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    Question Crashing

    Do you prefer to crash going forward or backwards?
    I crashed going backwards today and I think I prefer to crash going forward, at least that way you get to see what's going to hurt, instead of trying to remember if there was any big jagged rocks that you went by on your way up and you are never really sure how far down the ground is, so it's much harder to prepare for the sudden stop.

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    Kind of a weird poll on a motorcycling site based in safety.
    I prefer to not crash at all.
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    then I'm guessing you haven't crashed backwards yet

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    When you ride trials bikes you do crash occasionally, or you are likely not riding hard enough stuff,
    it sort of comes with the territory. The average trials rider could not possibly count the number of times they have crashed. You actually get pretty good at it. I minder for expert riders and you get pretty good at catching flying motorcycles too, I have a bunch of new riders helping minder here now too, it's actually very cool because some of them are freakin giants.

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    oh and my back is almost completely healed, ready to try again on the weekend,
    the weather here is suppose to be improving drastically and a bunch of riders are going to turn out on trials and enduro bikes

    ... those hard enduro guys crash even more then I do

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    I was rear ended on my street bike once,
    that was pretty close to a backwards crash off an 8 foot rock onto a jagged rock done that one several times,
    I wear a back protector now.

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    There you go, this guy knows what I'm talking about:

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    Notice his rear sprocket has no holes and the front brake has a full plastic guard,
    thats a safety feature so the guy catching the bike does not get his fingers chopped off,
    although that is a terrible place to put your fingers anyway, you should be grabbing the stanchion tube

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    C> None of the above.

    This sounds suspiciously like my attempt at a "Lay 'er Down" thread at the BBO facebook group.

    (I'm actually disappointed at how all of the big beginner bike members were ominously silent for that one)
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    Does that man look like he is intentionally crashing? He still has his hands on the bars for a reason. He's done it many times.

    Besides that, when was the last time you seen an actual novice on here?
    Last edited by Trials; 11-03-2020 at 08:46 PM.

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