Casey Stoner takes a corner at 1,000fps

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Wonder what it takes to corner “nearly horizontal” on a MotoGP bike? Here, lactose intolerant Aussie, Casey Stoner, talks you through it. Nice footage.

  • Joe

    I love the slo-mo footage. I think I watched that about a dozen times at least.

  • snookie

    1000 fps is 681 mph.

    • Brant

      That’s 1000 frames per second. See the slo-mo?

    • DAVID

      we’ll have to wait until the 1000′s come out next year for that

  • Gene

    Why is it half the marketing penisheads out there feel the need to reinvent YouTube so badly?

    • duncanbojangles

      Red Bull’s video player actually works better for me on my old, slow computer than Youtube does. Vimeo is worse than Youtube for me, I have to let it buffer completely or it stutters.

    • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

      Because you can control all the advertising (and analytics) if you use your own player. You can’t if you use YouTube. For marketeers, this can be VERY important.

      • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

        And not that marketeers are not penisheads.

      • Myles

        But how do I watch this shiz on iPhone?

        • Paul B

          Trade it in for a Droid?

          • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D

            +1

          • Myles

            Bahhh, really threw a softball there.

            +1, regardless.

  • jwinter

    Maybe they can get him punching Randy DePuniet at 1000fps.

    • dux

      I’d watch that!

    • Joe

      I’d watch that about a dozen times at least

  • JRl

    simply amazing.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    OH YEAH!

    High motion cameras make everything look more awesome!

  • jason

    Check out the way the front end unloads. That is some sweet motp porn there.

    • Scott-jay

      Counter-steer is clear, too.

  • William

    It goes to show how refined these bikes are… i saw the same slow-mo footage of the Isle of Man TT and the bikes shake and snake with ripples running through the bodywork… The only thing that ‘moves’ in this, is a slight wobble from the exhaust. I guess the perfectly flat tarmac probably helps! Truly awesome.

  • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

    God damn, RED cameras (or Phantom, or whatever they used) make the world a better place.

  • Paul B

    I love the reflection of the bump strips off him while leaned over. Never really noticed that while watching before.

  • Barry

    Impressive to watch him JUST pick up his knee as he comes over the dragon’s teeth so it clears, and then barely react when he drags his elbow on them. That’s some fine control. Also nice evidence of the tires shearing over the surface, which is usually harder to pick up at full speed.

    • DoctorNine

      I’ve dragged my knee to get good cornering. But I’ve never felt the need for pucks on my elbows. Yowsa!

  • NickK

    This guy hangs way, way off. Probably more than half a butt, and yet not crossed up at all. Awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

      You follow the Butt Standard for Measurement, too? I thought I was alone. Bonus points for cheeky fractions.

  • Rick

    Controlled “elbow dragging” dates back to the late 90s at least, when Jean Philippe “JP” Ruggia of France was first photographed doing it on 250 and 500GP bikes. I believe Eric Bostrom occasionally elbow-grazed ten years ago aboard his Kawasaki ZX-7RR superbike- EBoz was real good fun to watch arcing around T2 at Laguna Seca!

  • TreMoto_Eddie

    Casey has the best form in MotoGP, every still you see is out of some alien textbook.

  • Trent

    If you look closely you can see Casey side the rear end a little bit.

    I can’t think of a better tribute to how boring and unwatchable rider aids have made our sport than the fact that you have to watch highlights in 1000 fps slow motion to see anything going on.