Skid Pan Training Hendon

Discussion in 'Events' started by flango, Dec 5, 2008.

Day & Month of Skid Pan Training

Poll closed Jan 4, 2009.
  1. A Saturday in March

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. A Sunday in March

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. A Saturday in April

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. A Sunday in April

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. A Saturday in May

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. A Sunday in May

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. OP
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    flango

    flango Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Totally agree with you on all of the above, cadence braking is a great technique for non abs cars particularly race cars. My comments were really based on the early Ford ABS systems which were particularly appalling and as pointed out by xpc316e one of the Hendon instructors crashed one as the system was so bad, In the performance sierra days even with abs there was a benefit from cadence braking in terms of better stopping distance and manouevreability, I guess ABS was in its infancy at this stage on "family" cars and no doubt some of the German systems were far better and more efficient making cadence braking redundant.

    I note you are from Ayrshire and I spent a lovely day there yesterday in Ayr , Craigie and Kilmarnock, and do quite regular, nice part of the world you are from. :)
     
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    flango

    flango Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A Saturday in March is the favourite but only 6 of us have voted, guess we need to decide how long to let the poll run before we arrange it last list was

    1. Bolide
    2. Flanaia1
    3. Smiddyboy1
    4. Spinal (with maybe 1 more)
    5. c240sport97
    6. Carrotchomper (On the tentative proviso that the anti-hijack stuff goes ahead, I've done skid pans on my response driving course!)

    ...
    12. J. (tentative)[/quote]

    So thats 8 of us listed but only 6 votes.

    Anymore for anymore this will be a great day out :bannana:
     
  3. prprandall51

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    I'd like to do this. It will depend on the day because I have holidays arranged around that time.

    Thanks for trying to get this off the ground.

    Philip
     
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    flango

    flango Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Will try and come back with a selection of dates to try and accomodate everyone but please vote in the poll so we have an idea of what month we are aiming for be good if you could make it

    regards
    Ian
     
  5. Carrotchomper

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    Any date's fine for me. Or alternatively "As bad as any of them" since work is somewhat demanding. With enough notice I should be able to book whatever date it is off.
     
  6. smiddyboy1

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    ^^^^^ What he said! , Also any date for me, and I'm a definite :bannana:
     
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    ditto
     
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    I'm pretty free so can fit in with most dates....:rock:


    I haven't voted as I'm pretty open on dates
     
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    My 2 "guests" don't get a vote :p

    So I'm really voting for 2 or 3, and I don't care which date it is (as long as it's a weekend)

    M.
     
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    How many more do we need to get 12? I might ask around at work if we're short.
     
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    Any date is good for me....
     
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    Someone needing a lift?? :D :D

    If so I can pick you up at Swindon station ...
     
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    That could be a plan... Ta :D
     
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    I don't mind which date

    If anyone's travelling up the day before I can recommend a visit to the RAF museum at Hendon. Compared with Duxford it's a small museum but it's extremely evocative and some of the displays are very moving. If you've not been I can recommend it 100%

    I took a friend's 13 year old son up there. When he saw the photos of Upper Street in Islington after it had been bombed it all clicked into place for him. He knew the road and the buildings and to see it ruined & littered with debris made the war very real for him

    Nick Froome
    www.w124.co.uk
     
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    Don't know why this is not in Events section.

    Moved.;)
     
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    In regards to lifts - if anyone needs a lift from Heathrow/Uxbridge (or anywhere not too far from me) I can probably give you a lift (as long as you don't mind riding in a really messy car :p)

    M.
     
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    You have a few months to clean it...:D
     
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    Installed a cd-holder under the radio today (£20 off fleabay) - I LOVE it!

    Plus, I still have a dent in my cars door... I really should look at getting it fixed...:crazy:
     
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    OK it looks as though a Saturday in March is the favourite but still only 8 of us multiples of 3 are best so if we could get another one? Also could those below confirm they are still on for it and I'll talk to Hendon on Monday and come back with a provisional course programme and cost.

    1. Bolide
    2. Flanaia1
    3. Smiddyboy1
    4. Spinal (with maybe 1 more)
    5. c240sport97
    6. Carrotchomper (On the tentative proviso that the anti-hijack stuff goes ahead, I've done skid pans on my response driving course!)

    ...
    12. J. (tentative)[/quote]

    Look forward to hearing from you all :)
     
  20. Adam230K

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    I'd be quite interested... if you guys can pinpoint an exact date i can actually say if i'll go or not.
     

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