CORNERING: Losing Control To Gain Control

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by RobStar, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. RobStar

    RobStar Still On Training Wheels

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  2. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Or you could attend American Supercamp further west, less travel.

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  3. Diceman68

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    I've been to Supercamp, and the Cornering Speed place is on my list for the future. I raced a lot of flat track as a kid, and some supermoto in the last few years, and I am a firm beiever that being comfortable and in control on the edge of traction has made me a much better street rider because it removes a lot of the "panic factor"
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  4. RobStar

    RobStar Still On Training Wheels

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  5. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Been to Aaron's Cornerspeed at Barber and VIR a few times now and it's a great school. He runs a tight ship and really knows his stuff. Mike D got Aaron into dirt tracking initially and is a former grand champion or something, either way everyone that I've spoken to that has gone to CornerSpin has loved it.
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  6. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Ever hear how Jay Springsteen lost it in a corner - and regained it! I read about it somewhere in a bike magazine article with him. He went lowside, sliding actually on the clutch cover of his XR. He thought about it, the bike was still pretty much on line and not too far out of shape, it just didn't have the rear tire in contact. He figured if he kept the throttle on eventually the back tire might just catch and he could make it back on the wheels. He kept on the throttle so it was spinning when it hit and he got back on both wheels, continuing on!
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  7. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    I went to cornerspin a few months ago. Even though it's not a dirtbike school at all, I learned a lot about keeping the body loose, shifting weight and sliding the bike around. The skills are directly applicable to riding a bigger bike in the dirt.

    And you can do things on Aaron's little bikes, on his infinitely changing hard packed dirt track, with little risk of damage or harm to rider or bike. And that's the beauty of the class. You can explore the limits of traction, exceed them, recover sometimes, sometimes not and learn. Without the pain and expense of doing it at a race track during track days.

    I think it's a great 2 days for someone wanting to improve their riding skills on the track, street or as a learning adventure rider.
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  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Agree 100%. Reduces panic, riding tense, and fatigue. And teaches that the bike getting squirrelly isn't the end of control by any means.

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  10. StuckXJ

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    That school looks awesome, I'm a new rider (2 seasons) and I am looking to take a course just like this. Are there others like this? Or do you just have to make the trip. All I could find in MA searching google was the rider safety courses or dirt courses for kids. I'm seriously considering making the drive down, this school looks perfect, but its a little far for a weekend.
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  11. pdoege

    pdoege Been here awhile

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    I took the course with no prior race experience. I highly recommend it.

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  12. Pflum

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    Whats the cost?
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  13. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    $500, it's on the website.
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  14. easy_dualsport

    easy_dualsport Easy E

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    Taking the course this weekend. Today was my first day. I had not crashed in a long time, and it was great to be able to go down four times today pushing it hard and not have any bike damage or injury. I am very impressed, can't wait for tomorrow. :thumbup
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  15. Joey Stalin

    Joey Stalin Been here awhile

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    marked, this is something i'd like to get into doing. and NC is pretty convenient. thanks!
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  16. Uncle Pollo

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    I practice getting squirrely ony gravel driveway.

    It has prevented me from eating it a few times.
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  17. easy_dualsport

    easy_dualsport Easy E

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    This Cornerspin class was great. It really put together all the elements and the theory. I think like many people I was not really taught how to ride; I was told how to operate a motorcycle and left to work the rest out for myself. This class can really teach an old dog new tricks.

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