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Track Control

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:57 pm
by caprihorse
In many situations it is important to asses the track and properly take the own judgment looking at previous cars, driving the same track in the convoy. In the following pictures, you can see what can happen if somebody is just driving into the situation, where is required in a fragment of moment the right decision, in terms of track control and proper speed.
These are the basic factors in everybody's learning curve in an early stage. If you learn it wrongly from the beginning, it will be very difficult later to make corrections.

What has to be avoided?

  1. To not properly asses the territory
  2. To not to watch previous cars (track control, speed, amount of the sand coming from the tyres, sand contrast, etc.)
  3. Low momentum/low speed
  4. High speed
  5. Drinking juice or water during extreme section
  6. To be over-confident
What can happen, if not following above rules?

  1. Additional rounds (for the enjoyment of on-watching buddies)
  2. Getting stuck (not very much for the enjoyment of on-watching buddies)
  3. Pop-out (not very much for the enjoyment of on-watching buddies)
  4. Roll-over (not fun at all)
If you look at following pictures, is the situation for you somehow familiar?


Some of the footage used, is thanks to Syamnair and his camera positioned at the right spot and moment.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:20 pm
by Gorgin4325
Thank you Capri for the tips.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:37 pm
by alfalasi
I like it :057:

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:15 am
by Rahulmanan2
These Tips are really great !

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:43 am
by Rayat Al Bar
I really like it thanks Capri

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:31 pm
by strawb
Thanks capri. I did feel the car react in a different way after the short climb. Thanks for the tips as always. Paparazzi shots like these do serve as an inspiration to further develop my offroad game.

It just shows that you need to be on top of your senses all the time. Learn and develop.

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:14 am
by fida
Thank you Capri. The point is well understood. You are absolutely right. Excellent observation. Next drive , will try to practice the right approach.

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:26 am
by Big Red
Thank you Marshal Capri.

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:50 am
by shawnp21
Thanks Capri... the pictures really help... you guys really take the effort to guide and teach the members... Thank you Almost 4x4...