Need a couple of tips for riding in ruts
Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:56 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:15 PM
Do you have even a small idea how to go through ruts, or do you not know anything about it at all?
Edited by kx910, 26 May 2012 - 06:16 PM.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:26 PM
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Edited by Thumper35, 27 May 2012 - 11:22 AM.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:26 AM
Riding ruts (berms) well is an advanced technique. When dealing with these deep rutted lines in the track there is little to no room for error. To do it correctly you have to have all the basics down and have a lot of seat time under your helmet. Some of the keys to pay attention to are; getting lined up ahead of time for the entrance of the rut, controlling the front and/or rear brakes until the transition (where you go from braking to accelerating) then controlling the clutch and throttle and controlling the lean of the bike. Also try to look ahead up around the berm a little ways not just in front of the fender. Stay loose with your upper body so you can quickly and easily move from side to side in order to keep your balance. These key points should help but remember it does take a lot of practice to get good in berms. In July 2011 I released a new DVD called Motocross Bermed Corners from my 2011 Volume 3 Series. See a free preview, order a DVD disc or download at; http://wp.gsmxs.com/...ner-techniques/[/font][/size]
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:01 AM
You know that feeling you got when you landed on that jump perfectly and landed sitting down and then got on the gas? Well that exactly what you should be aiming for when you go into a rutted corner. You should feel yourself getting sucked into the bike and be going fast enough so that when you lean over you feel the tires grabbing into the dirt. The traction should be coming from the bottom (flat part) of the tires through the majority of the rut, but you will probably be on the edges of the tires on the early transition and initial lean.
You know how the ride the bike the MAIN THING is to teach yourself to learn the feeling it gives you and to be able to THINK FASTER. Yes, even if you are coasting through a rut at 1/3rd throttle in 2nd gear, if you are dragging your bars time seems to fly by because you are accelerating so hard through the corner (physics definition not on the gas accel..)
I find it often helps to slightly drag your brakes front and back. This may sound weird but it's almost like it pulls the tires close together (weird I know) but it will really make the bike feel more secure and like it has more traction if you do it properly.
Again the most important thing is to begin leaning over way sooner than you are and be as smooth as possible. Coast into the rut with clutch in, slightly dragging breaks, at apex let off brakes, look ahead, and roll on the gas easy.
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