View Poll Results: What do you use for airbrakes?

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  • L1 R1

    32 45.07%
  • L2 R2

    39 54.93%
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Thread: L1 R1 / L2 R2 for airbrakes?

  1. #1
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    Default L1 R1 / L2 R2 for airbrakes?

    Personally I use L2 R2, I tried L1 R1 for a time, but found that you have to press really hard on them to get them to do anything, the triggers have a more gradual activation of the airbrakes...
    On the other hand, L2 R2 for airbrakes makes it absolute hell to sideshift as you have to let go of the triggers completely before pressing them again otherwise the game just registers it as continuous use of the airbrakes. Can't tell how many times I've smashed into walls where I wanted to sideshift away but the game didn't let me.

  2. #2
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    Its all about push sensitivity 50% sense means you only have to push half of the button in for the break to take full effect it gets a little twitchier but it helped me alot. Takes som getting used to in the begining but once you do it is a lot simpler to use

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    I might test around a bit with the settings, since the airbrakes in Pure were digital (?), and I liked how it handled then so I may give 10% sensitivity a try...

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    L2 R2 is the way i use the airbrakes.
    set to 100% sensitivity, same goes for steering control.
    i tried L1 R1, but can't feel comfortable with it.

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    10% might make sideshifts harder from what I've heard but yeah play around with it. personally I'm a very digital player all in all I use d-pad, low sense airbrakes, no sense thrust... the only thing I'm somewhat analog with is sixaxis pitch control which I have set at about 60-70 somewhere (absolutely awesome for tracks like cp fwd) for that extra element of control.

    Though to be fair it's all about personal preference and I played with the default settings til about... january of this year... i.e. well after I got knocked out of the cup XD. and JF is one hell of a fast pilot so obviously his way works just as well.

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    Cool

    L1 R1 for me, and for all but motion pitch control, I have the sensitivity set as close to digital as it can be. Airbrakes: on or off. Thrust: on or off. Steering: left or right. I just can't change, or when I go to play the other games I can't play them instinctively anymore! Muscle memory or something...

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    Love me those triggers, baby.

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    L2/R2, 30% no motion pitch.

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    i like the l2 r2 layout for air brakes, however i didnt stop to think how the sensitivity setting would affect the side shifts, tho i did notice on some tracks where a side shift is necessary for a br, ive been having some trouble performing those lately since i switched from 50% to 70% ab sensitivity.

    ill have to fiddle around with that some time.

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    L1 R1 for me
    IMHO better and more natural hand position, my hands cramp up quickly if using L2 R2, plus controller feels more stable in my hands as I use both my index fingers for airbrakes, something that just feels wrong when using L2 R2, even after adding after market trigger grip's.
    Less trigger travel, which makes side shifting easier as triggers are quicker to return to zero.

    The only positive for L2 R2 is the fact that they are analog controls, so they have a finer control range making very minor piloting adjustments a lot easier.

    And it is correct info in that if you have your air brake sensitivity set to a low % [40% and lower] that it makes the success rate of pulling off side shifts lower.

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