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Why have the GP guys started dangling their left leg before a corner?

What am I missing here? Almost all of them have started to do this, mostly with their left leg going into a left corner. I didn't see ANYONE do this two years ago...
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down shifting and getting foot clear from under the lever???? stretching the leg from cramping due to very small ergonomics???

good question, I notice it too.

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Rossi started it (that I noticed anyway) - there must be a fairy small amount of extra wind resistance under braking, compared to a loss of control with having your foot in the air - I'll have to try it sometime (on the other hand maybe not).
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Eh? Deja Vu? There actually was the exact same question over on DucatiSpot a couple of days ago...the conclusion there was that it is a balance thing but it seems that none of the racers ever disclosed further details...

you can read through the thread here...

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I think it is like the dirt bike thing. Hanging the leg out front adds weight to the front wheel to improve traction. My $0.02 worth.
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RobP, even though off-topic....your avatar is just great....great picture of a cute baby...

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I have in my mind, somewhere deep, that this is due to vibrations on some bikes. If I remember correctly not all of them do that.
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RobP, even though off-topic....your avatar is just great....great picture of a cute baby...
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i thought it was the 'oh shit i'm going too fast' reaction of desperation. i used to do it on my ten speed. like sticking your foot out will help you slow down...flintstone style!
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What am I missing here? Almost all of them have started to do this, mostly with their left leg going into a left corner. I didn't see ANYONE do this two years ago...


Cause Rossi was doing it. Everyone else wanted to be cool like him. Pedrosa was the first one to replicate it.
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