The Pomeche Ridge Challenge: a standing SRV time trial in association with the Buckyball Racing Club

ps. when you glasgow kissed (head butted) the wall at the end did you have a moment of "I'm aliiive!" or were you confident it wouldn't do enough damage?
I was confident that I was either dead or that I would survive but bounce off the side of the ridge from the recoil. I was not anticipating the SRV face-tanking 230m/s and setting me down gently at all.
What controller are you using @turkwinif ? The up and down looks like a mouse, but not so for left and right... Or are you using keyboard for up and down (I've been considering trying this, as a HOTAS does not give fine control of this - at least, not in my hands!).
Keyboard and mouse! I find that this helps a lot with keeping the SRV level while flyving since the only roll would be from A and D, and quickly tapping them to level out the SRV relative to the ground right before landing is easier than controlling the roll by moving the mouse from one side of the screen to the other. This bring it in line with my preference of having roll bound to A and D when flying a ship, too. Are you doing this with HOTAS and VR?! Madman, I say!
 
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Keyboard and mouse! I find that this helps a lot with keeping the SRV level while flyving since the only roll would be from A and D, and quickly tapping them to level out the SRV relative to the ground right before landing is easier than controlling the roll by moving the mouse from one side of the screen to the other. This bring it in line with my preference of having roll bound to A and D when flying a ship, too. Are you doing this with HOTAS and VR?! Madman, I say!
That makes a lot of sense, and I thought as much from your video. When you see my videos, you can see that regularly I am all over the place with my HOTAS. :) But... HOTAS and VR is what makes driving the SRV so much fun! Especially now I've got used to the Odyssey+ - it's so much better than the Rift it has just replaced.

I might have to experiment with using the keyboard... Which I suspect will result in far more explosions in the short term.

I was not anticipating the SRV face-tanking 230m/s and setting me down gently at all.
I've done this a few times now in various places. I think the crucial point is that your front wheels hit first. They seem to be able to absorb a huge amount of damage - so long as they are in the right place!

Right, I think I'm going to give the course a few more attempts now (though not with keyboard) and then I'll move on for a bit. I have a feeling I'll be visiting Pomeche fairly regularly, though...
 
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He's back and he's broken the 10 minute barrier on the Black! No other words are necessary.



I'm sorely tempted to offer a store credit prize to anyone who can beat this. I'll think about it and maybe do so after my holiday as an insentive to attract more people to the ridge.
 
It's dark on the ridge at the moment, so I gave it one run and that was all. I've found an interesting mountain on the daylight side of the planet - the terrain on Pomeche is amazing. I still haven't seen the Epic Mountain Range in daylight yet - in night vision it was impressive, I want to return when I can see it.

If anyone is up for meeting up at the Ridge at some point over the weekend, let me know. If we could get a few people there all attempting to do it, it would be great fun. I suspect I'll still be falling off more often than completing any of the runs.
 
It's dark on the ridge at the moment, so I gave it one run and that was all. I've found an interesting mountain on the daylight side of the planet - the terrain on Pomeche is amazing. I still haven't seen the Epic Mountain Range in daylight yet - in night vision it was impressive, I want to return when I can see it.

If anyone is up for meeting up at the Ridge at some point over the weekend, let me know. If we could get a few people there all attempting to do it, it would be great fun. I suspect I'll still be falling off more often than completing any of the runs.
Note: I'll be on holiday but if you do manage to drum up interest in a weekend meetup on the ridge it might be worth pinging Buur and Rheeney on the Planetary Discord as I know they're always interested in coming along to film shenanigans like this and it's really nice to have a well filmed video record of these sort of events.
 
I'm sorely tempted to offer a store credit prize to anyone who can beat this. I'll think about it and maybe do so after my holiday as an insentive to attract more people to the ridge.
Where's a [yesnod] when you need one (I miss some of the old emoji)

Can't meet up this weekend Crank, another time.
 
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