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Old 02-05-2019, 11:14 PM   #15
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If you guys go to Dirtfish ask for Michelle Miller as an instructor. She's a really great friend and incredible instructor. She's also a multi-time SCCA Solo national champion.
She was my instructor for the 2WD/BRZ one day and was superb! One of 5he most fun things Iíve done.

Iíve also done the one day AWD school and it was also a lot of fun.

Was really eye opening to see how different the driving style is between AWD and 2WD.

Highly recommended!
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They don't have any big full day schools though, unless I'm missing something on their site. It's all packages of like 1-2 hours classroom, a couple laps of the instructor driving, a couple laps of you driving.
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They don't have any big full day schools though, unless I'm missing something on their site. It's all packages of like 1-2 hours classroom, a couple laps of the instructor driving, a couple laps of you driving.
At least they publish somewhat of a syllabus. I'm not suggesting that Dirtfish is hiding anything but I'm frustrated by having to write them to ask for deets. That's a shit ton of money to spend based on pretty pics of their staff.
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Did you see the video of him from Perce Neige?


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I went back in November of '17 for the two day RWD class, and it was awesome/incredible/etc/etc. Coming from the mindset of autocrossing for about a decade, I kept doing the wrong thing, but was eventually coming into a couple turns at about 50mph and sliding through them. At 6'5", I juuust fit in my own BRZ, but with the roll cages they had... ..getting in was quite a chore XD

Probably the hardest things to get used to were waiting so late to turn in and then left-foot braking. The first was just going against years of autocross instinct while the second was just being really unfamiliar with braking with that foot.. If anyone is planning on going, I'd strongly suggest practicing left-foot braking on your own around town, but ONLY when there's nobody in front of you or behind you. You may think that you have equal control over both of your feet, but until you get used to it, you'll either be stabbing the brakes way too hard or hardly at all. Now, I use left foot braking all the time in whatever I drive, just to keep the practice up. As for what they offer in each of the classes, https://www.dirtfish.com/rally-schoo...-up-your-game/ has "Click here for course goals and driving techniques." Something else that's easy enough to practice on normal roads is learning to look at where the car is gonna be so that your mind has more time to react to stuff going on a few seconds ahead of you rather than what's happening right at your front bumper. Heck, someone's lower ball joint failed ahead of me at highway speeds while I was driving home from work one day, and such vision let me safely navigate around them as they came into my lane.

While it was expensive, it's something I'd been wanting to do for a while, and I figured that my "BRZ's" first mod should be driver education, as I knew it was more than capable of handling things far above my skill level. The instructors were awesome and you switched from instructor to instructor to get a wider range of advice. (last picture is one of my instructors trying to get a selfie with me in it standing behind the car. I'm wearing the blue coat XD )

I really wish that my GoPro I'd brought hadn't been so rattly in so many of my videos T__T I'm not sure if it was the pre-installed clips, or maybe the camera housing somehow, but I only ended up getting one or two videos that had good sound (these aren't those videos, but they're what I've got up).

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So the annual Black Friday 25% off sale at Dirtfish goes through Monday, 12/1/2019.
The 3 day class is normally $3999 -- it's $2999 right now. I'm gonna take advantage of the sale and go back next year. https://www.dirtfish.com/rally-schoo...-up-your-game/
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I wish I was stationed up there. Id be game for that 3 day class.

rwd of course..

or a 1 day awd course. i never got to man handler their sti
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For folks in the upper midwest, there's also this: https://www.subaruwinterexperience.com -- though it looks like we've missed the 25% Black Friday discount.
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This looks amazing. Life goal added to the list!

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For folks in the upper midwest, there's also this: https://www.subaruwinterexperience.com -- though it looks like we've missed the 25% Black Friday discount.
I miss hooning on frozen lakes. Minnesota is great for that too.
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