Thread: Gymkhana
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #813
Harvey Krumpet
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Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
Sure, it helps, and in gymkhana or on a track, every little bit adds up. However, it seems to me that countersteering, intentionally or otherwise, plays a much more important role than just shifting body weight a few inches.
Yup. No question about that. I remember that clip too. What fascinated me doing the evasion maneuver was how much weighting the footrests helped the turn, particularly transitioning from one side to the other to get back into lane, would make bugger all difference without countersteering but together it's epic. My trainer is a clever lad & he builds one technique onto another so we started with normal steering, then went one handed, then we introduced the foot rests still one handed & finally put it all together with both hands on the bars.

An hoo, body position.....
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