crashing aint so bad
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: santa barbara, ca.
Bike: 2005 red r6
Re: Keeping the rear solid on landing
My guess is that the faster guys are turning later and apex at a different point in the turn, thereby reducing the " jump potential ". Being airborn mid turn is not fun and there is probably no right or wrong way to deal with it.
I would not use the rear brake. I would shoot to stay on the gas more than anything. If you do have the incident I would also shoot to get the rear tire down first. It seems to me that it would be easier to deal with the wobble without the front tire in the equation. Watch the moto cross guys for example. You can come out of a turn with the front tire in the air and if the rear slips out it is easy to work with it. When the front is down the sudden loss of rear traction transfers weight on the front and can maker the bike buck even more.
Using the rear brake like that mid turn and then suddenly getting airborn is a quick way to lock the rear tire up while in the air. When it comes back down the tire speed VS. road speed will be incompatible. This could lead to an instant loss of traction and a big slide. I would follow the rule " once you get on the gas in a turn, you will continue to stay on the gas, or accelerate throughout the rest of the turn" .