Originally posted by xf_xr6
Gotta love doing those handbrake turns. I think we should discuss the fun we have all had at one stage doing hand brakey's.
I have to admit that I learnt almost all of it in a VX Commodore.
You see, a few friends of mine decided to head up to Canberra for a weekend (hey, they serve burbon and coke JUGS up there! That was enough reason for us!!). So we hired a VX Commodore and when we reached Albury-Wodonga, it was about midnight.
Well, my friend said "There's a really good restaurant up ahead" so we just kept going past all the servos and take-away places.
But then, we say the street lights were about to end so I said "Where is this place?" and he said "Oh...we might have missed it!". So I quickly whipped the handbrake up and did a 180 out of nowhere (not easy with 5 people in the car but the road was wet). Some of the passengers who were half asleep were fully awake now as they're not used to me driving like that (I'd never do it in my car). But yeah, all that weekend, that car copped a thrashing! It was mostly raining in Canberra so tyre wear wasn't a problem.
As for the 360, the day I buy my own airfield, I'll start practicing those.
But as for conventional AU/VX handbrakes, is there a chance of them failing if used too brutally?