Drifting

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What is drifting.... aside from fish-tailing, is it anything different? Anyone got good drifting footage? aight i need this broken down into LAMENS terms... thanx
 

posol

RETIRED
drifting isn't about fishtailing or loosing control. its about STYLE and CONTROL. its not a race in who's first- its a race in points... kinda like figure skating.
 

TommyTheCat

Gonzo Scientist
It is a controlled slide in which you force your back end around, and you slide sideways into a turn so you are facing the direction at the end of the turn and go straight. It is kinda hard to explain without a diagram. So basically it's "like" fishtailing, but induced by the driver.

http://www.geocities.com/howtosection/drifting.html

Good diagram there. Of course you will need to slide more sideways if trying to go around like a 90+ degree turn, which is why the japanese started to do it on purpose(lots of mountain roads all over japan).
 

prawjEKt Cx

Senior Member
yeah it's the art of keeping your car in control while it's completely...outta control, it's somthing i'm sure people don't wanna see suburban american kids bastardize that too.... it's really not a FF sport for obvious reasons, but yeah if you want drifting videos just get on kazaa and type in 'drifting' a shitload of stuff will come up
 

TommyTheCat

Gonzo Scientist
Oh yeah, that's what I forgot to mention. If you slide in a forward-drive car, most people do not consider it drifting. Mostly because when you slide it out, the RWD or AWD will exert force from the rear tires and actually create and maintain the slide. In a FWD, you have to cheat it a bit by using the e-brake(unless it's slippery out).
 

prawjEKt Cx

Senior Member
you guys are all wrong!

everybody knows drifting is when you take your moms stratus in the mall parking lot and rip your ebrake

kaaks
 

SolReaver

Senior Member
Originally posted by prawjEKt Cx@Jan 12 2003, 03:14 PM
you guys are all wrong!

everybody knows drifting is when you take your moms stratus in the mall parking lot and rip your ebrake

kaaks

damn dude- youve been on here for like 9 days and already have over 250 posts

30 posts per day :eek:
 
Ok thats what i though.. i wanna learn but i got a front wheel drive.. and brand new tires!! SNAPS. o well, i will try it sometime. I see a drfting competition starting up!
 

prawjEKt Cx

Senior Member
Originally posted by SolReaver+Jan 12 2003, 03:49 PM-->
prawjEKt Cx
@Jan 12 2003, 03:14 PM
you guys are all wrong!  

everybody knows drifting is when you take your moms stratus in the mall parking lot and rip your ebrake

kaaks

damn dude- youve been on here for like 9 days and already have over 250 posts

30 posts per day :eek:

yeah don't knock my posting too bad, this is only the 3rd or 4th time i've posted in this anything goes forum itself... the reason why i have so much time on my hands is because i'm going into the airforce in 16 days, and i havn't been working, so i sit around on hondaswap. good way to spend my time home.
 

asmallsol

Super Moderator
driving vid thread

heres some

Great example

Drifting is not really the fastest way to turn but it works great for blocking out your compeditors, takes some major skill to keep the car under control, other wise your car will look like this.
skyline_050902_01.jpg
 

Capt. Orygun

Win the Day
Originally posted by asmallsol@Jan 12 2003, 07:02 PM
driving vid thread

heres some

Great example

Drifting is not really the fastest way to turn but it works great for blocking out your compeditors, takes some major skill to keep the car under control, other wise your car will look like this.
skyline_050902_01.jpg

*sob*

"WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!"
 

asmallsol

Super Moderator
the spoiler is still good, I am going to put that on my sol just like that, keep it blue with my white car. Guys can you tell me how to put the engine in my car? :) B) :D :p :eek: :lol:
 
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