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Old 12-24-2010, 04:51 PM   #16
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Like everyone is saying, practice, practice, and more pratice. Everyone says slow is fast but I prefer to look at it as being smooth is fast as in taking it easy and not crashing.
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Good set up on the brakes,fast respond brakes.Drive closer to the pipe,do not over jump,over turn and overshoot.I have watched the "big guys" all of them almost touching the curb or pipe in the corner ,they r looking for the shortest way get around the track...But i agree :# 1 is the practice,but listen and try to fix your problems during you run....Almost forgot :try to find the way to calm down on the driving stand ,do net get too exited or mad....
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just as everyone has said....PRACTICE!!!!! BUT....the one thing that they've all left out is have FUN!!!!!! if you can't have fun...all the practice in the world isn't gonna help ya!!!
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Try to run at different tracks and on as many different layouts as possible. This will force you to adapt to change which in turn will help you understand set up and tire selection that much more.
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just as everyone has said....PRACTICE!!!!! BUT....the one thing that they've all left out is have FUN!!!!!! if you can't have fun...all the practice in the world isn't gonna help ya!!!
Ya know what, your right. Fun is the most important aspect of the sport, without it we might as well be doing something else.
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I just started to get fast recently, still not fast but my driving is as good as it gets. It just hit me one day, DON'T CRASH, ever. I know that can be hard to do, but just do it. I started slowing down during practice, and like someone said, start pushing the buggy until it starts to break lost. Make mental notes of where it's breaking loose at. Slow back down and find a faster line. Some spots on the track you can blister through it and be fine, some you have to find a line that works.

I'm not nearly the fastest driver on the track, but my average lap time and fastest lap time are within 1 1/2 seconds - 2 seconds difference.

I had always been told "Slow is fast" and I listened, but like I said, it just clicked one day, it's like I woke up and knew how to do it. Once it clicks with you, it's uphill and faster from there. Be patient and practice!
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Practice is key...stay on your wheels, ask questions, and learn from your mistakes on the track on off the track...most of all have fun
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This so much great information!! I think the key to any hobby is to have fun!!
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turn your throttle end point down to 70%
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Practice, Plain and simple. Try running with the faster guys at your local track. Thats the best way to learn the fast lines. Put in consistant laps. Each lap, push just a bit harder untill you find your limit.
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Thanks Smiley!! I always try to run with Gary Hagard, Mike Battalie, Courtney Tate or really of the fast guys here in the DFW area can not wait to club race with the RB guy Reno Reno Savoya...!
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"Steering = Cornerspeed = Fast Laptimes = Wins. Itís all about steering."

Try more rear brake and less front to make the car feel more aggressive in practice. Nobody can be fast with the front end pushing the car around the track like a dump truck.
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I spent most of the time with the shiny side up. All by the sudden I started picking up other people with their shiny side up. Things were going really great untill some wiseguy reccomended me to change my clutch-shoes. Then all the snap was back, got them wheels spinning really really fast again, guess what happened? Back in line.....
Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast....
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practise and lose some unsprung weight
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