Thread: Gymkhana
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #64
Harvey Krumpet
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Originally Posted by Vulfy View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z8FnJGY9Pdw#!

Read description of the video. 26 second is best time. Dimensions are shown in the beginning. Should be a good benchmark to start posting times and compare skills.

Running 8's is best exercise to get into this. Courses are fun, but 8's definitely hone all the needed skills. Braking, body posture, bike handling, throttle, head.
Yup, I practice full lock 8's trying to have a fast transition, lock to lock, no straightening up in the middle. I'm not worried about pace yet just the technique. It's the tightness of the turn which makes me look over my shoulder, I'm doing full lock circles in opposite directions on a 5m road & have to keep my head turning through the arc until I transition. Or mount the kerb if I hesitate......
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