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      11-09-2015, 04:39 PM   #1
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Randy Pobst How To Shift

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Good video, thanks for posting
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These really make randy pobst likeable
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Awesome, love the hot lap portion
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And now from the master himself:

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Senna was always blisteringly fast, unreal how he handled a stock nsx
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Awesome. And all in a pair of loafers.
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      11-10-2015, 09:25 PM   #8
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and white socks!
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Crazy to see how much he jabs the throttle mid corner...
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      11-10-2015, 10:43 PM   #10
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I was surprised he didn't left foot brake on a few of those corners where downshifting wasn't required.... Being a Karter, that is the norm.
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      11-12-2015, 10:48 AM   #11
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I was surprised he didn't left foot brake on a few of those corners where downshifting wasn't required.... Being a Karter, that is the norm.
What is the point of left foot braking? Never really got a clear answer.
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What is the point of left foot braking? Never really got a clear answer.
I'm no expert, but if you think about braking left foot allows you to keep your right foot on the gas. I guess in theory it's somewhat similar to heel toe.
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I'm no expert, but if you think about braking left foot allows you to keep your right foot on the gas. I guess in theory it's somewhat similar to heel toe.
So left-foot braking is referring to automatic transmissions?

If you watch foot work of some professionals, they will keep their foot on the gas while approaching a corner and then pump the brake with the left foot as well. What function does this provide?
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These really make randy pobst likeable
He's not generally viewed as likeable?
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These really make randy pobst likeable
He's not generally viewed as likeable?
It's not him per say - it's just nice to see them introducing more personality and humor into their content.
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Love the Senna vid. Pobst was tolerable in that vid but he still tries too hard. Neither of them was double-clutching; maybe that makes me a throwback...
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Senna is double clutching on the first shift in the video. But that's on an upshift! (the gearbox doesn't agree with him )

But that nsx is a real slow car btw (japanese version)
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Senna is double clutching on the first shift in the video. But that's on an upshift! (the gearbox doesn't agree with him )

But that nsx is a real slow car btw (japanese version)
I've watched that video numerous times, always on a phone, and yeah he balks slotting it into gear and repressed the clutch - no double clutch
Senna's PRINCIPLES OF RACE CAR DRIVING book never mention double clutching, however, Alain Prost's driving book does mention double clutch on the downshift / lift up clutch while in neutral and sliding into lower gear then depress clutch blip the throttle and complete the change - Prost says lifting the clutch in neutral slows down the spinning plates. Prost may also be eluding to crash boxes transmissions which on the upshift you can pretty much shift floored without any clutch, though on the downshift you really need to double clutch to slow down the transmission side while blipping the engine side.

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What is the point of left foot braking? Never really got a clear answer.
basically decreasing the time it takes to get off the gas and onto the brake.
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basically decreasing the time it takes to get off the gas and onto the brake.
Yeah you can also keep up the revs while you use the brakes to shift the weight forward and lighten the rear.
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      11-12-2015, 02:37 PM   #21
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Yeah senna prods the gas a lot mid corner, trying to provoke the ass end maybe? He was freaking busy.
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