things that would scare the out of some, yet are completely normal to them.

Besides, the last thing I would want is my foot affixed to the bike in any fashion at all![/QUOTE

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When asked, a lot of the riders (especially when Pedrosa started being more obvious about it recently) said that it had to do with downshifting and the incredible forces that are going on while braking.

Remember, we can't "feel" how hard they're braking, and it's nothing like "hard" braking for us mortals. The carbon fiber rotors and brake pads on those bikes don't even work without incredible amounts of heat in them- heat that "we" would likely never be able to generate at our speeds.

If you have watched the top tier of racing for long, you'll notice this is nothing new. I remember watching Kevin Schwantz and Eddie Lawson do that on many occasions, and it was going on before them too I'm sure.

In other words, I don't think they're doing it on purpose as a "technique", it's just a byproduct of the way they ride and the speeds.
with you on that Tom but I also subscribe to the "stressometer" theory ie. when they go in just a little hot, that inside leg comes off as if anticipating a fall.
Rossi and Ped do it alot but not all the time and not at the same turn even when there lap times are tenths apart
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More drag to slow them down?
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What about showing off? Because heaven forbit that anybody on a sportbike don't like showing off.
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Its to let the other guy know to get the outta the way lol
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I thought it was a riding technic. Think of walking on a balance beam or a tight rope. You hold your arms and legs out to help shift your weight quicker. Troy Baylis is the master at this IMHO.
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