Drifting 101 featuring the Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya
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Side (E-Brake) Drifting
By pulling the side brakes, you push the rear end of the car out. Practice spin turns using the side brake without stepping on the gas.
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Shift Lock Drifting
Practice the method of driving in 3rd gear and shift lock to turn the car sideways.
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The Power Over Drift
If you have a powerful car with plenty of horsepower, by flooring the gas as you come out of a corner to tail slide.
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The Braking Drift
First, bring the weight of the car to the rear. The tip of the car goes down when you step on the brakes. Then, you let the shifting weight move the rear end out.
The Feint Drift
Drive straight, then jerk to the outside and swing back inwards.
The Ultra Combo
After practicing the different techniques, try out mixing them together on the track.
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The Kansei drifting technique
Dive into the corner at full speed and release the gas instead of breaking.
Keiichi Tsuchiya's role in the 'Initial D' manga series
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