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Basic Drifting...328 weeks ago
The basic driving techniques used in drifting are constant, though each car and driver will employ some subset of these techniques. They include:

Hand-brake or Emergency brake drift - The hand-brake is pulled to induce rear traction loss. This is generally the most common technique used to lock up the rear wheels in a FWD vehicle by inexperienced drivers, attempting to "drift". Also, this technique is used heavily in drift competitions to drift large corners.

Power oversteer or Powerslide - This drift is performed when entering a corner at full throttle to produce heavy oversteer through the turn. The excess power causes the drive wheels to lose traction in a RWD or AWD car. This is the most typical drifting technique for all-wheel drive cars.

Lift off, Lift throttle, or Taking In - By closing the accelerator while cornering at very high speeds, cars with relatively neutral handling will begin to slide, simply from the weight transfer resulting from engine braking. The drift is controlled afterwards by steering inputs from the driver and light pedal work, similar to the Braking drift.

Shift lock - Initiated by downshifting (usually from third to second or fourth to third, and using a very fast shift) instead of braking, without rev-matching, causing the drive wheels to lock momentarily. Helpful for very tight corners, allowing the driver to approach the corner at a slower speed and lower revs, while allowing quick acceleration when exiting the corner. This technique can be very damaging to the engine if mis-used as the ECU is unable to rev limit when the engine is oversped by the rear wheels. Premature downshifters are called "Rod Stretchers".

Braking Drift - This drift is performed by braking into a corner, so that the car can transfer weight to the front. This immediately followed by throttle in a RWD car causes the rear wheels to lose traction.

Clutch kick - This is done by "kicking" the clutch (pushing in, then out, usually more than one time in a drift for adjustment in a very fast manner) to send a shock through the powertrain, upsetting the car's balance. This causes the rear wheels to slip.

Inertia (Feint) drift - This is done by transferring the weight of car towards the outside of a turn by first turning away from the turn and then quickly turning back using the inertia of the rear of the car to swing into to the desired drifting line. Sometimes the hand-brake will be applied while transferring the weight of the car towards the outside to lock the rear wheels and help the rear swing outwards.This type of drifting causes the car to accelerate faster afterwards, because of momentum built up while drifting.

Dirt drop - This is done by dropping the rear tires off the road to maintain or gain drift angle. Only permissible when there is dirt or foliage near the edge of or to the side of the track.
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