A couple of reasons heel toe braking is used,if you are going quick,and want to change down the enigne will be reving lower in a higher gear so to bring engine speed up to the desired gear speed
1. allows the sycros to in the lower gear to mesh in gear easier.
2.reduces compression lock up.
3.keeps the car more balanced under braking /decellerating(so long as you are smooth with your feet)
ya da ya da..........
Some car pedals are laid out better than others,which can make it ,bit of a task,and dont practice with it the family in the car they get abit annoyed jerking back and forth,till you get it right.(No real use to you on the road anyway)
Normally used in manual cars to assist with the downshift by matching the revs to the lower gear your shifting to. It's a very worthy skill to learn if you ever do track work (helps stop those nasty rear wheel lockups). Not sure if it's relevant to normal street driving, but funnily enough I do it in my daily driving without thinking now.
Btw, best to practice well away from any traffic as until you get used to it you can mess the changes up quite easily.
edit: What ELXR6 said. :s6:
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try doing it in something like my XA .. it's a dream !!
Well, if I had more track time under my belt I could probably sort it out
Easy enough to do once you get the hang of it, Top Loader and all.
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