yeah thats the best way to slide your rear end, i've seen so many people riding in front of me through traffic get cut off and just lock up their rear and skidthat's not a very wise thing to do. in an emergency situation, the quickest and safest way to come to a stop is applying lots of pressure to both. you don't want to form bad habits by "slacking."
So uninformed...yeah thats the best way to slide your rear end, i've seen so many people riding in front of me through traffic get cut off and just lock up their rear and skid
but if you are answering the question the MSF course asks yeah use both...real world, steady front brake works better because it allows your engine to help slow you also
yeah because you're gonna have time to think all of that, when it comes down to it if you're used to applying rear brake, especially an over tensioned one, you're gonna jam itSo uninformed...
The people you see sliding their rear end haven't practiced emergency braking. It is best to use both front and rear brakes. The trick is to, initially, apply even pressure to both front and rear, then gradually decrease pressure on the rear brake as you increase pressure on the front. It take a few tries to perfect, but does help you stop in most situations.
+1That's why you practice. You train yourself to do it without thinking.
You aren't going to 'jam' your rear brake just because you apply it. If you give it too much pressure for the situation, sure. Again, that's why you practice - so you'll know how much pressure to apply and when.
My buddy is an EMT, I get them from him (w/o the needle of course). I have used them for bleeding quite a bit. They work great at getting all of the air out with out using a lot of brake fluid.Using a large veterinary syringe pump the fluid from the caliper backwards to the reservoir.
yeah because you're gonna have time to think all of that, when it comes down to it if you're used to applying rear brake, especially an over tensioned one, you're gonna jam it
and there's a big diff between uninformed and learned in the real world. I took the MSF course and all that, for riding to the grocery store and sitting behind cars in stopped traffic(sucks for those of you not in CA) go ahead and keep telling yourself your reaction time is good enough to think through all that
I love how no one can read properlyI love the "just use your front brake" crowd. Good for a laugh.
not 'use just front brake'or just use your front brakes...?
problem with your analogy is that when you go into a fight you are going into a fight knowing it, even though i always assume every car on the road is gonna try to hit me, when that one idiot on their cell phone comes at you you're likely not gonna be ready and therefore as human beings, which i thnk everyone on here is, you react quickly and most likely you aren't going to go through the steps you 'practiced'. the other problem is that when you are practicing you don't have adrenaline and fear in your thought process, therefore your 'practice' isn't being done propperlyYou train so that you act without needing to think. If you train repeatedly to perform an action, you do it automatically.
Still think you're right? Get into a fight with a trained fighter. She'll show you that she can kick your ass, even though she's weaker, simply because she doesn't have to think about how to respond to your clumsy actions.