mugget Posted June 14, 2012 Report Share Posted June 14, 2012 So, flapping knees and waggling heads. I'm just finishing watching last weekends WSBK racing from San Marino and thought I'd ask about this. It's always stood out to me how some riders in particular like Haslam seem to make a energetic "flapping" motion with their knees as they're braking and downshifting for a corner. Also the commentator noticed how much Fabrizio moves his head at different points like exiting a corner and changing direction, getting setup for another corner etc. The comment was made that he's the only person outside of a rock band that moves his head so much. I just kind of dismissed it as "their style", and I figure they know what works for them. But then I got a bit curious and wondered if anyone knows why they actually do those things? Maybe it's part of their "rhythm", or helps them with timing? Maybe those actions help to mentally prepare and "attack"? It's interesting because those guys look like they're working really hard with those extra movements, but you look at Biaggi as an opposite example and he's always super-smooth with not a wheel out of line and no unneeded movements. What do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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