Drifting With Your Car: Breaking Down The Steps

Drifting is something that happens to look really cool, and it does not matter if you have only ever experience it by watching it on different movies and action films, if you have played and done it on video games, and if you sat in the car while someone else tried it out, because any of these experiences might end up making you develop the itch of trying it out for yourself.

However, before you hop into your car and give it a try, you should have an instructor come in and teach you the basics or else you are just putting yourself and your car at risk. For more information regarding drifting instructors, you can visit wsiltv.com.

Drift can be broken down to three different steps, and we will discuss the steps that are involved in making a single corner drift below:

  • The first step involves you driving normally, only to then take a very sudden and sharp turn, and then using the handbrake. This is done to break the traction of the back wheels, causing your car to become unsettled in the rear end, throwing off the balance of the car.
  • The second step requires you to once again try to regain some control over your car by controlling the front wheels. So, while the back wheels lose control, you will have to counter-steer in order to control the front wheels and then help your car to gradually straighten itself out.
  • In order to do safely do the finishing step of the drift, you will have to increase your throttle, and at the same unwind and bring the steering wheel back to its normal position so that the car can straighten itself out. Of course, it sounds simple in theory and on paper, but it is actually a lot more difficult in terms of practice and execution.