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post #1 of 31 Old 05-04-2011, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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why do racers hang their leg out before a turn? is it style or is there an actual benefit such as wind drag or feeling out the camber?
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read a pretty good article in a magazine a while back about this...the pro's-con's etc.....seems it's just to do it, there is no benefit at all from it, except mentally maybe? i think it's kinda dumb myself though.

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i kinda figured but just wanted to make sure i wasn't missing out
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well apparently it works.. cause the best racers in the world do it

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^^^ only becuase rossi did it first.

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post #6 of 31 Old 05-04-2011, 08:03 PM
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yeah and Rossi if ya have'nt noticed dont do it so much anymore... I think its dumb as well LOL, esp if ya see someone on the Street do it LMAO !!!!

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Read an article once that said one possible reason is because a rider is so focused on what he/she is doing preparing to enter a turn its one less thing to think about (fighting braking forces) and just let their leg do whatever and then once they enter the turn they pull their leg in. True or not? who knows....

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post #8 of 31 Old 05-29-2011, 07:58 AM
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well when you're going into a turn you have to get on your toes on the peg otherwise your toe will drag and can cause you to low side. so they are always repositioning their feet before they enter a turn. you'll notice that some of them just slide their foot back without taking it off the peg, some swing their foot back like what you are talking about. it's just personal preference.

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I was watching the Qatar GP and they were talking about it. they say that the majority do this but are not aware of it. And they said that the main purpose of hanging the leg out is to balance then at entry point. I don't know if it's true but that's what they said.
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To change the balance point under heavy braking to help stabilize the bike in a more predictable manner before entry or so I have heard.
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