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Best Motoring - Drift Bible
Best Motoring - Drift Bible
Genres: Indie & Art House, Sports
NR     2004     1hr 10min

Tsuchiya explains and demonstrates in detail how to utilize the techniques -- E-Brake, Shift Lock, Power Over, Braking, Feint and Lift Off -- to master DRIFT!


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Genres: Indie & Art House, Sports
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Auto Sports
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/20/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very friendly course
Maxim Masiutin | Chisinau, Republic of Moldova | 01/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video demonstrates six different drift techniques: side (e-brake), shift lock (brute change to a lower gear), power over (wheel-spin of the rear), braking (weight transition), feint (turn back and forth) and lift off (release of throttle at high revs).

Keiichi Tsuchiya first shows and explains these methods bit-by bit using "S14 Silvia" car on the second hairpin at a Ebisu circuit going counter-clockwise, with various camera angles, from inside and outside the car. Besides the steering wheels and the pedals, you can always see the gauges of the force of the application of brake and gas pedal. The very neat feature, "G-Ball", will indicate the weight transition in each corner, as well as during the acceleration and braking.

Tsuchiya provides fair theoretical explanations of the methods, and shows the correct drifts and the common mistakes. The English soundtrack has more than seven thousand words in total. Just as an example, here is how this video explains the "shift lock" drift: "Notice that Tsuchiya's right foot is not doing the heel-and-doe move.... Kick the gas, all the way in third gear, brake, steer, than boom, he let the clutch go without using heel-and-toe. The rear will suddenly lock. Then you slide, countersteer from here. Rest is the same as the side brake drift. The corner entry procedure is the same as the side brake drift. The important point here is when to release the clutch. Tsuchiya lets off the clutch just as he easies off the brake and steers in. His braking only lasts for two seconds. It's like brake, brake, gas. The tail slides a curve right as he steers to the corner. This is how the car starts drifting from the corner entrance."

After demonstrating the six basic techniques, Tsuchiya show on the Maze circle how different cars (oversteered/neutral-steered/understeered, overpowered/underpowered, classical/new) react to different drift methods, and which modifications to the driving style are required to make these cars drift.

The examples are shown only with rear-wheel-drive cars, but if you omit the "shift lock" and "power over" techniques, you will be able to use the all methods on the forward-wheel-drive cars without any special adjustment.

The DVD has English and Japanese soundtracks, but the big drawback is that is has no opportunity to turn on the subtitles."
Omar Greene | Mandeville, Manchester Jamaica | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think that Mr. Tsuchiya thoroughly capitivates the techniques involved in drifting. An aspiring drifter myself, having watched this DVD has given me insight into ways that I could better use to achieve better control over my vehicle and also to achieve better lap times!
Good photographic angles of driver steering, gear shifting and foot pedal work along with a lively commentary of just what's occurring during a circuit run makes grasping the principles even easier.
This DVD deserves a slot in your library of instructional DVD titles if you are seriously considering getting into the sport of drifting or care to know how to master control over your vehicle at high speeds in emergency situations."
Great video
Ryan Stambaugh | York, PA United States | 02/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this video, I am an experienced drifter who is so glad this sport/art form has finally come to american shores. This DVD will show you all you need to know, but trust me you will go through many tires and cars before getting to the smoothness of Mr. Tsuchiya. He goes over every technique imaginable for controlled sliding, and it is a must for anybody interested in this fast growing sport."
The best bang-for-the-buck drift instruction.
Jeremy | Tucson, AZ USA | 03/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To those who haven't seen this DVD and have or haven't seen any other DVDs from Best Motoring, it should be noted right away that this is not really an entertaining DVD, it is strictly an instructional video. As long as you know that you can't be dissapointed. At $10 this is the best drift instruction you're going to get! Everything is clear, linear, and right to the point. Keiichi Tsuchiya does a great job of demonstrating all of the main drift techniques, on different types of corners, and in all different types of cars (minus front-wheel-drive). They also use a screen-in-screen feature (note: standard for the video, NOT a DVD selectable option) that shows the in-car steering, pedal movements, and (if I'm not confusing it with other BMI videos) the tachometer as well. The one thing that I thought was really thoughtful in the making of this DVD is that they put a brake light on the front of the car so that you can see the braking points and timing from an outside-front view going into a corner. Tsuchiya even gives tips and demonstrates the best path to take as you start drifting such as just starting with low speed 180 degree turns with the parking brake and where to go from there. Normally I would nitpick about how there should be a little bit in here on tuning for different types of cars, but after you see it you realize that it's just meant to be about the driving and at a beginner's level at that. So, I give it 5 stars. It's $10, what have you got to lose?...other than $10."