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Old 11-29-2012, 01:16 PM   #364
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Originally Posted by Pantah View Post
I think counter steering is very deliberate in all forms of high performance riding and on all surfaces. Physical even. If you enter a turn too hot, there is only one thing to do if you don't want to run off, and that is push harder on that inside bar. Most of the time you make it with ease. Sometimes you don't. Even setting up for a turn can be quite forceful since most are going point to point rather than sweeping all over the width of the course.

I agree. I'm a fan of Lee Parks' suggestion to "pre-load" the opposite bars while setting up for a turn. In that case, turn is initiated by relaxing rather than by exerting force.

I was going to try and find a video to explain what I'm talking about, but I got stuck when I found this instead:

I find this video to be highly instructional, even with the audio turned off.
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