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    Kovarik...Pinned

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    Is this a random cool vid, or are you attempting to initiate a discussion about skidding on trails? (segue from posts in other thread)

    How it can be a technique for cornering faster in some cases? When and where it's appropriate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    How it can be a technique for cornering faster in some cases? When and where it's appropriate?
    While it can be quite fast and that was undoubtedly a cool video, the technique wasn't exactly doing the trail (which appears to be mainly a long chain of ruts) any favours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Is this a random cool vid, or are you attempting to initiate a discussion about skidding on trails? (segue from posts in other thread)

    How it can be a technique for cornering faster in some cases? When and where it's appropriate?
    Just fun to watch.

    If you lot want to argue like a bunch of 4 year olds shouting "Mine" over the sand box go ahead. The whole " My view of fun is better the yours" extremist type nonsense gets old after a while.
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    Personally Circlip..... I think some here need watch Klunkerz, read about the MDC and Russ Mahon, relax, and be less wound up about stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Just fun to watch.
    If you lot want to argue like a bunch of 4 year olds shouting "Mine" over the sand box go ahead. The whole " My view of fun is better the yours" extremist type nonsense gets old after a while.[/QUOTE]

    He's good. It's fun to watch. Frequent skidding is probably not advisable on some trails. Hopefully that covers it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Personally Circlip..... I think some here need watch Klunkerz, read about the MDC and Russ Mahon, relax, and be less wound up about stuff.
    Except when they get passed by a 12 years old on the doubletrack without written permission issued a week before the race.

    How is skidding any better than cutting roots?


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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    Except when they get passed by a 12 years old on the doubletrack without written permission issued a week before the race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Nice spin doctoring....Singlesprocket would be proud.
    That the best you can do?

    How is skidding better than root cutting?

    Simple question


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    too funny

    Do any of you guys here ride DH?

    Having a look at that video, there's not much skidding going on. Just sandy berms! I bet he was smashing into those berms without even touching his rear brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philshep View Post
    Do any of you guys here ride DH?

    Having a look at that video, there's not much skidding going on. Just sandy berms! I bet he was smashing into those berms without even touching his rear brake.

    my 2c.
    I beg to differ. For example, pause it at 0:33 and tell me that back wheel isn't locked. Not a judgement call - when you're going that fast, downhill, there's almost no weight on the rear and it's super easy to lock.
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    Skid more.

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    Fair enough, at that section; to be honest I didn't dissect the whole thing. But given the dry and sandy trail conditions I still think he's smashing the berms. He's using the berms as brakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    That the best you can do?

    How is skidding better than root cutting?

    Simple question


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    I spot your MTBr trap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philshep View Post
    Fair enough, at that section; to be honest I didn't dissect the whole thing. But given the dry and sandy trail conditions I still think he's smashing the berms. He's using the berms as brakes
    My bad on being the first using the S word when, as Enduramil said, it's just a fun vid to watch. I made an incorrect assumption that there was some relation to other recent topics.

    I'm not going to cry skid at the first sign of flying dirt, but neither am I going to limit the concept of skidding only to locking up the brakes. There's a lot of places where that's just fine, on hardened surfaces, trails where access isn't contentious, or when there's appropriate trail maintenance that already assumes that's the usage the trail will see, etc. Let's assume Kovarik is in one or more of these constraints, so no prob as I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Nice spin doctoring....Singlesprocket would be proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    don't drag me into this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Hook line and sinker.
    I think I've also received my membership into this exclusive club in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Is this a random cool vid, or are you attempting to initiate a discussion about skidding on trails? (segue from posts in other thread)

    How it can be a technique for cornering faster in some cases? When and where it's appropriate?
    1) The technique is to create an artificial apex for a loose turn. Lock the rear wheel with a brake and allow it to slide or kick it out to the outside when your frame is angled approximately where you wish then release the rear brake and you'll shoot forward in that direction.

    2) Loose double track corners(sand or gravel) and a closed race course - it really only works when there is a wide area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    That the best you can do?

    How is skidding better than root cutting?

    Simple question


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    Mega riding skills... Chris Kovarik makes it look so easy.

    Any idea where is this dh trail?

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    It really looks a lot like Southridge, in Fontana, California, except I see a small lake in the background in some angles and there's no lake or pond near Southridge. The plants/trees, rocks, soils, home density and roof type all look like mountain foothills around L.A. Seeing some of the technical parts and drops on the trail early in the video I was convinced I had ridden there, but it could easily be somewhere else. Maybe even Australia, given that's where he's from.

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