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GLH1985
02-25-2004, 01:24 PM
A guy at my work said that this speed is the best to determine a cars handling. I thought that lateral grip was.

What does the GAGT slalom at? What is a good slalom speed and an excellent slalom speed?

tenspeed
02-25-2004, 02:26 PM
The speed thru a slalom is determined by the car's handling and how far apart the cones are placed. If the cones are 20 feet apart, the speed would be low. If the cones were 100 yards apart, the speed would be real fast.

I do not know of any international agreement of proper cone spacing and the spacing is important. Short spacing will favor short wheelbases because they can turn tighter.