Trials Videos here... Pro and Home movies?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by jjustj, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. MT 007

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    It is interesting to see clearly how much throttle they are giving on that last obstacle before slipping the clutch.
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  2. Huzband

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    Videos like that make me think there's hope for me yet. :-)
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  3. Huzband

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  4. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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    They say when learning a golf swing or riding a trials motorcycle that taking a video of yourself is most instructive. I must say that I agree. I borrowed a friend's GoPro to shoot some video of wheelie and log crossing practice. I'm mostly a newbie, so am starting small.


    Lessons learned so far:
    1. Wheelies feel worse than they appear. The bike is not nearly as vertical and close to flipping as I think.
    2. You don't wheelie a motorcycle like a bicycle. You do it more like a manual trick - weight (ass) back and arms straight. Being told how to do it and actually doing it isn't easy.
    3. On the wheelie, don't bounce the whole bike, just weight the front end and then rock back. (guidance from one of my local mentors)
    4. When done correctly, and unfortunately not on my video yet, wheelies don't require much throttle at all. Less than I'm using here.
    5. My slow circles look horrible. I had no idea I wasn't weighting the outside peg until I saw it on video.

    I like seeing my progress already so far. In just two months I've gone from being afraid of the bike to being more confident.
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  5. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    It takes a lot of guts to post video of yourself riding. Good job! Pretty much all obstacles look easy on video.
    I feel like I'm doing a good job, then I see myself on video and realize I'm not doing much. It can be deflating.
    Keep up the good work!
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  6. lineaway

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    Very nice comment Yokomo. I`m glad I rode my first trials at 11 yo and quickly went up through the classes. It would be very tough at my age now.:imaposer
  7. 10K

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  8. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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  9. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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    I can't tell if this one has been posted before. Apologies if it has, this thread is 90 pages for me!
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  10. Huzband

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  11. sceep

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    Question from the novice scorer. Can someone familiar with NMTA rules clear this up for me? I wouldn't know what to call it had I been scoring this section.

    At 11:02 (and 13:10), rider goes over first obstacle and stops. Hops front end right, then as he goes forward again the rear tire crosses the path his front tire already took. Does it not count as crossing his own path? I'm guessing no, just looked really odd.

    Thanks.
  12. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    The rear axle is what counts, The rear axle can not cross its self.
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  13. sceep

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    Thanks, Just found it in our rule book.

    "The motorcycle does a complete loop, crossing its own track with both tires. Similar to crossing a taped boundary, there must be ground visible between the tire track and the tire and the tire must be on the ground on the out-of-bounds side of the track."
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  14. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    That is even more room, i always just avoided the rear tire path but being able to ride the previous rear tire path is a signifiant amount more room.
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  15. ZippyGasGas

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    Y'all pay a lot more attention to the exact location of your tires than I do. I just avoid crossing my path with either tire. makes it more interesting to ride, and easier on the observer.
    (I am regularly both and appreciate when riders make it a point to help my job be easier)
  16. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    At a couple recent competitions, if I were to take your approach, I would have ended up having to do a lot of hopping to avoid touching either tire path.
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    Exactly, More interesting to ride and increases technical skills.

    :-)
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