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Skidding: counter-productive?

Old 02-23-09, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
If skidding was a faster way of stopping, do you really think ABS would be invented? Don't you think race cars would be skid stopping everywhere?
I'm all about that balls to hood-scoop skidding, myself.
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Old 02-23-09, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Are you new here or just fantastically brilliant?
I guess fantastically brilliant, because I've always wondered: "Why don't race cars skid stop everywhere?"

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Old 02-23-09, 05:38 PM
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Guys, guys, guys-
it goes balls to stem, wheelie,(insert barspin if you can), nose wheelie, bunny hop then skid stop
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Old 02-23-09, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
Skipping is a faster way to slow down than skidding.
not really.
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Old 02-23-09, 08:28 PM
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just use brake u hipster.
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Originally Posted by Syscrush View Post
To me it seems like leaning forward and locking the rear wheel is a cool-looking but ineffective way to stop a bicycle. I'm just wondering if there are any articles online where different brakeless stopping techniques have been compared. I guess there are really only two techniques - skid or don't skid. Some info comparing approaches and results would be really interesting to me, maybe to others, too.
"Cool looking but ineffective". Most people use a front brake who have this viewpoint.

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Old 02-23-09, 08:55 PM
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I heard that if you skid for 20 yards straight you get one of these:

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Old 02-23-09, 09:51 PM
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^^^ Wait, how many acheesement points is that carleton?
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^^^ Wait, how many acheesement points is that carleton?
I think it's the only achievement that actually deducts points.
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