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Question: Do you have a turn preference?


- Yes, same as my 'handedness'
- Yes, opposite my 'handedness'
- No, they're all the same to me
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Hi

I'm interested to know whether everyone else has a preference for one
direction over the other, and how it relates to 'handedness'.

I'm right-handed but have a strong preference for left-handed turns -
bicycle, motorbike and now uni. My right-hand turns on a uni are jerky
and and ungraceful (and I'm right-handed).

Regards
John


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I find it much more natural to turn left (both on bikes and unicycles).
I'll take a sharp left corner much faster on a bike without it feeling
dangerous, and I can turn much tighter to the left on a unicycle
without being all jerky. I'm right-handed (but just to confuse things
I hold the unicycle saddle handle with my left hand).

Rob


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iridemymuni

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i turn much sharper and better to the left, i think its the proper way.
for example, every olympic sport thats done around a circuit is done
coutner-clockwise, which means you go to the left. here in australia
our ice skating rinks go counter-clockwise, and i can lean much better
to the left. i went ice skating in america and it was clockwise and i
had extreme trouble keeping up with the right hand turn bits


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With me, its only affected when I am in the air, I am gonna work on
getting it good in both directions though, gotta be versatile. =p


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well it started out as turning to the left is my strong point, but after
a while i got just as good going both directions.

Chase


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Spudman

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I am also right handed and prefer to turn left, as do all of my bike
riding friends.

This is the theory that my neighbor came up with: It has to do with
how the brain has evolved to protect the human body, just like reflexes
do. When going fast, the brain would rather make a fall on the side of
the body that is non dominant in order to protect the dominant hand
from getting mutilated and broken by the fall.


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unitoon

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i like to turn to my right but i still am not terrific at doing u-turns
in small spaces. if i have to, i just do little hops in a circle. :D
it's cheating, but whatever. when i do my little hops turn i have no
preference as to which direction i'm going.


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