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Old 02-01-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Let's talk about the more advanced driving techniques. How do the pros change direction in the air. Can someone brake down all the possibilities?
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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i dont know but its pretty hard i think its just for show to be honest.
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I find that when I go off a jump sideways that the car can be flattened out and steered straight in the air by turning the wheel in the direction that it needs to go. Also everyone used the throttle and brake in the air.

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If the front of your car is doing a "Nose Dive" off the jump. You will need to apply throttle to try and flatten out the car.

If the nose of the car is up in the air and un balanced apply the brake to lower the nose of the car to flatten out the car.


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i was told that "whipping" it off a jump face helps to scrub speed allowing you to stay on the gas when you land helping you maintain speed
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Scrubbing is so you can approch faster but not over shoot the landing ..
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Its a MX/SX technique thats used to scrub speed and stay low on jumps. In RC its mostly for show but works great if theres a turn right after a jump. As far as landing on power....you should be doing that already

I raced 9 yrs in MX and in RC theres no scrub effect but if your already doing it as a habit then keep on keeping on

I would work on corner speed than jumping technique do to the fact that everyone can jump but its in the corners that beats the field


oh and it does work for some correction in the air as well as stated in other post
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also the scrub has alot to do with the rider weight and positioning and in RC theres no rider lol

So the attempt of a scrub only changes the pitch of take off
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Scrubbing is so you can approch faster but not over shoot the landing ..
and stay lower...
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I'll start with what little I know. I'm ok at using the throttle to bring the nose up in the air, or the brake to bring the nose down. I also know that I can get more distance on my jump by making the car fly nose high for the majority of the flight and then bringing the nose down before landing. I seem to able to fly lower get to the ground sooner if I get the car nose down early in flight. I'm convinced this is faster if you don't need the distance. I have seen the pros whip the car in the air to set up for a corner after the jump or If it is jump in a corner that can whip it to make downside the jump that is not parrallel to the one they jumped from. I want to practice this but I want some pointers from someone who can do it.

If you havn't seen this find a vid from the 2010 ROAR 1/8 E Buggy Nats. You will see what I'm talking about.
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You can even use it to cut the track like this! Just an old video I had seen that this thread reminded me of.

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You can even use it to cut the track like this! Just an old video I had seen that this thread reminded me of.

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here is a good video of whipping. scrubbing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Yr5l8RXvA
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The turning in air doesnt do much but is for pictures really. Scrubing, is when you gather speed until lip u tap brake and it will make you low and will make the have less hang time which is wasted seconds. Isnt really done much but on small jumps. Its a nice technique when you do it without casing or not making the jump. Or u turn in air to set urself up for the next turn.

Here a race i took some pics on my cheap camera, you can see Cody King turning in air.

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and stay lower...
Yessir. I don't think its do able in Rc.. accept maybe running a little softer setup so it soaks up the momentum and flys a little lower? From watching some fast guys though it does seem like maybe letting the car fly nose down till the last minute could be scrubbing? Letting them carry more momentum and scrubbing it off with the drag of the car being up vertical..
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Its not really scrubbing. As a motocross racer the scrub takes place on the face of the jump by laying the bike over so the suspension rebounds at an angle instead of up. As a result you stay lower and faster to the ground.

I prefer to call what the OP is talking about with RC cars as "Pitching" for you are pitching the cars angle in the air to set up your next corner. Since this is done in the air and not on the face of the jump its not truly scrubbing.

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