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Old 06-30-2004, 10:02 PM   #20
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Originally posted by Psydotek
i think you should also note that heel-toe downshifting is the same as double clutching, except that you're using the brake at the same time.
Incorrect. In case people are still confusing terms, let me try:

"Rev-matching" is the general concept of matching your clutch speed to the crank speed as the clutch is released after a gear change. It doesn't tell you anything about HOW it's actually accomplished. More terms are needed.......

"Double-clutch" specifies exactly how you rev-match. It is in contrast to the often omitted, but just as descriptive, term "single clutch."

"Heel-toe" is the term for when you apply the brake while simultaneously depressing the throttle in order to match revs during your downshift. It is wholly separate from "double" versus "single" clutch.

That is, you can "double clutch rev match" or "single clutch rev match." Additionally, if you're braking while downshifting, you can either "heel-toe double-clutch rev-match" or "heel-toe single-clutch rev-match."

While ridiculously impressive to say that you "routinely heel-toe double-clutch rev-match," it's also the truly correct term (if that is, in fact, what you do).
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