Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:08 PM
I can't get the hang of it, any tips appreciated!
Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:32 PM
if you can’t get the hang of it - don’t use it
I only ever used it in cone challenges (I hate em), drift, and time vs kudos I think.
If your going for fast times, sliding isn’t going to help your cause.
slow into corners fast out.
If your going for Kudos (cone challenges), then you need to slide, and unfortunately the e-brake (Handbrake) is probably the easiest way to force the tail out.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:00 AM
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:03 PM
Remember the Normal Brake is for decelerating, and the e-brake is for locking the wheels up and sliding.
If I'm going for track times the only time I use the hand brake is for tight corners greater then 90deg...
I'll use the regular brake but if I'm heading around the corner a bit too hot and don't have enough turn in me I'll tap the e-brake to help bring the car around.
For a quick recovery from an e-brake slide NEVER stomp on the gas. Remember when e-braking your tires have lost traction with the ground, it's easier to spin them and hitting the gas will only keep them from getting traction back.
Typically after an e-brake slide I'll feather the normal brake or not touch any brake or gas at all until traction has returned then you can get back on the gass...
Also with the more powerful cars, coming out of a normal brake or a dead stop it's better to feather the gas to keep your tires from breaking loose, that will give you better acceleration and faster recovery out of the corner.
I use the e-brake quite frequently, but there is no case where I ever use it exclusively, quite a few time/position based races I'll go without using it at all.
EDIT: I should also note that not only will keeping traction help you corner and accelerate better but it will also make it harder for other cars to spin you out.
Edited by twistedsymphony, 30 January 2006 - 08:09 PM.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:16 PM
Also, if you are driving manual gears (which helps A LOT) you can always recover quickly by upshifting, getting yourself straight, then downshifting again to pick up speed. if done at the right timing you really won't lose any speed.
but like another poster stated, its best to slow in and speed out of the turn rather than trying to slide around it, because you simply lose too much speed. only on hairpin turns is it really needed.
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