Learning anything slow and skilful is a tricky business. It’s a game of understanding physics, and using your body weight to balance things out. This MiniTip Monday should help your understand that better.


 

Stood up u-turns are tricky as hell to get comfortable with and the process of turning that into something that happens automatically takes time. The first part of that is understanding how to keep the bike balanced and then translate that understanding to body movement. Once you get the feeling of it dialled and how to use the different contact points of the bike, the world becomes your oyster. You’ll be able to turn around anywhere and everywhere!

 

Hopefully this video gives you a better understanding of the mechanisms of how controlling a bike at slow speed works and what you’re trying to achieve when doing your stood up u-turns.

 


Crafted By

Llewellyn Sullivan-Pavey

Photographer, Videographer, Writer, Motorcycle Racer, Dakar Rally Finisher and BRAKE Magazine's big dog, Llewelyn really likes to do things involving motorcycles. He also likes bicycles, coffee, pop punk and making horrendous puns.


 

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