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Old 07-23-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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what tyres work on a polished timber basket ball court floor??
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probrably radials...not sure which though im sorry
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foam tires covered with a thin film of silicone caulk will grip extremely well.
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Schumacher Mini Pins (yellow compound) 21mm version
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foam tires covered with a thin film of silicone caulk will grip extremely well.
Could you please expand on this some more, as im interested in how this works. Mainly as I race on polished wood
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The Yokomo drift tires!!!!!! lol No, I have no clue.
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I guess using the slick tires on that surface will give you a good grip..
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I guess using the slick tires on that surface will give you a good grip..
Nah man ive tried them once, like driving on ice! lol
Trust me on the Mini pins, i race every week on a polished gym floor, a few small clubs run on this type of surface maybe its because its always raining over here?
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Nah man ive tried them once, like driving on ice!
hhhmmmm??..

I guess I better try this out...
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You definetly want Schumacher Mini pins, yellow compound. You can get them in 21mm or 26mm, both work well, sometimes it's down to the driver, sometimes it's down to the dust on the wooden floor. Some places you can only run nearly new ones and expect any grip, other places they work until they're bald. You'll just have to experiment a bit with them at your local club.

I've heard of people using silicon covered tyres too but they needed redoing after a couple of runs and they kind of polished the floor making it very tricky for the people using mini pins, aswell as leaving chunks of silicon everywhere. Not really reccomended.
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I've heard of people using silicon covered tyres too but they needed redoing after a couple of runs and they kind of polished the floor making it very tricky for the people using mini pins, aswell as leaving chunks of silicon everywhere. Not really reccomended.
Guess I think this would be a bit messy in your part to apply every after 3 runs.. Clean the tires ad removed the used silicon on the foam tires then apply again the silicon on the tires?. its really a messy job. Plus considering the you'll be the one to clean-up the chunks of silicon all over the court if there is no personnel to clean up the court..
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