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Instructor taps his tail to follow him

I was at T-Hill this past weekend with Keigwins in the B- group. I was going down the front straight, and an instructor pulls beside me and taps his tail for me to follow him. I was just curious why he did this. Was he trying to help me improve my lines, help me get faster, or was it something else? Felt pretty nice that he wanted me to follow him. HAHAHA!
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yup he's helping you. i love stealing lines from instructors

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Ha, good to know. I'll be attending my first track day this 4th July weekend at the Ridge. Thx for bringing this up


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Re: Instructor taps his tail to follow him

Didn't they go over hand signals during the morning riders meeting?

With NESBA, tapping the tail means they want you to pull you off the racing line as a faster pack is coming. While a tap on the helmet means they want you to follow their line.
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Didn't they go over hand signals during the morning riders meeting?

With NESBA, tapping the tail means they want you to pull you off the racing line as a faster pack is coming. While a tap on the helmet means they want you to follow their line.
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i tap my tail when i want a student to follow me. usually it's b/c i want them to mimic my lines on a few sections i've noticed said student having problems with. typically, a less experienced rider through a more technical part of the track.

if i want them to pit out, i'll tap my tail, then toss up a hand and get off the line.


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Even if NESBA is doing things differently, at least they are telling people in the riders' meetings. I believe TeamPromotion out here on the East Coast only talk about that in the beginners class. If the coaches aren't taking the time off track to show the "students" how they want to communicate on track then there is little point for them to be there.

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Nesba goes over everything everytime. They are more about helping riders than just letting them ride. That's the main reason why I ride with them mainly.

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Re: Instructor taps his tail to follow him

take is easy, i was messin around.

but "tap on the tail" is the universal "follow me" - you see it in racing too when they want to stick together and make up ground.


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take is easy, i was messin around.

but "tap on the tail" is the universal "follow me" - you see it in racing too when they want to stick together and make up ground.
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Just curious, but which instructor was it? I know a few of those guys.... They're pretty cool. I'm sure Ricky Tan can vouch for that. I introduced him to a couple of them...
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but "tap on the tail" is the universal "follow me" - you see it in racing too when they want to stick together and make up ground.[/QUOTE]


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