good idea, thanks.
well, i think im in the right path then... moving as back as i can, provides a good bp with my upper body low and arms correct for bar imputs.
maybe i can improve my corner speed this way
If you ride the tank then simply look at what happens to your outside leg. The point of contact with the tank is a single point which actually pivots your outer thigh and you have barely any contact with the tank, which in turn makes you try to grab onto something else, aka handlebars.
Btw, not being able to put the head down isn't actually due to being on the tank. I can get the head and shoulder down whether I'm on it or not. Slightly angle your inside wrist to form a screwdriver around the grip, then drop the inside elbow. Do not lead with your shoulder or head down, drop the elbow instead, it will pull everything you need down.
See an example here:
To improve the corner entry speed:
- Fix the BP, but take it easy first.
- Slow down
- Work on sliding your butt back as you are braking/downshifting on the straight
- Also, as you slide back, don't use your hands to push off
- Once your butt is back and your BP is fixed, consider using 3rd gear/brakeless drill.
- Which involves going through the track in 3rd gear and using only engine brake to slow down before corners
-- Take it easy, each lap/session just push your "throttle rolloff" point further and further before the corner
-- The whole point of the exercise is to get you out of the comfort zone to let you "learn" what your bike can do
-- If you find yourself in "Oh crap, I'm so not gonna make it" situation, well...eihter tap the brakes or just commit yourself to the corner and ride it out
-- Obviously, if you're going into a 30mph turn at 100mph b/c you were daydreaming, you should slow down using brakes