Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Delavan wisconsin
I Ride: 2015 ZX6R (street), 2013 Panigale (track)
Of course, we should all be aware, it's best NOT to put your foot down on the road.
Let's be honest were not the MotoGP racers as of late that use a technique to "skim" the surface at turn in, under braking as a VERY advanced technique related to their body position on highly specialized equipment. Not saying the OP did this, it appears he did not. Just sayin, the technique we see in motogp doesn't apply and is highly advanced to begin.
So there really is no reason to put your foot down, like the OP did. Look at the result, Corn Pops, ouch !! Thankfully, his ankle was spared, but I'd bet still hurtin a bit. Hope you heal up well bro btw!
Lesson for everyone, solid work boots with a steel toe are surely better than street / sport shoes, but still might not be good enough. which is why race boots have reinforced ankle, sole, toe armor w sliders and built with really solid materials. I use Dainese pro axial in boots and Astars as a backup.
Remember, when bikes go down, many times your ankle could still be in proximity to your rearsets/foot pegs under the bike....like a simple low side.
Good motorcycling equipment should always include proper boots, gauntlet gloves and of course a good lid. Optionally, although another very important piece of protective gear is a back protector, I NEVER ride without one street or track after my first high side ions ago demonstrated its worth....but for street riders I'd begrudgingly accept it as optional....
Ride safe folks and let's learn from our fellow riders, GET GOOD GEAR its less painful!