Is this the perfect Scandinavian Flick? | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/s7gQFPVf13Q

Is the Scandinavian Flick one of the best ways to navigate a corner on slippery surfaces like dirt, snow and ice? Yes.

Does the Scandinavian Flick also look cool as hell? Also yes.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/16/21 4:00 p.m.

Is this a perfect Scandinavian flick?  No.

Is this a damn entertaining corner where time was lost, but more than made up for in style points?  Hell yes.

The Scandinavian flick isn't the fastest way around a dry(ish) asphalt corner, and this was way over done anyway.  But he/she/they more than made up for the loss of time with an epically overdone flick that scored more style points than seconds lost. 

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/16/21 7:20 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:

Is this a perfect Scandinavian flick?  No.

Is this a damn entertaining corner where time was lost, but more than made up for in style points?  Hell yes.

The Scandinavian flick isn't the fastest way around a dry(ish) asphalt corner, and this was way over done anyway.  But he/she/they more than made up for the loss of time with an epically overdone flick that scored more style points than seconds lost. 

this, exactly. Doing a flick on tarmac is almost always going to lose time and is really only done to implement a show-move, except maybe in some extremely tight switchback-type turns. It's really a move for a pendulum turn on loose or slippery surfaces to avoid understeer through a tight decelerating turn (e.g. rally or ice racing). 

This is the perfect scandinavian flick, by the master.

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
11/16/21 8:17 p.m.

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

Those Audis handled... poorly.   With all that polar inertia and no center differential, they had to be thrown around if you wanted them to rotate, even on tarmac.

Video is showboating, but even in the Group 4 era where the car came from, the serious-for-time drivers were doing a lot of seemingly unneeded forcefulness.

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/16/21 8:24 p.m.
irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/16/21 8:44 p.m.

The turn in that video most certainly didn't require any kind of flick at all...........between the entry, turn, and exit, it took about twice as long as simply straight braking, turn, and accellerate with a car with that kind of power.  Or just a solid-state slide without all the theatrics.

Still looked cool, of course. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/16/21 9:21 p.m.

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

You're negating the most important part of that corner, which made taking it in that fashion completely necessary, spectator point. 

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