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Feb 1

  • CTG
    Btw nice maxout from BJ, great to see a human winning replay again! My replay was weak again, like almost always in 2008 - with more motivation I would be able to make 1:14-1:15 at the end.
  • Bonzai Joe
    Thank you! It feels great to win again (after 29 tracks! :-/), although of course it's not the same without Ayrton or Alan Rotoi, and with neither CTG, Duplode or Mark L. Rivers trying so seriously.
  • Bonzai Joe
    Great performance by Friker. Fourth place in the first race is very promising for the future. Alan Rotoi took 5th place on ZCT14, Renato Biker took 2nd place on ZCT58, Ayrton was 5th on ZCT48... About other replays: nice Speedgate trick by Mark L.! Also nice shortcut Friker, and amazing auto performance by SuperBrian. So many useless seconds lost, second place would have been realistic with manual.
  • satanziege
    First try, not sure whether Lm002 is the best choice here :-)
  • Friker
    thnx. but i didnt max it out.. probably because of losing motivation (?? - ok - it was like anything else because of my girlfriend & lack of time) (and probably it wasnt SHORTcut at all..) :smiley: i think superbrain should learn manual trm. it would be helpful for him.
  • CTG
    böööööööööööff
  • satanziege
    stops being funny when ctg joins ;-) be back tomorrow...
  • CTG
    oh come on, my leading time sucks... :-S
  • satanziege
    stops being funny when ctg joins ;-) be back tomorrow...
  • satanziege
    damn double post ;-) my skills suck too...
  • CTG
    Satanziege: what about coming back to USC too? :smiley:
  • CTG
    LM002 sucks... :-S
  • CTG
    IMSA too...
  • CTG
    GTO is promising... or not... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Lancia seems to be another semi-good solution.
  • Pitman
    could it be that the z91 replays are not the z91 replays?
  • Zak McKracken
    what do you mean Pitman, did I make a packaging error?
  • Bonzai Joe
    The Z91 replays are packed with Z92 in the "Tracks" section.
  • Bonzai Joe
    I downloaded them and they were just right :-)
  • Pitman
    ah.. ok.. i thought the z91 would be in the z91 package..
  • Bonzai Joe
    Hey Friker, I get 0 search hits for "Viktor Tomkovic" on Facebook :-(
  • CTG
    Wait, let me register first. :cheesy:
  • Bonzai Joe
    Ah, it's because the "c" is actually not a "c" :smiley:
  • Duplode
    Nice to see Satanziege has already recruited a full roster for his team :smiley:
  • SuperBrian
    Just a testlap with Speedgate..
  • SuperBrian
    Lancia test..
  • Bonzai Joe
    The question is: could Ayrton win this track in the Carrera? :-)
  • CTG
    Answer: no.

Feb 2

  • Blackpulsie
    testing acura
  • Blackpulsie
    XJR
  • Bonzai Joe
    Nice Jaguar time...
  • Cyberman
    Hm. Lets see how deep I'll sink in this track. And how often I'll change cars. Again starting with an IMSA...
  • Goblin
    Ough, 'twas hard on that SUV... :smiley:
  • Bonzai Joe
    Cyberman: you simply need to use more replay handling... Otherwise it's like riding Tour de France on a tricycle.
  • Cyberman
    @Bonzai Joe: I need more talent. I am using replay handling, but whenever the car starts to slide I can hardly keep it on track. I have no idea how you all manage to keep the car on track. Do you apply some sort of glue to the tires? Which brand? :-)
  • Bonzai Joe
    One basic idea is that when turning a corner, you must tap the arrow key and not hold it down. The car must not start to slide at all, unless you are using sliding in a trick. The arrow key needs only be released for a shorter time than it takes to lift your finger up and put it down again, but very frequently (the higher your speed, the more difficult this is). Use sound to determine your success. In most cars, particularly fast ones like Jaguar, P962, Indy, you should try to avoid screeching noise (and release whenever you start hearing it). In some cars, like Audi and LM002, screeching is inevitable and not something to worry about.
  • Cyberman
    @BJ: I see. I am always holding down the key. So I hear screeching at every corner. I will try not to keep the key pressed next time, thanks for the advice.
  • CTG
    Somebody please beat my time!!!
  • CTG
    I'm bored... :cheesy:

