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Left Foot Breaking

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Melon, 24 Feb 2006.

  1. Melon

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    What the hell is the idea with this. Maybe its a stupid question but I have heard this mentioned alot just wondered wtf.
     
  2. Nozzer

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    Does what it says on the tin. Handy on the track for short corners where you don't need to change down a gear. Not much use on the road, really. Well, except for getting rid of tailgaters.

    *Dons asabestos suit*
     
  3. L0rdMike

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    I did it once, never doing it again.
     
  4. Dutch Guy

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    The idea is that you can go faster as your right foot does not have to go from the accelerator to the brake, rally drivers do it all the time.

    Try a kart and you know what is good about it.
     
  5. merlin

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    It's usefull for knocking your front teeth out on the steering wheel.
     
  6. Simon

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    I break loads of stuff with my left foot
     
  7. merlin

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    PMSL, spelling police!
     
  8. Simon

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    Nee nar
     
  9. Enfield

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    I done it once in an empty car park and the front wheels locked up - whoops.
     
  10. Melon

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    LOL ok guys think i might try it somewhere quiet then going from your comments.
     
  11. Simon

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    Your left foot is used to the clutch and so you press very hard lol.

    Its only really needed to keep on the power without accelerating, handy for a laggy turbo track car as it keeps it on boost. Pretty pointless to 99% of drivers and not even worth bothering with on the road /with most cars
     
  12. iCraig

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    Why?
     
  13. Simon

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    Cause its dangerous!
     
  14. MrSix

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    because he doesn't want to end up planting his left foot and having somebody stack it in to the back of him?
     
  15. One More Solo

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    I find left foot braking really easy, maybe you're all uncoordinated? :p
     
  16. Simon

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    I find it easy too, keeping the car in control and seeing it as useful is another matter though :p
     
  17. Dangerous

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    I do it :D I use the company car to try new stuff and keep at it until ive learnt it.

    Handy
     
  18. weeble

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    I find it balances my car nicely over speed bumps, combined with the throttle going over the peak of the bump. I miss the country roads being in London!
     
  19. Enfield

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    My friend showed me a cool trick involving left foot braking and bridges. Just as the car is about to take off you tap the brake and it keeps it firmly on the ground - neat trick :D
     
  20. Sp00n

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    My girlfriend does this naturally, she's only just started to learn too!