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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2007, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Question about Grattan flying and landing.

My first time at Grattan will be on Sat, I hear there is a bump on the track that will get two wheels off the ground. I dont really feel comfortable catching air and landing. Any tips? Should I bring diapers, change of underwear?

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It is TOTALLY manageable by speed.


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my 1st track day will be there tomorrow, i too fear the track.

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i remember my first time there, came in after 3 laps to catch my breath and settle my nerves. by the end of the day it was and still to this date, my favorite track.

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It is TOTALLY manageable by speed.


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+1 CR's are there to coach and will manage the pace as the day progresses.
But don't be surprised if you're getting the front wheel off the ground by the end of the day, cuz it's bound to happen as your pace increases. I personally love the "jump"

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CCW = Wheelie

CW = Jump / Stoppie.




ALL manageable / contrallable with speed.


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edit: the jump will be in the counter-clockwise direction.
Woh, hoho. Correction!

You can do the jump in both directions!

If you do it clockwise you will prolly run into marsh and fall down.

Carry on.

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Woh, hoho. Correction!

You can do the jump in both directions!

If you do it clockwise you will prolly run into marsh and fall down.

Carry on.

i'm a big nancy and i was letting off the throttle before the jump in the clockwise direction so i wasnt getting any hangtime.

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when in doubt, please refer to your PocketRon
LOL Where do you pick one of those up?

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