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Gymkhana 4
08-16-2011, 03:24 PM (This post was last modified: 08-16-2011 03:24 PM by chemics.)
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Gymkhana 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btViXvIDsi0

...a few explosions and effects and much more of the same as last time, but in a lesser car. Feels like it's starting to get old now.
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08-16-2011, 03:37 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
You have to get to 1:25 to even get to the driving.
Some cool video edits and slo-mo effects.
I wonder if that was Kimi in the gorilla suit....

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08-16-2011, 03:47 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
he seems to be alternating between the more serious, technical driving gymkhanas (1 and 3) and the flashy, fun gymkhanas (2 and 4). i think it's a good plan. i enjoy both.

putting it in universal studios was a smart play. i liked the use of the gopro array. i liked bringing back the segway and then stepping up to the forklifts. i liked finally doing the ladder stunt that was supposed to happen in the preview to 3 but didn't.

the only thing that made me cringe was the use of epic meal time. i would have preferred it if he had just done doughnuts around them shooting it without splicing in what they were shooting.

it wasn't the most impressive gymkhana, but it was a fun one.
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08-16-2011, 04:57 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
OK, that was obviously designed to sell me shoes. It won't work.

I didn't get some of the references. What is the relevance of:-

The Ninja @ 0:37
The monkey with the shopping trolley @ 1:20

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08-16-2011, 05:47 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
of course it's designed to sell you shoes. ken cofounded a shoe company. its his primary source of income and secondary source of sponsorship for his rally team.

i don't think the ninja was a reference to anything specific; just the general pop culture love of ninjas. same with the zombie eating the leg.

the monkey was a foreshadow to the finish line scene.
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08-16-2011, 05:53 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
Is it for the Planet of the Apes remake?

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08-16-2011, 05:55 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
maybe, but i don't think so.
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08-16-2011, 06:53 PM (This post was last modified: 08-16-2011 06:54 PM by cozmoose.)
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RE: Gymkhana 4
I really liked the one where he did his stunts at an oval in France of all places.

I have to disagree with Chemics about the car.
Ford Fiesta looks sharp to me. But I'm not really a rally fan so maybe in racing, its a dog. Tongue

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08-17-2011, 08:13 AM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
(08-16-2011 06:53 PM)cozmoose Wrote:  I really liked the one where he did his stunts at an oval in France of all places.

I have to disagree with Chemics about the car.
Ford Fiesta looks sharp to me. But I'm not really a rally fan so maybe in racing, its a dog. Tongue


When I said it was a lesser car than last time I mean because it is his normal WRC car. Last time he had a 650bhp custom Fiesta WRC. The standard car is "only" 300bhp.
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08-17-2011, 10:58 AM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
I stand corrected, it's not his regular WRC car, I just read it's a 600bhp version, so not a lesser car.
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08-17-2011, 11:22 AM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
Guy in the gorilla suit mystery explained.

It's Kimi

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08-19-2011, 10:01 AM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
Kens got nothing on Giga Galli, try that with no re-takes and in a stage!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewxrNSOKFow
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08-19-2011, 11:26 AM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
(08-19-2011 10:01 AM)chemics Wrote:  Kens got nothing on Giga Galli, try that with no re-takes and in a stage!!

for 5 seconds. Smile
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08-19-2011, 12:35 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
(08-19-2011 11:26 AM)frankdouglason Wrote:  
(08-19-2011 10:01 AM)chemics Wrote:  Kens got nothing on Giga Galli, try that with no re-takes and in a stage!!

for 5 seconds. Smile

I always felt he was unfortunate not to get a decent drive and the chance it would give to show his talent, he was really fast on his day. Unfortunately he crashed too much. I would have thought he would expect to be near the front of the mid-tier drivers like Henning and Ostberg, probably not so far behind Petter.

Either way, it's an impressive drift into the corner.
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08-19-2011, 01:04 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
I agree, I think Gigi could hang in the midfield, and it's a shame he couldn't find a seat. though we could say the same about a bunch of drivers. I also agree that was a nice maneuver into that corner.
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08-19-2011, 01:34 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
Hopefully a few more manufacturer teams will help the promising drivers get a chance.

Ostberg looks like he could be very good given a proper chance, as does Novikov, and I always felt Duval got a raw deal just as he was starting to look like a top driver. He's still not all that old as WRC drivers go, he just doesn't have backing to get back in.
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08-19-2011, 01:46 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
10/10 for style but there is no way that is the quickest way around that corner.

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08-19-2011, 01:55 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
yeah, definitely not the fastest route. not on tarmac. i'm pretty sure it was a save, either from a spin or from approaching with too much speed.
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08-20-2011, 05:49 PM
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RE: Gymkhana 4
doesn't really translate to much rally success.
I took a peek at the German WRC result and he is only in 18th place.

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08-20-2011, 05:54 PM (This post was last modified: 08-20-2011 05:54 PM by frankdouglason.)
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RE: Gymkhana 4
ken is not good at tarmac rallies. rally america doesn't have any, so he has very little practice with them. like we were just talking about with gigi, the power slides that are fast on gravel are not fast on tarmac.
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08-20-2011, 09:40 PM (This post was last modified: 08-20-2011 09:41 PM by leonbray.)
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RE: Gymkhana 4
Nice Tank Fairlane at 1:46 - entertaining

9:05 - maybe he should talk to Lewis

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