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Old 09-03-2005, 06:06 PM   #16
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true dat chad i've learned alot in the past year or so my self by traveling and racing other tracks and new lay outs that has improved my driving.and help sharpen my racing skills about everytime i race on how to adapt to track conditons and how to set the car up for those conditons also
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:22 PM   #17
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true dat chad i've learned alot in the past year or so my self by traveling and racing other tracks and new lay outs that has improved my driving.and help sharpen my racing skills about everytime i race on how to adapt to track conditons and how to set the car up for those conditons also
VERY true. Last year at this time, Stephan and myself were battling for the win every race. NOW 5 guys in the last A-main ran within half a second of each other. So everyone has been traveling to other tracks and getting faster. It will be interesting to see what we can do at the nats. I think anyone of us could make the A or B if we get a few fast qualifiers.
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:28 PM   #18
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To go fast you have to have 100% concentration on the driver stand. You have to become the car, and be the car through the whole race.

Have you noticed the look on the faces of the top drivers when racing? The guy who can keep his face emotionless for longest wins.
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:31 PM   #19
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I find that racing at a variety of places makes you a more adaptable driver. If you go to a place and don't like it because your car wasn't good, it means you didn't make the right adjustments and through learning how to adapt a car to a track you become better at setup all together I think. Also, trying new things. I try to constantly find different lines around the track just to see if one might suit me or the car better, and if it doesn't, it lets me know exactly where I need to be and where not to be on the track. Hope this helps contribute.
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:34 PM   #20
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Great comments guys thanks, I have a few cars and try to drive every day. Some days i will use my drift car and the next few days i will take my M18 for a run.
Do you agree it is good to run as many different cars as possible or should i just stay with on road cars as that is my main interest.
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:39 PM   #21
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Hi Rhys - I think driving all sorts of cars helps, im surprised you guys dont do any off road racing now. Thats the only reason i race off road and have just got a 1/8th buggy - all practice for on road
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:47 PM   #22
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Driving a mod 2wd buggy will make you faster. It makes you become a finese driver.
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:13 PM   #23
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I've raced pretty much every form or rc except 1/8 onroad, and 2wd mod buggy is by far the hardest and one that improves skills the most.
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It all comes down to driving and setup.
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:38 PM   #25
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2wd was also the most fun to run, but there just wasn't enough interest in my area to fill a class.
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Old 09-04-2005, 12:27 AM   #26
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Some driver's just have the natural ability to drive any car fast.
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Old 09-04-2005, 12:58 AM   #27
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Get yourself a 1/12th scale, T-Bar
12l4, CRC T-Fource. Yokomo YRX12 Masami(the ultimate)
And drive it consistently and fast with a modifeied 8,9,10s(motors)
And you will see how good you get

If you can drive a 12th scale, Hard, Fast yet Clean you can drive anything fast
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The number one thing to make you faster is to race against people faster than you often. You will get better and soon you will be as quick as them.
Living in Australia or New Zealand it is very hard to get as good as the pro's from Europe, Japan or the States. There are just no world class drivers. The only way someone from this part of the world to become that good would be to move to one of the hotbeds of racing and then practice and race as often as possible.
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Now for those of you who are perturbed by my long windedness...
...Didn't you already know this? I'm curious to find out what made you read the whole thing anyway.
Well I read it all, after a good day racing at the track.

I stayed back an hour chatting to one of the fastest and most consistent guys at our club. We spoke about driving styles, he took my car for a spin, we chatted about braking, cornering, practing...

Practice, talking to guys who are fast, research on the web, it all adds up to a desire to improve, and giving yourself every chance to get "there".

I read it because I was wondering if I could find out something new, or validate a principle that I was "working" on.

Thanks TeamGP
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Some driver's just have the natural ability to drive any car fast.
Yeah,,, can't argue with that.....

I wonder super drivers like masami, rheinard, hara, grosskamp, etc. Are they practicing everyday like pro golfers ? Do they go to school or university ?
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