Feb 3

  • ZakStunts 2009 started with long time unseen activity and buzz. If you are still lurking around, don't waste the opportunity, join now!
    The new feature of this month is the unique graphical scoreboard, where the top 12 drivers of the current track are shown in their cars driving according to their results.
    One more little thing to make ZakStunts even more fun to drive at. :)
  • Duplode
    Love the busy scoreboard, it's really unusual for me to be, this early in the month, only the 14th racer to send a time :smiley: And BTW, when was the last time we had a racer from Asia around? (welcome Blackpulsie!)
  • CTG
    Maybe Dayan from Sri Lanka...
  • Anonymous
    hey...thanks Duplode.i just realize that i'm the only racer from asia :cheesy:
  • Bonzai Joe
    There was Charles and PCK from Malaysia in the really old days. Dayan was a ghost, wasn't he? Same as Crazy Driver :-) Then there have been some Russian drivers long ago, but maybe that doesn't count.
  • CTG
    As far as I know Dayan was Rotoi's ghost, not mine.
  • Anonymous
    using Jaguar again...
  • Blackpulsie
    Sorry....i forgot to log in....
  • Blackpulsie
    last upload from my office :p
  • CTG
    Btw we never had a Chinese racer so far... maybe Zak should persuade some of them to play! :cheesy:
  • Bonzai Joe
    Yes, I know he was Rotoi's, but still not a real Asian racer... I definitely agree Zak should persuade some Chinese people to race. We should just never let Koreans in here, because some of them will play 28 hours per day and make Ayrton look like an amateur. (yes, even Bonzai Joe has stupide prejudice :-D)
  • CTG
    Koreans... I heard the same about them in South Park... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Brian: Amazing!
  • Pavekiller
    BJ: The sliding has been my problem too, mainly because the sound on my stunts version didnt function correctly. However, with this ZakStunts09 Version, I hae sound! Dstien and Antti: I am back to racing after busy studying periods and computer problems. Should we form that team?
  • Zak McKracken
    yes, you should form that team :wink: awaiting your application and team logo! (75x50px)
  • dstien
    Pavekiller: I'm just waiting for you to settle on a name ;-)
  • CTG
    Nordic Pussy Hunters!!! :grin:

Feb 4

  • Bonzai Joe
    What about "Meganium Aces High"? That sounds cool...
  • CTG
    I suggest Unskilled Drivers, Bolo Yeung has no teammates for ages... :cheesy:

Feb 5

  • Please check and vote in a question regarding a possible change in the car bonus rules in this topic.
  • Bonzai Joe
    Hmm CTG, not bad!
  • CTG
    ...but not that good either
  • CTG
    Skyline... hmmm... no
  • CTG
    Corvette... no...
  • CTG
    Good option for the fans...
  • Bonzai Joe
    I don't think it's really good enough
  • CTG
    Hmmm... then try Ferrari!
  • Zak McKracken
    speedgate try
  • Duplode
    Hi again :smiley:
  • CTG
    Finally... it was so boring before that! :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Graphical scoreboard: SB's Lancia is in Speedgate gang bang... :cheesy:
  • Zak McKracken
    in the name of Cork!

Feb 6

  • Bonzai Joe
    Zak, you are on fire tonight :-) It's almost like you have a big presentation you have to prepare for tomorrow. Keep burning! I've fallen ill :-( probably flu, I feel very cold and hypersensitive and strange. This means there's a chance I will just be sitting here racing a lot. But badly... :-)
  • Bonzai Joe
    By the way, I have two more announcements: 1. I am driving Speedgate XSD in honour of Mark L. Rivers. 2. This community needs new people like Mark L. Rivers. To all new racers: you don't yet know the best part of online Stunts: the community. Did you know there have been three World Stunts Meetings - wild events from which you can see descriptions and pictures in the forum. Press the "Forum" button, register yourself, and then you can also read Mark L. Rivers' thread "END OF A WONDER RIDE". In that, he describes what an inspiring, magical and enriching experience it has been for him to truly be part of the community. He commented about races and about real life events, hosted his own highly intense competitions and even designed cars and made tribute videos. And he had a WONDER RIDE! Let's loop and jump and push our limits together!
  • firefoxie
    lo dudes & dudettes
  • Pitman
    @Bonzai: If you want to push new people, there are in my oppinion two possibilities: 1. experienced top 3 drivers should provide their replays to newbies. Its hard to figure out all the tricks of a track if you never did that before. 2. To keep the competition open: top teams should split up and each member should form a new team consisting of 1 or two experienced and 2 newbies in order to push them. social activity will grow automaticaly with experience and race success.
  • CTG
    Pitman: utopia... :wink: I don't think it's the right way to share replays (especially not with Friker... he's too fast anyway :cheesy:). On the other hand it would kill the individuality of the competition and also making the better drivers hide their tricks. So it's useless. About team reorganizing... I thought about a special event with temporary teams but it wouldn't be a really good solution in the main competitions. They are organized by friendship or something like that...
  • CTG
    büff
  • Bonzai Joe
    Thanks for feedback, Pitman. I don't mean to pressure anyone, but I want to point out that all of us have had a great experience using the forum and being in the community :-)

