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Offline Etienne2T

Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2012, 02:14:59 pm »
I'd really like to learn to jump a bike.

Do you coach?

You are welcome to join me at the track and I can tell you how I do it. Like bb said there ain't too much too it, if it's not windy, just need to commit and have the correct body position etc.

Superb effort for 2012 and I'm certain next year will be a big one  :thumleft:

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 04:14:18 pm »
I spent some time yesterday at Zone7 watching the guys jump that big tabletop in front of the clubhouse. Bliksem but it looks so cool and effortless when they do it right  :drif:  I'm just beyond terrified to try something like that  :'(
To be honest, I'm intimidated to take my bike onto that track in case the okes land on top of me on those jumps  :-[ Maybe one day when I grow a pair  :-\
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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2012, 10:23:17 pm »
Ettiene, how old are you? And what class you raving in? I sometimes head to the track on my 02 TM250, but hardly go fast enough to contemplate going racing. Good fun though and its good to scare yourself a bit.

Good luck next year matey and keep us informed!
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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2012, 11:05:00 pm »
Hey, I just turned 20, we are checking out different classes for next year currently, so will see what there is.
 

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2012, 06:55:02 am »
Eish! The last time I was twenty was in 1984.

If you stay healthy you can race for another thirty. A few things; be strong, fit and SUPPLE and when it's not fun any more, stop.
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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2012, 08:33:08 am »
When they gooi the bike sideways in the air, are they just showing off or do they gain a few inches by bringing the back wheel forward?  And do you believe them?
 

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 09:10:57 am »
When they gooi the bike sideways in the air, are they just showing off or do they gain a few inches by bringing the back wheel forward?  And do you believe them?

There's a couple of reasons for this, it allows you to change direction in the air and alternate where you land, setting up your next turn.
On some jumps you try to "scrub" have the bike fly as low as possible, this takes away a lot of speed in the air, allowing you to hit the jump very fast and not over jump it.

and it looks extremely cool, when you do it people want to have your babies.
 

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2012, 09:28:26 am »
When they gooi the bike sideways in the air, are they just showing off or do they gain a few inches by bringing the back wheel forward?  And do you believe them?

There's a couple of reasons for this, it allows you to change direction in the air and alternate where you land, setting up your next turn.
On some jumps you try to "scrub" have the bike fly as low as possible, this takes away a lot of speed in the air, allowing you to hit the jump very fast and not over jump it.

and it looks extremely cool, when you do it people want to have your babies.

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2012, 10:15:20 am »
Ahh!  I didn't think of having to slow down.  I can see that over-jumping can be a problem, when you land on a flat surface about 4 or 5m down from your jump.  One could easily break a swing-arm that way.

 

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2012, 12:42:51 pm »
Ah, scrubbing is used to keep you low so that you can get back down and on the gas sooner and/or to not over jump but not to reduce speed. Air time is slow time.
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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2012, 12:11:36 am »
So I've encountered a minor setback.

Was riding yesterday and had a bad landing, didn't even crash or fall off the bike, the rear shock just bottomed out, slamming my left foot into the ground, basically like jumping off a 2.5 story building and landing feet first with the added force of a 100kg bike.
The result according to the doc was that the two bones that come from your leg into the foot got compressed and "pushed" down into my foot, resulting in a minor fracture but the big damage was the bones tearing muscle and tendons on their way down into the foot, also suffered a torn Achilles heel.

So I'm a space man for a while now, my bike is for sale too as I'm riding something different next year  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2012, 12:26:23 am »
I spent some time yesterday at Zone7 watching the guys jump that big tabletop in front of the clubhouse. Bliksem but it looks so cool and effortless when they do it right  :drif:  I'm just beyond terrified to try something like that  :'(

I used to clear that jump on my DRZ400, there is a pic somewhere, was so funny, would ride in, nr plates on etc. do the big jump and be able to just ride home :D
 

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2012, 01:12:58 am »
Commiserations on the ankle/foot.

So now that you have flogged your bike what are you going to do ??

Im a little bit confused as to why you sold it in the first place.
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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2012, 02:26:52 am »
hahaha dude every time I come check in its the same pattern....

Pic of you in the air, pic of you in the air, pic of you in the air, pic of you in hospital, pic of you in the air, pic of your broken bike, pic of you in the air  :P

Heal up well man, give tendon and muscle damage a lil more time than you think you need to heal, trust me
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« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2012, 03:46:01 am »
Ouch! Heal up quick - but as N[]vA says - ligaments and tendons take a while to recover ...
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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2012, 04:21:17 am »
Ouch! Heal up quick - but as N[]vA says - ligaments and tendons take a while to recover ...
Not just that but they will feel 100% before they really are
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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2012, 06:04:31 am »
Bad luck, Etienne.  Heal up soon.  You know from your wrist injury that it's quicker in the long run to wait until it completely healed.
 

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2012, 07:15:38 am »
Shit, jammer om dit te hoor. Hope it heals quickly :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2012, 07:28:38 am »
Doing what you're doing at the moment, you can start getting used to regular injuries, they come with the territory  ::)

Good luck with the recovery, it's never lekka to be unable to ride  :(

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Re: Etienne2t's MX racing effort
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2012, 07:29:37 am »
Doing what you're doing at the moment, you can start getting used to regular injuries, they come with the territory  ::)

Good luck with the recovery, it's never lekka to be unable to ride  :(

So what you riding next year, a new Eddy2Race Husky?

Hy wil nog nie se nie, maar ek dink jy vat raak :biggrin: