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Spin Doctoring: Step Two

Mountain Life

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Now all four wheels of the vehicle are traveling in the same direction, and the springs on the left side are loaded. This is the Pause phase: The rotation of the car should have stopped, but the car is still heading sideways toward the outside of the turn, perhaps toward a tree. Your instinct, of course, is to look at the tree. Don’t. Keep your eyes on the road. Purner says, “If you start to look to the outside to see what you might run into, you’ll run into it. The eyes tell the hands what to do.” It’s natural to drive where you’re looking. You may find that you’ve stopped the skid, but you’ll drive directly into that tree.