Originally posted by AudioSolstice
does anyone know where i can find some superbike video to study the techniques of other riders....besides the trailer to Faster Movie..
While things like that might have a limited value, it's really a feel and mental thing that makes it all work and you can't get that from watching a video.
It's the same thing that's wrong with trying to follow a more experienced rider to "follow his lines". You can't see where he's looking, what subtle braking or gas adjustments were made, the bar input to the lean he desired, the exact point he turned in, etc.etc.
Read the principles and techniques until you understand the intent, then much practicing like described previously to make them reflexive and yours. That may sound tough but it's really true. A lot of what's going on is subtle on input but has major outcomes. You need to practice a lot, taking it easy, until you acquire the feel for what's right. It will come if you keep practicing. Working in increments can be OK. Lines one time, body position another time, eye focus another time, etc, but it's all part of a package, and always in your comfort level. You'll have different milestones as you do it. You'll be working a technique for a while and then one day it will finally click. You'll be all, "Oh yeah".
This is the point of continuous warning to newbies. It's NOT to be critical or dampen their fun. There's a LOT to learn to do this right and balls has nothing to do with it. It's ALL technique and the investment in time, study, and practice to get it right. You have to LEARN a whole set of reflexes that are NOT natural. In fact, it's the NATURAL reflexes that cause many of the problems and will be trouble until they're un-learned. Not an easy task, going against mother nature. Lot's of miles, continually working on it. Good luck.