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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2002, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Foot position?

In a corner, hanging off, what is the position of your foot on the inside?

I have been keeping the same foot position as I have for that foot on the straights... foot pointed straight ahead, ball of the foot up on the peg.

That DOES seem to make it hard to off very far though... for me.

I have seen some "instructional" diagrams that show the inside foot rotated out... so that it is like 90 deg from the front, with heel up high against the bike, and the toes down on the peg. That seems real odd to me... to the point of chalking it up to the school's "artist" misinterpreting something.

Anyone do this?
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Re: Foot position?

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In a corner, hanging off, what is the position of your foot on the inside?

I have been keeping the same foot position as I have for that foot on the straights... foot pointed straight ahead, ball of the foot up on the peg.

That DOES seem to make it hard to off very far though... for me.

I have seen some "instructional" diagrams that show the inside foot rotated out... so that it is like 90 deg from the front, with heel up high against the bike, and the toes down on the peg. That seems real odd to me... to the point of chalking it up to the school's "artist" misinterpreting something.

Anyone do this?
I think it depends on your anotamy..for me..I'm on my toes, I have bad hips, and in some cases it's hard for me to rotate them one way or the other, but, why would ya wanna rotate the inside foot 90 degrees..? that way, you toes will drag..and possibly catch the tarmac..ouch!! In either case..I would think you'd want to keep the inside foot pointing forward, so if anything drags, it would be the toe sliders.. Plus, if you rotate the inside foot outward, then you expose the inner part of the knee to the tarmac, where you may catch an edge on the puck...

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2002, 05:22 PM
 
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Joss, my inside foot is on my toes and the inside of my foot is pressed against the bike. My weight is on that foot and the inside of the outside leg is against the seat and tank hanging on. Your inside foot will hold your weight.

I attached 2 shots of me to give you an idea about what I do.
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Here's shot #2
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-29-2002, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have my foot the way both of you do... tight to the side of the bike, toes forward.

Good point, Hammer, about this other position changing how your gear lines up too. I couldn't make sense of it either.
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