Feb 7

  • Duplode
    Happy birthday, Lene :smiley:
  • AbuRaf70
    Happy Birthday, Lene...!!!
  • Friker
    Im not fast :sad: i cannot do this track with speedgate under 1:30.. but i like slow cars so ill try it with lanica :smiley: and - i agree with pitman if you want to make people stay you have to help them.. for example: im heavy depressed ( :smiley:) because im not in team and i dont know how to ride that bloody imsa cars (for me speedgate and indy are imsa..) good replay with speedgate should help.. so: any pro: can you do replay with speedgate and share it?

Feb 8

  • CTG
    Duplode, Duplode, Duplode... you had to take the lead when I'm away...
  • CTG
    You know what? Beat this and I won't answer it. Really.
  • CTG
    Friker: nope, you showed up too much in the last round to help you... :tongue:
  • Friker
    ? 1 stupid bug because i was not able to do that damn slide? or mastered RH? more you show, races will be more competitive and win will be more valuable.

Feb 9

  • CTG
    I mean: don't ask for help, you are good enough to make it alone.
  • Bonzai Joe
    But this competition has been going on for 8 years, and new racers have arrived, improved and become champions... Before we start talking about sharing replays like this, one great thing to do is watch old Zakstunts winning replays! You can download them from this site (are they even packed together somewhere? If not I think they should be), and they are both entertaining to watch and great for learning (except maybe Ayrton's replays, which are a bit too "superhuman").
  • Friker
    yes, dont worry ive had watched all relevant replays of carrera before i started to race last track. this remind me one question to zak: can be replays of 2nd places from last season also packed along with ayrtons replays? and yes youre right. these replay are definitely good source of knowlegde. :smiley: still dont solve my problem - i suck with imsa cars :smiley: but it also cannot be solved by your replays.. so.. i hope slow cars will rule next race :smiley:
  • CTG
    Fuck off BJ!!! :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
  • Bonzai Joe
    Fuck re-off
  • CTG
    Damn, I can't improve now.
  • CTG
    I lied. Again. :cheesy:
  • CTG
    11:59 Bonzai Joe 59.23 Speedgate
  • CTG
    Or just to annoy me, 57.xx.
  • CTG
    Quite massive podium but a bit boring... Gutix, Chulk? Shake it up please! :smiley:
  • Bonzai Joe
    My reaction time seems to be slower than yours...
  • CTG
    I was just lucky.
  • CTG
    I expect a double trick for BJ avoiding me to take the lead in 4 minutes.
  • CTG
    *from
  • CTG
    Since I sucked too much with this xx:59 thing, let's send it a bit earlier, risking the revenge of the opponents.
  • CTG
    He's coming...
  • CTG
    Bigger step... hmmm... I have no better replay. I mean it's time to hide that non-existing better one. :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Nah really, I'm not braking at the end.
  • CTG
    BJ le van fingva.
  • CTG
    My very last shot on this track... :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Now really... FUCK YOU BONZAI JOE!!! :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Next replay: when BJ is already sleeping.
  • CTG
    He's not sleeping...
  • Bonzai Joe
    That is true. But my bridge corners are perfect, so I will have to do them beyond perfect to take the lead. Or redrive. Neither is going to happen. Actually I don't think I will have time to race this whole week. Next monday :-)
  • CTG
    So from now I have to fight with Duplode. :cheesy:
  • CTG
    (My bridge corners... well... they suck)

