By this installment in the Body Positioning segment of Trackside Tips, we've more or less worked our way down to what's left of the rider's body – the legs.
I won’t beat around the bush – you shouldn’t drag knee.
Have you any idea how expensive knee pucks are??
Ok, seriously, even if you don’t mind dropping a few tens for a fresh pair every other trackday, what I really meant to say was you shouldn’t try to drag knee. Dragging your knee should just happen. It should be a by-product of proper track riding and techniques, and while it can result from proper track riding, it is not the goal. Virtually all riders just coming into sport and/or track riding immediately ask the question of “how can I get my knee down?” They look for an instant solution to a problem that isn’t one, then focus their efforts in an answer that may actually create problems; in pursuit of instant gratification, they eschew technique, which can result in improper riding habits that could take even longer to reverse.
I won’t keep hammering my point, as I trust that it’s clear enough. I will just simply leave the matter of knee-dragging with what I like to tell people when they ask for advice on how to do it:
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