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I've watched and can't see where the guy failed. I don't see any lockup..

 

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He lost traction on the painted line.
 

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Absolutely...them yellow lines are slicker than pig $H!T sometimes.
 

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Back end started to drift just as he was getting close to the yellow. The paint took over from there.

At least that's what I see.
 

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Any painted suface on the road is slick especialy wet. They like to paint cross walks here.
 

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Failure is he is a terrible driver. If you watch the beginning you see him lose lane track on the fixed radius turn. He comes up changing the contact patch. Corrects and rolls the bike back into a different line. Coming into the next corner (where he eventually dumps it) he cannot match the radius of the turn and crosses the yellow stripes. He jumps out of the throttles and start a rotation correction to move to his lane of travel. He realizes he has slowed down to much and adds power while moving to an outer line meaning to cross the lane stripes and return to his lane. Power plus paint stripe means surface tension break and it goes out from under him.

Bottom line this guy is riding over his limit by a long shot. He probably think not from watching Laguna sega youtube shots. But if you cannot hold the radius at the speed you enter you phucked up the turn. He should have slowed down after he fell out of the first turn. But he is to ignorant to realize he cannot drive. So he enters the second one ready to bring his speed back up. Tough lesson for the poor guy. But tougher ones are in his future if he does not get some training.


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Yep as a rule avoid road markings, manhole covers, tram rails etc. If you're leaning or accelerating in the dry or you even cough near one in the wet you're asking for trouble.

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Agreed on the paint, not to mention being sloppy in the curves. One added hazard are those lane markers slick all the time. This road doesn't look like its got them.
 

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The paint they use has glass beads for reflecting purposes. They may have worn down to make the paint smoother. There also is a transition joint in the middle of the yellow strips from the paving process. After a while this can separate some. and have an air void which would cause the wheels to loose grip also.
 

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Too much bike and too little experience. Silly Ninja Turtle..:nah

Looks like he had some "Stickem" on his glove too !.. For the love of peat !!, let go of the bike !!
 

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yup, first mistake, sheer jacka$$ery, then the paint was not his friend. The guy didn't hold a decent line the whole time. It is hard to remember the old adage, "slow is smooth, smooth is fast." Lucky he didn't end up in a head on.
 

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Notice his ass stayed on the seat. He never needed to really even touch his front breaks if he woulda just got his butt off the seat and hung a knee and whipped it into the curve. Stupid is what stupid does.
 

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Instead of asking what he did wrong, it might be easier to ask what he did right. I think thats a single answer. He had decent safety gear.
 
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