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stage shallow.. 2nd yellows come on, full throttle, 3rd light comes on and im dumping the clutch..
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well my clutch and shifter are fixed, back to racing this sunday!
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If your not redlighting during test and tune your not learning how aggressive you can get on the launch.

You should be going on the 3rd amber, if you see green then "Go" you loose.

Deep stage, shallow stage, human delay reacting to the light and the bike's reaction time all adds up. That's what great about test & tune, it lets you fine tune your launching skills
I agree.. if you see Green you're late.. Bracket racing is a combination of ET and Reaction time, many places add your reaction time to your ET to come up with you score..
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Just remember its easier to red light when you deep stage, with large-diameter front tires, you probably want to deep stage to decrease your rollout on any thing you are racing.
Most tracks require you to designate if you are going deep:
(turning off the 1st bub by rolling past it but leaving the 2nd staging bulb on)

Or by staging shallow:
(only tripping the first staging bulb not going into the 2nd)

the track starter needs to know this info which is relayed from the tower to the starting line or he will not activate the tree till you are fully staged

This info is also relayed to your opponent so they don't sit back waiting for you to fully stage. many tracks are relaxed about this but many more are not. You screw up your opponent if you don't follow the rules.

Just thought I point this out in case someone didn't understand that was reading along.
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Or you go with one of these, along with an air clutch and then your a top bulb guy.

If you want to beat the big dogs you'll need one plus a few other things

Good old nintendo box! Push the button and wait for the ride! Used to do some pit work on Vw that had one. The driver could never get it set up right! I was 15 - 16 then now I think to my self he is a big dummy! Its set it and forget it!
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as soon as the yellows light if you drop the clutch the lag time + reaction time should put at the green when it turns .if done right you will cut a perfect light.the quicker your bike reacts the longer you want the yellow on before letting go of the lever.never never wait for the green or you will be blown away off the line every time.period
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You won't pick up any time by getting a better light. The ET clock isn't started until you start moving. You could have a cup of tea after the light turns green and still run a good ET.

I go when I see the last yellow light come on. By the time I see it, recognize it, tell my feet to get moving, and the car begins to react, the light has turned green.
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