back break in air. any help with good ways

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hey guys i always just lean up and do a little fender kiss but now i have started using my back break in the air. i was always trained to use body language. i was using it today on a table top and seemed to work. do i pull in the clutch when i use it because some people say to and some said it dosnt matter. i didnt use it personally and seemed fine
 
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Yes, pull in the clutch. If you stall the motor, you wont have the ability to bring the front up if you get carried away on the brake. You'll also have to restart the bike when you hit the ground.
 
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as soon as im in the air. i pull the clutch. hit the brakes when needed. and right before i hit, i gas it a little and let go of the clutch to keep up my speed.
 
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that is what i should probably do i just give it alittle tap and it does it for me. but no clutch i need to start doing it tho
 
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To expand, the intent of a brake tap correction is to stop (or drastically slow) the rear wheel for a short time. If done correctly, without pulling the clutch, you will stall the motor. When you let the clutch back out, the wheel will begin to spin again (as long as the motor is running).
 
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you shouldnt get in the habit of using the back brake. a lot of racers say to only use it when absolutely necessary. it slows your momentum quite a bit. also if it does stall restarting it when you land will also slow you down.
 
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"Shouldn't get in the habit of using the back brake!?" <-- WHAT-EVER!!

You'll just wanna make sure you DO pull in the clutch when you give the tap so you don't kill the engine.
Do you NEED to pull in the clutch. Not necessarily, if you're only giving it the slightest bit of a tap, probably not... but killing your engine mid-flight would make you nose-down a ton. Not good.
 
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TheGDog said:
"Shouldn't get in the habit of using the back brake!?" <-- WHAT-EVER!!

You'll just wanna make sure you DO pull in the clutch when you give the tap so you don't kill the engine.
Do you NEED to pull in the clutch. Not necessarily, if you're only giving it the slightest bit of a tap, probably not... but killing your engine mid-flight would make you nose-down a ton. Not good.
i have heard from a lot of people to not use the back brake too often. it is better to learn how to control it with the throttle and your body movements. but yea if you do definately pull in the clutch
 

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JD_MXRacer said:
i have heard from a lot of people to not use the back brake too often.
I'm one of those people. With proper body position it is very rare that you would ever need to use the rear brake.

Having said that, with the current four stroke, merely letting off the throttle in the air is almost as good as hitting the rear brake. These days, when I ride a 2 stroke I have a hard time keeping the front low on jumps because of the lack of engine braking.
 
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yea. i have only had my 4 stroke for about 2 months. and before that all i have rode was 2 strokes. im not familar with engine breaking what is it?