You would think that for the founder of the D1GP professional drifting series sliding a car sideways would be second nature. Given a quick tutorial by the "Monkey Man" Ken Nomura, Option Video and D1 pioneer Daijiro Inada gives drifting this S13 Silva a shot. As the video proves, drifting ain’t easy.


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  (137) posted on 04.25.2009

Although, we employ a lot of freestyle in drifting and the strategy of the driver under the wheels, it would rather call drifting as a science but also an art. Because, if given variables, are presented like weight, force, etc etc. one could calculate approximately the supposed movement of the car. Now of course it can be art because, the originality and the spontaneity of the drifter matters a lot. Even though the same weight, force is given, in specific timing, still there will be a significant difference which makes the drifter unique. The basics gives us idea how to do. but the execution is still very much of the drifter’s own personality and temperament.

  (180) posted on 04.25.2009

And since there is no exact science that could teach drifting and provide reason why others "drift" better than the others, I’d like to say that drifting is an art. Any form of art should be shared. And as Saleenas have said, drifting is definitely for everyone.

  (116) posted on 04.25.2009

Nope. drifting is for everyone just like driving is for anyone except those who don’t have the guts. They started it but there are a lot of free spirited drivers out there who could double their fleet. Drifting is the democratization of motor sports

  (183) posted on 04.25.2009

Sometimes I feel that we should just leave the drifting to the Japanese. It originated from them and they do it better.

  (177) posted on 04.25.2009

Daijiro Inada, drifting pioneer here show what he got with S13. I was fun and exciting seeing the monkey man does the hosting. It makes sense after all.

  (289) posted on 04.25.2009

There really isn’t easy after all. Even through you have gone through one on one tutorial if you really don’t have the guts, you won’t make it. It 100 percent perspiration. So if you are into it brace yourself for a hard-smoky side swept ahead.

  (231) posted on 04.25.2009

These tips on the net especially in the Youtube helps a lot for newbies, who want’s to know more about drifting. Besides, if find this sports more accessible than any other motor sports. Anyone could ripoff, upgrade his set up and body kit for the purpose and learn the basic moves. But of course it is not easy.

  (314) posted on 04.24.2009

I like this informative tutorial these Japanese guys are doing, it gives up more option to test the technique and develop new or own moves for freestyles and performance.

  (318) posted on 04.24.2009

True and False. True since drifting would require a lot of guts and experience. False because if you have it in your blood running, something difficult could be enjoyable and exciting. Which makes it easy for you because of your motivation.

  (421) posted on 04.24.2009

Drifting isn’t really easy, who says it is? It’s not just simple racing to the finish or driving side ways, I means a lot of experience and the guts to pull that wheels on track.

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