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Drifting How To [message #41393] Tue, 23 December 2008 11:37 Go to next message
David Brotchie is currently offline  David Brotchie   United States
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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/807652/learn_to_drift/

I've never drifted before, but plan to try it 2009. I thought the above video was good. Does anyone with experience have any comments on it?

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Re: Drifting How To [message #44905 is a reply to message #41393] Sat, 07 March 2009 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
atcovan is currently offline  atcovan   United States
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Hi David, Since no one else seems to have a comment... I have no experience, and likely will never, but I thought this was an interesting video. Thanks for sharing.

Jim
Re: Drifting How To [message #44920 is a reply to message #41393] Sun, 08 March 2009 01:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
balmo is currently offline  balmo   
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that video is good to learn drifting. but keichi-san forgot a techique most drifters (including me) use which is clutch kick. hand brake was the first thing i did when i was a newbie. then moved to braking drift. then i realize that braking drift slows my entry speed, (not good in a 90whp corolla) so i tried clutch kick drift and never looked back; well not really. i use different techniques in different situations.

here's a link to my idol, ae86 specialist ueo. youll see his footwork (w/ clutch kick) midway:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvG923PaNv8


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Re: Drifting How To [message #45825 is a reply to message #41393] Wed, 25 March 2009 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ConePirate is currently offline  ConePirate   United States
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you're a ueo whore too Paul?

me three!



CRUTCHKICK DRIFT!



David. If you're interested in learning to drift, you're only an hour from norcal's best place to learn legally and safely... ThunderDrift!

I hold non-competition events all the time that would serve as a great opportunity for you to learn how to swing!

-Geoff

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Re: Drifting How To [message #46979 is a reply to message #41393] Wed, 15 April 2009 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gaha is currently offline  gaha   United States
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I didn't have much appreciation for drifting till I watch these vids. The car control is simply amazing. Shocked Shocked

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Re: Drifting How To [message #50677 is a reply to message #44920] Wed, 08 July 2009 10:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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balmo wrote on Sun, 08 March 2009 01:26

that video is good to learn drifting. but keichi-san forgot a techique most drifters (including me) use which is clutch kick. hand brake was the first thing i did when i was a newbie. then moved to braking drift. then i realize that braking drift slows my entry speed, (not good in a 90whp corolla) so i tried clutch kick drift and never looked back; well not really. i use different techniques in different situations.

here's a link to my idol, ae86 specialist ueo. youll see his footwork (w/ clutch kick) midway:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvG923PaNv8



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Re: Drifting How To [message #50682 is a reply to message #41393] Wed, 08 July 2009 11:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ja95sc3 is currently offline  ja95sc3   United States
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Hi David,

Ive had experienced with drifting and my first suggestion is to find a good LEGAL location to practice on. If you are indeed from Norcal you're in luck. Geoff's events at Thunderhill is one of the best sites to begin practicing and honing your skills. I personally learned from Sac SCCA autox event during fun runs when they use to allow them. Thanks to Doug and Ray for letting me do this when there was a time for it.

There are so many ways to initiate a drift but for me the simpliest way for starters is to POWER OVER. Which means if you're coming from a corner, just hit your gas and let your back end come loose. Then, you try to correct your steering towards the direction of the slide. E-BRAKING is another method which you simply pull your ebrake as hard as you can coming to a corner which breaks rear traction. I can go on for days in regards to drifting techniques but Im more a visual/action oriented instructor than writing about it. Just visit thunderdrift.com for coming events and I can try to meet you there and provide you with tips. But there are so many talented people at these events anyways and each one will be more than happy to answer your questions you may have. Enjoy!

Just a few vids I had lying around when I was drifting.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual &videoid=21982632
This is from a Thunderdrift event hosted by Geoff
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v102/JA92S13/?action=view& amp; amp;current=Altamont.flv
Altamont back in the day

****Hahaha...I didnt realize how old this post was until I wrote this, anyways just a simple tip from me. Laughing Laughing Laughing ***


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Re: Drifting How To [message #50830 is a reply to message #44920] Sat, 11 July 2009 12:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MaxNine is currently offline  MaxNine   United States
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balmo wrote on Sun, 08 March 2009 01:26

that video is good to learn drifting. but keichi-san forgot a techique most drifters (including me) use which is clutch kick. hand brake was the first thing i did when i was a newbie. then moved to braking drift. then i realize that braking drift slows my entry speed, (not good in a 90whp corolla) so i tried clutch kick drift and never looked back; well not really. i use different techniques in different situations.



What you call clutch kick, he calls it shift lock Thumb Up


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Re: Drifting How To [message #51063 is a reply to message #41393] Wed, 15 July 2009 23:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
balmo is currently offline  balmo   
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actually shift lock is different for clutch kick. shift lock downshifts into a lower gear without rev-matching, creating a driveline shock that can induce a drift.

well, clutch kick also creates a driveline shock but does so accelerating rather that deceleration in shift lock.


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Re: Drifting How To [message #51750 is a reply to message #41393] Tue, 28 July 2009 10:10 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
codename Bil Doe is currently offline  codename Bil Doe   United States
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Some questions whose answers may help someone who wants to start drifting:

1) What can a n00b expect at their first event?

2) Is it split up into groups of experience?

3) Is it a friendly atmosphere for learning? Do you have to deal with people making fun of you for not knowing how to drift well? I think this is the most important as regulars may look down on someone who doesn't know what they're doing the first time around but wants to learn.
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