With the start of the Formula Drift season still two months away, Ryan Tuerck has found a great way to keep himself busy. He somehow managed to get private access to a twisty mounted road somewhere on the East Coast and then proceeded to have some fun in his 1J-powered S13. This video is the result. I like the simple style that director Andrew Laputka has used here, with the car and the driver doing the talking – the way it should be.
That was f*cking dope! I was enjoying that sh*t all 30 times i watched it. Man he makes it look easy. Great directing, really great directing. I gotta watch that again gotdamn.
i escape to nature to get away when the rest of the world gets too busy. the best way to do that is a spirited romp through nature with the windows down.
The decision to make this video without some stupid as hell song in the background was the CORRECT decision.
I love this video. 180sx, country road and such control. As much as I appreciate Tuerck 'clowning' around with his missiles.
He has gone a whole new level on this one!!!!! Love it.
This might be an incredibly stupid question BUT I'm asking it anyway: what is that really loud buzzing noise? Is that just a very open turbo system?
Sick video and he's got talent, but I have a question for you guys out there who are way into drifting: Why is it that most modern day "pro" drifters use the hand brake so much?
I recall watching Keiichi Tsuchiya videos from what seems like forever ago and he was always saying using the side brake is a beginner's drifting technique. When I see Formula D etc it seems like there is so much use of the handbrake. I'm not trying to talk shit, I'm just genuinely curious. For some reason I thought a great drifter was one who could use the inertia of the vehicle and the throttle / brake to initiate and maintain a drift.
Just curious. Nice vide, great driving, cool car.
No wide open air field, multiple lanes, or 20 sets of tire marks here...watch and learn Ken Block. Ryan Tuerck is THE MAN!
I really like how, in most of the shots, he's laying down the first set of tire marks. Another awesome video from Tuerk.
@ZUhrig so true. the sound of the event was enough to keep the ears entertained.
@ZUhrig Second that!
Incredible vid tho. So clean and simple and pure, car, driver, and a narrow grey ribbon draped through the forest. Perfection.
well, even the D1GP guys still use the handbrake plenty. I think Tsuchiyas comments in the drift bible were more about the ebrake being the first technique to learn, but not necessarily something you stop using once you learn other techniques.
i noticed that too. what does that mean?... i only watch ken block videos and he RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPS!!!
@ClaytonPayton Ok, I can see that in the sense of "it's all part of the bag of tricks" I just feel that when I watch I see it a lot and I wonder why guys who are pro use it: is it to adjust a drift and crank out that extra little bit of angle for the judges / points scoring system or is it because they lose momentum and are correcting?
It doesn't really mean anything, it just means he can drift this road in one take on film. Block is aiming for a totally different style of entertainment and driving which I believe requires more practice runs as there are moving props, jumps etc. I don't find it any less impressive than what Block does personally.
@ColinDoyle ah, thank you. I assumed it was something like that but I've just never heard it before =)
There's a good chance that many of the pros are using it to initiate the drift,since competition drift speeds are increasing to the point where aero downforce is needed to maintain , meaning with more down force, it's that much harder to get the tyres to predictably break loose, even with grotesque amounts of horsepower. You can "Scandinavian flick" your way into a sideways slide, then pop the hydraulic handbrake to keep the rear sliding while the front is steered into control, then powwwweeerrr for the rest of the slide.
Thats what I'm wondering and it seems it makes most sense to crank out the extra angle for the judges.
It's hard to believe with all these super modified cars guys are drifting with (400-600 + hp) they are still having to use the ebrake to "fix" a slide. Any competitive drifters care to chime in?
well, if they have already initiated the drift and are using the e-brake midturn, I guess it would be to change angle. IDK, hard to speculate without actually being a driver who uses that technique. wonder if anyone else has any knowledge. pretty good question.