ricarvar Posted December 29, 2015 Report Share Posted December 29, 2015 (edited) Hello Guys, I got a couple of dummy questions here as a relative rookie... as winter is here and can't get out I'm trying to practice some static balance on my trials bike. As such the bike is off and on flat ground. I haven't been able to find much detailed techniques to improve balance on such conditions... so I have a couple of findings from my own and some questions... if you can please provide sound feedback on it, I'd appreciate it! Findings 1. Start with the handlebar straight - apparently at some point people develops a preferred site to lock the handle bar... in my case, starting with it in the middle/straight position helps me correct unbalance as per item below 2. If the motorcycle is tilting/falling towards one side, turning the handlebar towards that same side helps (up to some extent) recover your balance 3. Try to start with the bike as vertical/balanced as possible and try to move it lateral the minimum possible when lifting up your final foot - the more balanced you start the easier to keep it 4. Bend your knees 5. Keep your knees pointing outward - I made huge mistake for long trying to balance with knees inward... what a pain; til finally got that (from a hard to find video not even related to this topic)... huge help :-) 6. Apparently, with the bike off is harder than with the bike on (?) - might be the inertia thing... not sure though 7. Subtle movements should help... although I'm not there yet 8. Front brake helps Questions a. I have seen guys lifting a leg perpendicular to the side of the bike to keep balance. How that works?, I mean, do you lift the leg on the same side the bike is tilting towards... or the opposite?... I haven't been able to even tell the difference... as I still loose it either way...lol ??? b. Up to what point/angle the technique above helps? c. What to do after that?, I mean if it's tilted more than that limit ? d. Any other tips to keep static balance??? e. Why it's so hard to find videos for these kind of details?... any of you guys up there willing to help all of us poor rookies trying to get in it? :-) Thanks and God Bless! Edited December 29, 2015 by ricarvar 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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