LANE POSITIONING

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LANE POSITIONING

Postby Smartihawk » 20 Feb 2012, 20:35

Does it make a difference which lane you are placed in at the start gate of a BMX race? Like if the berm at the end of the straight bends to the left, and you are in the far left lane (looking down the track), surely you are going to be on the inside lane, which is a shorter distance round the berm than the dude in the far right lane, who will have the longest route round the berm??????????????

Or are you supposed to scramble at the beginning to find the best line in the berm??????????????????


How does it work, I don't get it!!!
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby cyclist » 22 Feb 2012, 22:30

If you pick lane 8, you're still getting cut off. :P
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby Smartihawk » 23 Feb 2012, 00:29

Is lane 8 on the outside?
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby Tigger1996 » 26 Feb 2012, 19:02

yeah it is but no matter where your placed, you need to get to the race line which is always the inside of the track, so no matter what your going to fighting for first place
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby Smartihawk » 28 Feb 2012, 19:22

So there's no advantages in different lane positions? They're all the same?
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby Tigger1996 » 28 Feb 2012, 19:48

yeah basically, you just to pedal like mad to be near the front and go the race line for a good chance of winning
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby Smartihawk » 01 Mar 2012, 02:39

But the person nearest to the inside lane will have an advantage from the start-gate. If they're all lined up in a straight line, and the first bend bends to the left, the person at the left of the start-line is technically nearer to the left bend than the person on the far right of the start line. So the person on the far right has to pedal much faster to get into the left side of the left bend.....
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby motomagII » 06 Mar 2012, 11:15

this is why in motos you have to do well then race like fook in the semis to get the lane pick to get the best ;ane for your style of riding/your preferwence of lanes int he final to try get small advantage out the gate to the first berm
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby Jester » 06 Mar 2012, 16:17

Most riders seem to head for the inside line so they can do a Low high in the berm. But it is possible to stay on the outside and do a high low. But not many do!
Alot of people think that a race is won by the first corner (he who gets there first wins) but this is not always the case.
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Re: LANE POSITIONING

Postby jenks999 » 28 Apr 2012, 18:46

If youve got a wicked snap pick lane 4 and just pedal like a mad man in a straight line to get there first
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