Open ◆ SNAIL [Spec] Racing - Presented by ButtKicker: Feel What You've Been Missing

Discussion in 'SNAIL Racing League' started by zer05ive, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. JLBowler

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    Anyone looking for something to do this Sunday should check out the Oval Racing Event thread. This is a one off event to be held at Motegi Superspeedway. 18 drivers are already signed up and there is no limit to the number of drivers the format can accept.

    Take a look over here for more information and to sign up.

    For those that have already signed up, there is a sample schedule of the race night in post #2 in that thread.
     
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  3. Schmiggz

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    Thanks Mirado...
     
  4. Rockhound18

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    Hey guys, I have a best buy reward credit nearing expiration. Perfect time to go get a headset I guess. Any tips on what features to avoid, or conversely must haves if you were to buying a new one yourself? Input is appreciated, thanks!
     
  5. Adventuruss

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    I'm happy with my px4 turtle beach.
     
  6. VrapPlus

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    I wish I could vote 5 times on some of those questions.
     
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  7. GTP_Nail

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    I have the X22 Turtle Beach which is attached via a VERY LONG cord. Never goes dead...but watch out for the possibility of a "Clothes Line" when you get up and walk away (and forget to take off the headset).:lol:
     
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  8. intoflatlines

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    If going the USB route, make sure that the headset specifically lists the PS3 as being compatible. Many regular USB headsets do not work with the PS3. I got some cheap Turtle Beach and it's nice. You can send game audio, chat audio, or both to the headset with separate volume knobs for each. Comfort is good. SQ is bad but you will not find audiophile quality output from a chat headset anyway.

    I have this $40 Turtle Beach PLa - cheap and has worked fine for me for the past 5 months of SNAIL races.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/turtle-...-for-playstation-3/6365987.p?id=1218732821911
     
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  9. fizzer

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    As of this post, here is the current list of the GranStand Challenge III picks. If you are a finalist, please post on this thread that you agree to the terms and conditions of the contest and that you're ready to make your picks. Once @KTR5 authorizes you to proceed with your numbers selection, click the 'Reply' button below and then add your name next to any numbers that are still available. Be sure that you don't make more picks than the number of picks you have earned. Once you're done making your picks, you need to delete the text above the GranStand logo (it looks like this: [qu0te="username, post: 1234567, member: 123456"]). After you've deleted that, hit the 'Post Reply' button down below. Please be sure that you are replying to the latest list before making your picks. Good luck!

    00 - fizzer
    01 - speer9892003
    02 - racingchamp30
    03 - JWalker
    04 - Mirado_7
    05 - KTR5
    06 - racingchamp30
    07 - Mirado_7
    08 - intoflatlines
    09 - KTR5
    10 - Speer9892003
    11 - Mirado_7
    12 - Grandpa Money
    13 - Dragonwhisky
    14 - wvhellbilly
    15 - sharkb8ii
    16 - hooker4
    17 - cmbeal317
    18 - martin20az
    19 - JLBowler
    20 - Nicktune
    21 - KTR5
    22 - single paddy
    23 - sharkb8ii
    24 - Nicktune
    25 - racingchamp30
    26 - Nicktune
    27 - hooker4
    28 - Piler
    29 - racingchamp30
    30 - hooker4
    31 - cmbeal317
    32 - ExoSphere64
    33 - Grandpa Money
    34 - Speer9892003
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    37 - JWalker
    38 - wvhellbilly
    39 - Piler
    40 - single paddy
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    45 - ExoSphere64
    46 - sharkb8ii
    47 - martin20az
    48 - Speer9892003
    49 - Dgaf
    50 - JLBowler
    51 - Dgaf
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    55 - JWalker
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  10. goofytyler

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    i accept terms and condition for the grandstand challenge

    thought i said it earlier but apparently not. graduation and project grad party just finished and home trying not to fall asleep before i can make my pick as the party went all night long.
     
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  11. Xradkins

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    I agree to the T&C of the GrandStand Challenge III contest (Where ever they are).

    X
     
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  12. CoachMK21

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    You did accept them yesterday, however you never posted your picks after I authorized you - twice :)


    You are authorized to make your picks.

    Reply to the most recent selection post and remember to remove the [/quote.... at the top and the quote] at the bottom.

    You have 15 minutes (or as long as it takes for someone else to accept the T&Cs) from the time of this post to make your selection.
     
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  13. CoachMK21

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    @Xradkins - The T&C's are in a PM from @zer05ive


    After you see @goofytyler post his picks, you are clear to post yours. Do not post until after he has.


    I'm on my way home now and will not be able to monitor this for an hour at least.
     
  14. Xradkins

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    Got it KTR5. Now monitoring that goofy guy......
     
