Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:09 PM
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:52 PM
There are many ways to throw a whip, its not a singular methodology and its not as simple as people make it out to be. Most people who throw vet whips, they arn't doing anything but showing off. Professionals on the other hand, they perform the whip the same way they would a scrub. They lean the bike heavily on the take-off, which keeps the bike, especially the front end, lower to the ground. This sideways flying, is the key to staying low to the ground and its a very advanced skill. So yes, the pro's use whipping as a method of staying lower to the ground, most everyone else uses whips as a way to show off to their friends.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:48 PM
It depends on how you whip it. If you throw it sideways after you leave the launch all it's going to do is increase air resistance and slow you down more in the air. Stayong lower means you have to lean it over on the launch to redirect some of the rebound out to the side. That's what makes you stay lower and is the basis for the scrub technique, where sometimes, they actually lean far enough and are going fast enough to break traction as they go up the face. I actually did that on accident one day on a hard packed track. Thought I was going to die. Luckily I got it back straight enough to not crash.
Edited by Ih8Hondas, 16 January 2012 - 03:49 PM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:07 PM
Edited by Die_trying, 16 January 2012 - 05:08 PM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:08 PM
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:48 PM
Learning to whip would not be a waste of time, as it was already mentioned, the bike control you'll gain will help ya out.. But if its speed your after... Figure out how to get through corners faster. Thats where races are won and lost...