Pic of knee behind the bars?

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1/14/2018 6:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/14/2018 9:43 PM

I'm trying to explain a technique, anyone have a good pic with someone raising their leg going into a turn with the knee behind the bars instead of under the bars extended? I know there was a good pic of Tomac in the last year or two doing this.

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1/14/2018 6:40 PM

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1/14/2018 9:37 PM

"raining their leg going into a turn with the knee behind the bars"

Can you explain a little better what you are looking for?
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1/14/2018 9:41 PM

*raising

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1/14/2018 9:44 PM

observer wrote: Photo

Youre on the right track, thanks. Mostly this is seen in the early years but is useful still in certain situations, would love to find the Tomac pic I mentioned.

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1/14/2018 9:46 PM

An extreme example. Photo

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1/14/2018 9:51 PM

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1/14/2018 9:51 PM

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1/14/2018 10:02 PM

Exactly, thank you. I know I find myself doing this in certain situations and was trying to explain it to a friend that is new at all of this but learning quick and has alot of valuable questions as he progresses.

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1/14/2018 10:05 PM

Bman_145 wrote: Photo

That's what you call, 'the gumby'.

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1/14/2018 10:07 PM

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1/15/2018 12:19 AM

Try that with my legs, and I’m over the back fender. laughing Usually just try and bend my knee as hard as possible, and pray. Get one hell of a Charley Horse towards the end of the day, too.

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1/15/2018 12:37 AM

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1/15/2018 4:36 AM

Robgvx wrote: Photo

That's a leg above the bars :D

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1/15/2018 5:23 AM

Here I thought B-mans post was max cringe for a knee, but then Robgvx had to throw in a twist.

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1/15/2018 2:15 PM

I tore my ACL just reading this thread.....blink

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1/15/2018 2:55 PM

Having your knee bent allows you no strength to glide your foot as an outrigger, your foot just folds back and then pulls you back on the seat out of position. See below.

The extended leg is not just for gliding like a flat tracker with a steel shoe, but also the weight being extended out helps lean the bike into the corner, the same way you see MotoGP riders using the leg dangle.

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There is another alternative

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What you describe is hard to find because it is seldom used, although is basically just keeping your leg out of the way like a dangle.



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1/15/2018 3:02 PM

Some of these pics are about to make me sick

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1/15/2018 3:03 PM

Awesome!

As an avid watcher of all things Moto technique over the years (like many of us) I feel surprised I haven’t witnessed this.

Great pic.

I wish I was that flexible now!

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1/15/2018 3:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2018 3:34 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Having your knee bent allows you no strength to glide your foot as an outrigger, your foot just folds back and then pulls you back on the seat out of position. See below.

The extended leg is not just for gliding like a flat tracker with a steel shoe, but also the weight being extended out helps lean the bike into the corner, the same way you see MotoGP riders using the leg dangle.

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There is another alternative

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What you describe is hard to find because it is seldom used, although is basically just keeping your leg out of the way like a dangle.



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The Rossi pic is a bad example. In half a second Rossi is going to intentionally make contact with Sete Gibernau and effectively end his career as a winning GP racer by shoving a front brake lever into the soft tissue of his shoulder. Rossi never intended to make that turn and was bracing for impact.

This pic is from the last turn on the last lap of the Spanish GP in Jerez. Just weeks after Rossi said he would never allow Sete to win another race. He made good on that promise by injuring the guy. Sete was never the same rider after that collision.

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The way I've normally seen the leg swag thing work in MotoGP is under heavy vertical braking before tip-in. Right before turn-in the leg is brought back into the bike. Seems more like a stabilizing thing to me.

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1/15/2018 5:04 PM

i know I've seen a classic shot like that . . . I keep thinking Tony D.
Let me look . . .

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1/15/2018 5:07 PM

Knew it.Photo

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1/15/2018 7:27 PM

cp 377 use to do this technique alot

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1/15/2018 7:40 PM

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1/15/2018 9:26 PM

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1/15/2018 9:40 PM

Scooter and Crush's knees hit their chins if they try to do that... They're both over 8ft!!!

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1/15/2018 10:30 PM

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1/15/2018 10:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2018 11:00 PM

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EDIT: I know it's not what you were after...
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1/15/2018 11:31 PM

I hesitated to click because I knew there would be a pic of a knee getting wrecked. I never understood imprinting visual images of injuries for kicks and giggles. Not if you ride, anyway.

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1/15/2018 11:48 PM

EZZA 95B wrote: Photo

EDIT: I know it's not what you were after...

I love the optional crowd safety head wear.

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