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MX Riding Tip: How to Maximize Speed in Flat, Slippery Corners

Posted by Gary Semics , August 02, 2016 · 2,096 views

Miscellaneous Motocross Riding Technique
MX Riding Tip: How to Maximize Speed in Flat, Slippery Corners

Hey TT'ers, here's a short video I did that breaks down the techniques & skills necessary to maximize your speed & control through flat, slippery corners. Give it a watch and post up any questions that you have for me (comments section below). I'll do my best to point you in the right direction.

How's your flat corning speed & control? What's giving you the most trouble? Let's get a good discussion going on this topic; it's an important one if you want to win races. ;)


If you'd like more of my riding tips, browse my blog here on ThumperTalk or my website at http://gsmxs.com If you'd like to be notified when I post new riding tips, subscribe by clicking the "follow" button (upper right). :thumbsup:

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Slicing Air
Aug 03, 2016 04:34 AM

Hey, Thanks for the video! I have been looking for a good understandable video on this for a while now.  I do have one question though...How do you go around these corners correctly when the brake petal is in the inside of the corner?  If you are going to be hitting the brake your foot can't be out?  Lets say you went around that oval track the OTHER way? How would you do that?                       Thanks!

Gary Semics
Aug 03, 2016 04:54 AM

Hi  Slicing Air, cool username BTW.  That's a good question.  If you figure it out let me know?  Ha, ha, just kidding.  It's really the same technique as when going in the left direction.  When you transfer from the brakes to the clutch and throttle you put your inside foot out for the corner.  Or if you want to ride like Ken Roczen you just bring it off the rear brake and onto the footpeg, ha ha.  Understand that when you're using the rear brake correctly it pulls the front wheel back and to the inside, keeping it from sliding out.  So there is no need to put your foot out yet!  


Give it a try and let me know how it goes. 


Have fun, ride hard and ride smart,


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Slicing Air
Aug 03, 2016 01:30 PM

Thanks for the response...I will defedently give that a try. Most of the hairpin turns on my little track go to the left so, good to know.

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