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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure where to put this so here goes...

I see some racers on TV doing powerslides in corners. My question is, how is this different from the same motion of a high side? It looks very possible to high side while doing a powerslide, however, I haven't seen any racers highside from doing powerslides. Can someone explain this? Maybe I just don't understand.
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If I understand your question right...

When a racer is "backing it in" to a corner, they are under braking. The back tire is sliding and fish-tailing like that because they are using engine and the breaks to slow the bike down. When the back tire is spinning slower than the speed the bike is traveling, it slides until the bike slows to the same speed that the engine is spinning at. You almost never see a high-side under these conditions.

Typically, a highside takes place under hard acceleration exiting a corner, as the back tire is spinning, not entering it. If it regains traction suddenly (or the rider scares the shit out of himself and whacks the throttle shut) and stops the bikes rotation to the side. When that happens, the bike stands up really quickly, throwing the rider over the top of the bike. "Highside"

If the rider gives it too much juice while in the corner, the bikes rear end naturally wants to rotate away from the corner. If it rotates too far, he just falls onto his ass. "Lowside"

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or they stay on the gas countersteer the other why "then normal countersteering, dirt bike method" and ride it out. like what was said chopping it or allowing it to regain will put your but in a highside or dam near close to it, "which is called saving it"

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 09:54 PM
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If you're talking about someone like Rossi or Yates smoking the rear on corner exit, they are closer to the center of the tire when this happens. If they lit it up like that while cranked over, they'd be highsiding all over the place.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 09:07 AM
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By all stretches this is not a "stunt" as your chosen forum might give away. If anything it is a technique. Now, if we want to talk about sliding the bike, perpendicular to your travel direction, when coming to a stop, then I am all ears, and that IS a stunt.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 10:13 AM
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It called alot of practice and having control over your bike. It is a common for them to do that as it is for you downshifting.

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