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Old 09-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #16
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Here in the East coast, the 808 has replaced the Losi as the new club race winner. Anyone who gets to test drive it has nothing but great things to say about the car, and these are the guys driving Losi 8's.
Woohhh..
More Xrays than Losi's...

Heres what last weeks big race out here on the west coast looked like. I was the only Xray in the A-main and the only privateer for that matter.

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-- BUGGY EXPERT - A  Main -- 
 Pos Car     time     name                    avg.mph
   1   3      40:12.95 KORTZ             HoBao Hyper9 (team) 18.03
   2   1      40:15.79 ADAM DRAKE        Losi 8 (team)      17.72
   3   2      40:06.01 MIKE TRUHE        Losi 8 (team)     17.50
   4   9      40:25.32 TODD HODGE        Losi 8 (team)      17.36
   5  12      40:35.93 BILLY LASTER      Losi 8  (team)     16.71
   6   7      40:36.66 RON ROSSETTI      Kyosho MP9 (team)  16.70
   7  13      40:14.82 JAMES HORAN       Xray XB808  (privateer) 16.56
   8   6      40:37.89 MATT SCHREFFLER   Losi 8 (team)      16.40
   9   5      35:27.93 ANDREW SMOLNIK    CEN   (team)       15.83
  10   8      30:48.46 DYNOMITE          Losi 8  (team)     15.94
  11  10      32:12.25 KYLE HUNTER       Losi 8  (team)     13.80
  12  11      22:09.83 SHAUN KIRKMAN     HotBodies  (team)  12.66
  13   4       0:42.85 CHAD BRADLEY      Jammin   (team)    16.37
Would be nice to have a team.....
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:22 PM   #17
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Here in NY, NJ, CT, you'd feel right at home. I know for sure the guys down at Texas have a strong count as well.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:24 PM   #18
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He did say the "East" Coast, but I think it must be in his area, because Losi is still the dominate buggy in the US, except maybe in Texas where X-Ray is extremely popular too. Last RC Pro race there the print out (I saw) had 8 out of the 10 Buggy's in the Expert A-Main were 808's. But, I'm sure there are pockets of racing across US where other then Losi are the most popular.



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Old 09-06-2008, 05:56 PM   #19
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Congrats on doing that well! That's impressive.

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Woohhh..
More Xrays than Losi's...

Heres what last weeks big race out here on the west coast looked like. I was the only Xray in the A-main and the only privateer for that matter.

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Pro A-main Results:

-- BUGGY EXPERT - A  Main -- 
 Pos Car     time     name                    avg.mph
   1   3      40:12.95 KORTZ             HoBao Hyper9 (team) 18.03
   2   1      40:15.79 ADAM DRAKE        Losi 8 (team)      17.72
   3   2      40:06.01 MIKE TRUHE        Losi 8 (team)     17.50
   4   9      40:25.32 TODD HODGE        Losi 8 (team)      17.36
   5  12      40:35.93 BILLY LASTER      Losi 8  (team)     16.71
   6   7      40:36.66 RON ROSSETTI      Kyosho MP9 (team)  16.70
   7  13      40:14.82 JAMES HORAN       Xray XB808  (privateer) 16.56
   8   6      40:37.89 MATT SCHREFFLER   Losi 8 (team)      16.40
   9   5      35:27.93 ANDREW SMOLNIK    CEN   (team)       15.83
  10   8      30:48.46 DYNOMITE          Losi 8  (team)     15.94
  11  10      32:12.25 KYLE HUNTER       Losi 8  (team)     13.80
  12  11      22:09.83 SHAUN KIRKMAN     HotBodies  (team)  12.66
  13   4       0:42.85 CHAD BRADLEY      Jammin   (team)    16.37
Would be nice to have a team.....
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:25 PM   #20
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Ian I talk with you at ARC when you come out,thats me with the Mugen buggy & the rc8 that I dont run any more.If your in town I'll be at ARC sunday 9/7 bout 12:30 with another 808 guy tuning chassis' your welcome to come try ours & see what you think.Dont know if you tried one yet but I was blown away after driving my friends for less than 2 tanks & bought one within a week,thats the soonest I could find one.
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That's very good of you, thank you. It's going to be a bit hit and miss if i can get out there or not but i will certainly try and swing things around so i can. I haven't driven one yet and pretty keen to. Hopefully see you there!

Thanks again for the offer
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:34 PM   #22
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I would love to see the 808 win the worlds!!!!!!!! that would turn the tides a little on the Losi selling 4 to 1 to the Xray. Go Team!!
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I would love to see the 808 win the worlds!!!!!!!! that would turn the tides a little on the Losi selling 4 to 1 to the Xray. Go Team!!
Not really if that was the case kyosho would out sell everyone 10:1. It's a matter of budgets the losi is just priced rignt with maximum performance. Thats where the difference comes in. Losi kit $420, Xray kit $620 thats the price of a losi kit with engine RB S3 or Go 7. Losi offers affordability with instant performance thats hard to beat. Now if the Xray was the same price or close say $500 it would probally sell alot more. No shots at Xray just stating the obvious.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:07 PM   #24
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Not really if that was the case kyosho would out sell everyone 10:1. It's a matter of budgets the losi is just priced rignt with maximum performance. Thats where the difference comes in. Losi kit $420, Xray kit $620 thats the price of a losi kit with engine RB S3 or Go 7. Losi offers affordability with instant performance thats hard to beat. Now if the Xray was the same price or close say $500 it would probally sell alot more. No shots at Xray just stating the obvious.

Don't forget to add in the 8 extra servos you need to buy with the Losi, cause they only last 1 race
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Ps Kyosho hasn't been winning many big races since the Losi came out
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I dont think price is the problem.Word of mouth,or hype is the key.It seems when somebody actually drives an 808 they love it.losi has the right idea,good initial price & the budget to blanket peoples minds with the hype.When people are told the 8ight the hot ticket & you got some one like drake in person everywhere talkin to people & ads blanketing the industry your gonna sell period.People are like sheep tell them something enough times & it becomes true,just like the internet some clown goes on every board & makes the same statement people jump on the band wagon & say yah I keep hearing that everywhere.Horizion makes it easy for shops to push product for a couple reasons,dependable supply,warranty,& sell now pay later.Horizon is very very smart.$150 throws a blanket across almost every race buggy except the K car.I took forever to go 808 simply because it wasnt kept at the front of the RC part of my brain.When I drove one my first thought was I dont understand why this aint the dominent buggy.Its because people aint told about it constantly.
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Ps Kyosho hasn't been winning many big races since the Losi came out
You didnt say "big races" you said "Worlds"
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You didnt say "big races" you said "Worlds"
I was replying to Vlad who said that Kyosho should outsell all others by 10 to 1 because they are always in the winners circle, but at the results I have been seeing the past couple of years it's Losi that has been dominating the Races
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Kyosho won the worlds because a Losi wasn't there.
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Don't forget to add in the 8 extra servos you need to buy with the Losi, cause they only last 1 race
Why does everyone keep sayin that. Thats another internet fraud. Yes Losi had a servo problem that affected some people who got on the internet blasting it. However that was a small % of losi drivers. Mainly those who can't set there linkage and EPA's correctly. I have yet to burn up a servo. That comment would be like me saying if you got an 808. Don't forget to take your bag of bearings with you to each race. Thats just a problem some people experience with there 808's not everyone.

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Ps Kyosho hasn't been winning many big races since the Losi came out
Your right they have not been winning many major race lately. They've only won The Worlds more times than I care to count. That being the only race that really counts. The biggest stage with the brightest lights and best competition.
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