The film follows the journey of two new riders, from canyon roads to track, as they encounter their own limitations and uncertainties in their riding and then learn to overcome them with the correct techniques that apply in each scenario. They gain confidence and control, start to have fun and improve.
“My primary objective in this DVD was to communicate to riders that there is a definite technology to riding. The bike wasn’t designed by opinions or good advice and riding is the same, there are technical points that need to be understood. That’s the message and focus of this film. “ says Code.
“Once a rider gets the idea there is a technology then and only then can he conquer his fears and uncertainties on cornering and at that point improvement is virtually unlimited”.
The film delivers precision techniques for barriers to cornering such as rider input, fundamentals on steering, visual skills, braking, body position, throttle control and more.
All the techniques are thoroughly explored using multiple camera angles, onboard shots and CG animation in over 1400 shots with narration by Julian Ryder.
“If a guy could just watch someone doing a good job of riding and learn, all he’d have to do is watch Rossi closely and he should be able to ride like him, you can see what he’s doing and where, very clearly - but it just doesn’t work like that. I realized early on in this project every technique needed to be covered visually in MANY different ways to really show it so that it could be understood and that’s what we set out to do”. says Code.
“It was painstaking, precision work that paid off, this film shows riding technique in ways that have never been done before.”
The film is available for purchase from the film’s website for $34.95 + S & H http://www.twistofthewristdvd.com/. Watch clips and read more about the making of the film.
Keith Code founded the California Superbike School in 1980 and has taught numerous championship winning riders. As of 2009 riders who have been trained either at his schools or by him personally have won upwards of 50 world and national racing championships. His teachings have spread all over the world with the California Superbike School operating at over 90 tracks in more than 15 countries and training over 150,000 riders.
“The way Keith breaks it down for you, in a simple way, you get a real understanding of what you’re doing when you’re riding a bike. This understanding and knowledge is the key – it’s given me the freedom to try new things and know I can fix ANYTHING I’m having trouble with in my riding. The real proof that these techniques work is the immediate improvement I see in my riding and my lap times.” - Leon Camier, British Superbike and Supersport Champion.
About Keith Code
Keith Code has been described by America’s Rider magazine as “arguably the best known and most successful on-track motorcycle instructor in the world”. Riders who have been trained either at his schools or by him personally have won upwards of 50 world and national racing championships, and include Leon Camier – 2009 British Superbike and Supersport Champion.
Keith got hooked on motorcycles when he was just twelve years old, after hearing a recording of the 1957 IOM TT Golden Jubilee races and at sixteen he started racing. During the 1970’s Keith began what would become his life’s work - understanding and teaching the art of riding motorcycles, making him the first person to develop and fully codify riding technology for motorcycles. His research continues to this day.
Keith founded the California Superbike School in 1980, the first rider training school to develop a step-by-step rider training curriculum. His teachings have spread all over the world with the California Superbike School operating at over 90 tracks in more than 15 countries and training over 150,000 riders.
Keith has written three books about sport bike riding and racing techniques as well as a feature length movie covering his first book, “A Twist of the Wrist". His works have been translated into Russian, German, Estonian, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, French, Italian and Dutch. Today he writes a monthly column called Code Break for Motorcyclist Magazine who named him Motorcyclist Of The Year for his contributions to training.
Keith’s research in the early ’90s for “A Twist Of The Wrist II” saw him once again return to the track as a racer. Where his earlier books create a broad sweeping understanding of riding techniques, Twist II, zeros in on specific scenarios in riding and illustrates the precise techniques needed for them.
In 2007 Keith took his script for the book to film production company, Turbo films, to begin planning the long awaited film. Shot over several weeks in 2008 on location in California, utilizing visual effects and sophisticated film making techniques, the film brings all of the scenarios and techniques in the book vividly to life. It promises to dramatically deepen the understanding of all who are already familiar with his techniques and introduce a whole new world of riding to riders who have yet to experience the certainty and control possible with Keith’s training techniques.