Feb 10

  • according to the vote quoted on the 5th of February the car bonus percentages have changed retrospectively for this season. From now only the top12 drivers' car selection modifies the bonuses. This resulted in the following changes on ZCT92:
    Porsche Carrera -4%
    Audi Quattro +2%
    Ford Ranger +2%
  • Duplode
    Mine tend to as well...
  • Bonzai Joe
    Good to see you, Double D! :-)
  • CTG
    That's what I knew for sure.
  • CTG
    Your status at the Forum was "nothing or nothing you can see..." several times in the night so I expected that. :tongue:
  • CTG
    Duplode in the Cork forum... again... conspiracy!!! :cheesy:
  • YtseDan
    sorry messed up the stats ... forgot to select the replay file :[
  • CTG
    But the graphical scoreboard looks cool from that mistake :cheesy:

Feb 11

  • Duplode
    Bad timing...
  • CTG
    Sorry, I don't have an answer now. Re-driving a bit later... :smiley:
  • CTG
    hmm...

Feb 12

  • Friker
    hmm.. im going to test quattro now
  • CTG
    Tricky guy... :cheesy:
  • Friker
    quattro is strange.. speedgate seems ideal car but i dont have ability to ride it :smiley:
  • Bonzai Joe
    You have to shift gears between 9 and 12
  • Chulk
    First few tries...
  • Chulk
    First few tries
  • CTG
    Nice warmup, Mr. Santivanez! :cheesy:
  • Zak McKracken
    yes, because if you shift earlier you are still sleepy, if you shift in the afternoon you are already too tired :smiley:
  • CTG
    That was really bad... :cheesy:
  • Friker
    :smiley: that was very nice :wink: i gear up at 12.. but i cannot handle it.. next week i try to do my final ride.
  • CTG
    Speedgate is a masterpiece... unfortunately not for me, handling is still a bit weird, not my style.

Feb 13

  • satanziege
    New car to hunt down Pitman's crapppy 4x4....
  • Duplode
    Yay, welcome back Chulk :wink:
  • CTG
    From now: section time analysis and redriving.
  • firefoxie
    the jag remains my fav.

Feb 16

  • CTG
    Munkács race started - Audi vs Acura battle :wink:

Feb 17

  • CTG
    +2 LTB... cool :cheesy:
  • CTG
    and useless...
  • SuperBrian
    Wow, I'm a lucky bastard. I've been busy for the last couple of weeks, but it seems as if I held on to the third place in USC. Congratulations to Duplode by the way.. Anyway, I'm going to improve my time again from this afternoon or tomorrow..
  • SuperBrian
    And happy bithday Marci..
  • Friker
    this is not my race :-/
  • Friker
    & this could be marks race :sad:
  • Friker
    this should be enough for now.. ill try it more seriously tommorow :smiley:
  • Anonymous
    hi
  • Duplode
    Hi, dear phantom :smiley:
  • Friker
    hacked site?

Feb 18

  • Duplode
    Don't think so, probably it's just "someone" posting an empty file from a logged out session.
  • Duplode
    But now I see that the ghost-file is on the LTB list even if not on the scoreboard... :sad:
  • Krys TOFF
    Zak probably deleted it from scoreboard database, but not from LTB database. ;-)
  • Anonymous
    this is replay sent from timed out session.
  • Friker
    ok.. so it was a file sent while that person was logget out but i think it wasnt an accident :smiley: score didnt go to scoreboard but its possible it went to LTB table.
  • CTG
    It's so annoying... please remove it! I want to see my leading time! :wink:
  • Friker
    only 2.30 to go :smiley:

Feb 19

  • CTG
    Funny: Duplode and BJ gave up hunting for LTB exactly when I sent in my really best replay... :smiley: Dunno if these tactics will work or not (probably Cork guys are hiding something really fast) but for LTB it was a lucky solution. Re-driving next week.
  • Ayrton
    Only a small tribute to Mark and his favourite car.
  • Zak McKracken
    WELCOME BACK! :smiley:
  • Bonzai Joe
    :-D Oh dear... here we go. Welcome back :-)
  • Pitman
    whooa 8-o That time is sick..
  • CTG
    Demotivating... :-S

