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Old 12-01-2010, 03:36 PM   #16
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I have problems focusing too much on the markers and cutting the corner too tight and loosing speed. Where do you guys focus more when coming up to a corner, the entry or exit point, your "line" or do you just go with reactions. Basically I'm asking how much you are focusing on specific points throughout the corner, a lot or just a few.
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Honestly, expo is kind of a bad idea. Once you start putting a lot in, the steering comes on suddenly. Like you think you have to crank the wheel, and then it's too much. Steering speed is a way better adjustment since it's linear. A little expo like 5-10% is ok, but if you find yourself going beyond that, steering speed is much more helpful.
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I have problems focusing too much on the markers and cutting the corner too tight and loosing speed. Where do you guys focus more when coming up to a corner, the entry or exit point, your "line" or do you just go with reactions. Basically I'm asking how much you are focusing on specific points throughout the corner, a lot or just a few.
Once I'm familiar with a track, most of it is reactions, but for the first 1-2 runs I generally try to be within 3/4 of a cars width to a full cars width of the corner dot/board, and then start feeling out the fastest lines from there.

Slow in, fast out is best most of the time. That's why a pushy car is really easy to drive. It pushes until you get down to the speed that you finally have grip. That's what I find anyways.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:42 PM   #19
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I have problems focusing too much on the markers and cutting the corner too tight and loosing speed. Where do you guys focus more when coming up to a corner, the entry or exit point, your "line" or do you just go with reactions. Basically I'm asking how much you are focusing on specific points throughout the corner, a lot or just a few.
This brings up a funny story. I had a friend who couldn't drive worth crap (real cars). When he was looking at something on the side of the street he would veer to that direction. maybe when you are focusing on the markers you are sub-consciousely (sp?) steering into the marker? In my mind, I try to keep my car on that imaginary "line". Once you can keep your car on the line consistently, work on corner speed. Those two things together should get you good consistent laps every time. good questions by the way.
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I think the corner matters alot. 180s are very different from sweepers and infield switches in the way you drive them. Ultimately you want to maintain momentum with small finger adjustments instead of "forcing" your car around the track.

For me something just clicks after X laps. Feeling connected to my vehicle and the surface just happens...almost subconsciously. Every track takes a certain amount of laps. A new vehicle takes tons of laps to really adjust to. Once you feel the concept of momentum and can "feel" your car, the rest just happens. Don't overthink it man...just flow.
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