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Old 12-08-2007, 07:56 PM   #46
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Caster buggy "fits the intermediate crowd"? I only know a couple of guys who would admit to being "in the intermediate crowd" and those guys are at the bottom of the J-main.

My point is that %95 of guys will buy the buggy they percieve to be the best even when they know they are not. Trying to market a buggy to "the intermediate crowd" in racing is a recipe for disaster IMO.

BTW, I was watching that A-Main at LH and I just reviewed your lap times. Quite impressive. That crowd was brutal!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Caster buggy "fits the intermediate crowd"? I only know a couple of guys who would admit to being "in the intermediate crowd" and those guys are at the bottom of the J-main.

My point is that %95 of guys will buy the buggy they percieve to be the best even when they know they are not. Trying to market a buggy to "the intermediate crowd" in racing is a recipe for disaster IMO.

BTW, I was watching that A-Main at LH and I just reviewed your lap times. Quite impressive. That crowd was brutal!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:42 PM   #48
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:38 AM   #49
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Caster buggy "fits the intermediate crowd"? I only know a couple of guys who would admit to being "in the intermediate crowd" and those guys are at the bottom of the J-main.

My point is that %95 of guys will buy the buggy they percieve to be the best even when they know they are not. Trying to market a buggy to "the intermediate crowd" in racing is a recipe for disaster IMO.

BTW, I was watching that A-Main at LH and I just reviewed your lap times. Quite impressive. That crowd was brutal!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think you missed the point. The buggy is not being marketed as an "intermediate" car or for an "intermediate" driver. It's not like it's a slogan, lol... "buy our car if you aren't as good as a pro" lol

camshaft simply said it was a good car for an intermediate guy (what he really is, not what the guy thinks he is) because it's not a $600 car, but it runs like one on the track.
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I understand what you two are saying but I think you two are just trying to stir the pot You say you would buy a car with an intermediate price because you are a racer then how come you guys will buy an engine that is clearly designed and priced for the intermediate crowd The go tech engine is not an os speed or a nova 367 modified by ceo yet that is what both of you have at the bottom of your posts I also run a go tech and although it is a great engine at a great price if money was no object i would run something else and that is my point Just dont read into what people say as the car is priced so that people can get into 1/8 cheaper yet still be competetive just like your go tech engines

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money is no object with rc for me, and i have ran vspecs (EB and stock) and i also have ran the top of the line Nova's (P5X, 21-5K, 21-7T) and RB's (WS7III) infact i have even ran the Werks TL pro series (B7PRO21, B7PRO28) all in the last 2 years, and i am by far happier with the Go engines...just because there is a low price on the Go engines does not mean they are mid line engines...

once again i will say this!!!!!!!!! im not saying it isnt a good buggy...it just not for me...i just do not like that its not full optioned out of the box like other mid prices buggies like the OCM kaos and sportwerks CL1...
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:50 AM   #52
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i just cant see why a pro level buggy should have factory hop ups...it seems to me like hobbytech is fishing for more money by selling hop up to those that buy the pro model...
That's pretty much standard operating procedure, across the board in r/c. Some companies do it more... but even the ones that do sell a full-option rides always have something else that's a "hop-up". Carbon fiber has never been a common 1/8 feature... and not all racers want it. I like CF too... but I don't expect it to be oem.

If the OCM comes better equipped, that's cool... I haven't looked at it that close. Some cars are going to be a better "deal" than others, and not everyone agrees or there wouldn't be 40 brands to choose from. I just don't see why you want to dog this car? It's not a bad price for what you get.
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Where is this buggy manufactured and who owns the molds for it?
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Same place most are... China. The same factory that makes Caster... and others... owns the molds. I don't know the name of the parent company.
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Same place most are... China. The same factory that makes Caster... and others... owns the molds. I don't know the name of the parent company.
I know our buggy (OCM) is made in Taiwan, thi buggy the same you think?
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As in you don't go all over the U.S. to race, you simply stay in your region. I like the looks of the OCM and Caster buggies, but I've never been a fan of C-hub suspension. Also are those plastic steering knuckles or are they just ano'd black?
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As in you don't go all over the U.S. to race, you simply stay in your region. I like the looks of the OCM and Caster buggies, but I've never been a fan of C-hub suspension. Also are those plastic steering knuckles or are they just ano'd black?
That's why the OCM doesn't use them.....the Caster buggy is nothing like the OCM.
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I know I was simply mentioning a few of the cheaper 1/8th scale buggies with the Pivot ball suspension, not trying to bunch the Caster and OCM together.
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Caster buggy doesn't have C-hub
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