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post #1 of 40 Old 05-21-2007, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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draggin knee, easier for tall or short guys?

draggin knee, easier for tall or short guys?

draggin knee, easier for tall or short guys? i kinda confuse myself thinking about it because both sides make sense...


do u guys think its easier for a taller or shorter guy to drag a knee?


the arguement im seeing so far is, it should be easier because of the length of limbs but the other side is saying if your tall you have to carry more corner speed due to the mass... does mass have as much to do with hanging off as weight?

say for example a 6' guy and a 6'7" guy both the same weight carrying the same speed...
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Easier for short guys....

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IMO, much easier for a tall person to drag a knee as they can make their leg like a giant outrigger and with equal lean angle it would be closer to the ground. Also easier on a shorter seat bike
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Easier for short guys....
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I've seen this.. its easier for a TALL guy. I have a guy in my bike club who does track days with me and at summit point a few weeks back this guy was sittin at like 35 degrees of lean and was draggin his knee... it was hilarious!! i call him daddy long legs now.. damn near no lean angle needed!!! lol

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id say taller guys..

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Tall guys (like me) it's easier. I have a couple short buddies that have a harder time. It's really all about body position. the BEST thing you can have happen, is go to a track day. Have someone take photos of you during a "hot lap" and then look at your body position. Compare it to the pros and you'll see your problems immediately.

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explain?
I dunno, but maybe b/c the distance from their ankle to knee is shorter, thus the distance needed to complete triangulation is shorter... make sense?

I will try again; He has to lean less since hes knee is going to be closer to the ground in a lean....

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