Originally Posted by mantis
called engine braking. He's pre-maturely wearing out his clutch, bad practice, very bad. BUT FEELS GOOOOOD
You can engine brake without putting extra wear on the clutch... just revmatch on the downshift. That guy's friend is just an idiot by letting the clutch out slowly to slow the car down.
If you revmatch on your downshift, it will still slow down the car and not put any extra strain on the clutch than a regular upshift would, but I think you already know this.
BTW, Mantis, after switching over from the auto to the MT, do you now see why a lot of enthusiasts are so passionate about driving a MT? Regardless of what shifts a tenth of a second faster, there is just no comparison when it comes to the driving experience IMO. Mostly because my car is a manual, I look forward to driving it everday.