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Old 04-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 View Post
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.
Actually this is what I argued in the first place is that they break away the same, but at a faster speed. There is actually some evidence to the contrary, but I'd like to find more.

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.
FWIW, my formative years of driving were spent driving mostly sideways, first in a field when I was 14, then on country roads. Recovering from slides is not a new concept.
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