Originally Posted by age
i realise i seem to have a difference in opinion with the rest of you. so if you think i am wrong (and thats absolutely fine), please say why and state your opinion as opposed to simply "you are so wrong." that doesnt help anyone.
Any amateur out on the track learning how to drive needs to be worrying about finding braking points, looking up, not jerking the wheel, tracking out properly, etc. If they have to brake earlier and do a normal downshift, it's better to do that than to throw heel-toe into the mix. There's simply far more basic things to be working on.
While I agree that you can certainly practice and have ready the technique of heel-toe before your first track day, there is no point for an instructor to ask the beginner to be working on that.