noamkrief Posted July 3, 2013 Report Share Posted July 3, 2013 Hey everyone. This question is regarding the technique of downshifting while braking... (anyone who downshifts before braking, please don't comment) So there are 2 methods I guess: 1) blip the throttle while on the brakes and downshift. This is what I do. 2) use the slipper clutch technology and don't worry about the blip and just release the clutch slowly The problem I'm having with method #1 is that although I'm comfortable doing this technique, you always loose a little sensitivity on the brake lever while having to blip the throttle. So if I'm braking at 100% and I screw up a little bit and while blipping I increase brake pressure accidentally I could get the rear off the ground too much. What i'm saying is that if I don't multitask with my right hand in braking and blipping at the same time, my brake pressure can be more predictable, consistent, with less possibility for errors. The problem with method #2 is that I don't trust the slipper clutch. If the slipper clutch technology works so well, how come I hear riders in the braking zone release the clutch slowly? Should they be able to just release the clutch quickly without worrying about rear end lockup? I see very fast riders using this technique and their rear end is always squirming during the downshift clutch release moment. I'm not the type to reinvent the wheel so I've watched alot of onboard motogp videos but I can't exactly tell which method they use. Sometimes I think I hear method #1 and sometimes #2. Thanks for reading everyone Noam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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