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      01-30-2013, 07:25 PM   #23
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Getting OT...but I sometimes blip the throttle with my ankle or the side of my footas well. Whatever makes you comfy and works.

The real problem isn't trying to reach the throttle or having pencil feet. The key is being able to control the brake with a portion of your foot. Everytime I brake in my 330, my foot in only covering the outer 3rd of the pedal, no matter if I will heel toe or not.
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The rolling of the right side of my right foot onto the throttle works best for me, and is the most controlled. There was a time I was making a mistake trying to brake and blip much too close to the turn.
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Getting OT...but I sometimes blip the throttle with my ankle or the side of my footas well. Whatever makes you comfy and works.

The real problem isn't trying to reach the throttle or having pencil feet. The key is being able to control the brake with a portion of your foot. Everytime I brake in my 330, my foot in only covering the outer 3rd of the pedal, no matter if I will heel toe or not.
now your just trying to show off. Don't wanna hear it! Sometimes I drive with my shoes off and use my pinky toe for the blip.
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now your just trying to show off. Don't wanna hear it! Sometimes I drive with my shoes off and use my pinky toe for the blip.
I'm almost there. I still have to use my two small toes..
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I'm almost there. I still have to use my two small toes..
Great we are no longer friends. I have trouble feeling comfortable threshold braking with just the ball of my foot. Worked on it last week when it was wet so slower speeds and didn't go well. Slow and dangerous!
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Great we are no longer friends. I have trouble feeling comfortable threshold braking with just the ball of my foot. Worked on it last week when it was wet so slower speeds and didn't go well. Slow and dangerous!
Lol. I usually use a performance training running shoe. Usually less than 10oz and they have a lot of feel but the soles are a little wider than your typical driving shoe. I'm wearing the Nike Lunarlites for now. Some wear those shoe glove thingies. I can't imagine the feeling of my toes being separated like that. It would drive me absolutely nuts.

In the video below is a good example of what I was talking about. Fast forward to 2:47. I'm modulating the brakes into the corner and I downshift at 2:52. Seriously, it just takes practice and getting the muscle memory down. Trust me, I was a mess until right before that event last Sept.

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Is any one of you running an Ultimate Pedal?

I installed one with the upper left extension (check out their site to know what that means). The end result is that in heavy braking on track I heel & toe with the ball of the foot and heel on the gas (foot turned at an angle towards the brake pedal), but I can still heel & toe when braking gentler by just rolling the right side of my foot onto the gas (breathing on the gas with the right outer edge of the foot). That is made possible because my gas pedal is both a bit higher (thickness of the aluminum pedal) and a bit wider (pedal extension). It's close to the point where I can try it on almost every downshift (except traffic crawling), for practice.

They're not expensive or hard to install, I think if you have a bit of trouble doing the heel&toe you should give it a go.
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Lol. I usually use a performance training running shoe. Usually less than 10oz and they have a lot of feel but the soles are a little wider than your typical driving shoe. I'm wearing the Nike Lunarlites for now. Some wear those shoe glove thingies. I can't imagine the feeling of my toes being separated like that. It would drive me absolutely nuts.

In the video below is a good example of what I was talking about. Fast forward to 2:47. I'm modulating the brakes into the corner and I downshift at 2:52. Seriously, it just takes practice and getting the muscle memory down. Trust me, I was a mess until right before that event last Sept.

yeah vibram. i have a set that i tried out once not on track and dont like it. i use those for squats and deads. works well for that.
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That's often the problem I have. Locking rear when threshold braking. For the most part I've worked around my lack of heal toe to the point I don't unsettle the car when I don't do it.
I usually get the timing right @ TWS, but this being a new track and not braking as hard, threw my timing. I guess like everything, practice makes perfect!

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Getting OT...but I sometimes blip the throttle with my ankle or the side of my footas well. Whatever makes you comfy and works.

The real problem isn't trying to reach the throttle or having pencil feet. The key is being able to control the brake with a portion of your foot. Everytime I brake in my 330, my foot in only covering the outer 3rd of the pedal, no matter if I will heel toe or not.
I have tried blipping with rolling foot or using the heel. No preference, I just need more practice and MSR was a new track, which amplified my pencil feet. Haha!

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The rolling of the right side of my right foot onto the throttle works best for me, and is the most controlled. There was a time I was making a mistake trying to brake and blip much too close to the turn.
Done that one before and almost spun.

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Is any one of you running an Ultimate Pedal?

I installed one with the upper left extension (check out their site to know what that means). The end result is that in heavy braking on track I heel & toe with the ball of the foot and heel on the gas (foot turned at an angle towards the brake pedal), but I can still heel & toe when braking gentler by just rolling the right side of my foot onto the gas (breathing on the gas with the right outer edge of the foot). That is made possible because my gas pedal is both a bit higher (thickness of the aluminum pedal) and a bit wider (pedal extension). It's close to the point where I can try it on almost every downshift (except traffic crawling), for practice.

They're not expensive or hard to install, I think if you have a bit of trouble doing the heel&toe you should give it a go.
Sound like a good idea!

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Your feet are really narrow. You know what they say about people with narrow feet?




They are really cool people to hang out with because you can make fun of their narrow feet.
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Your feet are really narrow. You know what they say about people with narrow feet?




They are really cool people to hang out with because you can make fun of their narrow feet.
Haha! Good one! Yes, my 8's are nothing to brag about!
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