Replay Handling / RH
A greatly helpful rule in online tournaments, which allows pipsqueaks to simply rewind the replay after a crash, or running off the road, and continue driving from some seconds earlier. This way you can not enter your name in Stunts' internal highscore table, but your final saved replay will be valid for online competitions. RH allows pipsqueaks to save a lot of time, achieve better results, and do insane stunts.
There is an endless debate on RH in the community, whether it's a good thing, or not, but as there is no way to proof (without the usage of extrenal tools) whether a pipsqueak used RH or not, it's allowed by default.
Power Gear / 6th Gear / PG
Some cars in stunts have the ability to reach a so-called 6th gear. This usually happens while driving in the last official gear with a high RPM, and doing a jump. Some cars can reach it from any speed, when driving on a loop, and shifting to the last gear.
6th gear allows cars to go a lot faster than the given maximum speed. Some cars have a so called: "true 6th gear", and they don't even slow down on grass, when driving in 6th gear. These are: ...
Others simply have a higher maximum speed than stated, which can be reached by the above described way.
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Finding the 6th gear spots on a competition track is the key to victory.
6th gear was officially confirmed by Stunts lead programmer Kevin Pickell as a programming bug.
When a person takes part in a competition under different nicknames, the characters created apart from his/her main character is called a ghost. Ghosts can influence competitions in a negative way, especially online votes. The Track Design Contest of 2002 ended in a ghost scandal, when CTG voted with multiple personalities.
Time hiding / Time hiders
A pipsqueak having a really fast, winning replay, but not sending it, only replays where he slows down at the end, reaching the pole position only with some milliseconds is called a time hider. Altough time hiding is slightly unethical, it's a key method for winning a track of hard battles.
When racing in Stunts against Otto, and he manages to beat you, he calls you a "young pipsqueak". This term has settled in the Stunts community, often substituting the word "pipsqueak".
ZakStunts / ZSC
Long name: Zak McKracken's Stunts Competition, or Zak's Stunts Competition. An online competition running continuously since March, 2001. It was the first competition which required pipsqueaks to drive different cars each month, and also the first one to implement a fully automatic php based replay sending form and scoreboard system. Altough there were competitions with higher number of participants, ZakStunts is often considered as the most influencing competition of the online Stunts community.
World Stunts Meeting / WSM
A meeting with a pre-set date and place, where pipsqueaks from all around the world can meet eachother, race stunts, do live stunts, and have fun. Altough it's called a world meeting, by far only European pipsqueaks have gathered. By far there were three WSM's. The first in 2004, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, then 2005, Aarhus, Denmark, and in 2006 Budapest again. In 2007, altough planned, there was no WSM organized.