Cuttie?

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  1. urbaindk

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    Please pardon my ignorance but what is a "cuttie"? I've seen the term bandied about but I'm not exactly sure what it means. I'm under the impression that it is a turn where you weight the front end and let the back end hop or drift to square off a tight turn. Is that right? Am I way off?

    Thanks.
     
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    Ha, you are right as far as I know.
     
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    Not sure, but I think it's a rear wheel skid w/o brakes. Wouldn't that be drifting?
     
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    a drift would be a two-wheel loss of traction. cutties are just breaking the rear loose.
     
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    A real cuttie is when you slide your rear end by rotating your core. Not by using your breaks.
     
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    fixed it.

    agreed.
     
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    Gotta find my Fundamentals disc - need to work on those.

    Is it tough, or a mental game? I can drift/cut the rear wheel loose in speedy turns on when Im on 'autopilot' but never seem to be able to when I make a conscious effort.

    Maybe some situps would make em easier?!
     
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    combination of tough and mental. i can't get 'em, but i don't have much need for them as most of the DH around these parts is on tighter single track with exposure, so bringing the back end around can put you off the ledge.
     
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    Although I'm thinking of creating another highly relevant trend I can put in a video as well.

    "nutties" - v. plural - riding off a loading dock with your feet off of the pedals. Should be performed as punishment for those instances when you might think no footers look good when hitting a jump.
     
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    Cutt-y is the Aussie vernacular, Also known as a Slide-y in Canada and the Drift-y in the US as deemed by the "WOOCTOB" World Organization of Controlled Traction on Bikes.
     
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    any affiliation with IKSRTFO?
     
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    Ehh-hhem...

    Sunday's actually bust cutties automatically when ever a turn calls for it.:brows:
     
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    It's hard to learn cos the instinct is that the bike will continue to swing around and dump you on your arse. Go out specifically intending to let this happen a few times and you'll very quickly pick up how hard you can push it. Or practice on gravel, it's very predictable on a DH bike then. The actual movement is not at all hard to do.

    I think it's fair to say you can do them well when you can do them with soft DH tyres on asphalt (be warned though, this causes REALLY violent shuddering and a tendency to try and highside you if you're a pussy about it). Feet up of course...
     
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    can you do these by just bunnyhopping the back end 90* (without the front end coming up, just a moving front wheel pivot) or does it hafta be all driftish?

    And what kinda turn are these cutties intended for? a downhill switchback im assuming, like 90* turn or would it be a complete 180*?

    i'll just stick to drifting, sliding and hopping the back end around in my vocabulary haha
     
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    LOL!!!
    Seriously... think about it. Why the hell would you want to 180 on a Dh course?!!!
     
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    Isn't it a rapper term for a Cutless? Like the car?
     
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    I did one on pavement down my hill once.

    It was super scary though...I was turning right and left (pumping the turns) while riding down my hill and my buddy riding behind me, then all the sudden my rear end slid out from pumping and went sideways, and I rode out down the hill for like a second like that and swung it back. My friend said he thought I was going down for sure. sketch.

    P.S. I dont own a sunday though...so I guess it wasn't a real Cuttie, ehh?
     
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    Some courses actually have 180 turns in them. Skibowl @ Mt. Hood has a nice one in the high-speed section. I would not want to try a cuttie there - unless I wanted to die.
     
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    I already told you. It's Brakeless.:disgust1:
     
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    No, a cutty is basically an intentional drift. Most people just do them as a practice technique to get used to where the back wheel breaks loose and how to position your body so that the back wheel goes before the front. The only time you'd generally really use them on a DH track is to square a turn off for whatever reason, like coming into a bermed corner at too much of an angle to rail it.
     
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    graves talks about doing cutties in synopsis, just proving how cool that movie is