Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
Join Date: Feb 2013
Re: Which skill gives you the most confidence?
For me on track it was a combination of things:
Switching from street to race slicks enabled me to get on the gas way earlier in the corner giving me confidence in the level of grip they provide
More time on track ,last year I did two track days a month putting on 4000 kilometre of track time in under two years
Looking through the corner not at the clip in point , after sighting the clip in and aiming for it I looked through to the next corner
Getting my body positioning and weight distribution correct which resulted in knee down which lets you know your lean angle
Breathing , and getting comfortable with high speed
Getting advice from instructors and racers and implementing it ,not just some bloke in the next pit box
And yes after a couple of low side crashes , getting that out of the way and realising it was no big deal then analysing what caused it and taking measures to prevent it .
Smooth controlled braking ,consistent brake maker zones ,trail braking out of the corner, judicial throttle application , learning to use the rear brake
through corners to tightened the turning ark and settle the rear under hard acceleration out of the corner.
Oh and too smile have fun and not get stressed by other faster riders and being overtaken by surprise.