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    1. Turn Pilot Assist OFF
    2. Get used to using one ship, you can master the others later.
    3. Learn the tracks (speed lap and time trial are your friends)
    4. Barrel Roll at every opportunity (within reason)
    5. accel sensitivity to 10%
    6. You can apply airbrakes much earlier than you think on tight corners
    7. Practice
    8. Practice summore
    9. give yourself a target to reach, like top xxx times or something
    10. learn to sideshift, it'll save you buckets of time/wall crashes
    11. do what connavar said

    hope this helps

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    My advice is: Have fun playing. Don't rush. Go with the flow. And in the end, keep having fun

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    well, everything is different if you plan to be a good rapier player or a good phatom player
    trust me, the gap was hard to jump for me, and i'm not that good on phantom yet...
    whatever, here's what worked for me a few weeks ago :

    finish the campain, obtain the Legend trophy, but with as much gold medal obtained in hard as you can, especially time trials or speedlaps.
    Winning in hard against CPU is another challenge too, but since it's the same kind of races as online, play online instead.

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    @ blackwiggle's first post in this thread:

    Being a musician myself (too?) I have to say your comparison between playing wipEout and playing music is spot-on.
    And the bit about interpretation is just beautiful!

    This thread is full of great tips for the rookie wipEouteer. Practice & enjoy, and while you practice: stick to the ship that feels best!

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    Chenghou reverse is as close to playing Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" as you are going to get.

    A lot of well timed bends.

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    probably the most insightful thing i've ever seen

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    Chenghou forward is closer - requires well timed bends and perfect pitch.

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    Sebenco climb: Bent neck and a bit of wah! wah! if done badly

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    Ubermall: Analog Cutoff and Resonance Jam

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    Best way to get used to the air-brakes is trying to make the zone trophy requireing you to reach zone 50 with air-brakes only. It's a very good way to get to know the braking machanics. A good way to know the tracks is either speed lap or zone. I'll try to make this into a list:

    1. For air-braking, the best way I found was the zone trophy of trying to get to zone 50 with air-brakes.
    2. Know the tracks: either just play the game normaly, as the lower cells are probably your best chance of knowing the tracks, plus it teaches you the way a race is going by.
    3. Watch videos here or youtube of ace pilots, and learn from them. This game is not as complex as sim racers, but its complexity lies in you trying to keep your cool while racing at phantom speeds. Watch the aces race, see and learn the tricks they use, then try to replicate them. You will get your own pace in no time. And you will probably find some of your own.
    4. When all is done - ie, you know the tracks, br mechanics, ab mechanics, short-cuts and all, all you would be left with is your mood during races - with this only practice can help. So practice and try practicing in Rapier minimum at first, then move as fast as you are comfortable with it to phantom.
    5. Earn the trophis is a very good way to hone your skills (specific skills).
    6. Don't be intimidated!

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