Used to describe the driver of any make or model vehicle that engages in overly aggressive driving behavior in a desperate attempt to get attention. Usually drivers of this nature could not afford to shell out for the mack-daddy-top-of-the-line version of their vehicle and have to compensate by trying to show off in their bottom-of-the-barrel model to win approval. base model ballers are extremely volatile and self conscious individuals that would not hesitate to defend their turf while driving. Approach with caution.
Dude #1: Whoa! Did you see that STi and EVO just blow by us while racing each other?
Dude #2: Yeah! Insane!
*after catching up to the drivers stuck in traffic*
Dude #3: Nevermind, they're just base model ballers driving an Impreza and Lancer. We got our hopes up for nothing.
A variation of the ricer flyby whereby a driver of a vehicle attempts to initiate a race by cutting off the target at a high rate of speed but before the driver of the other vehicle can respond or realizes what just happened while they were minding their own business, the ricer proceeds to turn off onto a side street, parking lot or pull a u-turn.
The technique is usually performed to save face by avoiding embarrassment and keep the ego of the driver and their inadequate machine intact. This serves to boost the self-esteem of the instigator or for the purpose of ultimate internet forum bragging rights.
Historically this maneuver was performed by drivers of anemically underpowered cars but the popularity of ricer turn offs has increased exponentially and can be seen now being performed by vehicles of every make and model including imports, domestics, minivans, pickup trucks, luxury vehicles and mopeds.
*Civic flies by Mustang*
*Civic turns off into side street*
Honda Civic driver: yo man did you see that? i just blew the doors off that Mustang!
Honda Civic passenger: nah brah doesn't count you pulled a ricer turn-off before he even knew what was goin on. We missed the mickey dees parking lot where we were gonna have lunch.
Honda Civic driver: fuck you man i ain't goin back there. i won.
Shelby GT500 driver: can someone tell me what just happened?