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Any tips for mastering the whoops? (Vid)

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I have a video here of me at the track, and I'm trying to get quick in those whoops. What am I doing wrong or what am I doing right, I'd like to hear some opinions if you guys don't mind.

Also I ride a KDX200 so that may hamper me a bit at the track :thumbsup: I'm the green bike with the head light and conventional forks...

I might be buying an '06 RM250 soon here though :thumbsup:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=13085133

Thanks for any and all help; I'm a track newbie and I'm hooked!

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Looked faster than most others! My favorite part of a track are whoops. Maybe cause most others have problems with em. I just try to get as fast as I can prior to the first ,and almost "horse jocky" thru em. Suspension has a tendency to "get even" when speed is changed up or down. Just practice "pegging it " keep your wrists (elbows up) stationary and stay away from the brakes till you are at the turn...Charlie

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Whoops are my favorite as well. I love seeing a big 450 blow past me on a straight, then a 1/4 lap later I fly by him in the whoops.

I like this section most because the bike you have is of less importance, because my suspension is, in the mx world, considered CRAP.

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Yea,well....your bike maybe actually making you more aggresive..thats a good thing..You and I both know machinery the same...they in trouble,lol..just keep your tires (probably the most over looked ) fresh as possible..suspension dialed in...you have no problem..Charlie

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looks like u did em pretty good to me u were doubling them instead of just singleing them i think u did a good job compared to everyone else that was goin through there real slow

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the hardest thing really is commitment....its hard to commit when you see thw whoops..but just dnt think about it and just get in a high gear, squeeze the bike with your legs, butt pointing back and your head slightly over the tank...then just keep a steady throttle all the way through..also keep your upper body somewhat loose you will need to absorb the hits..dnt resist the bike just go with the flow..

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Thanks for the advice. I have blisters on my knees from hugging the shrouds in the whoops section. Can't say i didn't have fun though. Only my second time to the track.

Is it safe to say If I snag this 06 RM250 I would be Immediately faster on all sections of the track?

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yes..its a competition/race bike...its ready to go right out of the box

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Whoops are my favorite as well. I love seeing a big 450 blow past me on a straight, then a 1/4 lap later I fly by him in the whoops.

Me on my 450 will blow by me on my 250F in the whoops.

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Is it safe to say If I snag this 06 RM250 I would be Immediately faster on all sections of the track?

If you're KDX is a koala, the RM250 would be a grizzly in comparision. Like 24 said... it's a mofo right out of the box.

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Was that last Saturday at Walden? I was there! I was riding a black RMZ 450. The whoops there are not your typical whoops, they are somewhere between whoops and a rythym section. I think you did a great job in them! Most people (including myself) just double through them while most experts just blitz them or do some kind of triple double combo. Considering what you're riding, I think you are doing awesome!

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Yea it was walden! I don't specifically remember a black RMZ. I'm pretty sure I stand out more than other people with my bike, not because it is a factory bike but because it is a trail bike.

Some of the experts just wide-open skimming them are fun to watch. I can't imagine that being all to difficult if I were on an MX bike set up for me. I DEFINITELY am not going back there until I have this bike sold for a 250 2-stroke. This KDX physically punished me the faster I went. It probably took a lot of the fun out of it.

Should be on a new bike in less than two months though!!!

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Yeah, I seem to do that even on my 250f track bike:bonk: . I hate not being able to double 'em and land on the tops of all of them. Oh well, faster than rolling 'em :thumbsup:. Good luck with getting the mx bike, and you should take a vid of you doing it with the mx bike vs doing w/ trail bike.

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thats definitely walden for sure. i was there last weekend and it was pretty sick although they were set up more towards rockers when i went.

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im not sure but i think i remember you riding that kdx with headlight/tail light, right? i have vid also i will upload it later and post it.

oh yea, not sure but you guys remember the kid on a yellow/green kxf250 aluminum frame gooning over those and pulling heel clickers over the finish table? i have it on tape.

pm me for further discussion :thumbsup:

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