is most noticeable when turning at speed. One side of the suspension compresses and the opposite side lifts.
A rolling movement (grande-plie position) that starts at the knees and continues moving through the thighs, pelvis, rib cage, head and arms (a released open position of the body). May end in a back-lay out or upright standing position. CATCH STEP: Two steps taken in any direction using one and one-half counts of music.
Performed forward, backwards or sideways, body rolls are a ripple of the body either up or down over a specified number of counts.
Tendency of a vehicle body to tilt about its roll axis when cornering.
Not to be confused with a roll-over, this basically describes the amount a vehicle leans on its suspension though a corner. Usually the higher a vehicle's centre of mass and the softer its suspension, the more body roll it exhibits. So a 4WD wagon will have a lot, a formula one race car only a little. In large amounts it can feel eerie without necessarily changing a car's handling ability. But, depending on the suspension set-up, there can be some associated and unwanted steering effects.
The leaning of a vehicle’s body during cornering Read more
The leaning or tipping of a vehicle's body to one side when turning sharply. This reduces traction and increases tire scuff due to undesirable alignment changes. Body roll is controlled primarily by a sway bar, but the stiffness of the springs and shocks
Body roll is a reference to the weight transfer of a car towards the outside of a turn. Cars are fitted with a suspension that works to keep the wheels in contact with the road, providing grip for the driver of vehicle to control the vehicle's direction. This suspension is compliant to some degree, allowing the car body, which sits upon the suspension, to lean in the direction of the perceived centrifugal force acting upon the car.