Tomac corner speed

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2/27/2019 7:44 PM

Was watching Detroit and few other races again. It’s amazing how much faster Tomac is through the corner.

He gains so much time. The others just look like they are standing still in the corners. Tomac rails it with so much speed. Every corner he goes so
Fast and then shoots out like a cannon.

Quite amazing how others not doing the same.

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2/27/2019 7:49 PM

By the way another rider I recall having amazing corner speed was Osborne on the 250.

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2/27/2019 7:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/27/2019 7:59 PM

No doubt that’s why he shuld be burning through a clutch a day practicing starts.

With other people I might add

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2/27/2019 8:07 PM

Alex Martin's corner speed in Detroit was very impressive as well

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2/27/2019 8:11 PM

And with his feet on the pegs at times. I always think of Washougle when Weeg said...lit that corner up!!

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

2/27/2019 8:40 PM

Yes, one of the best!

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2/27/2019 9:52 PM

Fast indeed. He just has such a powerful riding style.

Also kenny in 2016 outdoors was insane fast in corners. Feet also never left the pegs most times. There was one race where he passed like 4 people on the outside on the first lap. That was a fun year watching et vs ken

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2/27/2019 11:47 PM

Mr Outsideline.

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2/27/2019 11:52 PM

The way he cut inside Reed in the first main was amazing.. even Chad looked up like WTF?

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2/28/2019 2:51 AM

In detroit, that corner after the quad and before the wall, i thought it was hilarious how eli kept turning down early on everyone for a pass. It was like every lap he would do that and NOBODY caught on.

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2/28/2019 6:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2019 8:30 AM

He likes to rail the outside of the berms mostly and use the rear to steer so he has to carry this speed. He is friggin unreal at doing this. Kind of like Poto was. Watch him on the inside of turns. Sometimes he almost seems to stop.

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2/28/2019 8:10 AM

RacerX Detroit Photo Gallery

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2/28/2019 9:26 AM

rc4187 wrote: RacerX Detroit Photo Gallery

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That pic says it all!

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2/28/2019 10:31 AM

Detroit had some nice "crown molding" in the 180's for Eli to utilize wink

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2/28/2019 10:44 AM

rc4187 wrote: RacerX Detroit Photo Gallery

photo by Rich Shepherd on racerxonline.com Photo

Straight up handling that 450 like a mountain bike.

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2/28/2019 10:52 AM

I was sitting right in front of the corner left of the start gate. I noticed that too. You could even heard him getting on it so much harder than anyone else. I thought maybe his bike was just louder until i realized how much faster he was there....

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2/28/2019 11:30 AM

rc4187 wrote: RacerX Detroit Photo Gallery

photo by Rich Shepherd on racerxonline.com Photo

MotoChris wrote:

That pic says it all!

Really? With what little you are happy.

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2/28/2019 11:32 AM

Forkner cornering much better than Tomac in this race

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2/28/2019 11:36 AM

ruy wrote:

Forkner cornering much better than Tomac in this race

I would sure hope that the little bikes are out-cornering the big bikes.

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2/28/2019 11:45 AM

ruy wrote:

Forkner cornering much better than Tomac in this race

Yeah, Forkner would lap Prado on that track.

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2/28/2019 11:58 AM

brocster wrote:

No doubt that’s why he shuld be burning through a clutch a day practicing starts.

With other people I might add

I used to think the same but given he’s literally done 10’s of thousands of starts in his life I’ve come to the conclusion if he was going to improve it would have happened by now. I guess some people just have it and others dont. It is perplexing though how often he starts mid pack given he’s usually working with a top 3 gate pick.

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2/28/2019 12:18 PM

early wrote:

Alex Martin's corner speed in Detroit was very impressive as well

Martin was killing it. Him and Tomac puts down some riding. Forkner was just unreal though.

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2/28/2019 12:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2019 12:30 PM

level wrote:

Was watching Detroit and few other races again. It’s amazing how much faster Tomac is through the corner.

He gains so much time. The others just look like they are standing still in the corners. Tomac rails it with so much speed. Every corner he goes so
Fast and then shoots out like a cannon.

Quite amazing how others not doing the same.

Every once in a while someone comes along with ridiculous talent and he rises above the rest....and you're amazed that the rest aren't "doing the same"?wassat

Your amazement reminds me of Trey Canard's new wife, at the time, saying something to the effect of, "It looks faster to jump all 4 of those bumps like number 7 is doing. Why don't you do that?"

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2/28/2019 12:23 PM

rc4187 wrote: RacerX Detroit Photo Gallery

photo by Rich Shepherd on racerxonline.com Photo

MotoChris wrote:

That pic says it all!

ruy wrote:

Really? With what little you are happy.

Buzzkill.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

2/28/2019 12:26 PM

MotoChris wrote:

That pic says it all!

ruy wrote:

Really? With what little you are happy.

ledger wrote:

Buzzkill.

Prado must have filed the restraining order.

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2/28/2019 12:37 PM

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2/28/2019 12:40 PM

Well that Washougal clip just made me miss the nationals even more.

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2/28/2019 12:51 PM

WCRider wrote:

Mr Outsideline.

Yep, I replayed him in the180 before the whoops a dozen times. I was kind of shocked he wasn't getting through the whoops faster because he had to be hitting the top of that corner a gear higher than anyone else. And the 180 after the section with the quad, his squaring up of that corner was a thing of beauty..

I sooo hope Tomac rides like that the rest of the series.

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2/28/2019 12:59 PM

One in particular that stands out to me was the Tomac Dungey battle in Salt Lake City 2017. Eli was on it in the corners that night
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2/28/2019 1:33 PM

ruy wrote:

Forkner cornering much better than Tomac in this race

early wrote:

Yeah, Forkner would lap Prado on that track.

Yes of course, same for Plessinger in Red Bud Photo

And more easy for Tomac with his 450.
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