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Old 10-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #16
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i think it looks great in them videos. So what if there is a little carpet.
Sorry, I do not care if it was in 1080....the track does not look good nor does it flow at all. Watch the vids, they are constantly land in the flats. I am still dissapointed, I do need to get a passport to change my mind and some of the drivers that are there have said it also.
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Sorry, I do not care if it was in 1080....the track does not look good nor does it flow at all. Watch the vids, they are constantly land in the flats. I am still dissapointed, I do need to get a passport to change my mind and some of the drivers that are there have said it also.
+1, and i think the junk yard tires they have there where mine from my 1984 s-10 i had way back when! only thing i like is "resturant on premises":
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To each his own. Not a big deal really.

The one thing I've noticed over the years about off road worlds 1/10th and 1/8th is the diversity of the locations, and the tracks. Different dirt, landscape, country, it's all to make the racing an experience, and fair to all that race in it.

I remember one time the race was in Australia. It was too cool. It was out on a savanah and from the pictures it was awesome. There were not any you tube videos and the magazines were our only way to see what happened other than a video for sale later on.

I do see that the coverage is a bit secret in a way, I would think that it would be easier to access the coverage in 2010. After all the exposure of events like this have the potential to help the hobby grow....

But the track looks great in my opinion.....
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I cannot say that I like where the worlds are being held. But, It is what it is. Everyone has to run on the same track. So far, The Losi and HB guys seem to be the most consistant lap time wise. Easton is also looking consistant as well.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:40 PM   #20
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Guys,

This is offroad buggy racing, being rough, uneven and un-rhythmical add even greater challenge to driver skills, patience and consistency...

If one want to watch some nice and smooth racing, perhaps one should start looking at on road touring or even drifting?
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To each his own. Not a big deal really.

The one thing I've noticed over the years about off road worlds 1/10th and 1/8th is the diversity of the locations, and the tracks. Different dirt, landscape, country, it's all to make the racing an experience, and fair to all that race in it.

I remember one time the race was in Australia. It was too cool. It was out on a savanah and from the pictures it was awesome. There were not any you tube videos and the magazines were our only way to see what happened other than a video for sale later on.

I do see that the coverage is a bit secret in a way, I would think that it would be easier to access the coverage in 2010. After all the exposure of events like this have the potential to help the hobby grow....

But the track looks great in my opinion.....
heck no, i would race at any track with a resturant on premises....lol, i see they use ROCKS instead of using all pipe guard, is that rock??? how do they decide where he worlds is going to take place???
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http://www.ifmar.org/pages/rotation_page.html

Worlds are held every 2 years and rotated per each division or block of the IFMAR, then a facility will then essential sell why their track should hold the worlds and the IFMAR decides on which track to use. The IFMAR decided this time the Pattaya was going to put on the best effort, facilities and track of those that put their hand up in the FEMCA block. FEMCA ecompasses Asia and Oceania, next up is the FAMAR (middle east block) in 2012-2013. Never know, the Kuwaities my get the next Worlds, then its Europe, then America in 2016.
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I thought FAMAR is South American no? Kuwait is under FEMCA...
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Yep, your right, FAMAR is essentially South America and Kuwait and middle east does come under FEMCA, my appologies. That will teach me for writing from memory and not double checking facts before posting, wont happen again.

Feeling a touch bad now as I shouldn't have forgotten South America as I have friends in Puru and Venezuala
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Yep, your right, FAMAR is essentially South America and Kuwait and middle east does come under FEMCA, my appologies. That will teach me for writing from memory and not double checking facts before posting, wont happen again.
No problem, I would like to thank you for the IFMAR link. I downloaded their Rule Book, very interesting read! Definitely a "Must Read" for all the racers out there competing in world class events.
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I'd like to see the rule book could you please link it for me once more? I must have missed it....
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I am just assuming here that all of you have never been to the track and are simply going off the videos which have been posted?

Now considering that the Worlds is actually in a couple of weeks....and that they are closing the track for two weeks to prepare it for the Worlds, do you honestly think that they will leave the track in the state that it is in?

I have raced at the facility twice now and it is honestly the most professional and well organised facility I have ever been to. Let me list a few things:

Resturant at the track
Paid marshals
Large undercover pit areas
Resort next door
Organised transport to and from the track
Massive drivers stand
Large flat screen monitors evereywhere to view timing
Grandstands
Finally an amazing track which is prepared perfectly

Why judge a facility from a few crap 320p You tube videos....

Go and get a Passport and go and have look for yourself....

Sounds like a great place. Someday
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I can see showing the DVD to a potential racer someday and watching the look on their facing thinking "uhhhhh.....this is the Worlds??? I can wait to see a local track??? Maybe I will stick to airplanes, atleast our flying field does not look like a junk yard.

Am I the only one here thinking this??
Well, that's an ignorant philosophy. The whole point is that it gets cycled around the different regions of the world to increase exposure to the sport. I would hope that someone seeing a DVD of the worlds in Thailand would also see footage of The Farm and other previous venues and appreciate the diversity of 1/8 Buggy.
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Some people...
Alot of you must race at some pretty nice places to bitch about a place like that. To race there once for me would be a lifetime memory. My club would kill for that place.
They could always run the worlds at a construction site
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Hello All.
I just got back from the practice trip. To everyone that is saying that they are dissapointed in the event. For one, they are still making all the upgrades to the facility. The track was the coolest and the most difficult track I have ever driven on. There is no other track with more flow. They also put more work into this track than any I have ever seen. All the fence is welded together and those (STONES) around the track are actually rubber. The track and facility was amazing. It will be one of the best worlds. They were working everyday, all day long; cleaning, painting and welding. It was very impressive. I think the race will be great and hopefully the coverage as well. I just wanted to let everyone know that they are doing all they can and it was great. It is tough to judge without seeing it. It will be one to remember!!!!!
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