Question: Would you agree "Snap Understeer" is a proper term?

Hello Oppo...

I used the phrase “snap understeer” to describe that moment when you’re driving a FWD car hard, and you get understeer to the point where you instantly lose all traction on the front wheels, resulting in you spearing off in a straight line... Some people are giving me a lot of shit over using this term, so I decided to come here and get opinions. Would you agree that “snap understeer” (as defined below) is a proper term?

To make exactly what I mean by “snap understeer” clear, I’m going to provide some definitions.

Snap ~ verb

1. break or cause to break suddenly and completely

Understeer ~ verb

1. (of a motor vehicle) a tendency to turn less sharply than is intended.

Add them together:

Snap understeer ~ verb

1. a sudden and complete break of front wheel traction causing complete loss of ability to turn as intended.

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I personally think “Snap understeer” is an appropriate term, as what people refer to as “understeer” is really “progressive understeer”... Again, some definitions to clarify...

Progressive ~ adjective

1. happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step.

Understeer ~ verb

1. (of a motor vehicle) a tendency to turn less sharply than is intended.

Add them together:

Progressive Understeer ~ verb

1. a tendancy to turn less sharply than in intended developing gradually or in stages.

So, what say you fellow Opponauts? Is “snap understeer” a proper term?

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