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Subie Gal @ DirtFish Rally School
Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:33 PM
Sweet, yes I did it! I went to DirtFish and did the 1 day school.
Very cool. Really!
The school was a blast and I lucked out and had SNOW to play in!
(you guys here in the NW know how lucky that really is...)
For those of you not familiar:
Photog stud Aaron Kathman snapped a few of me dusting off the cobwebs.... (really, that did not take long!)
You share seat time with other students so when I was not in car I made sure to snap a couple of some of the other students in the class
I'm sure most of you have heard of DirtFish
I know there are a ton of reviews out there but wow....
It really was fun! More than I expected....
I do have to say that their STi's were a real treat to drive as they've got a nice rally setup.
Mud flaps, proper tires, full skids, roll cage, rally suspension, and the brake bias removed...
(watch that last one!)
Everyone at DirtFish is so genuinely nice, accomodating....
You will not want to leave.
*cough* I didn't want to leave.... and still want to be there.
It's not far from my house... I may start stalking them.
Think I can ditch the po-po when they call them???
Enjoy the pix, I will try to post a few more as time permits
Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:38 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:48 AM
Very cool Jamie. Must be nice to push around someone else's car. Why did your instructor have that "deer in the headlights" look? You had everything under control!
No, my instructor was very cool, and very patient with me.
I wanted to drive how I drive, not the way he wanted me to 'learn' their methods.
Eventually, I let go, un-learned - to relearn the tricks/tips/skills they are trying to teach in the class.
It worked, pretty cool stuff! I had a fantastic time - seriously !
But yes, admittedly the best part of the day for me was the end of day run where I was finally allowed to trailbrake like a mad dog all over the course
Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:21 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:40 AM
So what is it that they are trying to teach? Anything useful to an old fart like me?
Less hand movement, more weight distribution.
I have very busy hands. I did tidy them up quite a bit by days end.
I also realized I am much less of a left-foot-braking driver
- and much more of a trail braking monster
There is for sure a difference in application and method.
(yes, they teach LF braking, even to a complete novice)
And somehow, in the middle of all of this, I ended up being in the local news.
hahahaaa... how lucky is that? Link below:
Students at DirtFish Rally School take the sport for a spin
Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:06 AM
Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:10 PM
Looks pretty awesome. I'd like to give this a try someday.
it's a pretty damn cool experience. bring a camera.....
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