View Full Version : Odessa Keys' final hairpin - how?

RJ O'Connell
17th July 2008, 05:56 PM
How is it possible that anyone could pull off a perfect lap knowing that this evil, evil corner (even worse than the hairpins at SilverStream and Outpost 7) is there to ruin it every time?

Is there a way to get round it with speed and not end up twatting the wall? :/

17th July 2008, 08:08 PM
Yup, with luck... ;)

17th July 2008, 08:22 PM
Have a look at the skills of our great-grandmaster of wipeout here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sfF6dg3Hkg)

RJ O'Connell
17th July 2008, 08:39 PM
Thank you, Tomahawk. I can see that Asa's really anticipating the turns, airbraking early, and using a shitload of pitch-up to keep from hitting the wall once he kicks in the turbo.

It looks so effortless, and in a Qirex no less. He's got to have the steering sensitivity at ridiculous levels. (And I still couldn't race with the nose-cam.)

17th July 2008, 11:04 PM
another way of doing it, is hit both brakes at the same time for a very short period, then go from there. There is a jump method as well (you do not need turbos to do it)

18th July 2008, 04:04 AM
Have a look at the skills of our great-grandmaster of wipeout here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sfF6dg3Hkg)

Or here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1u3B5DwPxU) and here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ovlJDmF3JM) (for one much faster lap)
...without a NeGcon. *shameless self-promotion* ;3

18th July 2008, 06:16 AM
shameless, indeed ;)

18th July 2008, 07:49 PM
Good to see this. Currently I am being killed quickly on the combo challenge in SE, Icaras in Odessa Keys. Aaargh!

18th August 2008, 07:40 AM
Have a look at the skills of our great-grandmaster of wipeout here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sfF6dg3Hkg)

Is this guy Anakin Skywalker or something? Absolutely mind boggling.

18th August 2008, 11:07 AM
I wouldn't compare him to Anakin, he's more like a "WipEout Yoda". The main thing is he doesn't sit down for a week and tries doing a race like this. He switches on his console and off he goes at explosive speeds, but what else would you expect from a guy who has sacrificed three quraters of his lifetime to playing this game? ;)

18th August 2008, 03:06 PM
3 quarters : you not enough generous , it's 5 quarters of my lifetime :robot

RJ O'Connell
18th August 2008, 05:39 PM
Heh, it's getting better now that I'm using the neG setup with the throttle and fire buttons mapped to the shoulder buttons and the airbrakes on B and A.

I should know, I practiced. ;)