The SuperSpin Phenomenon|
I was in a game one day on I76net (in my Royale of course), duking it
out with a couple of mantas armed with multiple aim-nien missiles when
something very wierd happened...while performing a series of quick 180
degree spins to avoid a volley of A9s, I was thrown into a very fast
spin and before I could utter the words "holy &%@$!" my game crashed
to the desktop. I thought to myself "interesting, musta been a lag burst"
and I soon forgot about it...untill it happened again a week later while
I was performing the exact same manouvers as before, this time I knew
it wasnt lag and I decided to try and do it again on purpose...it took
a while, but I managed to figure it out.
MASTER THE SPIN: To perform the superspin, you must first know
how to spin 180 degrees from forward into reverse without losing speed
and momentum. This manouver is very useful in combat, especially if
you have front weapons and someone is behind you. You can do this using
the E-Brake (EB) and Toggle Reverse (TR) keys.
1: Gain speed, its easier to perform 180s at high speed.
Step 2: Turn sharply left or right...whatever
feels the most comfortable.
Step 3: While in the turn, tap the
EB key. This should cause you to lose traction and send you into a spin.
Step 4: While sliding in the spin,
center the steering and press the TR key before you rotate past 180
degrees. Now you should regain traction and be in reverse at close to
the same speed you were travelling in step 1.
MAKE IT SUPER: Hopefully, with a little practice, you should
be able to perform this manouver consistently. Now, Ill explain how
to do the superspin.
Step 1: Perform steps 1-3 explained
Step 2: While sliding in the spin,
turn sharp in the OTHER direction, press the TR key before you rotate
past 180 degrees and at the exact moment you regain traction, tap the
EB key. Now you should be spinnng at a fantastic rate.
be successful you must time the last e-brake perfectly for this manouver.
It takes lots of practice and you probably wont be able to do it every
time...heck, I can only do it once in every three or four tries. Try
it first on flat ground, then try it off of a ramp or cliff for more
rotations. As I mentioned above, this may crash your game. I have determined
that the only view that wont make you crash is F10...probably due to
the fact that it doesnt rotate to follow the car. So always use F10
when spinning, unless you like crashing to the desktop. I have yet to
find a practical use for this phenomenon and I will be the first to
admit that its totally useless in combat, I will also be the first to
admit that its pretty dang cool! If you dont believe me (and Im sure
some of you dont, hehe) I have made an .MP4 of me
at Vigilantes Paradise, spinning off one of the Thrill Show
ramps (Click here!). If you have any questions or comments, contact
me via ICQ at UIN# 5582642. Good luck, and have FUN!