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Oh trust me i dont drive the way i taught, plently of free-wheeling and skipping gears on the way up (even tho i think that is actualy been taught now)
So you mean crash boxes? the only reason i am asking is i was just thinking of when my dad used to drive the Mercedes Benz van (1982) he used to double clutch i never really asked why (to avoid the leacture) just pondering!
Block shifting is the term used for skipping gears and is valid going up or down, although over revving is frowned upon.
may old comercials had very basic boxes, and some big trucks required engine braking otherwise you just wouldn't stop. I imagine the double clutching would have been habit in the eighties, unless the van was old as the box then would have had synchro.
Currently in Paul Dengel's garage:
57 BMW 520d (177 bhp) SE Tourer and a 51 1.2 16v Clio Dynamique