Southwall Smokers....... Lydden Hill Drift Day 16th Feb 2013

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  1. blitz the dog

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    The good thing about Lydden is it is a full circuit to drift. I would be happy to go any way around the circuit but it needs to remain a full circuit. I do these days as I get bored with doing just the BDC with only limited parts of the track being used and the queuing to go around. Lydden is one of the few places you can get good speed and rinse a lot of tyres if you feel like it. Apart from Mallory it is my favourite circuit, don't spoil it by turning it into a traffic jam for half an hour followed by 30 seconds of drifting and back to the queue again, that would be hideous.
     
  2. leeturbo387

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    :thumbs:Dylan im with ya m8 got wat your on about and yes it needs trying ,But it needs testing before a drift day , Lez you need to arrange an hour or two and invite peeps with lots and { no power } to test it out before holding a drift day ,Coz the last thing we want is people not liking lydden , Only thoughts boyz but good ones :nod::nod::thumbs:
     
  3. stichy

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    I made a 5 hour drive down because its the only full circuit we really have in the UK, and you get loads of seat time.
    And I plan on making the trip for the next day. Improved my drifting no end.
    Thanks for a great day.
     
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    I don't think anyone is moaning dude. Personally I 100% believe the rough sketch above will be slower and awkward.

    Now if we could run the whole track in reverse that is a different story as then I think Paddock could become serious fun but Lez did say that wouldn't be allowed.

    Edit: Also you are talking about drifting chessops in reverse but in Lez's sketch it is still being run the same way as ever.
     
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  5. lezbrucelee

    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    Right i now understand what you want all want, most seem against the drawing layout which i do see why it was just an idea i thought i'd run past you all.
    Lydden did have a gate that covered the pit entry not sure if it's still there, i personally wouldn't want to hit that though as from memory its windscreen height and would prob kill ya. Perhaps we could put a barrier and tyre wall there instead and run backwards I can only ask them down at the circuit n see what they say.

    Few people on facebook saying about having 10 min sessions instead of 15mins, Thoughts on that? Pros to that are we can have 5 groups of 20 rather than 4 of 24, and split the driver levels a bit better. cons are if someone goes off most of the session is lost to recovery.
     
  6. lezbrucelee

    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    Just posted by Jay Dennison on facebook (he used to run lydden before we started drifting there).... I always wanted to run the track in reverse but due to Msa and track license you can't. I believe the only uk circuit that can run both ways is knockhill.

    Think that may answer the running in reverse option.
     
  7. LiamE36

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    That sorts that then.
     
  8. spaniel

    spaniel bigballs small brain

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    i dont really think there is a problem with the track at the moment, its a fun fast track.

    yeah it would be good for a change and do it backwards but if its gonna slow things down cause ques then its not worth it. thats 1 of the reasons they stopped the open pit as traffic was stopping a chessops
     
  9. Rhys

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    I think the best thing about lyden is that its a full track and u can go and try different speed drifts slowing it down will ruin it i had a wicked day i cant wait for the next day i wish this was once a month any chance off this happening ?
     
  10. dale_b

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    I'd like to have a go in reverse.. Could even be faster.. Think the combination of the gradients and corners would make more smokes too..
    Skiding from devils elbow in to Chessons would be awesome, crazy speed up the hill and initiate/transition over the crest..
    Coming out of Pilgrims would be a lovely line aswell, could do one 4th gear manji and transition straight into Paddocks.. Thinking if you took the right line and enough speed you could come out of paddocks and into the cut-through without a manji...
    I'm excited at the prospect of this..

    And agree about people not breaking the norm.. Yeah it'll be harder, but thats how you progress.. Never going to get better if you do the same thing all the time!!


    Also, I don't understand why the experienced group would have to go out a few at a time and not do rolling laps.. That defeats the the best thing about Lydden.
     
  11. leeturbo387

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    ^^^^^^AGREE totaly with this ^^^^^ but after last saturday i thinks i might leave a big gap between you and dylan when following coz i couldnt see shit for all that smoke lol GREAT driving boyz :smokin::smokin::smokin:
     
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    I think most people have agreed (myself included) that it could be awesome in full reverse however we are going off the information Lez has given us that it would not be possible to do that.

    We are going off the sketch he drew which is nothing like you and Dylan are describing.
     
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    spaniel bigballs small brain

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    i have been thinking about this, how about keeping the track as it is but to improve flow and track time have 2 open pit lane sessions?

    First hour experienced/ intermediate that are comfortable with the faster driving and then intermediate/ beginner for the second hour.

    With a bit of running around even with queing and tyre changing i reacon you could still get at least half hour out of each hour on the track which is more than normal. Then have an hour to chill out.

    It might not work with queing times and will never keep everyone happy but thought it was worth putting out there
     
  14. dale_b

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    We are good at crashing, so should be fine:thumbs:
    I didn't really understand the sketch tbh..lol




    I think the 15min sessions with 5mins cleanup time works well to be honest.
    It keeps it relaxed, means you have time to let car cool down, change tires, chill for a few mins etc before you go back out.
    With open pit lane you end up rushing around like a tit because you feel like your loosing seat time if your not on track all the time.

    The last 2 times iv been iv literally been going out with Beginers and intermediates giving tips and pointers, so iv sat in all 3 sessions and pretty much seen how the days run down to a T..
    3 Sessions at 20 min intervals is the best format for Lydden:thumbs:
     
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    No way... With all the red flags in novice 15 mins was bad enough! Cut that down to 10 and you're looking at 2 bloody laps a session :(
     
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    Best would be 20 drivers @ 15min sessions.

    So drivers would need to be caped to 80.

    But try getting Lydden to do that...!
     
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    think it should stay as it is... it was ok with seat time and as said before you could relax for a moment change the tyres and all.

    from the morning i was thinking about one thing.. after the cut-through/elbow or whatever it is called and the first turn those white barriers on the inside.. what is the point of them there..
    i get the ones outside so you can touch them as you exit.. but those on the inside?


    just to be clear .. im not complaining because i hit one. just a genuine question...

    few times before on different tracks i noticed they put something on the edge of the track so people dont go over to the grass..
     
  18. n1tr0_9

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    I think its to stop the grass getting ruined
     
  19. dale_b

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    Don't worry about the barrier.. It's not on the track so don't look at it..


    This is Lydden we are talking about here yo, the track gets raped...

    It's only grass, it'll grow back.. Lydden know this, don't think they care about the grass that much..
     
  20. Clive

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    Its because of the grass... LOL to stop people dirt dropping...

    To add, I think they are great and make it more exciting :)
     

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