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  15. IceWarden

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    Anyone selling a ps3?
     
  16. goofytyler

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    Ok thanks i was in the middle of the party and i couldn't have my phone on. Anyways i choose numbers 41,78, and 79. I couldn't get the list up.
     
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  17. Xradkins

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    I guess that it is now ok to make my picks ? here is goes......
     
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  18. Xradkins

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    As of this post, here is the current list of the GranStand Challenge III picks. If you are a finalist, please post on this thread that you agree to the terms and conditions of the contest and that you're ready to make your picks. Once @KTR5 authorizes you to proceed with your numbers selection, click the 'Reply' button below and then add your name next to any numbers that are still available. Be sure that you don't make more picks than the number of picks you have earned. Once you're done making your picks, you need to delete the text above the GranStand logo (it looks like this: [qu0te="username, post: 1234567, member: 123456"]). After you've deleted that, hit the 'Post Reply' button down below. Please be sure that you are replying to the latest list before making your picks. Good luck!

    00 - fizzer
    01 - speer9892003
    02 - racingchamp30
    03 - JWalker
    04 - Mirado_7
    05 - KTR5
    06 - racingchamp30
    07 - Mirado_7
    08 - intoflatlines
    09 - KTR5
    10 - Speer9892003
    11 - Mirado_7
    12 - Grandpa Money
    13 - Dragonwhisky
    14 - wvhellbilly
    15 - sharkb8ii
    16 - hooker4
    17 - cmbeal317
    18 - martin20az
    19 - JLBowler
    20 - Nicktune
    21 - KTR5
    22 - single paddy
    23 - sharkb8ii
    24 - Nicktune
    25 - racingchamp30
    26 - Nicktune
    27 - hooker4
    28 - Piler
    29 - racingchamp30
    30 - hooker4
    31 - cmbeal317
    32 - ExoSphere64
    33 - Grandpa Money
    34 - Speer9892003
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    37 - JWalker
    38 - wvhellbilly
    39 - Piler
    40 - single paddy
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    43 - Xradkins
    44 - Nicktune
    45 - ExoSphere64
    46 - sharkb8ii
    47 - martin20az
    48 - Speer9892003
    49 - Dgaf
    50 - JLBowler
    51 - Dgaf
    52 - wvhellbilly
    53 - Xradkins
    54 - fizzer
    55 - JWalker
    56 - Gtp_Unleashed159
    57 - hooker4
    58 - Xradkins
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    60 - ExoSphere64
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    81 - JLBowler
    82 - wvhellbilly
    83 - fizzer
    84 - Piler
    85 - intoflatlines
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    98 - Speer9892003
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  19. Xradkins

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    goofytyler, be sure you have someone edit the list for you.
     
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  20. CoachMK21

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    As of this post, here is the current list of the GranStand Challenge III picks. If you are a finalist, please post on this thread that you agree to the terms and conditions of the contest and that you're ready to make your picks. Once @KTR5 authorizes you to proceed with your numbers selection, click the 'Reply' button below and then add your name next to any numbers that are still available. Be sure that you don't make more picks than the number of picks you have earned. Once you're done making your picks, you need to delete the text above the GranStand logo (it looks like this: [qu0te="username, post: 1234567, member: 123456"]). After you've deleted that, hit the 'Post Reply' button down below. Please be sure that you are replying to the latest list before making your picks. Good luck!

    00 - fizzer
    01 - speer9892003
    02 - racingchamp30
    03 - JWalker
    04 - Mirado_7
    05 - KTR5
    06 - racingchamp30
    07 - Mirado_7
    08 - intoflatlines
    09 - KTR5
    10 - Speer9892003
    11 - Mirado_7
    12 - Grandpa Money
    13 - Dragonwhisky
    14 - wvhellbilly
    15 - sharkb8ii
    16 - hooker4
    17 - cmbeal317
    18 - martin20az
    19 - JLBowler
    20 - Nicktune
    21 - KTR5
    22 - single paddy
    23 - sharkb8ii
    24 - Nicktune
    25 - racingchamp30
    26 - Nicktune
    27 - hooker4
    28 - Piler
    29 - racingchamp30
    30 - hooker4
    31 - cmbeal317
    32 - ExoSphere64
    33 - Grandpa Money
    34 - Speer9892003
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    37 - JWalker
    38 - wvhellbilly
    39 - Piler
    40 - single paddy
    41 - goofytyler
    42 - Dragonwhisky
    43 - Xradkins
    44 - Nicktune
    45 - ExoSphere64
    46 - sharkb8ii
    47 - martin20az
    48 - Speer9892003
    49 - Dgaf
    50 - JLBowler
    51 - Dgaf
    52 - wvhellbilly
    53 - Xradkins
    54 - fizzer
    55 - JWalker
    56 - Gtp_Unleashed159
    57 - hooker4
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  21. goofytyler

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    Thank you @KTR5 for putting my entries in for me
     
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  23. Rockhound18

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    Thanks to those who posted info on headsets. Really glad to learn that I can use a headset to communicate while leaving game audio through my tv / audio system.
     
