Welcome to the SlideFX Headquarters Established 1-15-2010 Our team colors are Baby Seal Tears with Unicorn Fart Metallic colored wheels. We here at Slide Effects are a close-knit group of friends that share a passion for cars, drifting, and motorsports in general. The team started on Forza 3, forged from individuals that found commonality in going sideways, and soon solidified itself as a respected team. Our team did not earn respect through battling and personal records, but instead from being involved in the community, helping others, and keeping clear of drama. We dont like to take things too seriously, either, we're always up for a good laugh and it definitely shows when we get together for a slide. We will continue on in Forza 3 as that's where it all started, but there's nothing wrong with being multi-platform. Regardless, we're making a partial move over to Gran Turismo 5 and this will be the place where we have general discussions, share photos, organize sessions, and more. Feel free to stop by and get involved, meet the team and hopefully have a cheap laugh or two! See you on the track! We are recruiting by invite only. Roster: SFX Adavicro Team Leader Name: Adam Age: 24 Location: Arkansas, USA PSN ID: SFX_Adavicro ALT ID: Adavicro XBL GT: SFX Adavicro GTP: Adavicro Favorite Track: Toscana Favorite Section: Circuito de Madrid Reverse Weapon of Choice: 1970 Dodge Challenger RM Sidearm: Nissan Silvia S13 / Sprinter Trueno AE86 Wheel or Controller?: Wheel Fun Fact: I merge without looking. Quote: "Hey Canada, got a mic?" SFX Pwner Co-Leader Name: Jeremy Age: 25 Location: New York, USA PSN ID: SFX_Pwner ALT ID: CurrentlyFapping XBL GT: I RagingPwner I GTP: RagingPwner Favorite Track: Tsukuba Favorite Section: Undetermined Weapon of Choice: Corvette ZR1 Sidearm: 1969 Camaro RM Wheel or Controller?: Controller Fun Fact: I sound like I'm 10 years old. Quote: "I'm boring so I don't have a quote." SFX Fadam Member Name: Adam Age: 21 Location: England, UK PSN ID: SFX_Fadz ALT ID: Fadam23 XBL GT: SFX Fadam GTP: Fadam Favorite Track: Toscana Favorite Section: Undetermined Weapon of Choice: BMW M3 E92 Sidearm: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Wheel or Controller?: Wheel Fun Fact: I solve problems by shouting. Quote: "Niceeeeee" SFX Dcube Member Name: Jason Age: 30 Location: New York, USA PSN ID: SFX_Cubekiller ALT ID: DCUBEx XBL GT: SFX Dcube GTP: dcube Favorite Track: Autumn Ring Mini Reverse Favorite Section: Undetermined Weapon of Choice: Maserati GranTurismo Sidearm: Some Random Race Car Wheel or Controller?: Wheel Fun Fact: I hate everyone. Quote: "Christopher, I'm going to kill you." SFX CircuitHero Member Name: Andy Age: 20 Location: New York, USA PSN ID: SFX_CircuitHero ALT ID: DC2CircuitHero XBL GT: SJD Blu3diamond GTP: DC2CircuitHero Favorite Track: Autumn Ring Mini Reverse Favorite Section: Undetermined Weapon of Choice: Mecedes C63 Sidearm: Nissan S14 Wheel or Controller?: Wheel Fun Fact: I only know 2 facts about ducks and they're both wrong. Quote: "Word!" SFX Kustomz Member Name: Matt Age: 25 Location: Michigan, USA PSN ID: SFX_Kustomz ALT ID: BS_Kustomz XBL GT: LumpyTunic GTP: BS_Kustomz Favorite Track: Special Route Stage 5 Favorite Section: Circuito de Madrid Reverse Weapon of Choice: Sprinter Trueno AE86 Sidearm: Renault 5 Turbo Wheel or Controller?: Wheel Fun Fact: I am ranked #287 in the world on the Monza drift sector in a VW Beetle. Quote: "I have a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it." SFX BkS Member Name: Baljit Age: 17 Location: Scotland, UK PSN ID: SFX_BkS ALT ID: BkS-y0 XBL GT: SFX-BkS GTP: BkS Favorite Track: Nurburgring 24 Hours Favorite Section: Suzuka Weapon of Choice: BMW E85 Z4. Sidearm: Jaguar S-Type R Wheel or Controller?: Wheel Fun Fact: I shout a lot at my wee brother. Quote: "Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer!" SFX Nightpyre Member Name: David Age: 33 Location: Virginia, USA PSN ID: SFX_Nightpyre ALT ID: Nightpyre- GTP: Nightpyre Favorite Track: Circuito de Madrid Reverse Favorite Section: Circuito de Madrid Reverse Weapon of Choice: RX-7 Spirit R Sidearm: Nismo 380RS Super Leggera Wheel or Controller?: Controller Fun Fact: I've raced in the real world. Quote: "Blame Canada!" About the SlideFX lobbies: General Info: Typical Maximum Players Allowed: 5-12 Times that you may see the lobby online: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM CST or 6:00 PM GMT - 6:00 AM GMT Our team hosts regular drifting lobbies on nearly a daily basis and everyone is welcome. We drift, we cruise, we chill and just generally try to have fun. For anyone who wants to practice, learn, or just have some tandems with randoms feel free to come by and hopefully you'll have a good time. Below is general information about the lobby we host in hopes it will be of use. Also, it should be noted that you won't see a "normal" track rotation filled with your usual Tsukuba, Suzuka then Fuji and back again, but a more varied selection. Sure we visit those tracks, but with over 60+ custom layouts there's always something new going on. From sprawling Toscana tracks to tight kart layouts there's a little bit of everything. We might even slide around on some snow or gravel in our FR drifters just for fun. Some well known and also underground sections from the regular GT5 track list will also show their ugly faces often, with sections from Madrid Reverse, Deep Forest, Grand Valley, Cape Ring and many, many others. Lobby Notes:* RWD Only FR Layout Preferred Unlimited Horsepower Comfort Medium/Comfort Hard Only All Assists Off, ABS is allowed Grip/Track Edge set to Real Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption Off Damage is Off Mic is preferred, but not necessary Use Common Sense Have Fun Common Courtesy:* I really shouldn't have to put this here, but it's just a heads up for anyone that would like to know good drifting etiquette as far as being respectful on the track is concerned. The No Overtaking Policy -- It's common sense really, don't overtake unless it's necessary. When drifting with other people, the goal should be to try to follow their line to the best of your abilities, not try to grip up and time attack through the inside. So please, try to hold a tandem line for as long as possible. Sometimes it is okay to overtake the car in front of you, like when they are spinning out, or taking a painfully wide and slow line. As above, use common sense. Hey, wait up dude! -- Seriously, wait on people that are looking to tandem, especially newer drifters. It can be on the straights, or wherever there is a break in the action, but show some courtesy and wait up for people that fall behind. We all join online lobbies to drift near other people, right? Bumps and Bruises -- There are going to be crashes, and scrapes, that's part of drifting. Just don't go all Rambo on everyone and start crashing for no reason. Simple. Wow, Stay Still -- When you spin in front of other people, especially on a tight track, try to stay put. Let other drivers pass before you pull out in front of everyone, I don't know how many awesome trains have been ruined by people being careless. Finally... Don't take it too serious -- Although there are these "rules" and "courtesy tips" that doesn't mean they're written in stone. For the most part, the lobby is laid back and we have fun, most of the time its a lot of random good times. When things do get serious business, though, it's nice to have some order. Just use your brain and all will be gravy. * These rules apply when we are drifting. For cruising, touge, etc. some things may be changed.