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. Noob01_lmdead

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    by rumble strip you mean this area here indicated in red?: so my wheels can be as shown in blue?
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  2. THRASH

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    Yes but don’t get comfortable doing that cause it’s 18 laps and the one lap you really cut it, penalty city.
     
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  3. vsfit

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    No penalty there. But I would advise not trying it in a pack, door-to-door. I expect others to disagree with me on this, but what I see as a steward is that people are not prepared for how much the cars handling characteristics change in race conditions when they make the choice to use them as you've shown. You are making the choice to race others with two of your wheels off the track and two wheels on an uneven surface with less traction than the race surface.

    If you're going to do it, just practice as much as you can under race conditions. Practice braking on and across the rumble strip and get used to how much the car lifts when you hit the rumble strip and how much it settles back down into the regular race surface. Save your practice race replays and watch the trajectory angles from chase cam as you cross over the rumble strips, it'll give you a good idea of how much the cars actually move depending on the angle and speed you hit the rumble strips at.
     
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  4. Noob01_lmdead

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    completely agree on this, dont want to be penalized, so far I have no incidents, dont want to have my first one. just wanted to be sure i was not on penalty zone.
    thanks for the advise.
     
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  5. Fudman420

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    This combo should be interesting. The way I have found to push my time under the mid division lap is using every bit of the track in that section. If I'm reading the qualifying rules correct that isn't a valid position for qualifying? Doesn't the ORL read all parts of the car have to stay within the track boundary?
     
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  6. Nick Cannella

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    I have been hosting D4/D5 for the last several weeks, but it's probably not a good idea if I host tonight. Columbus Ohio has severe wind and rain advisories and warnings through 11pm tonight. The city typically loses power if the squirrels don't get enough nuts to keep the wheels moving, if you catch my drift.
    I would hate to be hosting tonight and lose power and internet, which I am planning on happening.
    I will be at practice however, and can resume hosting Thursday night practice next week.
     
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  7. Sean Renon

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    @JLBowler @zer05ive and anyone else on the bod.

    When I am racing on Sundays I typically do replays - it's something I was volunteered to do, and I will continue to do it, but I have only done it 3-4 times and I'm still getting used to it.
    My apologies on including the periods.in.my.formatting.this.past.week it was the first week I had a keyboard to do the typing and it was a muscle memory thing because I input a lot of data at work in a similar way.

    I will try and use the normal formatting from now on of XXXXYYZZD1R1R1

    Also - I do upload the replays directly after saving them so I don't have to go back after the races are done and reupload.
     
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  8. JLBowler

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    Track boundaries are the same for qualifying as they are for the race. Track boundaries can be found in the SNAIL OLR P&G thread. Specifically at this link.
     
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  9. TexasJDC

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    Easiest thing for replay uploading is before the night starts type out everything copy all and after the race it's just paste and filling in r#r# that's what I've done hope it helps some of the other replay uploaders
     
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  10. TomMang_68

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    Ok so it looks like we need a couple volunteers to host practice tonight

    Any takers?

    I’m open to host D4/D5 room unless someone with a better connection steps forward
     
  11. thracerviewr

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    I hosted last week for D1/D2, I'll do it again this week.
    I'll use the same format as last week:
    From 9 - 9:30 I'll run each combo for 10 mins. Then at 9:30 I'll go back to combo one, 5 mins to put in a time and then we do two races. Same for combo two and three.
     
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  12. Rednose58

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    Looks like we have enough volunteers for tonight. Thanks @TomMang_68 for D4/D5 (and half of D3)

    Looks like @Neutty and @thracerviewr has to agree on who will take the lead for D1/D2 (and half of D3) Thanks!

    I will not be available tonight.
     
  13. THRASH

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    Take it from me, since I came back to Snail I’m a professional at getting penalties. Trying to not do that anymore lol
     
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  14. thracerviewr

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    @Neutty said he was unavailable ;)
     
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  15. Rednose58

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    :banghead:
     
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  16. Neutty

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    I can probably host next week but I just got home from Columbus Ohio and I haven’t seen my wife since Monday. ALSO!!!

    My wife and I just had lunch with @SAMHAIN85 and @src_ej6 at the best BBQ place in the nation called KC JOES (formerly known as Oklahoma joes). Sam doesn’t look anything like I pictured him to look like and yes he’s just as cool in person as he is in chat. Src is pretty much exactly what I pictured him to look like (lol) but overall it was awesome to get together with a couple of other snails for some awesome BBQ!! I didn’t think about getting a picture until my wife and I got home, kicking myself for that but we will meet again sometime.

    Now, i need everyone to get onto @src_ej6 to let me build him a rig for his house!!!
     
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  17. THRASH

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    99% sure @Herimopp89 & I are going drinking at a Phantoms game next season or a Phillies game, who knows lol anyone in the northeast is more then welcome to watch some hockey with us
     
  18. Nick Cannella

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    @Neutty, wish I had known you were in the C-bus this week. We could have met up as well.
     
  19. Herimopp89

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    Yes hoping to go on a vacation this year too

     
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  20. Neutty

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    I knew you were there but I was with my company the whole time. I didn’t have time to get away.
     
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  21. stelephant

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    Pics or it didn’t happen.

    Seriously though, three adults, with three phones, and no pictures? ;)
     
  22. Pigems

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    Qualifying on Mayabi on Sunday will be interesting, won’t the first guys be finishing before the last guys start on such a short track? Do you do it in two smaller groups?
     
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  23. Fudman420

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    i asked the same thing and i guess we will run 2 groups if needed.
     
  24. SAMHAIN85

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    Great meeting up with you and your old lady @Neutty and @src_ej6

    Hands down the best bbq I've ever had.
     
  25. Pigems

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    Thanks, that seems like the simplest solution, I haven’t been around long enough to have seen this come up before so I was curious. :)
     
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  26. Mully465

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    Yes, there will be more than one group. We have done it before on this track
     
  27. Herimopp89

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    Depends on the size of.your room any personally I think 6 drivers spaced out 5 seconds gives you a good balance
     
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  28. Nick Cannella

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    Well if it’s D5 we’ll have 4, maybe 5 people show up to race (out of 18 on the roster) so it shouldn’t be a problem for us.
     
  29. thracerviewr

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    D1/D2 practice room open:

    Room closed. Merged with Tom's room.

     
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  30. TomMang_68

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    D4 D5 room up

    D3 has option of going to either room

    0475 4251 0547 9253 5108
     
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