Something I wrote several years ago, I think it was 1998.
"The BRT is about promoting the hobby of RC cars. Doesnt matter if ya race, or just run up and down the driveway. We feel that if we get enough people, pulling in the same direction, we can grow and make the hobby better. The best way to grow the hobby, is through new guys. If your a new guy, get hooked up with someone more knowledgable than yourself, and try to shorten the learning curve of racing. Some guys burn out real quick, if their gettin their butt kicked! Once youve become a veteran, its up to you to help the newbies, to get them up to speed quicker, and make the first few races more enjoyable. Odds are they will continue to race........"
Yall are bringing up some of the same points that we have been talking about for years. Thats what prompted us to start a race team and try and focus on these issues.
There no doubt that cost is a major player in getting noobs and keeping them in the hobby. I have been in races where guys ran a new set of tires every run. That ran me out of TCs real quick. LOL
Batterys are cheaper now days since we dont have to have 12 packs at a bill a pop.
There are two types of people that race. Those who need to because they need that ego boost. Those are usually the guys who have the bad attitudes at the track and refuse to help the noobs.
The second are the guys who are into it for the fun. Yall know who I am talking about. The guys who like hanging out with their buds, talking smack, sharing set ups, helping out the new guys and cheering them on.
For yall that go WAY back, will remember alot of talk about these issues on the net. Some of you might of been a member.