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So Why Do I Always Put My Inside Foot Down?

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Just been out for a quick pootle about in my woods...very lucky in the that respect.

 

Been practicing very slow/stopping/start tight turns and when (it's never 'if' with me :blush:) we go off balance, its always the inside foot that goes down. I've even tried to force myself to over balance on outside foot but my head just can't do it.

 

....I know the bike wants to fall 'into' the inside due to the physics, but then I should be allowing for this with my balance, but, I never over balance to the outside.

 

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 Well on the plus side, that is the correct side to dab. Usually it`s all mental, you are giving up before the turn. Safety dab every time. Good luck on that.  

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you could find that you are dropping your inner shoulder in on the turn, no matter how much you weight the outer foot rest you will still drop in and thus dab . Might help

 

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I think you are doing quite well,when I am riding around my estate I usualy end up with both feet down if I am turning....at least you are half way there.

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Some great points there guys.

Been watching some vids this afternoon.....theres a lot of guys with their feet on the very outside of the outside footpeg and rolling there ankle out too......theres a LOT more to these turns than meets the eye!

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do left and right tight turns , fogures of 8 on tarmac and lean bike in and body out an hour or two should sort this.

My guess is you are not leaning the bike enough

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Yup, not enough lean and not enough pokey out knees....put in some practice today but bad habits are a pain to unlearn.

I wish I'd taken some proper tuition when I started trials.

Thanks for the help guys

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 In turns it is always better to over exaggerate every move than not enough. Good luck with creating correct muscle memory.

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