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Old 06-17-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Blue Grove or Loamy Which Do You Prefer

The reason why I ask is, at last Fla. state race the track became blue grove. As we all know when that happens the traction becomes like a on road track with jumps. Know I'm not knowing blue tracks at all, a little history about me. I ran on road nitro touring and 1/8 scale for about 10 years an maybe for 3 mouths I've been running off road. I love it. One of the reason why I stop was the cost of tires foam tire wear very fast and coast $$$$$ a lot.

I got a call from one of the guys that was racing and he said he blew out two sets of tires in one day. I ran lommy and blue grove and with the cost tires I would rather run loomy tracks. Tires are just to high to run through in a day or should I say a few runs.

I personally think that track owners should make tracks more loomy. Tell me what you think thanks.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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Loamy by far.......

A nice heavy dirt that was lighty watered...
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Driving on blue-groove is way fun however my wallet does not like it cause i dont get tires for free....
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The track that I club race at is for the most part loamy. A couple years ago at a big race a blue groove started forming on some of the jump faces. So I prefer loamy dirt.
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The reason why I ask is, gas so high an the cost living is way up and I would hate to stop racing, because I can't afford to buy new tires every week or two.
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Cost wise I definatley prefer the loam. I also like the driing style. I love the preciseness (if that's a word) of the blue groove and how you have to be in the line.

A really nice mix would be Competition Hobbies in Tucson, Arizon. Red Clay that's watered. Slicks work the best from my experience there. Even Holeshot's didn't work as well. And the slick should last a long time.
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If track owners don't start running tracks that are more cost efficient, there will be more people watching and less driving. One way to do that is make sure the the track is loamy. when you look at it, with the amount of money you spend
on tires on a blue grove track on a three day weekend you can buy a new motor every week.
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Well I'm sure the tire companies like the blue groove tracks lol. I race on a loamy track with my truggy and I have had the same Pro-Line Crimefighters on it since last fall.
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You guys may be able to find your wheels and tires a little cheaper at

www.tiltedrc.com




That was a good plug....
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[QUOTE=skeller;4549529]You guys may be able to find your wheels and tires a little cheaper at

www.tiltedrc.com




That was a good plug....



That's not my point I under stand an accept the cost of tires, but with the economy the way its to go through a set tires in a few 5min runs is crazy. Its a lot of people in this hobby that are made of money, I'm not one.


One race, I ran twister tires an they ran great and cost $20 a set for premounted, which is great for the price, but not for one or two runs on them.
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I prefer loam.

There are a couple of reasons that packed/blue groove are prefered by track owners though.
#1 Economy, not yours, theirs. A grooved track doesn't require as much upkeep and it does eat tires, which they hope to sell you

#2 Consistency, when a track grooves it stays more consistent from round to round compared to a looser track where it could be anything from tacky and perfect to dry and dusty. Most prefer grooved tracks for big events for this reason.
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i like it when it grooves up for the mains.. i like the way
it drives
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I do understand your point....
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I like loamy tracks. its a little more forgiving and is easier on tires too. i just dont like the MUD when the track is watered because our dirt doesn't hold water very well.

At my local track, hotrod, its usually watered for club races and its ran dry for the big races so it stays consistent.
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From a competitive standpoint....I always prefer a dry and blown track.

Unless you wet the track before every round it will never be the same for everyone. This takes more time and also costs for the water. If it's dry.....it's just dry.
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