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Old 03-03-2011, 01:17 PM   #48 (permalink)
yusoweird
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The purpose of counter steer is to force lean on a bike / motorcycle. On a motorcycle at highspeed, when you lean, it does not provide enough force to cause the bike to lean enough because of the gyroscopic effect. So thats why you use counter steering to force a lower lean while turning. On snowboards? Your body is able to lean anyway you like to. You can distribute the weight to either edge easier. So there is no point to use counter steering to initiate a turn on a snowboard. Just lean because you CAN! Not so on a motorcycle because of the weight ratio between you and the bike are like 1:3. You only have control of 1/4 of the total weight. That's why bicycles doesn't require counter steering most of the time because you weight alot more than the bike... So how much weight do you control of on a snowboard? ALL OF IT!

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