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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2015, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Video enjoying the latest toy

Spent most of the day building some additional obstacles but then had the fun of riding them.

http://youtu.be/AJ0aTpegP5U
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 08:47 AM
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Nice riding. I don't think I would have the patience for that type of riding.


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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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It's a lot different doing as opposed to watching. It's much like picking lines on a trail and making hill climbs. Except that you get that feeling at a lower speed in smaller spaces. That easel is just two pallets attached to each other. So imaging going in your backyard no matter how small and without pissing off the neighbors getting the feeling you do going over tractor tires on an enduro bike.

Don't get me wrong I still enjoy the enduro riding and still love going to FVOR on it. I also have a reasonably large backyard. But if I ride the KTM back there I'm bored after 2 - 3 loops. The trials bike small things give the same feeling so I get more enjoyment every place I go. The trials bike turns FVOR into buffalo range. That's what I like the most about it.

It also improves every other form of riding. Just watch any of the endurocross or hard enduro series and all of those riders started in trials. The fact that once you have the skills you can literally climb a tree to the point both wheels are off the ground then roll back down. It's just incredible and I love trying to learn all these skill.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-19-2015, 05:58 PM
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Very cool.
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Damn Dude.....you are into it and I dig that about you.

Best use of Cop Tape EVER!!!!

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When you are turning slowly within the tape:
1) are you fanning the clutch or can you lug those around in gear?
2) are you looking straight down or do you look ahead like you do when driving at speed?
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Just not fun if your not pissing off the woodchucks.... Keep posting up was kool to watch!!

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-21-2015, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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While turning slow you are definitely fanning the clutch. You use the clutch and throttle together to literally inch the wheel forward while feeling traction each step of the way. Then it's a challenge to keep your balance while doing all of that at once. I'm not exaggerating when I say you get so much feedback on these bikes that you can feel the knobs on the tires climbing over the landscape timbers.

As far as where you look you are usually looking down very closely at the ground in front of you. But my camera is mounted incorrectly too so it exaggerates it even further. Essentially you're looking very closely at the dirt, camber, etc.. so you can anticipate what each wheel is going to do. I don't know if you can tell in the video but when I do the tight 180 with the blue barrels afterwards. I don't have enough room to complete the turn. So you use a floater turn with the front wheel lofted slightly to finish it off.

It's really hard to do it justice in videos or even watching it from a spectator point of view. You can experience it very easily though by just trying to go slower while riding your enduro bike. Try climbing hills without a run up or make 90 degree turns on your way up the hill. The experience will be the same. You'll notice how much smoother you have to be on the throttle, clutch and brakes. That's actually where this all started for me. I was watching the cross-training videos on YouTube from Aussies and started doing that on my KTM. Now I ride the gas gas and the Sherco more than I do my KTM. I still hope to translate the skills but I'm not there just yet. It's a bit easier for me to cross over to the 250X and I use that as a stepping stone to the KTM. I'd love to be able to carry the skills over to all the bikes. That's the goal.

Thanks for watching and glad they were enjoyable.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-24-2015, 10:26 AM
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those slow turns are amazing dude, serious balance and control of clutch, throttle, and brakes

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-25-2015, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I've been working on those skills all summer.
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Pure curiosity: If you rode the same yard course on a BMX / Mountain Bike, would it be easier? Harder? Same?

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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I honestly have no idea it's been so long since I've ridden a BMX or Mountain Bike I don't really have a point of reference. I would guess easier because a bicycle is so much lighter and easier to hop the rear wheel and swing it around the corners.
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Fair enough. I wasn't sure if the gyro of the motor provided any stability during the super slo-mo. I'll just assume it's much easier on a trials bike - that will help me sleep at night.

Get someone else to film so we can get some perspective next time. (and take it off some sweet jumps!)


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I wish I had someone willing to film. Is that you volunteering? Lol

I've been looking at the solo shot to get that perspective but $500 is a bit steep.
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