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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-06-2008, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Almost Dragged Knee

On my break today at school I ran to the store. On the way home I had to make an arrow before it changed. I jumped on it and prepared for the high speed turn. The balls of my feet were on the pegs, throttle was on, and I laid her out. I was so close to dragging a knee. The side of my foot was dragging on the ground. How much more does it take? If I just put my knee out there instead of keeping it against the tank would it have touched down?

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Be care ful doing that in intersections bro there is usually some gravel, oil, broken glass, etc. That was probably not the best idea.
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not to mention those slippery ass crosswalks arrows etc... I think you are pretty safe to say you werent very close to dragging knee though... It takes more then you think.

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You were probably dragging your foot as a result of terrible body position which means you may have been close to the lean angle for dragging knee.... but nowhere near the speed if you had the right body position.
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I go through this intersection all the time. I know its clean from debris and there are no cross walk lines to slide on. I thought I had decent positioning usually (had my bag on my back so it may have been off a little) I have hit corners at high speeds before and never attempted to drag a knee before but I have had my boots scrub a little. I know its a lot more to actually drag the knee but I, personally, dont think I have the balls to go too much farther. I had a couple times my bars seemed too close to the ground if you ask me. It seemed like I was riding on the sidewall. I am a very expierenced rider but never actually dragged knee so I was wondering...

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Then don't go over any farther; there's no trophy for going fastest through an intersection.

But you shouldn't be dragging your boots if your foot position is correct, except for perhaps if you are REALLY far over.

Biggest suggestion is go to the track if you want to ride to the limits, but at the very least get some proper gear and then you can find out for yourself... no one on a forum can possibly give you feedback on whether you can drag knee or not.
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The reality though is dragging knee doesn't mean anything unless you have proper body positioning...

On one extreme you have people looking like this to drag knee:

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And dragging boots is as simple as THINKING you are on the balls of your feet and not really... or being too far off to the side of the peg. So who knows what you look like.
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I have wide feet, maybe thats why. I hope to get to the track this year. I planned on it last year but ended up breaking both wrists in motocross....

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What do you mean? Those guys have mad skillz yO, dont you see them scrubin them leathers??!?

MotoAce - i am sure you are leaning pretty good, you will know when you do actually get to the track how close you were or were not this day, its all about feel and more seat time on the edge of your tires. Word of warning, dragging knee may come addicting and cost you many a track dayz.

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hey men, to dragg your knee isnt that a big difficult, all you should to do is to place your body wright on the bike and you'll feel the ground with you knee very soon
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)) check few dragging knee photos of professionals and you'll understand your mistakes...

as for scrabbing your boot - it is direct indication of wrong foot position on your footpegs (the same was with me at first time on the track), you souldnt toutch the ground with your boots unless you drive like Stoner or Melandry in the last motogp race
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