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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 05:32 PM

 
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

It's the Coriolis Effect.* In Australia, it's easier to turn to the right.
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 10:29 PM
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

I'm a right handed (standard footy surfer) in the states and have a much easier time turning right. I think it's because I do all the steering with the inside hand and when I turn left, my right hand has to still be controlling something, while when I turn right I can do it all with one hand and more or less let go w/ my left hand.

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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

I'm left handed. I don't know about easier, but I can get lower and turn tighter to the right. My lefts seem to go a bit wide.

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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 06:57 PM

 
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

Everyone is more comfortable turning one way than the other. Heres a kicker though, you may feel more comfortable one way but actually be better at turning in the other. I "feel " more comfortable turning left, but am faster in right turns! Always have run faster lap times on the same tracks when most of the turns are right then when we run the same track in opposite direction.
What causes it? haven't a clue.
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

I definitely feel more comfortable turning left at slow speed but at higher speeds I really don't notice the difference. Maybe I suck at both?

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Everyone is more comfortable turning one way than the other. Heres a kicker though, you may feel more comfortable one way but actually be better at turning in the other.* I "feel " more comfortable turning left, but am faster in right turns! Always have run faster lap times on the same tracks when most of the turns are right then when we run the same track* in opposite direction.
What causes it? haven't a clue.
totally feel the same way! My uncomfy right turns are so much faster and smoother! my comfy left turns are slow and wobbly!
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post #17 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 07:49 AM

 
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

I would tell you I find no difference left vs. right. But go measure my chicken stripes and you'll find one on the right only. As I thought about it I realized the problem with aggressive right turns is that you usually can't see around the corner as well as you can on a left hand turn. And I've reached the age where I WILL NOT enter a turn aggressively if I can't see the exit. Too many sand traps, potholes, kids on bicycles, dogs, moose, fallen trees, cellphone addled idiots in Volvo station wagons, etc. to take such a stupid chance.
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

Here's my .02 cents.... I am better in left hand turns. Even on the racetrack I find lefts easier. I don't have problems with sweeping rights.... its just tight turns. I always find that my body position is set up better for lefts than right. I would bet it is because I also use the inside bar for turning. Also, since tracks are counter-clockwise in U.S.A. the majority of turns are lefts.... so that's what you get the most practice on. I will drive faster in lefts on the street because I also like to see through the turn before I ride faster.

Now for fuel on the dominant side theory... I am left handed but was forced to do most things right handed. I write and throw a baseball right handed. But anything I tought myself I am left handed. I shoot pool, eat, and brush my teeth left handed. I must have some inner conflict for dominant side. Maybe that's why I find it easiest to go straight. Dave
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

Don't know. I started to scrape my exhaust on the right hand side first, took me a circuit day get the left side on the fround also.

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post #20 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-24-2005, 04:22 PM

 
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Re: turning right...why does it seem harder??

Right handers - are LEFT EYE dominant.

You need to look further to the right, to get the left eye to see where you want to go - try it.

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