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Old 04-15-2014, 09:46 AM   #51
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Wow. Not only is this a great thread, but memosrex is a search king.

FWIW size 12, toes/ball of foot on brake pedal, I roll my foot and use the side/edge of my heel to blip the throttle. It took me a while to figure out how to move my feet about in the pedal box since they'd be bouncing about, and I was too focused on trying to actually stomp the pedal with my heel, which made it very jerky.

I tend to wear very flexible, vulcanized sneakers which makes a huge difference in the way of dexterity in the feet for shifting. (Converse, Vans half cabs, thin-soled Supras, etc.)
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:02 AM   #52
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Best newbie searcher of the year award goes to memosrex.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #53
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My dad tagut me the "proper" way when I was like 13 or 14. We both wear a 12 and he's a wide 12 and he would have the top of his foot on the brake and twist his ankle to have his heel on the gas. I could do it that way but it's extremely uncomfortable. So this is what I do. Use your big feet to your advantage. I keep my foot straight and put the left half of my foot on the brake and when I want to downshift I pivot my ankle and blip the throttle with the right half of my foot. I've been doing that for years and it works great for me and doesn't kill my ankle haha
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:40 AM   #54
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I thought I was the only person with this problem, I mean I knew I wasn't, but I'd like to think that way haha. I like to wear boots, but cannot drive my Baby comfortably or in my mind safely, with them big bastards on. I keep a pair of sperry's in the car just for driving and will switch out shoes/boots when necessary. I wear a 13 EEE. I use the most terminal point of my heel as a pivot point to swap back n forth between brakes and throttle.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:46 PM   #55
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Subarus have good pedal placement for heeling and toeing, some better than others.

It's not heel and toe, it's reach over with the outer/lateral edge of your foot while you are braking and blip.

Nice thread revival, wow, this thing dates back to 2001, how things have changed in 13 years!
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #56
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You could watch tsuchiya do it a million times, but nothing beats going out and trying for yourself. Practice it a million times in a straight line before you pitch hard into a corner.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:23 PM   #57
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My previous post in this thread may very well have been my first on nasioc.

We were so much smarter back then.....
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:14 PM   #58
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I thought for sure something I said 13 years ago wouldn't hold up.
I'm proficient in heel toe now, and I reached "expert" on LFB last year.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:55 AM   #59
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I thought for sure something I said 13 years ago wouldn't hold up.
I'm proficient in heel toe now, and I reached "expert" on LFB last year.
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WOW. Holy crap! What a thread and epic necrobump. Saw some old names in this one bringing back memories, only to turn the page and spot a webkris sighting.

Subaru has gotten much better over the years with the pedal placement and distances between pedals. Heck, my 5MT Crosstrek is probably the easiest car for me to heel-toe, even easier than the S2000.

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Old 05-02-2014, 07:38 PM   #60
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Damn, we used to discuss driving techniques on this forum. I had forgotten.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:12 PM   #61
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I thought for sure something I said 13 years ago wouldn't hold up.
I'm proficient in heel toe now, and I reached "expert" on LFB last year.
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You still rally'ing your Neon?
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:56 AM   #62
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Best newbie searcher of the year award goes to memosrex.
haha. thank you thank you ! 👑 i do my research before just coming here asking questions for which the answers have been here for decades.
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