Originally Posted by dcramer
Or stated another way do R-comps really break away faster than street tires ?
I think you are getting what the others are saying about r-comps wrong. They don't 'break away' faster, it's that you are going much faster when they break loose, therefore making it harder for an unskilled driver to recover if they don't know what they are doing. Also they mask alot of driver mistakes since the limits are higher, so typically screwing up on r-comps has bigger consequences.
Also this is only one school of thought, which differs, everyone is different and learn differently, but this is a more cautious/safer approach to build up speed gradually.
It would probably be akin to jumping into an F1 car without and track or racing experience, you probably want to start off with something easier to learn on...