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Author Topic: New Record - Silver Mexico - 1:11.9 Time  (Read 378 times)

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New Record - Silver Mexico - 1:11.9 Time
« on: September 03, 2015, 02:03:49 AM »
Hello everybody! ExciteBots isn't really discussed around here anymore but I thought I'd drop by and share with you all my new record time in Silver Mexico. My new time is 1:11.9 breaking the old record of 1:12.6 set back on January 26th, 2012.

I wanted to tackle Silver Mexico again because it was one of the few courses where I didn't have a record time video recorded. My only beeline video of this course was that of my 1:18.0 time and my best was 1:12.6. The only way I could get a video of my best time was to beat it all over again!

It was no easy task however. Combined with rust and a lack of memory on exactly how I got such a low time, I was having a really hard time getting below 37-38 seconds a lap. After numerous attempts, I accidentally did a trick that easily shaved a second off each lap.

In the beginning of the course, prior to this new found technique, I would jump off the little rock, get a nice landing on the plateau, and then jump into the edge of the other plateau in order to skip the red bar. I typically spawn past the red bar at around 15.3 seconds. You can see what I'm talking about in my original beelining video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr8UXuVwryU

This new technique requires me to double jump the rocks and fly over the first plateau and immediately land on the 2nd one. Double jumping gave me more air and distance which I wasn't able to do with a single jump off either of the rocks. I did this double jump by accident on my many attempts when I noticed after I crashed and spawned, the clock read 14.4 seconds....I just shaved a whole second of time by skipping that first plateau. :D You'll probably be able to understand me better if you watched so here's the video. This double jump is not easy to repeat so pulling it off two laps in a row had me worried I was going to blow it and crash into a tree. (Before watching, lap 1 actually has me doing a triple jump which worked too but it's the double jump on lap 2 that is all you need)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnzhPr3iTBA

Well that's all I have to say about that. There's nothing like the feeling of satisfaction you get from finding a new trick that can help you improve your score/time even by just a little bit. Hope you enjoyed watching the video. :) Miss racing and chatting with you all!
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 02:41:33 AM by TopStarRacer »