parabellum Posted June 20, 2008 Report Share Posted June 20, 2008 Hey all. I have a Level 1 day coming up in august (23rd at Barber), and after reading a great writeup of a level 1 day, I have a basic question. While I know that the excellent staff will tell me everything I need to know when I get there, this is something I figured might be easy to answer beforehand. This will not be my first track day, and I have been riding for 8 years (almost all of that on sportbikes). Of course, I am going to be quite slow compared to any of the staff or more experienced riders, so my listing my experience I am NOT trying to seem experienced...just to list a reference point Here is the thing: About two years ago I started learning to hang off the bike (I bought TOW 1/2 and it was an epiphany). It changed everything for me. Now, I'm sure my form needs a lot of work, but hanging off, even a little, completely changed my riding. I got faster AND smoother, gained a TON of confidence, and it was the beginning of my desire to really learn the art of cornering well. My question: For a level 1 day, will hanging off the bike be encouraged or discouraged? Its gotten to the point where doing any kind of aggressive cornering (street or track) without shifting my weight to the inside, locking my outer leg, and dropping down is a little uncomfortable for me. I guess I'm saying that I hope it will be encouraged, since hanging off a little is really the center of my comfort zone. Any feedback is greatly appreciated Best Regards. Chris. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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