Tomac and Herrings riding style

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5/27/2018 2:56 PM

Has anyone noticed they sit further back on the seat and also corner that way. I think with them being taller it keeps their feet postponed flatter on the pegs, also helping them transition between standing and seating and vice versa without upsetting chassis balance.
Seems at odds with the older style of over the front.
Tomacs bike seems to pitch front/rear less over fast bumps and his wheels track nicely. His rear suspension doesn't squat much at all considering how far back he sits and thus drives so quick through try he corner while still turning hard. Very impressive stuff.
It'd be interesting to know his bike setup in the rear.
I've seen this in Herlings setup too

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5/27/2018 3:08 PM

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5/27/2018 3:38 PM

Rob Herring was a pretty good rider in his day but I don't see any similarities between him and Tomac.

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5/27/2018 3:49 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Rob Herring was a pretty good rider in his day but I don't see any similarities between him and Tomac.

Won the MXdN too. So no similarity there either.

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5/27/2018 3:51 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Rob Herring was a pretty good rider in his day but I don't see any similarities between him and Tomac.

Robgvx wrote:

Won the MXdN too. So no similarity there either.

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5/27/2018 3:53 PM

This has already gone off the rails thanks to the OP and typos

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5/27/2018 3:54 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Rob Herring was a pretty good rider in his day but I don't see any similarities between him and Tomac.

Robgvx wrote:

Won the MXdN too. So no similarity there either.

GOLD.

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5/27/2018 3:54 PM

Tomac does seem to have changed up his style and could possibly have taken some cues from Heirlings

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5/27/2018 3:58 PM

Lol. This thread is already great

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5/27/2018 4:00 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Rob Herring was a pretty good rider in his day but I don't see any similarities between him and Tomac.

Robgvx wrote:

Won the MXdN too. So no similarity there either.

ATKpilot99 wrote: smile

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5/27/2018 4:05 PM

I find it a modern 4 stroke thing . I feel the 4 stroke has alot more weight on the front wheel the whole time . So everyone sits more central to back while cornering. Go look at Osborne and Anderson they sit so far back on the seat .But still have there head above the bars .you need to be very flexible to ride like that . But it's deff a trend I have noticed . Plus alot of bikes you need to run mad sag if u want to get up on the tank to corner . Rider s running 120 sag happens alot nowadays. You d never run that on a 2 stroke

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5/27/2018 4:05 PM

Jrewing wrote:

True.

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5/27/2018 4:06 PM

w00t laughing
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5/27/2018 4:07 PM

With Tomac I think thats because thats how you ride that Kawi. RV learned that too you rear steer that biatch and gas it and shell reward you.

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5/27/2018 4:16 PM

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5/27/2018 4:26 PM

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5/27/2018 4:36 PM

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5/27/2018 4:49 PM

Cmon guys don't be MORANS!

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5/27/2018 4:50 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Rob Herring was a pretty good rider in his day but I don't see any similarities between him and Tomac.

Robgvx wrote:

Won the MXdN too. So no similarity there either.

Hahaha

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5/27/2018 7:03 PM

10 years ago it was known that short riders had the advantage because they had a lower center of gravity....RC and JS perfect examples. I think this is true because I am 6' 1" and slow as shit.

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5/27/2018 9:35 PM

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5/28/2018 12:32 AM

In one of the latest MXA magazines they interviewed a lot of the top riders mechanics. They just about all said they like a mellow engine package except for tomac. Apparently he says to make it as fast as possible and hit hard. I know this has nothing to do with herrings or how they stand and sit. Just thought it was interesting. Carry on.

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5/28/2018 2:10 AM

Robgvx wrote:

Won the MXdN too. So no similarity there either.

ATKpilot99 wrote: smile
robkinuk wrote:

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Most likely won't be able to say that in the next two years for both of em.

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5/28/2018 2:29 AM

Rob Herring in his prime might of had something for Tomac

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5/28/2018 2:42 AM

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5/28/2018 2:55 AM

Tomac would have herring on a plank.

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5/28/2018 6:06 AM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Rob Herring was a pretty good rider in his day but I don't see any similarities between him and Tomac.

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5/28/2018 6:07 AM

Can't wait to see Tomackerel vs Herrings at the Swimacross des Oceans 2018

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5/28/2018 6:14 AM

Herrings!

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5/28/2018 8:34 AM

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Hairlings and Tom Mc,sorry,i couldn‘t resist.laughing
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