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    Body Position Breakdown: Foot Placement

    At the past few [dry] trackdays, I have been having some issues with dragging my toes. This is usually unexpected, and prompts an almost immediate response of panic, causing me to blow the corner.

    I've been riding on the balls of my feet, but rotate out on entry- essentially modeling the position below:

    (Minus all the cool knee out stuff. I don't get out far enough...)

    So, how do you place YOUR inside foot? (Pictures would be great... this is hard to describe, and even at the track everyone was a bit different in their method.)

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    Eggazctly. It's soooo easy to lockup and then your first reaction is to release it. Then, when you get up off the ground, you kick your tires in disgust and blame Dunlop.

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    exactly like this. i had a control rider roll of on me in hot pit and simply say what size are you feet?" when i responded 12's he told me i had to get after market rear sets or try and hang off even more.

    By the end of the day i finally got my right side body pos. figured out and stopped dragging my toe and started dragging my knee. Right knee has always been hard for me. the left hand turn 8 on the other hand i was dragging my knee to the point of pulling it in and started dragging my toe agian. i really dont want to put rear sets on this bike.
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    Body Position Breakdown: Foot Placement

    About like that. (Or so it feels to me... Could be all sorts of wrong looking at me from the other side of the lens. Lol). Ball on the peg, and when in the turn, it's rotated out as far as is comfortable. I drag my right toe slider on occasion, but I've also got big feet so I just don't worry about it.
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    Crap. So I need to fix EVERY OTHER PART OF MY BODY!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowasockee View Post
    Eggazctly. It's soooo easy to lockup and then your first reaction is to release it. Then, when you get up off the ground, you kick your tires in disgust and blame Dunlop.

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    I wouldn't worry so much about body positioning. Sure it's nice to know your form is "proper," but look at Bayliss and the like. Riding more crossed up than Jesus, yet won a shit ton of races.
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    True. But I am admittedly a big wuss, and I don't want to crash out because I froze up while touching down parts. If I can prevent if by changing technique, I would like to. Most of riding is mental, and I have a few huge mental blocks out there. (Entry speed & Body positioning)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowasockee View Post
    Eggazctly. It's soooo easy to lockup and then your first reaction is to release it. Then, when you get up off the ground, you kick your tires in disgust and blame Dunlop.

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    Getting off the bike is important to keep as much tire on the ground as possible.

    I've never done a track day without aftermarket rear sets so I wouldn't know if I'd be dragging my feet without them. I'm in the 11 to 12 shoe size and I haven't had any problems.

    The only time I've had my toe slider hit was on the carousel at Mid O and it was my fault for not getting my ass off the bike.

    Dragging a knee or toe slider for the first time is unnerving. Your reaction is recoil.

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