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Old 11-20-16, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocirapture View Post
The method of going straight to the fence can definitely leave you feeling worn out before you even start your run-in. Fitness is a factor, but also how you do it. I also preferred the steady drag up to the top until i was given some tips on the straight to the fence method. If you put more effort going down, out of the turns, and then let momentum get you up the next bank, rather than relaxing on the downs and pushing up each side, its FAR less tiring. I now prefer this method.

For context, my local track is 250m and 42deg in the bankings.
Yup, this is what I do - you look for little places to punch it to add speed, and try to float to maintain through the turns. Basically playing with how to put out power so that you add or maintain speed (or lose less of it). There are lots of different ways. Try to find the one that leaves you feeling good, ready to jump, and going pretty fast when you're on the backstraight a handful of seconds away from hearing that bell.
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