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Old 02-01-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Anybody else have a problem w/ their feet falling asleep during longer mains. After 20-30 mins., it gets really aggravating, and distracting for that matter.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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Yes.

Feet not so bad; but I broke my left arm a few years ago and ever since, my left wrist/hand/fingers all go dead after 15mins of holding the radio.

So imagine driving without being able to feel your trigger finger and having to go by sight and "memory" as to where to pull your finger to.

Don't lock your legs/knees while standing and shift your weight left-right occasionally.

If you have circulation problems, try using some diabetic-style socks for the longer mains to help out.
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i kinda start dancing around a little bit. bending my knees, and leaning forward and backward on my feet.

definitely remember to keep your knees bent. otherwise you could have your legs give out
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No... but I'm not used to long mains... usually 20 minutes or less. I ran a 30 minute A-main once. After 20 my "give-a-sh!tter" was broken... I just wanted it to be over!
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Ever since the dr put this titanium rod and plate and 3 screws in my knee it has been worse so I just do the drivers stand wiggle on the long mains. Funny thing is my wife asked how do you go that long with out a smoke??? U never go that long here in the house. Then I told her I have my pit man blow his smoke at me on the drivers stand she said "you would"
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lol 3 steel plate and 25 screws in my left ankle torn ligaments in my right knee and what ever esle happened the weekend befor in motocross racing. And i prefer longer mains. After 30+ min of rc racing compares nothing to a day of hours of riding motocross with these injuries. i say bring it on.
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I dont have a problem with it, but then again my son does the driving, he says dad cant drive a rc car worth beans......lol but I can out fly him....lol
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lol 3 steel plate and 25 screws in my left ankle torn ligaments in my right knee and what ever esle happened the weekend befor in motocross racing. And i prefer longer mains. After 30+ min of rc racing compares nothing to a day of hours of riding motocross with these injuries. i say bring it on.
+1 been there done that. an hour main is nothin compared to four 30 min motos in 100+ degree weather. i could stand up there for hours with no problem. i started doing RC racing when i had a career ending injury in motocross.
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i was at a event in west va once that i raced 1/10 truck buggy and truggy back to back to back with all being 1 hr mains i never want to do that again everything was asleep an my giveashitter was shot too lol
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My hands and fingers go kinda numb after 20 min. After that i start to loose it on the track, It always seems to happen when im having a good race or actualy leading. Almost like i just choke when im under pressure. If im in the middle of the pack, i just concentrate on what/who's in front of me and im fine.
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Yeah, us over 40 geazers have it even worse. I've layed hardwood floors for about 25 yrs. and my right knee is shot!.....(gota keep movin'! )

For those of you that don't know already; IF YOU STAND TOO LONG WITH YOUR KNEES LOCKED, YOU WILL PASS OUT!!!!

that is a medical fact.
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yup my feet fall asleep and i get a cramp in my steering forearm muscle probably all tensed up lol i get nervous im gonna try a ipod this year to relax me. lol
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im gonna try a ipod this year to relax me. lol

Is this what keeps people calm? If it is, I'll be trying it, too. I still like to be able to hear my truggy and how it's runnin', though.....
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I ran a 30 minute A-main once. After 20 my "give-a-sh!tter" was broken...


Lmfao!!! Definitely can relate to that.
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I kind of sway back and fourth the whole time I'm racing, because of that, nothing falls asleep. The longest I've run is back to back 30 minute a-mains. after an hour of racing with 10 minutes in between, I'm more mentally worn out than physically worn out.
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