I spun an E34 525i with ABS, and I did stay in one lane. Food for thought there though is that 1. I wasn't going more than 50mph 2. That is was raining 3. That's still a fairly basic ABS system when compared with modern cars, being IIRC two channel not four channel. Thinking further, I can see a four channel ABS having issues with a spin, since it is going to try to keep the car going straight, but in that situation things are probably happening too fast and too violently for it to deal with.Brendan -
Yup, there is a lot of good info in this thread, lots of people contributing, you too.
I've seen T-shirts that say: "Friends don't let friends early apex"
My one experience w/ a spin in an ABS-equipped car, the ABS wouldn't let the wheels lock up and the car gave me a lovely tour of the entire roadway, all 3 lanes, and the embankment.
If the the theory is that the brakes must be locked for this technique to work and ABS (in my one experience) didn't allow that, I can't see "both feet in" working.
Tim is amazing. He actually anticipated your post years ago and answered it here:The diagram is bogus. In the diagram, the car is in trouble, so it makes a hard left, and then brakes. According to the diagram, there is no need to brake, because the car already made the turn. So why not accelerate in the red zone.? If the car is really in trouble, it cant make that left in the first place.
You have the car's direction backward.
The "car" is at the beginning of the braking/turn, going from left to right in the diagram...
That is very funny.Thanks for posting this, by the way. This has saved my butt a few times, and a refresher to keep it engrained in my head is always a good thing. Also, "Slow in. Fast out" is the rule on the street.
My reminder to not get in a situation where I need to use the Moss line is a patch I found a few years ago. I've wedged it right by my tachometer, in plain sight when I'm driving.
Could you pls point me to the J Stewart stories?SIFO is the rule everywhere. Do I have to tell the Jackie Stewart stories agian?
Moss himself said, "It is better to go into a corner slow and come out fast than it is to go into a corner fast and come out dead."