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What’s the difference between deep staging and shallow staging and the advantages of each?
Deep staging is rolling into the beams more so you get out of them beams quicker. The advantage of this is may be to help your reaction time, but be careful, this will also slow down your ET’s. Your bike doesn’t get that small head start before you break the beams and believe me it makes a difference!
Shallow staging will slow your reaction times because the bike has to move further to get out of beams and for that same reason it will pick up your ET’s because you get that little bit of a jump on the timing system!
Deep staging is usually used on pro tree and shallow is usually used on full tree.
Hope this helps, be safe!
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Volume 1 – Issue 1 : What is the best advice for someone going down the track for the very first time?
Volume 1 – Issue 2 : How do I decide what class to enter? Most tracks have a street class and pro bike class but I sometimes see streetbikes racing in the pro bike class with the bar bikes.
Volume 1 – Issue 3 : What is the difference between a bracket class and an index class?
Volume 1 – Issue 4 : What is the difference between a pro tree and sportsman tree? And what is the best technique for cutting a light?
Volume 1 – Issue 5 : What is rollout and how does it affect my ET??
Volume 1 – Issue 6 : Does a practice tree really help with your reaction time and do you have any tips to how to use it?
Volume 1 – Issue 7 : What is courtesy staging?
Volume 1 – Issue 8 : What does “the race was won on the starting line” mean?
Volume 1 – Issue 9 : How are bye runs determined? If I get the bye, should I make the pass?
Volume 1 – Issue 10 : What is the best technique for a burn out?
Volume 1 – Issue 11 : What is cross over / cross talk?
Volume 1 – Issue 12 : Some racers do a quick launch after the burnout, why is that?
Volume 1 – Issue 13 : Do you have any advice on methods for consistency?
Volume 1 – Issue 14 : Do you recommend changing visors for daytime and night racing?