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Skidpad practice?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by slcasner, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. slcasner

    slcasner Member

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    I'm now down to the wear bars on all four tires, so I'm about to replace them. But before I do, is there some place in the SF Bay Area where a person can legally get in some skidpad practice? (I recall a note from wiztecy about a similar exercise at a particular street intersection, but that sounds a bit dicey to me.)
     
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    #2 wiztecy, Sep 13, 2013
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    Here's a suggestion :)

     
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    If a Roadster went over some of those jumps, there would be a salvaged Roadster for me to buy on the market the next day. Notice the damage the Fiesta took when it landed?
     
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    #4 wiztecy, Sep 13, 2013
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    Schedule yourself in for a skidpad session:
    TD.com Schedule

    You know I was being sarcastic about that video right!? Hope you know I've got more knack and skills to jump a Roadster :)

    Sheez, one can't even take a Roadster over a bad road to bridge transition... let alone jump it. Anyways.... video shows some wild drifts in the city with some awesome footage. If you're sponsored who cares about how many parts fly after a jump as long as you got the shot! Its not your baby but a serigate so use it and abuse it.
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    Haha, wiztecy I know you were joking. That video was seriously awesome, and I have no idea how they got half of the city shut down to make that video.
     
  6. slcasner

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    Thanks for the td.com suggestion, wiztecy. I'm afraid that might be for drivers more skilled at drifting than I am, though.
     
  7. wiztecy

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    I'd just call them and let them know what you need and want to do with the Roadster, they may be able to accommodate or at least refer you to a track that will.
     
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    Yeah that was impressive. Wonder what they had to pay to get the Golden Gate bridge closed for a few minutes. I watched the video about making that video and they said the city knew it would get millions of hits so they cooperated assuming it would generate tourist visits. It's full of iconic SF sites. When he did the barge burn-outs they had a crew of rescue divers on hand in case he skidded off the edge.

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    This video also has some good ideas for you slcasner. It's one of my favorite Roadster vids. Love the scene where he pulls into the gas station.
    http://insideevs.com/video-tesla-roadster-driven-maniacally-by-hollands-fastest-man/
     
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    Really wish our Roadsters handled like the Alfa Romeo 4C:
    The Alfa Romeo 4C Is Better Than You Thought It Would Be

    Amazing having such a short wheel base but able to drift so controlably! Its wide which helps with control for sure... I hope the next gen Roadster can top this!

    ...can't believe I saw drilled rotors on this still. Slots please, not drilled.
     

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