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Guy Procter  says:

Riding skills: How to land after a high-side

Most feared of self-induced crashes, the highside is unique in demanding a conscious decision of how to land. This is part of the reason the higher you go, the worse the outcome tends to be: you have more time to think about it. Step one: Relax Your natural reaction is to brace for impact or put an arm out before you...

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mender

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mender says:

Obviously not a fast thinker!

Fantastic, I tried this a while ago on(or off!) my TL.  I remember the first part of step 1, however the impact with tarmac removed any further ability to think! result:- broken 5 ribs, collar bone in2 places, shattered shoulder blade, broken leg and dislocated ankle. I definitely got step 4 right though!!

But I like to think..............next time I will get it right as I gracefully glide aloft trying to remember, do I curl up before I land? or is it sliding or tumbling is best! 

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committed

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Hands in

After my supermotard highsided me, I went high & when I landed I slid. I got step 4 catastrophically badly timed & flipped back up before landing on my knees then flailing my hand into the track. Result, destroyed Denise leathers around the knee area, but no damage to knees & a completely smashed hand.  Keep those arms in & count to 3 after you think you've stopped!!!

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M1kiboy

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M1kiboy says:

Have had a couple of highsides and had no option how i landed either time.  Just make sure your kit is decent as it helps

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