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Old 01-02-2009, 01:39 AM   #1
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They have had a few cracks at it, maybe this time they've come up with the goods, gotta give them their due, they certainly haven't given up.
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Tester here in Italy says it's really similar to Asso RC8... I'm falling in love with this B8RS . I think i will put a Nova Plus4 on it and will race 2009 season with them
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i like the arms, less dirt to get caked up in them, the center diff is quick and easy to get out with the brake linkage being on bottom side of it, narrow chassis allowing longer arms, lower cg, looks like a great car, would love to get a hold of one to test!!
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Finally a nice looking buggy from them. Looks like they didn't try to over think another one again! This one finally looks promising.....
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That buggy does look good unlike their first attempt I remember.......

I didn't think there was a point of no return on innovation until I saw the first buggy they made..... Steve's right they overthought all the previous ones...
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Buggy does look very nice!!
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Definately looks like they worked out the quirks.
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That buggy does look good unlike their first attempt I remember.......

I didn't think there was a point of no return on innovation until I saw the first buggy they made..... Steve's right they overthought all the previous ones...

this is their 3rd attempt...
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Looks good but I think you need more fuel line LOL. Just kiddin, anyway to simplify the fuel line routing?
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this is their 3rd attempt...
3rd??? More like 5th!

There was the original M1... Then M1B. After that a "turbo" version, then the M8ight. The newer car looks more promising than the previous variants, but I don't know anyone who is even willing to touch those cars after all the hype, followed by the tremendous let-downs with parts breaking left and right, then their distribution blunder with Trinity and just the fact that these guys put out a new car faster than most chickens lay eggs.

I mean seriously, Losi and Team Magic both released their original cars in '06, but these guys are on their 4th or 5th car whereas Losi only needed to release two, and frankly, the original 8ight, sloppy as it gets, is still competitive. Heck, even Kyosho is more conservative with new car releases. Also, with the feverish rate at which Team Magic makes their cars obsolete, no distributor in their right mind would want to carry parts for them.

Frankly, I think the guys at Team Magic have a lot of good ideas, but in my opinion, they need to tone down the "new car every 5 months" and resign themselves to more private testing, make sure the bugs are worked out of one car and SUPPORT it. They will eventually produce a good car (if they haven't already) but if they want people to buy their product, they will have to develop a longer-term marketing strategy to inspire consumer confidence... Merely my own humble opinion.
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maybe this version will stick and they are able to get great results, time will tell, but the buggy does looks sweet!!
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Captain America is right and the price of this car is right too but way up here in Canada I have yet to see one Team Magic buggy since it`s inception.

I would love to try this version but I would have to order two, one for parts and that does`nt make much sense, it may as well be on the moon.
It is a shame they don`t incorporate a race team into the Team Magic code of marketing.
Don`t they look at how "Team Losi" does it ?

I still want an B8RS though but it`s sad because they lost me again !
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Captain America is right and the price of this car is right too but way up here in Canada I have yet to see one Team Magic buggy since it`s inception.

I would love to try this version but I would have to order two, one for parts and that does`nt make much sense, it may as well be on the moon.
It is a shame they don`t incorporate a race team into the Team Magic code of marketing.
Don`t they look at how "Team Losi" does it ?

I still want an B8RS though but it`s sad because they lost me again !
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3rd??? More like 5th!

There was the original M1... Then M1B. After that a "turbo" version, then the M8ight. The newer car looks more promising than the previous variants, but I don't know anyone who is even willing to touch those cars after all the hype, followed by the tremendous let-downs with parts breaking left and right, then their distribution blunder with Trinity and just the fact that these guys put out a new car faster than most chickens lay eggs.

I mean seriously, Losi and Team Magic both released their original cars in '06, but these guys are on their 4th or 5th car whereas Losi only needed to release two, and frankly, the original 8ight, sloppy as it gets, is still competitive. Heck, even Kyosho is more conservative with new car releases. Also, with the feverish rate at which Team Magic makes their cars obsolete, no distributor in their right mind would want to carry parts for them.

Frankly, I think the guys at Team Magic have a lot of good ideas, but in my opinion, they need to tone down the "new car every 5 months" and resign themselves to more private testing, make sure the bugs are worked out of one car and SUPPORT it. They will eventually produce a good car (if they haven't already) but if they want people to buy their product, they will have to develop a longer-term marketing strategy to inspire consumer confidence... Merely my own humble opinion.
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are they in the states this one looks great i really love that center diff set up
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