  24. Neovre

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    INTRODUCTION
    This is a little bit late but in response to the racecraft tutorial people have been talking about.

    I plan on making short videos of demonstration of racecraft for the combos each week. These demonstration passes will mostly be passes that require some thought into it more than just overwhelming your opponent with sheer speed from corner exit to corner entry such as the dominating skills a D1 driver would have over a D8 driver.

    I do hope I can generate these posts consistently each week but that depends on whether I see a great pass done and also the time I am able to spend on making these posts, but I do plan on doing at least 1 or 2 per new combo each week if possible. It will get more organized as it goes on.

    The format of the video will be a simple replay of the pass such as the one you will see below.
    PLEASE READ THE TEXT BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO in order to get the full picture of the thought process leading up to the pass.

    The objective of these posts is to help some folks see the way I analyze the combo, the opponent and hopefully inspire them to do the same in future combos to promote better wheel to wheel and side by side action as opposed to clicking super fast laps. Meaning driving techniques to go faster will not be much discussed here. (we have the yellow room for that I believe)

    NOW LET'S GET TO THE MAIN COURSE
    3000GT Grand Valley Raceway Combo


    Analysis:
    I haven't done much laps prior to the race below but I already saw that it will be a combo that promotes tight, packed driving due to the lack of acceleration power in the car, the rather grippy Sports Medium tires in contrast to the power of the car, the car being slightly understeery and the lengthy straights. That also means that passing will be difficult as having more skill will only give you less than half a second advantage.

    The result would be it's hard to get alongside into the braking zone or you will need a late lunge into an early apex only to be able to get alongside coming out of the corner which is very dangerous to begin with.

    The first half of the video demonstrates how equal the cars are and time lost is time lost as demonstrated in the 2nd gear hairpin into the first tunnel when I tried to late apex but ended up losing a bit more time.
    hooker4 did a great job withstanding the pressure as we have been nose to tail for a lap or 2 plus a little bit of fender rubbing.

    The Move:

    As we approached the final tunnel for the last time, in order to get into a position to attack I need to be alongside going into a corner, AND on the right(correct) side. Facing a determined hooker4 I feinted to the inside and showed my nose right before we start braking.

    Of course there is no way I can outbrake hooker, the intent of showing my nose and staying on the inside line was to break his concentration at the moment he needed to hit the brakes and also to make it look like I am going to make a desperate move. This is what they call forcing an error out of your opponent.

    In reality, I just drove as if he wasn't there, focusing on making the apex and not overshoot it. That way if hooker4 didn't outbrake himself and decides to cut back into the apex I won't be squished because he is still fully ahead of me. But the tactic worked or he misjudged the speed himself (would be nice if you could clarify and tell us from your point of view on this @hooker4 ) I was able to get alongside him going into the next corner.

    I actually made a slight mistake and ran a little bit wide as you will see on the tight left hander, but the key point here is staying alongside hooker4 and go straight for the apex curb. that way you have the initiative and most of the time able to get on the throttle slightly earlier that the car on the outside line.

    Finally going into the final corner, as it is a fairly fast corner, the car on the outside line will definitely scrub a bit more speed trying to hold his line and because his turn in point is dictated by the turn in point of the car on the inside line, even thought the winning margin isn't huge but it is JOB DONE.

    If you were able to bear with that long post, congratulations. :cheers:
    Now enjoy the motion pictures as it unfolds. :cheers:



    Feedbacks are welcomed, hope at least some of you will find this helpful. I will try and make it shorter next time.
     
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  25. cmbeal317

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    I can't wait till they release the SLS GT3 in Assetto Corsa, it's great in GT6 and I don't even want to think how much time I'll spend driving once it's out for AC.

    Oh, and we need this in GT6 too...
    (I've been lucky enough to have seen both of these last month, and the SLS BS is my #1 dream car)
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    North end of Cumberland Plateau on edge of Big South Fork
     
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    On the GT6 Facebook page official Senna gameplay has been released. And there is another F1 style car that is white. If anyone watches let me know what that car is.
     
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  28. GTP_Nail

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    Most likely hisF3 Ralt..the progression will be....Kart...Ralt...Lotus.
     
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  29. CoachMK21

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    For those who haven't seen it on facebook. What tracks are those?

     
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  30. Jakedog23

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    Brands Hatch and Monza definaltly.