Author Topic: Hitch practice  (Read 2759 times)

momopapa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Hitch practice
« on: October 26, 2015, 09:11:20 PM »
I haven't acccessed the site for long time but I'm still doing a kind of Gymkhana.
Here is the latest practice doing the Hitch.


KrisCook

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 161
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 09:00:43 AM »
Ah, man, that makes me want to get out and do some practicing.  This video reminds me that you don't need that much space to practice and have a blast doing it.

I was looking at your body position.  It looks like you have your weight on the inside of the circle, as opposed to being above the motorcycle and sort of pushing it down under you.  But I can't argue with success.  Those were pretty tight circles you had going.

And I like the way the hitch lets you practice your tight circles both directions.  I definitely have a good side and a bad side.  What kind of bike are you on?

Keep the good vids coming!  Great work! 
"I plan to keep this one long enough to determine the approximate plum-wore-out coefficient."  -- KD Trull

momopapa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 01:06:56 PM »
I ride on CBR600F3.
I measured it how much did it take for one cycle.  It was about 24 seconds average and my goal is 20 which seems impossible for me though.
I need to lean more to make it faster but it's very difficult for me.
My sides are also different.
Left turns are easier to lean but hard to make it full lock but right turns are hard to lean but easier to full lock.
Anyway I will keep posting my videos whenever improved.

Thanks

momopapa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 12:52:40 AM »
Got it faster than 3 days ago by 0.7sec/lap.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/RievXdqFc4s

KrisCook

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 161
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 09:00:30 AM »
Got it faster than 3 days ago by 0.7sec/lap.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/RievXdqFc4s

Killer.  You are doing great!  I can't believe you don't wind up with spectators when you practice in this lot.  I know my eyes would pop out if I ever rode by a parking lot and saw a rider practicing with cones.  Of course, I'd have to turn in and play.

What kind of camera do you use?  That vid was nice and clear.  And your course is elegant.  I have drawn it up and will be laying it out and practicing it ASAP!  Thanks for taking the time to share it! 
"I plan to keep this one long enough to determine the approximate plum-wore-out coefficient."  -- KD Trull

momopapa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 04:05:00 PM »
The camera is Sony made, HDR-CX560. Bought it years ago.
I live in Boise Idaho.  Even it's capital city, people don't ride motorcycle so much.
Maybe 2 third of motorcycles are Harley Davidson type or the same kinds so the rides don't like to drop their bikes.
I have been tried to find anyone who are interrested doing Gymkhana for long time but could not find anyone yet.
It's hard and takes long time to improve riding skills without instructions given from riders who have higher level riding technics.
But since I can read Japanese because I'm a Japanese, I know there are a lot of useful tips written in blogs and youtubes even they are witten long time ago.

KrisCook

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 161
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 09:38:09 AM »
Happy spring!  Are you back to practicing?  Do you have a good place to practice this year? 
"I plan to keep this one long enough to determine the approximate plum-wore-out coefficient."  -- KD Trull

momopapa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 06:22:22 PM »
I had a chance to practice a Hitch at the same place with a new buddy.



KrisCook

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 161
    • View Profile
Re: Hitch practice
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 06:46:28 PM »
You make that look easy! 

I don't get to ride any more, since I take care of my Dad and he's totally dependent on me.  But when I can, I'll be back out there going in circles.  keep up the good work!
"I plan to keep this one long enough to determine the approximate plum-wore-out coefficient."  -- KD Trull