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just went to my first sm race and was curious as to how those fast guys backed into a corner sideways? was it momentem, rear brakes, slipper clutch?

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Backing it in (slides)

Theory: “The theory of backin in is to select the gear you want for the corner approach, brake hard, dump the clutch and glide gracefully sideways towards the apex” (Two, Nov. 2004, p. 66).

• One assumes that the rear wheel is locked up when you’re backing in but done well, and the rear wheel is still turning.

• Stomping on the rear brake and locking up the rear wheel will make the rear slide but the slide will not be as controlable as a slide with the rear wheel turning and is more likely to cause a high side.

Sliding Drill 1:

Rev the bike out in second.

Aim at the apex.

Downsift to first while braking hard.

Dump the clutch

Expect chattering when practicing.

The chatter is caused by the rear brake locking, skidding, boucing and gripping over and over.

Reduce chatter by getting your weight forward and slipping the clutch slightly.

Drill 2

Theory: slow the bike down with the rear brake then dump the clutch; with the brake slowing the wheel down the bike should slide more easily and longer

Sqeeze the rear brake, do not stomp on it.

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