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August 29, 2013
We could do this the hard way (in-car, laps, sweat, and skeeters), or we might could have a deck-and-beer chat. But here are some questions.
- How do you start a student (regardless of professed prowess)? How do you limit their enthusiasm and limit their sensory overload?
- Besides obvious faults (lack of fine control, not attentive to mirrors, over-aggressive, head down, frequent near-misses or offs) what are your no-go criteria (to solo, or even to advance into a higher run group at an HPDE)?
- Voice or hands? Or do you use both to get the student aligned?
- I have a couple of mantras: slow is smooth and smooth is fast; BLT (brake, look, turn), go late (to encourage entry to the apex), and connect the dots (turns are a flow). Other thoughts?
I'll admit some of our members are not skilled or disciplined. So our role is important, but I want a bigger toolbox based on the success of others. Operating Experience islearning from the other guy after all!
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