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post #1 of 27 Old 04-20-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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High Side pics

This was linked on a local forum. One of the best high side sequence of shots I've ever seen. Little wide, dirty turn, on the gas and wallah, instant highside.

Anatomy of a Highside (Photo Intesive Sequence) Chuckwalla Turn 9 - Triumph675.Net Forums

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post #2 of 27 Old 04-20-2010, 03:48 PM
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Awesome photos! Good to see he came out alright from that high-side. I'm tempted to take some of those photos and turn them into demotivational posters

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If you love your motorcycle set it free, if it comes back to you you've high sided and your day is about get much, much worse.
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incredible sequence of photo's, glad he was okay.

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That's incredible! I'm really glad he ended up ok.

Pics 10 and 11 are my favorites. 10 you can see all the parts break off. Then, photo 11, you can see his eyes through his helmet.

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interesting. glad he is ok.
you would think this was a perfect set up for a low side but no, that rear wheel regained traction and sent him straight up in the air.

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interesting. glad he is ok.
you would think this was a perfect set up for a low side but no, that rear wheel regained traction and sent him straight up in the air.
ya the front never lost traction.... so highside unfortunately... great sequence, glad hes ok.

Amazing how quick it went from sliding to OOP tires off the ground dude in the air.

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post #10 of 27 Old 04-20-2010, 07:48 PM
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Ooh, good find. I love the smile with the thumbs at the end!

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Hooray for Attgatt! That's an amazing photo sequence! I shamelessly stole it for facebook...

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post #13 of 27 Old 04-20-2010, 09:52 PM
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First time through the sequence I thought the bike was going to squash him for sure. He's one lucky dude.

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If you watch real close, you can see him chop the throttle. Bad reaction. Stuff happens so dam fast tho, you don't have time to think. Been there.

I didn't see the part when he gave the thumbs up. I walked over and picked my 929 up with a broken colar bone and broken hand. Endorphin.....

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the link Jim posted shows additional photos of the rider in the truck and his bike on a trailer.

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ya the front never lost traction.... so high side unfortunately... great sequence, glad hes ok.

Amazing how quick it went from sliding to OOP tires off the ground dude in the air.
usually front doesn't have much to do with hi/low side as front isn't a driven wheel. You know what I mean, it's just like when noobs get high sided: they lock rear, panic when bike starts drifting, let go the rear brake, rear regains traction and launches the rider

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post #17 of 27 Old 04-21-2010, 07:43 AM
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This was linked on a local forum. One of the best high side sequence of shots I've ever seen. Little wide, dirty turn, on the gas and wallah, instant highside.

Anatomy of a Highside (Photo Intesive Sequence) Chuckwalla Turn 9 - Triumph675.Net Forums
I've talked to this kid up on GMR a few times. Don't remember his name, but he's a nice guy. Glad to see he wasn't seriously hurt.
Great post Jim. That photog was in the right place at the right time!
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If you watch real close, you can see him chop the throttle. Bad reaction.
Good eye Sniper.
That was one of the first things I noticed in photo #4.
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Pictures 3-4 show you why it was a high side, Pic 3 right hand knuckles pointing up " giving it the gas". Picture 4 knuckles pointing forward "shutting down the gas" and backend hooks back up. Hello High side.

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Pictures 3-4 show you why it was a high side, Pic 3 right hand knuckles pointing up " giving it the gas". Picture 4 knuckles pointing forward "shutting down the gas" and backend hooks back up. Hello High side.
So are you saying the end result may have been different if he stayed in it?

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A low side or nothing.

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post #21 of 27 Old 04-21-2010, 10:04 AM
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yeah. at the worse, he would of low sided it, which is far better than a high side.

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usually front doesn't have much to do with hi/low side as front isn't a driven wheel. You know what I mean, it's just like when noobs get high sided: they lock rear, panic when bike starts drifting, let go the rear brake, rear regains traction and launches the rider
true.... i guess if he woulda stayed on it or given it more gas the front end woulda continued to slide n a low side woulda occurred.... but you have to admit when the front looses traction its often a low side the occurs, unless it regains traction quickly.

Ya and it def looks like he chopped the throttle there which broke rear traction... then all was lost at that point.

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post #25 of 27 Old 04-22-2010, 02:21 AM
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If you're really talented, which leaves me out, you can save a low side slide with your knee.

My low side was a minor inconvience. Happened at Putnam. Slid across the track, slid in the grass. Went to Tec, got the OK, and I was back out, the same session.

My hi-side was ugly.

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That was some photography. I've been through one of those, and I think I'm glad there were no pictures to prove it. That hurt.

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I like the right foot off-peg in preparation for a running dismount. Any crash you can walk away from.....

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