Max Gerston plants his foot
FOOTPLANT TURNAROUND FOOTPLANT TURNAROUND
Here I come in and shift my weight forward to compress my
forks with my left foot planted on the ground. I will use the
rebound from the forks to help get the front end up in the air.
The front;wheel needs to be high in the air because the
canyon is so skinny.
As I shift my weight toward the back of the bike, I gently
release the clutch and ease onto the throttle. This is combined with a big pull on the handlebars to get the front end
straight up. I also start to scan with my eyes as to where I
want to go.
Here, I walk my planted foot to change the pivot point. If I left
it where it was, I would get stuck against the canyon wall. I
also continue to scan ahead and focus exactly where I want
my front tire to go. I am almost completely off the gas, only
rotating the wheel enough to spin the motorcycle on the rear
tire. I am still covering the rear brake to avoid a classic “Larry
I move my planted foot back once again. This is so I can
actually pull my front end closer to the middle of the canyon
in order to clear the rock formation protruding from the side
of the canyon.