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post #106 of 115 Old 03-03-2017, 07:22 AM
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I haven't read this entire thread but I hope some where someone mentioned that your bike set up and your size have a lot to do with body position. Someone who weighs more can influence the bike without hanging off as much as someone who is smaller.

This is the most I can do lol

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Oh fuck. Not this again.

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i think people are too obsessed with BP when a lot of champions aren't dragging elbow. Look at Sofuglu's body position and he is on "our" bikes. Stop caring about MotoGP, those bikes aren't ANYTHING near ours.

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I dont think anyone thinks you need to drag elbow to go fast.

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Anything for me slo?

The vest obscures a lot of what I would be looking for in your chest but overall I would say you look great. You look relaxed, you have room in your elbow to allow the bike to move if needed. Your spine appears to be in alignment and you do not appear to be tense so you are not introducing unwanted bar input. The major thing that I can see wrong is the fact that your leathers say "Yamaha"


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I haven't read this entire thread but I hope some where someone mentioned that your bike set up and your size have a lot to do with body position. Someone who weighs more can influence the bike without hanging off as much as someone who is smaller.

This is the most I can do lol
For sure, physical size and flexibility play into it quite a bit. I have some older students who simply cannot bend their hips like we do. We figure out ways around it and continue on. It is important that no matter who you are, what your size is, or how flexible you are that you are comfortable on the bike. That has to happen before anything else. It is important to note that every persons body position is different, and the goal is to find the best position for that rider.

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i think people are too obsessed with BP when a lot of champions aren't dragging elbow. Look at Sofuglu's body position and he is on "our" bikes. Stop caring about MotoGP, those bikes aren't ANYTHING near ours.
While I agree with the MotoGP part, there is no substitute for the ability to be light on the bars and the only way to do that is with a solid understanding of proper body positioning. That is the purpose of this thread.
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Thanks slo.

The things you pointed out are literally the things I spent a lot of last year working on. I always feel I need to get my head over a little bit more but the pic you see is definitely improvement.

Thanks for your time. I'll be back with video after April 3rd

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For sure, physical size and flexibility play into it quite a bit. I have some older students who simply cannot bend their hips like we do. We figure out ways around it and continue on. It is important that no matter who you are, what your size is, or how flexible you are that you are comfortable on the bike. That has to happen before anything else. It is important to note that every persons body position is different, and the goal is to find the best position for that rider.



While I agree with the MotoGP part, there is no substitute for the ability to be light on the bars and the only way to do that is with a solid understanding of proper body positioning. That is the purpose of this thread.
Speaking of that, people always say I look super tight on the bars but my hands are almost always barely even holding onto the bars and my arms are light.
Whenever I try to hang off more or drop my head super low it doesn't work for me. I have accepted how I ride, works for me.

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So a local rider totally schooled me. He's the fastest guy around the track. Doesn't even "hang off" and he's been racing there 18 years. Yeah, that totally changed my need to get my sliders down. Just be relaxed and do what works best for you...

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So a local rider totally schooled me. He's the fastest guy around the track. Doesn't even "hang off" and he's been racing there 18 years. Yeah, that totally changed my need to get my sliders down. Just be relaxed and do what works best for you...





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That just looks so freakin awkward and uncomfortable! lol...I mean I know he and the guys he race with were fast as hell, but part of me thinks that body positioning might've had a bit to do with the large number of high-sides in that era. Nowadays whenever you see someone at a track day riding like that you know it's a crash waiting to happen. Look at that bike lean though! lol

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