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Old 02-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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It seems that 1/8th scale buggy has always endured the test of time as far as popularity goes followed by 10th scale electric buggy. Will the continue for years to come? What are some other opinions and rankings of popularity.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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1/8th buggy and truggy are strong out my way, 1/10 electric truck is doing ok but 1/10th buggy has been dead for a long time, too bad as i would race that class indoors int the winter if it was available, also monster truck has died off tremedously since truggy went main stream but we still got a few die hards, id like to see 1/8th electric buggy take off
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Here is a complete list of Popularity for the next 10-20 years:

1/8 Buggy

1/8 Truggy

Everything else
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1/8th buggy and truggy are strong out my way, 1/10 electric truck is doing ok but 1/10th buggy has been dead for a long time,
wow, in denver and dallas 10th buggy is one of the strongest classes. Denver has at least 3 heats in stock and 3 or 4 in mod. Smaller here in Dallas, but still strong.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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id have to drive over 3.5 hours to race that class, not worth it to me, bad enough i have to drive an hour to get to the closest 1/8th scale track
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I run 1/8th used to run MT till it died and I am still mad about that. I also run 10th 2wd truck, 10th truck 2wd buggy are huge here and 4wd is up and coming too. I want to try either 10th 2 or 4wd buggy and also hope 1/8th electric gets its own class. I would rather not have them run with the nitro's. Electric 10th is big here because of winter and that there is indoor tracks for them. I would love to see a big indoor nitro and electric track around here, shit if I had the loot there would be.
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1/8 scale is by far the biggest class around my area.. electric racing has died out at alarming rate
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
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1/8 is definitely the class. However, I do see 1/8 electric picking up steam. I don't think it is really electric vs nitro, but 1/8 vs 1/10. 1/8 cars are so much more durable that it makes it more attractive to many folks.
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1/8 is also easier to drive, which appeals to new people to the sport. around here 1/8 buggy and truggy are the most popular, elec. anything is pretty rare around me. altough the slash class did bring electric racing back into the spotlight. I would love to race 1/10 gas truck but no one seems to want to race them anymore.
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its all bout ur area. few folks (not tied to shops) seem to be able to cut thru enuff red tape and keep their sanity to start up a track. gettin people to buy in is the next thing. in my state, we almost cannot buy an offroad track...of any type. its all bout onroad. other places are similar. other places are nitro heavy, other electric. 1 thing to consider though is...

...the world is shrinking, every1 has a lawyer or a friend in the state legislature or county council, every1 wants nothing near em, and in some eye's we are no better than skateboarders, drag racers, biker gangs etc. good old NIMBY (not in my back yard). you nitro guys know, only takes 1 douche neighbor to kill it all. and thats if the powers that be do not price you outta buying ur next gallon.

i'd love an offroad, sure could use the practice way i've been driving of late. but sadly in my area...just isnt there. i'm sure others would love to do some onroad and it simply doesnt happen. wanna trade?

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Ya 1/8 buggy has bine a mainstay where i live.I would love to be able to get an indoor track for 1/10 2wd elec buggyand 1/8 onroad
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I hope 2WD truck makes a comeback as people realize just how amazing brushless and lipo is. 1/8 buggy is by far the most popular though.
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1/8 is also easier to drive, which appeals to new people to the sport. around here 1/8 buggy and truggy are the most popular, elec. anything is pretty rare around me. altough the slash class did bring electric racing back into the spotlight. I would love to race 1/10 gas truck but no one seems to want to race them anymore.
Exaclly what i was thinking!
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1/8th scale is the class to run. I think it will stay that way for a while.

One thing that I do have mixed emotions about is the emergence of new classes that seem to do nothing but thin out the current population of drivers.

Like 1/8th scale electric/Corr truck racing/ Baja 5B-5T fifth scales.

Electric classes seem to suffer mainly because there are so many different brushless speed options. there is a couple classes with in a class. Like 17.5, 13.5, 8.5, Truck and buggy classes.
I like the days of just stock or Modified racing

Don't get me wrong, I like to see new things, but I hate when what seemed to be strong competition peters out and everyone seems to lose interest.
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currently where i am, 1/8 anything is big, buggy, truggy, electric or not. we still have a couple races a year for mt and 1/10 stadium ya we still have 1/10 stadium races. electric isnt that big here. if you want electric, you have to travel, i think we have a series and hour or so from me during the winter you could race, othe than that you have to go to sac..
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