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    Quote Originally Posted by kanar View Post
    flashback is one of the best wiper in the world. try the search button, he was member here.
    lol I even see he was banned everybody seems to agree that his lap times are not fake, so I'm impressed. Is he so good on multiplayer (when he's connected) ?

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    It's just worth adding that the reason he is often seconds ahead on the lower speed classes is that no-one really contests them. It's only on Phantom where proper competition takes place, and as pirhapac has said, he is very close to FbJ on almost every track.

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    That was one of my points regarding FBJ the BR king [his rather abrupt views on that topic what got him barred] vis AH QUADZILLA's times.
    How could the times differ by so much if there are only 1 place to BR on a course?
    And FBJ was 4 sec behind?
    Doesn't work out.

    If anybody could explain it to me I'm all ears.

    Seems SL thought it was strange as well and decided to take action.

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    quadzilla was maybe deleted for inactivity -weird- flash success is only due to excessive practicing LOL
    Last edited by kanar; 27th December 2008 at 04:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wellington86 View Post
    It's just worth adding that the reason he is often seconds ahead on the lower speed classes is that no-one really contests them. It's only on Phantom where proper competition takes place, and as pirhapac has said, he is very close to FbJ on almost every track.
    I think people should contest the lower classes. It's not fun to see the same guy dominate almost every SL track. He looks invincible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superpj1 View Post
    lol I even see [Flashback Jack] was banned everybody seems to agree that his lap times are not fake, so I'm impressed. Is he so good on multiplayer (when he's connected) ?
    Rapier Racer, also a long-time member here, said otherwise.

    [rant]
    It is a shame that -F is no longer a member here. I know this is going to be an unpopular opinion given the way he, well, the circumstances of why he was banned - but I think it's bad for the community when the top pilots in the world are dis-jointed like this, but, I don't set the rules here, I sure as s*** don't enforce them, and I can't make him and the people running this site come to accept what appears to be irreconcilable differences.
    [/rant]

    As for his top times...I give up. Something's in the maple syrup in Toronto that gives him amazing reflexes.

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    I hope he doesn't use drugs !

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    I think people are slowly putting in the laps on the different tracks in the slower classes,I agree that apart from the records for the Zico trophy a lot of tracks have very few times recorded for them.
    I went through the game and posted a SL and TT times for each track/class,mainly in case SL bring out a player ranking system based on all times achieved over all tracks/classes.
    Still to do any Zone times for the reverse tracks,not really a zone fan like Wellington and Problemsolver with 50+ zones recorded for every track,the mind boggles.

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    blackwiggle I was thinking about this "added" time for all TT and SL... But it would require that people would have times on all tracks, which brings me to the question I had this morning.

    I was doing some SL sessions on Reverse track because I barely know them and it is a major problem for me online if I want to really compete. On all of them [Flash speed] (except Sol2 that I didn't race), I managed to rank in the top 150-200 minimum, if not in the top 70. No way I am that "good", especially since my laps were nothing special (boost in, boost out, at best) which of course brings me to the conclusion that very few people are actually SLing or TTing those tracks (which makes sens: they are not in the campaign)

    I think the leaderboards are "reliable" as far as glitching, bugs and "cheating" goes (a few things here and there), however the "perspective" changes from track to track, as the opposition can vary greatly. Anulpha Pass [Forward & Venom] has a very dense leaderboard because of the Beat Zico. What if all tracks had this kind of incentives? Would I rank as high?

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    Probably not,but if you don't play them you don't have a ranking,and the more you play them the faster you will get at them,and of course your ranking will rise.
    If SL does implement a ranking system based on all speed all tracks, you'll be way in front of the vast majority of other racers that haven't bothered.

    Put it this way,it sure can't hurt playing in the slower speeds,you REALLY learn where all the bumps,dips and rises on every track are.
    You also learn how close you can get to corners without hitting the side walls [major part of shaving seconds off your lap times] and how and where to side shift rather than dabbing on the air brakes.
    Get that right one the slower speeds and watch your name zoom up the rankings to the top 40-50,consistency over 3 laps is easier than over 5.
    All these things differ at different speeds, so it teaches you how to anticipate things in a manner that you wouldn't if you just raced solely in Rapier or Phantom.

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