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makel

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 02:17:30 AM »
ok it's been a bunch of years since I did this

but

when I did hairpins in cross it was better to set up ridiculously wide, like much wider than you think you need.


This.




How old is this thread? I'm under the influence forgive me if I'm blowing of dust tonight.

Krampus

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2013, 02:25:27 PM »
Not that old. I started it in a very bad mood last month. And no dust. Welcome!

I'll take any and all info! I do well with critical/academic understanding of concepts and techniques. I'm very bad at feeling through things, so I figured I'd ask.

makel

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2013, 01:43:23 AM »
With that type of corner, make it as wide a V as possible, on the way up get to the outside wall then swerve in so when you get to the top you have room to turn, if there is another turn, also it will cut people off. Part of cornering is blocking people from passing you.
 
Some people will ***** about being cut off like you should have some kind of manners, but that is part of CX just ignore them.

Krampus

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2013, 09:01:17 AM »
In my limited experience, these are the same people that complain about riding someone's wheel. I actually had someone once say, "take that roadie cheater **** elsewhere."

 I was stunned. I just rolled my eyes (and promptly rode away from him).

sickmtbnutcase

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2013, 09:14:04 AM »
Riding someone's wheel can be a great strategy. It'll make them speed up and wear themselves down (and/or crash). If you don't have the energy at the moment to pass, it can get you a bit of recovery and put the pressure on them. When they slow or bobble, blow by 'em. They won't have the ability to recover.

Makel hit a good point. Cornering strategy can be used to slow others by diving in sooner or drifting a bit wider (but don't do so dangerously). That'll get you some separation as long as you can keep your momentum and they can't. It's a race, not a group hug.

Watch corners closely following a run-up. Sometimes it's advantageous to run all the way to the corner before the remount. It'll get you by people immediately remounting after the run-up. The people you just ran past may then have to slow to not plow into you on your remount. This keeps you ahead and then they get to have to try and accelerate again :)

Krampus

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2013, 11:01:54 PM »
This is not only exactly the thread I hoped it would be, it's probably going to turn into a really good "hey, this is something everyone should know" thread. You guys are awesome.

sickmtbnutcase

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2013, 07:53:15 AM »
I at least tried to make it a constructive derailment :)

Krampus

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2013, 12:46:43 PM »
Ha, I think I over complicated my sentence.

I meant 1. this was what I wanted and 2. it's grown to be something super useful for everyone!

makel

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Re: Cornering and Course Features (with 100% more voodoo)
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2013, 11:06:56 PM »
I've only ever been able to cut someone off twice. It was lots of fun, usually though I was just getting lapped or passed, still awesome fun though.