SANTA POD IMPROVEMENT - Version II page 9

Thread in 'Drifting Chat / Pictures / Videos' started by mitto, Feb 21, 2011.

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SANTA POD MEIHAN - do you want it?

  1. YES - I'd like a greater challenge

    86.3%
  2. NO - I don't like the idea of change

    13.7%
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  1. "Clarkey"

    "Clarkey" "Full Attack!"

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    at the minute i love pod, and i learn every time i go. but i agree with the top track cone smashing and loosing the track shape. as mentioned these style walls (weighted ones) would be better and a better track shape can be obtained

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    eventually i will look to go norfolk and mallory to up my game. i do think the 60 is a little steep for those just pissing about in the pens, and one thing id love to see is the space used for two tracks, one bigger than the other so beginners can progress up onto the "main stage" as it were of the day.
     
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  2. insane 200

    insane 200 Jonin Level Drifter

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    True Dat, Word to Master T haha.

    Linking pod isn't difficult, Consistantly drifting the same line every time is what takes some skill.
    Too many people come pod, link the track by the end of the day then tell people its easy and they is like total drift Heroes.
    Same goes for any track. Not gonna go into my beef with people telling everyone how awesome they are for drifting Mallory etc

    You get out what you put in, If you find it easy then try diffrent stuff and step out your comfort zone.
    Plenty to be learnt at pod regardless of level.

    Only issue i have with dwyb is the amount of people now using the big track but spinning every other corner........
    However those people are pushing the limts of there current skill level and improving. This is what we all want i'm sure.
     
  3. GmasterT

    GmasterT Heavy Industries...

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    Errrr, the bottom corner at clockwise at pod is the same but faster with barriers instead of a wall?

    Such a speed d:mon :D

    No, he knew the size as he put the tyre support next to the old tyre shed :)
     
  4. MrLuke

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    30 seconds on gimp rotating mittos layout to make it as big as the current track. Obv it overlays the lorrys a bit etc but you get the idea :p
     
  5. "Clarkey"

    "Clarkey" "Full Attack!"

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    question, why is the lorry parked there??
     
  6. URAS 33

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    Whether its cones or these, it doesn't really matter, as soon as someone goes through them and knocks them out of line they've gotta be put back anyway. more so these than cones i'd imagine. if you can't see the cones......open your eyes!!

     
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    You retard clarkey!! obviously the rig was pulling the trailer out of the area or putting it back when the photo was taken....:euge:

     
  8. Mattolodis

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    That's a stupid thing to say if your running the EDC track you should expect to see ppl of a higher level, if it was a real track do you think that ppl would be expected to fly of the track into Walls, gravel traps or any other obstruction all the time.

    Those blocks are a much better idea
     
  9. rgfinn

    rgfinn skid skid spin

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    you're right, i do agree, it's not about linking it, i left myself wide open on that one :nod:

    i guess my point is - i prefer a tighter track that forces you to run the right line. That way i don't just end up doing lap after lap of bad lines trying to find a good one.... i either nail it, or i don't. Ultimately, that's probably my lack of experience of not being as good as others at finding good lines, and sure, more seat time at pod might help me with that. but because it's not what i prefer, i find it hard to justify going there when i could go to teeside for example which does it all for me. so i guess that's my feedback as a potential pod customer :)

    as a driver who wants to learn more, i think i need to do more tracks, practice picking out the right lines on them. Then, when i'm better at picking out the right line, i might get more from the more open layout of pod.
     
  10. URAS 33

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    But the idea of pod and the edc track is that its there not just for the better drivers but also the up and coming drivers who have progressed from the kidney tracks to up there game so no i don't think its a stupid thing to say....the better drivers are not the ones twating the cones (generally) its the newb to the track trying to progress. You have to allow for this when your going round. if your following a driver thats new to the track then your gonna be aware that a spin will ensue or that the line they take may not be the correct/fastest line that you would take.
     
  11. SteveC200

    SteveC200 Used to drift, now I don't.

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    Yeah, that'd work. Again it would be better if the kidney area could be used to extend the loop. You'd need some concrete blocks across the right hand end of the track though, if you did that anti-clock you'd be carrying some pretty decent speed into it.
     
  12. "Clarkey"

    "Clarkey" "Full Attack!"

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    pmsl...i did wonder lol...:smash:
     
  13. URAS 33

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    edited.
     
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    Faster?
     
  15. rgfinn

    rgfinn skid skid spin

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    my opinion on cones.... cones are shit....

    they don't take up much of your field of vision, so can be missed.
    they don't indicate the direction of the track. you have look at one, then look for the next one, then figure out which side of each of them you should be on. A barrier is much easier to interpret at a glance.
    Cones look shit in photos
     
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    GmasterT Heavy Industries...

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    I wasnt having a dig mate, just saying :) Its my interpritation of it an if you kkep practising or chase someone who has it sussed then you will suddenly have learnt loads again :)

    Yes... as said before, the current track is how it has evolved to cater for all levels over 3 years now, its not been thrown together by accident!

    You need about 600bhp to do the bit by the lorrys :wack:

    yes, its shorter and narrower than that last section at pod I reckon... plus that Naka bloke is an actual japan pro I gather so he makes it look fast and easy :nod:

    But if the course continues to be anit clockwise, then the main track queue could do with being by the current exit :)
     
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    Deffo agree with that:nod: That is an accident waiting to happen I think.
     
  18. URAS 33

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    Your right cones are shyte, but on the edc track there are only four that you have to look out for......the clipping points....the others are just there to be pretty little cones.......once you've done the sighting lap (on most courses) you should know where you should be putting your car. Yeah there not photogenic but who cares if a cone looks good?

     
  19. GmasterT

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    Cones are cheap, those barriers are not, plus you have to store them somewhere etc etc

    The current pod layout only requires needing to look at about 4 or 5 cones anyway as they are your clipping points :) Do a drive round first, I admit it can get odd if there has been some cone movement :wack: But thats a challenge and reminder that lower levels have to gain skill somewhere too :)
     
  20. rgfinn

    rgfinn skid skid spin

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    i know, i didn't mean to sound defensive :)
    it's a good point, if i go again i'll try to make sure i'm there at the same time as some pros that i can learn from, like yourself :)
     
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