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post #21901 of 26371
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm not the best at it either, but I think braking hard is the point of it all - it's really for when you're taking it to the limit of adhesion on the track and setting up for the corner. With the brake pedal fully depressed, it's easier to reach over and blip the throttle


http://youtu.be/yAwJsOECGBU

Makes me sick.
post #21902 of 26371
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm not the best at it either, but I think braking hard is the point of it all - it's really for when you're taking it to the limit of adhesion on the track and setting up for the corner. With the brake pedal fully depressed, it's easier to reach over and blip the throttle

Def. see it being easier on the track for hard braking, but I'm trying to apply it in real life driving conditions so I can, well, brake and downshift at the same time.

Right now I don't heel-toe at all, but I anticipate when I'll need to slow down by monitoring traffic ahead and downshift first, then brake. But it's just not as efficient.

I haven't tried in traffic just yet because the person behind me will think I'm brake checking them lol8[1].gif
post #21903 of 26371
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

http://youtu.be/yAwJsOECGBU

Makes me sick.

Beyond his heel-toe skills, it's amazing how much throttle blip he knows to apply for a car he presumably has driven for the first time. Every car has different gearing ratios and whatnot, so I feel like you can't just apply the same muscle memory from Car A to Car B.
post #21904 of 26371
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Beyond his heel-toe skills, it's amazing how much throttle blip he knows to apply for a car he presumably has driven for the first time. Every car has different gearing ratios and whatnot, so I feel like you can't just apply the same muscle memory from Car A to Car B.

Totally agree. I've met a few decent drivers and their respect for Senna is pretty universal.
post #21905 of 26371
It's the loafers, duh.
post #21906 of 26371
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFqsWWG1qE&nohtml5=False

That forearm strength and vision is unbelievable. Granted he pushed the car farther than it could go.

Redeeming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSZj8v_Dqzk&nohtml5=False
Edited by ramuman - 4/8/16 at 12:57am
post #21907 of 26371
Dat oversize jacket and loafers with white socks
post #21908 of 26371
Heel toeing is a lot easier when you're hard braking. Some cars are also easier to do than others. I have larger aftermarket gas pedals on the Supra and FRS so I can brake with the left part of my foot and still reach the gas with the right side. It works for the street but is iffy at the track because during hard braking, the brake is too far from the gas.
post #21909 of 26371
It's actually easier to heel toe the Mini JCW than it is the GT3. WTF Andreas!
post #21910 of 26371
That Senna video got me thinking about car vids, and anything this Luke Huxham guy does gets me hot and bothered, like this one:

Many more neat videos at his site http://www.lukehuxham.com/
post #21911 of 26371
Get dat carbon look
post #21912 of 26371
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

It's actually easier to heel toe the Mini JCW than it is the GT3. WTF Andreas!

No kidding? A bit surprised, but Andreas is a purist. Do you think he intentionally wanted to weed out the pussies? I've never driven either of the cars. BMW owes me a JCW as a loaner for the last service before the M4 goes off into the sunset. Porsche doesn't owe me squat, but man if the GT cars aren't head turners.

22 of us did the F8x Euro Delivery and I think around half the guys ended up with P GT cars. I feel like a loser; the latest being my man and the GT4.



I really need a McLaren.
post #21913 of 26371
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

It's actually easier to heel toe the Mini JCW than it is the GT3. WTF Andreas!

Yes, I've heard some guys say they find the brake pedal is positioned too high to easily heal & toe. 

post #21914 of 26371
TSLA trades at something like 150x projected 2016 earnings. Maybe they trade like 20x to 2018 projected earnings or something like that.

Most car companies trade like 5x (current) earnings.

You could buy Fiat Chrysler, Porsche, Mazda, and Ferrari together for less than TSLA.

Tulipmania.
post #21915 of 26371
What Dino said - I find the brake pedal positioned a little too high. But I suck at heel toeing in general, so my opinion is worth nothing (yet I give it anyway lol8[1].gif)
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