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drift or not
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21 / F / behind you.
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Posted 8/15/08
i just watch initial d..
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19 / M / Lowell
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Posted 8/16/08
drifting is iight
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19 / M / None of your busi...
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Posted 10/19/08
Drifting is cool although it burns of the tires,it can really help you alot in driving safely if you ever experience what I'm experiencing
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Posted 10/19/08
actually both drift and grip are essential some may think drifting is just for show but in some corners in order to be fast you need to drift same goes for grip driving. really it depends on the type of course and cars they used cause not every car behaves the same when you drift them or try grip driving but for me it is ideal to have a combination of both when tackling on a course.
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Posted 12/3/08 , edited 12/3/08
ehhh....it goes for both ways....drifting could be faster if used on the proper on a course that has difficult hairpins that is hard for grip racers to be in higher speeds on certain hairpins or curves......but yet then again can be an disadvantage for drifting but this is when you have good skills to handle speed and the amount of space you have to accomplish this going fast while sideways yes be near perfect...but no one is perfect 100%....on the other hand tsuchiya "drift king" won all of his granprix competition races by drifting the hard parts of the courses...meaning he drifted parts of the course that he knew alot of the other competitors would have to slow down a big amount of entry speeds to grip around certain areas of the track and that is why he is the drift king....different styles of drifting will get a name out for you cause everyone has there own style and techniques....fast drifting is flexing to get sideways but you dont get too much sideways and you only do when you need to when entering a hairpin at entry speeds and a good exit speed but yet how well you use your road space....this is hard to acheive...but now days drifting is a sport of excitement and fun...yet...more skills to whip out and its not always about being number 1! but its about respect now days....try griping in gymkana....most the drifters will probly whoop you...hahaha... but everyone has there own theory but drifting is a show basis yet...when you have 2 or more people drifting side by side with you...then thats the hard part....trying to go as fast as you can sideways....and the guy in the rear is trying to mirror you all the way or even pass you....now that is THE SHIET!!! just cause people never experienced drifting....you aint got shiet....till you tried to understand it....but in my book....drifting has its disadvantages and advantages but same goes for grip as well...this is why gymkana is HARDCORE!
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Posted 12/4/08
it depends on the turn.
sometime grip is faster.
sometimes drift is faster because it can help keep some momentum and high rpm's going.
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25 / F / Bricker
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Posted 12/4/08
i thnk drifting is just for fun or for show...i've only witnessed one car drifting on track ..it looked fun but i think on track, unless you have serious control, just do grip for speed =P
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Posted 12/4/08
i think drifting is only useful in tight corners and hairpins.. you wouldn't have to break as much when you're gripping, and you can stay at high revs during the turn and I think means faster exit speed..
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23 / M / SoCal
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Posted 12/4/08
drifting helps in tight hair pins because you dont have to slow down like a bitch. But its slower on regular turns. However you can use drifting to block out the other lane if your racing someone but only if they are all up in your business.
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Posted 12/5/08
Drift is for show, Grip is for real.

Rallying is power sliding, not drifting, since its not really in your control to toss your car, the terrain causes your car to slide. Anyway... drifting is slow, faster entrance but slow exit, and burns your tires like crazy so in an actual race, you'll be hitting the pitstop every lap! Grip on the other hand, slower entrances but acceleration allows you for fast exits, and it also gives you the shorter path along the corners (a straight line).

Anyway its fun to watch drifting, but i prefer grip anyday. (btw drift racing? lol)
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23 / M / Kansas, USA
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Posted 12/6/08
Drifting is applicable in track racing too, it can make your times faster and have a faster entry speed but it's not good to do for EVERY turn seeing as how gripping is better on some corners too

the reason most people dont drift to improve time is the length of a race (more than 20 laps) people have to worry about the tire's grip and need to race conservatively, the cost of tires (hard with out a sponsor) and stress on the car's chassis, suspension, transmission/clutch and engine

anyway drifting is applicable to some corners and can cut down on time, but it's an unconservative way of racing, dont expect to see it in a track race with out it being a short race like a time attack or something
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Posted 12/10/08
Drift....
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20 / F / Vancouver,BC
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Posted 12/12/08
My frined drifted twice when i was in hios car...lol he was friggin holdin onto the wheel tight and he looked like he was constipated 0------0..............
lolllllllll
but anyways i wanna try it..XD
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Posted 12/17/08
1st of all drifting is expensive and the only people who do it have money or is incredibly stupid and want to show off. Drifting is cool to watch but the damage to the car is insane after 1 round of drifting. Your tires wear a lot faster, the alignment on your car gets off line, your brake get excess heat, your axels and rims are screwed, your clutch and master clynder can break too. Its just too much for 1 show
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Posted 12/17/08 , edited 12/17/08

Saintvalentine7 wrote:

1st of all drifting is expensive and the only people who do it have money or is incredibly stupid and want to show off. Drifting is cool to watch but the damage to the car is insane after 1 round of drifting. Your tires wear a lot faster, the alignment on your car gets off line, your brake get excess heat, your axels and rims are screwed, your clutch and master clynder can break too. Its just too much for 1 show


why say something you only heard about and when you have never done the sport at all? i respect your opinion and credibility and all but its kinda like why do people skydive to dive from the sky to fall back on earth and do it again....waste of gas flying a plane in the sky just to drop people to fall back from the sky down back on the earth and repeat it over and over for the fun of it.... we have people here that drift from crunchyroll and alot of norcal socal guys... this sport is all around the world...just remember ...we aint rich maybe some are...but we just work hard for what we love to do....its not something we just want to look cool...but its something we love to do and everyone else just seems to just dig it and build interest in it and later becomes a passion and sometimes passions of desires change....but from your post you just posted....you know nothing about drifting ....experience it before you talk about it...other then that....understand before you speak of it in a wrong term...but it is a risk you do take in drifting....axles dont really get ruined and rims dont get screwd so easily and damage is nothing...but accidents happen like a person getting hit by a driver while walking in the road....just remember people make mistakes all the time its just like drifting...but maybe you just see alot of it because you watch alot of videos and TV... but you do take a risk taking your driving skills to the high limits of control at a track which is the safest place to be...your bound to lose something for the sacrifice...but you learn more to better yourself in the end of the taking....skill is something you have to work on like anything else "if your learning, you are building skill".....it doesnt just appear from thin air.....your judging a book by its cover already....you havent even read the book yet...but then again...you havent been in the writters shoes...but i am only stating my own opinion...and i highly respect yours...but trying to hit different views to open minds..........
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