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What's a highside and a lowside?

I know they're both when you lay it down. But how do they differ and how does one cause them?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 02:04 PM
 
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Oh boy....

Highside: Turning left, bike falls, flips, ect., on rightside. The "high side"

Lowside: Turning left, bike falls on left side. The "low side"



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so a low side would just be laying it down and sliding. and a highside would be if it were to do any kind of a tumble?
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so a low side would just be laying it down and sliding. and a highside would be if it were to do any kind of a tumble?
A low side occurs when the front wheel slides out during a turn.

A high side occurs when the rear wheel slides, then catches, causing the bike to straighten up with dramatic force, flicking the rider over the bars, like a bucking bull.

Both falls can result in tumbling, but a low side is generally a "softer" fall.




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Don't practice either one of these. They hurt!
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A low side occurs when the front wheel slides out during a turn.
Exhibit A



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A high side occurs when the rear wheel slides, then catches, causing the bike to straighten up with dramatic force, flicking the rider over the bars, like a bucking bull.
Exhibit B

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I wonder how many bones he broke on that highside. At least his forearm, that shit was bending in every direction.

That ZZR-250 is looking more and more appealing everyday.
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...That ZZR-250 is looking more and more appealing everyday.





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