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  1. Theres a corner here at my local track where your pinned in 6th and its a long sweeping Right hander (est 280kph). Turn 5, you go from a 1st gear hairpin to a 6th gear sweeper.
  2. That depends on the turn. Where do you see the most crashes? On entry on the brakes. Is turning and braking the cause of that? Yes, it is the cause of it. Keith so it can be a bit of a tight rope walk to get that balance between hard braking and turn in.
  3. Hey mate, go do level 2 ASAP, its really the one where you learn to go quicker but your new vision skills make it seem like your going slower (if that makes sense). It'll also give you better vision for the road and make you alot more perceptive on whats going on around you, plus give you more time to deal with obstacles and hazards on the road (as all of the skills are applicable to road riding).
  4. ok so maybe it's not quite what i thought. So they appear to be backing the bike in, but what we're actually seeing is riders applying inputs into the steering while the bike is under heavy braking - thus causing the rear end to step out. So are they are turning the bike under heavy braking? then trailing the brake until the bike has completed the steering input, then straight back on the gas out of the corner.
  5. Fair enough. That would make an interesting study. myself i find i really only trail brake if i come into a turn to hot (or what i feel for me is) and this helps me get round the corner. but are you saying there are corners where trail braking can be of more benefit than that? what sort of corners? Other than supermoto, dirt bikes. Or if you don't have a dirt bike you could take a dirt school that provides 150cc four stroke bikes (or similar) for flat track training. An experience that all serious track riders should do at least once. That'd probably be good for learning about limits of traction as well as controlling loss of traction. definitely something I'll look into. Cheers mate!
  6. Lets say I dont have a supermoto to learn on, what can i do to start the learning process?
  7. How to slide the bike to hook it around a corner. How to "back the bike into" corners Both are common techniques used by the worlds best and yet there is nothing in the CSS drills about them. I mean, obviously you wouldn't want to start teaching this in level 1 but maybe as part of a level 3 or 4.
  8. To quote Steve "your job as the rider is to stabilise the bike by using the throttle."
  9. I'm a four finger braker and four finger accelerator and i find that i can get a smoother roll on and brake harder with more feel this way.
  10. he does know your suppose to sit on the seat? I'm sure that was in level I somewhere
  11. well i suppose when you look at it he is still locked-on to the tank, his arms are relaxed, his spine is inline with the angle of the bike, and he's definitely not crossed up. i wish I looked like that when i rode...
  12. Hey guys, wanted to get some opinions cause I'm struggling to figure this one out. Whats the best TREADED tyre for 600cc club racing and trackdays? I want it to be treaded so i can go out in the wet on the same tyre with some MINOR setup tweaks and still be competitive. No affiliation towards any particular brand but i do like pirellis.
  13. I've thought about that also and would bet it was more successful for refamiliarization if they'd been on the track before. I know before i go to Phillip Island i cut a few laps on the Xbox to get the gist of it again (if only my virtual lap times were the same as my real world ones...)
  14. watching videos can certainly familiarize yourself with the layout of the track. I heard if racers are new to a track they play it on the PlayStation or Xbox to get use to it before practice.
  15. I can only speak for US schools but since no one else has answered, I'll offer up some info with the expectation that the format is basically the same. For Level 4 you fill out your questionnaire, and before your first ride your Level 4 consultant will go over your questionnaire with you, discuss it with you, and you will work together to come up with a customized plan for what to work on in your first session. This info will be given to your on-track coach. After your session, you will debrief with your on-track coach, then go to your "classroom session" which will be with your L4 consultant. You will discuss what to work on next, based on your feedback and your coach's observations. You would still be in a particular on-track group, so your on-track session schedule will work like the other levels - in other words, you don't finish your discussion with your consultant and then just go straight onto the track, you will wait for your group to be called. Of course, if you are doing a 2-day camp, it pretty much ends up that you go right from classroom to track, back and forth with very little downtime in between. I hope that helps. Level 4 is very cool, a totally customized program, I'm sure you'll have a blast. Cheers mate! I can't wait!
  16. You never used the garages before? Normally just park it in one, they come around through the day and take your name and last time I checked it cost $10 per person. Only thing to be aware of is that groups pre book garages so just look out for an A4 sign on the garage door saying which ones are booked. Good weather today so hope it holds off and its sunny!!! but it is the Island. Good luck Ah sick as! cheers
  17. Yeah I've done all my levels at the Island so far. Awesome track! Yeah i'm just not sure if you have to pay to hire a garage spot to use that power or not.
  18. Hey guys, just booked my level 4 at Phillip Island which is going to be awesome. Can't wait - December is so far away!! And hopefully it wont be pissing down with rain like last year. Just wanted to know what to expect out of the day. I know there's a questionnaire to fill out at the start. Is it then a case of the instructor will follow me round in my first session to see what needs working on? And I was told that you dont have to wait til your session to go out - so does that mean i can have my "instructor session" then go straight back out and work on what we talk about in the debrief? Also my current track bike is fitted with slicks (pirelli superbike pros), will there be anywhere I can hook up a set of warmers? does it cost any extra?
  19. if you want to wheelie on the track (ie for photos and feeling) then just pin it 2nd she'll lift all day. but yeah the idea is to keep the front wheel on the ground for better acceleration.
  20. yeah the front wheel will try and find the straightest position possible. thus when you let go of the bars it was able to straighten out.
  21. so both hands were off the bars? in that case because there was no additional rider input trying to counteract the side to side movement of the front wheel, it was able to straighten out.
  22. good stuff mate. once you've got rule under one in place, everything else seems to follow.
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