ra64t wrote:2:47 doesn't look like much of a slide to me. Looks like he was being cautious of the guy behind sticking his nose in. The other laps he is not sliding there at all.
the esses I ignore because that's just how the kart goes through that turn. you can't get through it quickly without getting a bit squirly.
ra64t wrote:The main places he is sliding is that hairpin (around 2:50) and the fast ess/chicane (around 3:06), his technique here looks reasonable to me.
in that corkscrew, he's definitely hitting the brakes with the wheel turned left, and it's causing his kart to dramatically rotate left around its center. it might not seem like it from his point of view, but being behind gues who have done it, it looks as if they're about to slide sideways into a barrier but instead they round the turn.
ra64t wrote:Certainly it's good to try different technique and find what's best suitable for you, but if your technique isn't really working you you might want to try something else.
agreed, but i've been avoiding that technique because it only applies to karts and i don't see myself becoming a race car driver in nascar through karts. but i think there is a hybrid maneuver, i just know it.
ra64t wrote:One think I don't know if you are considering is the potential grip difference around the middle vs. the far outside edge, which could be why those guys aren't using that section of track. With the normal indoor tire compounds and the slick(shiny) surfaces, off line is usually dusty and very slick. If they have unlimited membership and have turned thousands of laps, and know what they are doing, you'd think they'd have figured out where the grip on the track is.
this track is actually asphalt, it's not like the other crap place i went to where it's slick. there's tons of grip on that asphalt, even if it looks a bit shiny, it's not, it's about as tacky as e-town.