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post #886 of 3083
 

 

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 

On an audio forum no less:D

 

These are the guys who's reviews have just become suspect:wink_face:

Suspect Indeed!!!!!   Almost like when CD's first came out they sounded sterile and lacked something... Soon followed by portable CD players and almost all of them had what was missing - Bass Boost buttons or Double Bass Boost... I ride motorcycles and back in the day and even now the first thing was to get rid of the stock exhaust which made your 1000cc Superbike sound like a 50cc moped. Throw on a Vance&Hines (Yosh Muzzy D&D) Exhaust add some K&N air filters with a jet kit (nowadays an aftermaket ECU will do with correct fuel mapping) you can even add some Velocity Stacks for good measure and HELLO!!!!!!!! What purred like a Kitten now ROARS!!!!!! Like a LION!!!!!!! When I was riding in NYC back in the day old people (and some young ones too) would be afraid to cross the street and stay on the curb even though I was two blocks away and they couldn't see me but they knew from the ROAR...

something wicked this way comes!!!

 

 

@ Exediron You had better take your Logic cap off for this one 'cause it's visceral and no amount of inductive or deductive reasoning can help you. Do like those wise old folks did and stay on the curb 'cause Yeah Yeah I know what you're thinking...

 

 

 

 

 

@ Pudu Yeah I was in the deluge and had all my rain gear but my ex didn't have anything but an umbrella and was getting soaked so I decided to call it a day and back to the hotel we went.  I caught the rest of the race on T.V. - Friday and Saturday was so nice but Sunday for the race was a washout.... I had left it up to my ex to make all the arrangements (it was my 1st GP and she was treating) and didn't know what hotel or where we were sitting and lo and behold when we got to the track to pick up the tickets at the window she turned around with two general admission tickets!!!!!! WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! I told her to get grandstand seats but she didn't want to pay for it.... I so wanted to be in the stands but was reduced to soggy foot patrol.... Never Again!!!!! So when Austin was announced I made sure I was in the stands..... I even got to meet one of the drivers (hilarious story - I'll save that for another post)

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. Those are the Grado PS500's I won @ the NY Meet in the not so silent Auction... after all this is Head-Fi....

 

Peace....:L3000: 

post #887 of 3083
With the old engines you felt the sound. It was so overwhelming that the air seemed to shake and the vibrations seemed to resonate around inside your chest cavity. It was about the impressive nature of these tiny cars putting out so much energy - not about making sense, enjoying the experience, or being able to hear the announcer or follow what was going on in the race.

Funny though, I took my kids to the movies this weekend and hated the whole experience - those things are way too loud now-a-days. Even the food court afterwards seemed like the volume somehow got switched to maximum. I wish they could recover all the wasted energy and recycle it to something useful before it reached my ears.



Herueyes,

I was there on Friday and Saturday but couldn't stay through Sunday. So I only bought the walk about ticket on purpose. I was slightly bummed about missing the race - 'slightly' because I knew from past experience that you don't get anywhere near the appreciation of what's going on when actually at the track. However come Sunday, when I watched the 6 hour rain-a-thon, any disappointment about not being there was very quickly washed away. I still love that race - because it was classic, and because it was there that I introduced one of best friends to F1 - and now he's as big a fan as I.

For anyone in N America - Montreal is a terrific place to see your first race. The racing is usually exciting, the track is extremely accessible to the rest of the city, and the entire place is one big party on race weekend.
post #888 of 3083
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Suspect Indeed!!!!!   Almost like when CD's first came out they sounded sterile and lacked something... Soon followed by portable CD players and almost all of them had what was missing - Bass Boost buttons or Double Bass Boost... I ride motorcycles and back in the day and even now the first thing was to get rid of the stock exhaust which made your 1000cc Superbike sound like a 50cc moped. Throw on a Vance&Hines (Yosh Muzzy D&D) Exhaust add some K&N air filters with a jet kit (nowadays an aftermaket ECU will do with correct fuel mapping) you can even add some Velocity Stacks for good measure and HELLO!!!!!!!! What purred like a Kitten now ROARS!!!!!! Like a LION!!!!!!! When I was riding in NYC back in the day old people (and some young ones too) would be afraid to cross the street and stay on the curb even though I was two blocks away and they couldn't see me but they knew from the ROAR...

something wicked this way comes!!!

