Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Westchester, New York
The measurements are the same everywhere the course is taught. All 50 states, military bases and in some foreign countries as well.
Which slalom are you talking about? On the skill evaluation there is an obstacle avoidance maneuver / quick lane change / swerve. That's usually not a part that people lose points on. Most people rack up points on the turning speed selection / negotiating a curve evaluation.
For the swerve: practice holding the throttle steady, keep your body straight up and down, let the bike move beneath you, do not look at the obstacle, look where it is safe to go, then press the bars in the direction you want to go in, hold for a moment, and then press on the opposite grip to recover. NEVER EVER BRAKE WHILE SWERVING (that will put you on the ground pretty fast)!
For the negotiating a curve part: practice slow, look, press, roll. Make sure you have a good head turn so you can see through the turn.
Last edited by Sloppyburpfest; 08-14-2012 at 12:01 AM.