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Old 02-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #16
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I think that you have started another new trend here. I just got a gopro hero2, now I want to go shoot some footage and post it

I see this thread filling up with a lot of video and a lot of good feedback.
You should definitely do it. There's no greater honor than being called a "fat lover of tranny porn" by Ficco. It means he loves you.
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Unfortunately the only place to run locally only sets up 2-3 days a month, and the track is really bumpy/low grip.

I should post video of myself running offroad... But that's like watching a horror movie
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #18
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Unfortunately the only place to run locally only sets up 2-3 days a month, and the track is really bumpy/low grip.

I should post video of myself running offroad... But that's like watching a horror movie
I know how you feel on that one! They didn't call me "Lawn Dart Man" for nothing...
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:20 PM   #19
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The other driver in the video sent me a Cease & Desist and demanded that I take the video offline!
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:37 PM   #20
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You're destroying my good name by showing everyone my horrible driving.

Thread TTT. This is a really good discussion on driving lines and setup. I've already gleaned some great advice.
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In for pics of you with the camera on your head.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:47 AM   #22
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Hmmmm.. I have an older GoPro(non-HD) from my fullsize car racing days. This is a pretty brilliant idea for studying and improving your driving. I may have to try this out.

The only downside, of course, is looking like an idiot on the drivers stand with a camer strapped to your head
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #23
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Just wear a helmet with camera attachment, that will look a lot cooler
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Where's the dots?
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #25
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Thanks again for the excellent feedback, guys. I'll get some more video next time I'm at the track and update. 13.5 was so much damn fun, I think I might just run a little mod next time. That video is going to get marked as "private" though.

If you guys want to turn this into a general purpose thread about setup/driving advice based on first person videos of your cars, I think that would be a really great use of the internets.

You'd be surprised how hard it is to drive for 5-6 minutes without smashing into something knowing that people might see the video. It's actually the closest thing I've found to simulating race conditions. I have a lot of trouble with practicing for hero laps, and then getting into a race and driving way more conservative. Perhaps taking videos is a good way to stay honest, and practice like you race.*







*Long ago, I was a music major in college. The thing they always emphasized was to practice like you perform. That is, use a metronome, and play through a song at the right tempo, and play the song from beginning to end instead of only working on riffs and tough sections. I never hear it mentioned, but I think the same could be said for RC.
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well........ it looks to me like you are watching waaaaaaay too much tranny porn. your wood keeps geting caught in the steering wheel and causes you to over shoot.

second, you should loose a little weight. your gut is hitting the rail on the drivers stand, pushing you further back on the stand and making it harder for you to see the corners.

finally, your body is the total wrong color. a black or dark gray body will look way faster on the track than a white even if its not. sure, it will be harder to see, but that will just make you focus more and make you a better driver.

hope this helps. love ya buddy!
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i know i'm late to the party -- but this is one of the funniest things i've read on rctech in a while...
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i know i'm late to the party -- but this is one of the funniest things i've read on rctech in a while...
If you want the updated 13.5 boosted version with Mario's great commentating:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiGngYImkIk
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*groan*

Boosted 13.5 is hard. I have work to do.
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Boosted 13.5 is hard. I have work to do.
i hear ya.. i didn't watch the video.. but i hear ya. 13.5 boosted indoors is nearly modified speed. unfortunately modified indoors is even harder. i've been tooling around w/ a 4.0 in my photon for the past few weeks post-birds.
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Boosted 13.5 is hard. I have work to do.
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