 

 

Hey, What do have against 50cc bikes:) Back in the day when 50cc was a class the guys running the tt with the 7 speed trannies got those up over 150Mph.


We won't even get into what the lunatics over in the Netherlands are getting out of the old Honda MB-5's

post #889 of 3083

They do sound flat and lifeless, I can stand that but not slower compared to last year's cars.

post #890 of 3083
I don't think that is going to be an issue, especially as the cars evolve throughout this season.

Even so, I'd rather slower cars that take skill to drive on the edge than point & squirt Neweymobiles that have a bit quicker lap time.
post #891 of 3083

Slower cars would be more boring for me. Slower cars take less skills to drive.

 

No wonder Alonso complained we don't have enough power meaning speed.

I can just imagine race car drivers complaining these cars are too fast for me, can we make them slower?


Edited by wuwhere - 4/12/14 at 8:45pm
post #892 of 3083
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I can just imagine race car drivers complaining these cars are too fast for me, can we make them slower?

 

Didn't they do just that at the height of the Ground Effects era, complaining that the cars were rapidly nearing the ability of the human body to handle? I can't find any actual quotes, but I could swear I read some at one time...

 

Anyway, I think this year's cars being slower than last is going to be quite temporary. They're close already - qualifying and fastest laps within about a second - and there's definitely more potential to be unlocked. It would be more fair to compare them to 2009, when the last generation were similarly immature, although with the tyre difference it's still a problematic comparison. 2004 is a different story; I don't think the FIA has any intention to let lap times get down that far again, but who knows.

post #893 of 3083
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Didn't they do just that at the height of the Ground Effects era, complaining that the cars were rapidly nearing the ability of the human body to handle? I can't find any actual quotes, but I could swear I read some at one time...

 

 

Fast but unstable (http://sidepodcast.com/post/days-that-shook-the-f1-world-part-4-ground-effects-banned-1982).

 

The 2014 cars are slow and unstable.

post #894 of 3083

A race driver do want to win. But think about how many F1 driver feel they got the best racing in their Gocart years.

This years formula cars is harder to drive that´s for sure. And they are faster in a straight line and got more horse power ;)

post #895 of 3083

Yes they are faster on the straights but that is due to less drag due to the narrower front and rear wings which lessens the down force. So with less down force when they approach the corners and chicanes they have to break earlier hence slower.

post #896 of 3083

They have more power also then before so it´s a combination of more power and less downforce. Which make them faster and more difficult to drive with a bit harder tires on top of that :).

post #897 of 3083
Stefano Domenicali has resigned as Ferrari team principal and been replaced by Marco Mattiacci.
post #898 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Stefano Domenicali has resigned as Ferrari team principal and been replaced by Marco Mattiacci.


No surprise there. Time for "Old yeller" to hit the pasture:) Now Mac has to re re retire Dennis.

post #899 of 3083
No way. I'm glad to see Ron back and smackin' heads together.

A. McLaren desperately needs it.
B. He brings a Guy Ritchiesque element to the paddock.

I liked it better when the team principles added dash of pantomime to the proceedings. Dennis, Briatore, Jordan , even Todt was a caricature in his own way. Lately everyone's been so ... nice. Don't get me wrong, I like Whitmarsh and Domenicali - they seem like nice people. But they didn't effuse the ruthlessness that used to be the mainstay of F1. Even Brawn seems to have mellowed a lot of the years.
post #900 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

No way. I'm glad to see Ron back and smackin' heads together.

A. McLaren desperately needs it.
B. He brings a Guy Ritchiesque element to the paddock.

I liked it better when the team principles added dash of pantomime to the proceedings. Dennis, Briatore, Jordan , even Todt was a caricature in his own way. Lately everyone's been so ... nice. Don't get me wrong, I like Whitmarsh and Domenicali - they seem like nice people. But they didn't effuse the ruthlessness that used to be the mainstay of F1. Even Brawn seems to have mellowed a lot of the years.


It's called getting old and past it. It reminds me of people who want band's from the 70's to reunite and go on tour.

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