Do you use a H-Shifter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pixeljetstream, Mar 19, 2016.

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Do you use a H-Shifter

  1. yes

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  2. no

    14 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. pixeljetstream

    pixeljetstream Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Just out of curiosity, I just got one and am extremely surprised by the extra fun it added (I haven't driven real cars for a long time). Makes the "slow car" classes even more fun (dtm, classic touring, prinz...) and quite a work-out with manual clutching.
     
  2. Sean Kenney

    Sean Kenney Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to get use to it...new at it and pretty terrible to be frank atm. If I had a better shifter and it in a better position, more natural, I wouldn't have too much of an issue with it.
     
  3. Fleskebacon

    Fleskebacon Well-Known Member

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    I can hardly remember the last time I used sequential shifting...
     
  4. fischhaltefolie

    fischhaltefolie Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm using a fanatec clubsport shifter sq 1.5.
    Coming from my logitech g25, I always had the possibility of using paddles, sequential or h-shifter. When I switched over to csw v2, I just had the BMW M3 GT2 wheel. It felt a bit strange of using clutch and releasing throttle for upshift with paddles. Otherwise revs increased.
    I like driving as close to real as possible, too.
    With the cs shifter it's a great, firm feeling, either sequential and h-pattern. Using toe-heel with the right pedals, you feel ..., well, you can call me Walter, Hans-Joachim, James, Stirling, Niki or what you like!:D
     
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  5. Blanes

    Blanes Well-Known Member

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    CSS 1.5 also here ... don't use the H all the time as I prefer the sequential, but it does give a good feeling to use in a classic like the Capri and you have to concentrate bit more = slower laptimes for me ! :eek:
     
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  6. Raaf

    Raaf Active Member

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    Is this poll self-selecting, or is there really just a minority that uses them?
     
  7. YANNLEBLANC

    YANNLEBLANC Member

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    Yes I use it, a must have for the vintage cars! I can't play without the H shifter.
     
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  8. Sascha Reynders

    Sascha Reynders Well-Known Member

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    I adapt my shifting method to what a car would have in real life, so depending on what I'm driving it's:

    - H-shifter with auto-clutch off
    - Sequential with auto-clutch on
    - Paddle shift with auto-clutch on
     
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  9. Fanapryde

    Fanapryde Well-Known Member

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    Same here.
    I use the Fanatec SQ 1.5.... a lot...
     
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  10. Rik Fast

    Rik Fast Well-Known Member

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    I use the H-Shifter but i have many troubles to do heel/toe shifting. I have a bad right knee from playing basketball and after 15 minutes the knee gets soar and fluids are present. I would love to have a button or something to match revs while shifting, i even have thought at moments to make a special gas pedal mod to do better H-shifting.
     
  11. skswat

    skswat Well-Known Member

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    I own Thrustmaster H shifter, but mostly I have it in sequential mode as I play with cars using sequential gearboxes.
     
  12. pixeljetstream

    pixeljetstream Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    after a bit more time with the H shifter (thrustmaster), this whole heel/toe thing is quite a challenge ;) so I second the matching rev optional feature idea, as auto-clutch feels too much like cheating ;)
     
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  13. rubenforos

    rubenforos Active Member

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    CSS 1.5 here, essential for me ;)
     
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  14. Vojvoda

    Vojvoda Well-Known Member

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    Another Fanatec SQ 1.5 here!
     
  15. Mich Angel

    Mich Angel Well-Known Member

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    Yea couldn't do with out it, resently bought a new T500 RS Gear shit :D
     
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  16. sbtm

    sbtm Well-Known Member

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    I use th8a shifter both in H-pattern and sequential mode ... but sometimes is shift with paddles too but with seq shifter it's more fun :D
     
  17. Metalogic

    Metalogic Well-Known Member

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    I voted no, but I'd use one I had one, but only for classes which use one in RL
     
  18. ElNino

    ElNino Well-Known Member

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    It is challenging, but so rewarding once you get the hang of it. Took me a couple weeks forcing myself to do it to feel competent, then many months to cut out the frequent mistakes. It sucks spinning the car because you missed a heel toe shift, but when you get it right and put in some clean laps, it's very rewarding.

    edit: after setting up my new rig, its taking to some time to get used to my new position of g27 shifter - I still miss gears from time to time.
     
  19. rbn

    rbn Well-Known Member

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    TH8A shifter, mostly in sequential mode, but sometimes in H-pattern.
    And the secret weapon for Dirt Rally: Analog handbrake mode.
     
  20. mr_belowski

    mr_belowski Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    any of you guys double-clutching (clutch -> neutral -> blip -> clutch -> gear) on the downshifts? I know it's not necessary for the game but it would have been used a lot in some of the historics.

    I can manage the heel-toe thing with a nicely timed blip to smooth out the downshift, but I'm doing this as I shift, with the clutch in. I simply don't have the brain power to double-clutch properly while I'm busy braking for a corner thinking about corner entry and stuff
     
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