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Old 02-27-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Sounds promising but I do wish they'd settle down for a little while; haha.

http://vimeo.com/3380643?pg=embed&sec=3380643

http://vimeo.com/3356888
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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I agree, Looks like an awesome concept. But your right, i wish they could make something awesome and stick to it for at least a year before revamping it. I would try them though.
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Its kind of like the V2 buggy tire; I think it works great all around. Haven't messed with the V3 and probably won't because I don't run on big, fast tracks.

I can see in truck where this would benefit, especially in higher bite conditions.

Kinda humorous though...running around making the buggy tires more like trucks and the trucks more like buggies
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One feature I did like was the glue bead like buggy tires. I think that will greatly effect performance.
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if they don't change thier rubber so it will last longer like aka has done i'm still not gonna try them
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if they don't change thier rubber so it will last longer like aka has done i'm still not gonna try them
Where are you running?

I know NitroFever/Wilsonville and Cullman are fairly abrasive, but other than that...I've never run into a track that rips through tires around here too bad.

Unless you're in B'ham England...
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:42 PM   #7
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i run at all those places if you run soft proline bowties after one or two heats i
find that the tires are missing several lugs and after one or two races tires are completely useless but with the aka i-beams i do not have this problem and the tires just last and last
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they vid that describes the cutting the holeshot down is nuts. I cant believe they go through all that to build a new set of tires. Seems like a royal pain in the ass. But it prompted NEW VTRs hahah. Ne way, AKA is where its at for me. I havent even bought a set yet, but the foams are so much better, you can just visually see and feel it. The footprint is just better overall.
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jyzf talked me into running them at cullman ...my times were faster with the aka city blocks ....as opposed to the proline soft crimefighters ....the city blocks were medium .....they are way better in stability than prolines ....it looks like proline has just seen what aka has done ...and are copying it ...if they could get there rubber to last as long and get open cell foams ...i might try them ..but for now im sticking with the aka's ...they are really different feeling than prolines ...in a good way that takes a minute to get used to ....i think there better but different .....i will be running only aka's at nitro fever ...once i get the feel for them i think its on ....from a traction standpoint that is .....
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Never had shredding happen with M2's on any of the tracks and my M3 Holeshots are great at Maplesville when it grooves up...

Tried the AKA's down there during the day one time when it was loose; they were nice but I haven't gotten to try 'em again.

I generally just run M2 Bowties and get AT LEAST 4+ races out of them before any degradation occurs...so I'll still be using a set I ran a little last year before ditching them.

NitroFever is THE most abrasive place I've run in a while though. Traction is ok; but it's def. rough.
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Kudos to proline on the new truck tires. They have to stay on top of things to keep up with the competition. As we all know the tire race has heated up with new products from AKA, J Concepts, VP pro, etc.
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i run aka just because they last longer than proline tires and at about 50 bucks for a full set with rims the longer the better it is the most expensive part of r/c it is just silly what we need is one of these new tire companies to make good tires at a good price i have 1000$ in tires and dont even have all the new tread patterns that i want like the aka grid irons and the p line revolvers like both these treads want to try them but damn thats another 100 to the tire stash
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i cant wait to try the new tire. i dont have issues with proline other then balance issues.....


tires last me a long time
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looks ok.... but aka city block's just gives me what i need... so... i'll stick to it....
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i cant wait to try the new tire. i dont have issues with proline other then balance issues.....


tires last me a long time
Same here; I'd say 99% of the balance issue is stemming from the inserts though...next buggy set I do is going to have the Ofna inserts in 'em. I actually have a set now that you can FEEL a definite density difference in the inserts as you go around....

Also just balanced a set of JConcepts DoubleDee's on PLV2's and they took none-to nominal weight compared to the PL's...
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