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Bringing this back to hopefully save some track riders.
If I was evaluating a student at one of our days, I would make a suggestion as to how you can avoid this ... regardless of tire type or location (this works on the road as well as the track)... follow this simple rule.
Only ADD THROTTLE when you are REDUCING LEAN ANGLE.
In the vid, the rider is still approaching the apex (which means you are increasing lean angle), but you can hear the motor is accelerating.
I have been track riding for 21 years without a high side, and have only had maybe 3 slides like you see in the video. If my rear tire is sliding it is happening while accelerating out of a corner and I am reducing the lean angle so it's a predictable power slide.
Hope this helps someone. This is our busy season with trackdays so I may not get back to see any comments, but feel free to email me anytime.... or join us at one of our trackdays if you live in the North East.