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    Samething really, but i notice it's been renamed as drifting these days, blame the film Fast+Furious I suppose.

    Looks really good to watch, but ain't that hard to do, turn right full pedal, as the backside steps out opp lock the wheel and enjoy the ride

    I wonder why it never ghot rebranded as Needeling or Tiffing yrs ago

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    I still call it going sideways , drifting , bluddy youngsters , dosent sound as good if i say i learnt to drift in an austin A40 farina on crossplys , fantastic car for lots of fun under the speed limit

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    I think its an appropriate name for the youngsters to use..

    When I was younger, we were out tooling around with Escort MKII's, Sierra Cosworths etc. but powersliding for short periods, as drifting was 'pointless' due to loss of speed.. and also, not many cars could 'drift' on tarmac due to the amount of power needed.

    These new generation of turbo cars are a different thing all together, drifting is easily possible in just about any rear wheel modern turbo car... still pointless though in my opinion !!! - just FLASH !!

    EDIT: ......and I dont understand why you have to ruin a perfectly good pair of tyres... just stick some water on the track, or loose gravel ????

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    It was interesting to note that all but the most powerful cars at the Pod last weekend had to use their handbrake to start the slide off. Think there were a few Skylines that had enough go in them to get the drift on but the rest were pants.

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    DB7 Vantage GT's go well sidewards

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    My Capri's used to do it real easy, especially the 2.8, she'd lap it up on roundabouts, glad to say i've matured now, I know this cos I owned two Omegas and never tried either of them out sideways.

    As the current adds say....this is done under controlled etc, so anyone reading who fancies a go at it, do it at the track where safety is laid on, it's not hard to do, but keeping it under your control rather than the cars is a skill.

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    drifting and power sliding are not the same; drifting is when the back end comes round; power sliding is when the front looses grip and your keep going in the dirrection of travel, rather than turning in the dirrection of the wheels.

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    So your saying drift goes round a bend, power sliding goes into the wall?

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    Well I did both in the rain and that's why I ended up in a lamp post but yes.

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    front wheel drive cars are prone to power sliding obviously and rear wheel drifting. Although, if you put thinner and lower quality tyres on the back, the vectra will drift quite excessivly.

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