Home Forums General Karting Discussion Another Newbie – Need advice/help on getting started Reply To: Another Newbie – Need advice/help on getting started

#15528

Sam
Participant

<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Sam wrote:</div>
I’ve read several times that the shifter kart is a steep learning curve. I’m curious – what makes that such a steep curve? Focusing on shifting while focusing on line choice? Chassis set up?

Everything happens faster and there’s more “everything” to do. My Skip Barber instructor said the next step up from a shifter is a full Indy Car. If you think auto crossing a WRX has made you ready for the next step below an Indy car, then by all means get a shifter. ;) If, on the other hand, you suspect that you possess a somewhat lower level of skill, start in a TaG or even a 4-stroke.

I’m not sure if it’s the WRX that has me ready so much as the motocross. I’m used to banging through gears while setting up for the next section. Having 50+ horse power between your legs and doing 50+ mph through a jump section (while shifting), things tend to happen pretty fast.