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Old 06-12-2019, 08:51 PM
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Not possible all the time, but from brake application through past the apex, yes.
Thanks, that's what it sounded like.

Intrigued...
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:11 AM
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I've tried Apex Pro a year ago when it first came out, after tried it out, I returned it. But that was a year ago, and their app isn't as good and informative as now I think. I wouldn't mind to give it another try.
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LandShark - lots of improvements and features additions since then. We make updates based on customer feedback and use about every 3 months and we usually release a new app to address maintenance and user interface items every 6 weeks or so.

I would recommend reaching out to Pro Coach/.Peter Krause and get setup to try one again. This video shows a couple of new features as of March, 2019. There's a lot more as well...

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My nephew still has his even though he haven't use it. I'll borrow it and give it another try. Does it need to do any kind of updates (firmware)?

I do like your real time app base information and that's one of the reason that I wish my Solo2DL has.
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Originally Posted by GT3_Driver View Post
I need the Pros and Cons of the Apex Pro and differences between solo1 and 2.

I'm signed up for a demo day for the Apex Pro next weekend.

I have a SoloDL w/ OBDii and smarty cam now.

It's about the same money either way

I love data!!!!

How much "Data" does the Apex give you?
I see it's helpful on track, but are the lights after the fact(Behind you?)

Is the SoloDL2 worth a upgrade?
SOLO 2 DL can be hardwired for power an CAN bus data. I have one, love it. It also supports SmartyCam.

APEX PRo looks awesome, trying one out end of the month at Laguna Seca.. do the research and tons of data is available on your I phone post run session.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:24 AM
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Picked up an Apex Pro yesterday because I am leaving lots of time on the table at The Glen in particular (2 - 3 seconds compared to my contemporaries). Too much slowing down, I think.

Ideal would be to get some data from these contemporaries to compare to mine, but short of that, I figure that the Apex can help. Sounds pretty good on paper.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:21 PM
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Francois! You didnĺt call me to order it?

Every good driver goes through a phase (some stay there for their whole lives) where they hang on the brake to long, push too hard for too long and ôundershootö reaching the tires capability between maximum braking and maximum cornering.

This also happens to be one of the biggest differences between good and great drivers to and makes a SUBSTANTIAL difference to lap times. A simple raising of the average speed through the vMin area and making the vMin point closer to the apex is really, really profitable in lap times. Multiply by several corners and it makes a bigger difference.

This device is a much more sophisticated, real-time indicator of this occurrence, and for that reason, I recommend it.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:29 PM
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Francois! You didn’t call me to order it?

Every good driver goes through a phase (some stay there for their whole lives) where they hang on the brake to long, push too hard for too long and “undershoot” reaching the tires capability between maximum braking and maximum cornering.

This also happens to be one of the biggest differences between good and great drivers to and makes a SUBSTANTIAL difference to lap times. A simple raising of the average speed through the vMin area and making the vMin point closer to the apex is really, really profitable in lap times. Multiply by several corners and it makes a bigger difference.

This device is a much more sophisticated, real-time indicator of this occurrence, and for that reason, I recommend it.
Haha, we actually have a local "official" Apex dealer around here for once.

I find that I can keep up, if not more, with pretty much anyone in corners where I can hustle the car (Mosport 5A, B; Keyhole @ Mid-O; T7 @ the Glen, etc). It's corners where you need to be more surgical (T1, T10 @ the Glen; T8 @ Mosport) where I tend to overslow; maybe I'm just scared, lol. The great drivers you speak of are probably also confident that they will "catch" it should anything happen (that's how I feel in the slower corners; what could go wrong). Hopefully this thing can tell me more about what I'm leaving on the table.

Glad to know that you endorse this, it means a lot.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:07 PM
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Haha, we actually have a local "official" Apex dealer around here for once.

I find that I can keep up, if not more, with pretty much anyone in corners where I can hustle the car (Mosport 5A, B; Keyhole @ Mid-O; T7 @ the Glen, etc). It's corners where you need to be more surgical (T1, T10 @ the Glen; T8 @ Mosport) where I tend to overslow; maybe I'm just scared, lol. The great drivers you speak of are probably also confident that they will "catch" it should anything happen (that's how I feel in the slower corners; what could go wrong). Hopefully this thing can tell me more about what I'm leaving on the table.

Glad to know that you endorse this, it means a lot.
Also I've came to conclusion that on top of being able to "catch" it, it makes a different in your mind (risk taking) pushing in your own car (paying for the damage) versus someone else's (racer driving for team and has insurance) and will reflect in the lap time too.
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Originally Posted by LandShark View Post
Also I've came to conclusion that on top of being able to "catch" it, it makes a different in your mind (risk taking) pushing in your own car (paying for the damage) versus someone else's (racer driving for team and has insurance) and will reflect in the lap time too.
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Default APEX Pro/SOLO 2 DL

My LA "Magic Man" hooked up my SOLO 2 DL to the 2004 GT3 CAN bus system....he also let me try out a SmartyCam....and set it up/configured it for me, made certain the SOLO 2 DL and SmartCam were talking: They were.

My Paso Robles "Magic Man" let me borrow an APEX PRO for this Sunday's Speed Ventures session at Laguna Seca. We (mostly He) set it up right out of the box, scary simple. It's all mounted up and ready to go. He has a mini-track around his building, so we "created" a track for APEX Pro, and did some laps....awesome.

I'll report back next week...going to look at the data with my coach.
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:00 AM
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I'll report back next week...going to look at the data with my coach.
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