Feb 20

  • Friker
    another 180-degree-air-turn with powergear? :wink:
  • CTG
    It's better not to know...
  • Friker
    :smiley: ... ... :sad: ...
  • Friker
    this is exactly why 'time limit' of replays is useless :-/
  • Friker
    * 'time limit check'
  • Bonzai Joe
    It's 100% sure he did the 180 degree air turn with powergear. Still, that's easier than the 270 degrees from ZCT89 :-)
  • CTG
    Who cares?
  • Friker
    :cheesy: :cheesy: CTG has lost all his passion :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Something like that...
  • Friker
    look, if ayrton races rules are changed only slightly - there is no LTB and racer at first place gains 11 points (second 10 etc.) :smiley:
  • CTG
    Ayrton is not unbeatable, just other people have other things to do in life instead of Stunts 168 hours/week...
  • CTG
    Faster, Friker, faster... :cheesy:
  • Friker
    i cannot.. only if you could send me some replay with speedgate on bridge corners (not in this track)
  • Friker
    and yes, real pro player spends many hours playing his favourite game but this is not our case :smiley:
  • CTG
    Hmmm... The 10 seconds between leading time and your lap is not the fault of bridge corners, I guess you should find a trick or choose the other way at the divided part... :smiley:
  • Friker
    yes it is only bridge cutting - Z91 - i have the same problem (+ that cork pipe) and good cut gave me about 5 seconds in total (+ some from that pipe)
  • Friker
    *i had :smiley:
  • Duplode
    Friker: the only easily available 'Gate replays are from Mark's competitions, although arguably they're not quite typical for one reason or another: Gate (SDR-RH), Emotions (SDR-NoRH), the Swifting event as Stunts olyimpics and Track A/Homeworld from ISM '09.
  • Duplode
    BJ: "It's 100% sure he did the 180 degree air turn with powergear. Still, that's easier than the 270 degrees from ZCT89 :-)" Well, *that* trick wasn't strictly necessary, however :tongue:
  • Friker
    thanks :smiley:
  • Zak McKracken
    Friker: you still have time to gather a small team and apply for the "adopt a team" program, and access the latest replays :smiley:
  • Friker
    zak: i wanna be in corks crew :wink: and as i wrote - i wont be participating in "adopt a team" thing ( CTG is against & i respect im speeding :wink: ) but some speedgate replay would be nice :smiley: maybe ill check some IMSA replays.. it seems they have the same corners cutting.
  • CTG
    I'm not AGAINST it, I just hope I don't have to share my tricks with non-Damage racers. I don't care if you go to Cork. But if I am yoour creator, it will be dangerous for Cork's Crew... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    To see my good will, check this Speedgate ride: :wink:
  • Zak McKracken
    it is possible to get into Cork's Crew but it's never easy :smiley:
  • Zak McKracken
    excellent tutorial, CTG!
  • Friker
    thanks CTG :smiley: exactly what i need to see and now im sure its mostly about my corner cutting :cheesy:

Feb 23

  • CTG
    I'm bored.
  • Bonzai Joe
    That's what happens when you leave the race...
  • CTG
    That's what happens if Szilvi is not online at MSN... :smiley:

Feb 26

  • Duplode
    Two days to the end of Z92 and no news on new teams... :sad:

Feb 27

  • CTG
    And no new replays from any top drivers... I really wonder about Ayrton: which car will he choose to demolish people having life...

Feb 28

  • if you downloaded the new track before 20:45 the 28th of February, please redownload it as it contained an error. Thanks!
  • Ayrton
    CTG desired replay ...
  • CTG
    Yes, the expected car...
  • CTG
    Whooops am I Ayrton?
  • Ayrton
    Yes, the expected car and performed with the expected Great Rotoi® Trick ...
  • Bonzai Joe
    Great battle for 3rd place in the new racers league :-)
  • Zak McKracken
    update will take place on schedule!
  • Zak McKracken
    scoreboard is final. update in progress
  • Krys TOFF
    Deadline is not 21H :huh?: When did it changed to 20H ?
  • Krys TOFF
    Too bad, I just realized that I didn't send any time for this month's track and that this month is only 28 days long. Stupid me. I did a Stunts break last weeks and was about to do a rush hour replay but well, it seems useless as deadline was 20H so I'm 30 minutes late... My fault anyway.
  • Zak McKracken
    update complete. will write the summary tomorrow or later today (busy now, sorry), until then, congratulations and enjoy the new track!
  • dstien
    Crap. Missed another deadline. :-(
    Congratulations, everyone!
  • Antti
    Last month was too short :sad:

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