22 May 2010
Drifting for Beginners - How to Drift car in 3 easy steps
Drift course seems easy enough to drive fast and get your car to the side and rear tires smoke. But as you know if you've ever tried to drift, is not as easy as you see on the big screen.
Here's a short drifting lesson for beginners. The very basics of drifting. First, here's what you need:
1. You need a car - preferably rear wheel drive.
2. It should be a manual car preferably. Automatics are harder to drift but not impossible.
3.You have to go practice a large outdoor area where legally and safely. Drift days the place to go.
4.You need extra tires. Obviously.
Now, here's what to do:
1. You want to practice doing circles or donuts in one spot on the donut pad or wide open flat area around a pilon / cone. DON'T go straight to the circuit trying to drift around corners on your first time attempting drift.
Do donuts right, then change and do circles to the left. Start with small circles, then become more.
2. Once you've mastered the donuts, you can start using the handbrake and try some 180 degree spins. Create two Pilon about 100 yards away and up and back doing 180 revolutions handbrake.
You should not try to drift the turns, however, just get used to your hand brake and feel the slide of your car. Once you can get it without problems, you can try to drift off the slide.
NOTE: Keep the handbrake on for longer than a split second. Slide it right around with the handbrake until you're facing the way you want to go then you can power out.
3. Keep two Pilon where they are now able to treat them eight adrift in the Pylon. As we do in turns of 180 degrees, using the handbrake to slide around and be in a straight line, wait in line to the other side of the curtain at the other end. Repeat the procedure to try to advance toward the pylon with his bumper RONTÓ you - playing the cleavage - like professional drift drivers!
Try these tips for beginners driving before touching the ground and everything your car. Like any sport, practice makes perfect and good training to learn to drive when will keep you and your car safely, so you can live to drive another day.