Left Foot Forward, tight left switchback dominant

Discussion in 'Cornering' started by RIGID, Jan 20, 2021.



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  1. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Hahah
    @bvader is an A$$$ damn that @bvader doesn't know what F... he's talking about...

    Why am I being so hard on @bvader because I'm out riding right now and guess what I'm a right foot forward.. LOL . ( Not as previously reported a Lefty)

    I blame it on all those damn zoom calls look in myself in the mirror!
    But I will say I'm much more ambidextrous than I used to be.

    but what I said is mirror true I turned better to the right and I'm still going to call it backside damn it!

    And @RIGID I just rode TNA and I think the quick two turns you're talking about right before the dropping right hand @herzalot turn yeah those are too quick for me to switch foot in fact I just did a quick bar over bar over and that got me through it pretty quick some of those bigger sweeping turns with the berms I did switchfoot.


    Through the second part of lizard I don't switch foot I just move a little forward like someone else said and bar over press release bar over press release repeat

    Of course @bvader I wouldn't trust a thing he said.

    Well got to finish ride now!!!

    Lovely out
    I broke out the Bronson and TNA was fun.
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    So surf makes sense. Skate and Snowboard make no sense. We all know that going right on a wave is front side if you are regular foot - that is - left foot forward. There is no argument about that. You are facing the wave. Your toes are in the wave. That's frontside. Drop in at Pipeline and go left as a regular footer and you are riding backside. Heels and ass to the wave. So why is it opposite for skate and snowboard? Turning towards your back - your blind side - is frontside? That's just stupid!

    In SURF parlance, a right foot forward cyclist going right is going backside, going left is front side. Now please - agree with me because I am right and go ride your bike. Right?

    I am going to quit mt biking and start riding moto. The pegs are even. No frontside or backside, regular or goofy.
     
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  3. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

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    OC
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    B
    It’s complicated.. but I agree with you
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Thank you. That's all that matters! ;)

    Wait. If you wink and nod your head. Don't you nod towards the winking eye and not away from the winking eye? This winking emoji is WHACK!
     
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  5. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

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    Mr. Brown
    So I rode Aliso yesterday (Friday) afternoon after that little drizzle in the AM.

    Broke out the Bronson... Been riding the HT lately so it felt great,

    Had a nice run down Rock it felt good over the rocks ...step up check ✅ the twisty ...nice!

    Dirt was really nice thought a little about turns when I got into meadows turn the thinking off and just let it come naturally.

    Dirt was perfect even with the braking bumps.

    There are a number of quick descending consecutive turns and I had the groove on yesterday I did not switch stance on the quick turns ... Right foot forward.

    I was really grooving tap brake , lean bike push in accelerate out up and over into the next..even completely de-weighted on a couple transitions ...

    I know I am doing it right when I come out if the turn faster than going in.

    Then it happened on a left that I set up well right foot forward so inside foot back.... Nearly level perhaps just a bit dropped ...I really prepped leaned and was low on the berm really pressing in fastest line .. the doing... Then my inside pedal tapped the dirt.. I was leaned over that far...

    Gotta say ...made my smile ...and pucker at the same time ...all over in a flash on to the next turn...

    Turns are fun!
     
  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I say we just ride our bikes in whatever manor feels natural going around a turn/switchback and then REPORT BACK HERE.
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I turned left and right last time I rode. :thumbsup:
     
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