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Old 06-08-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default I'm starting to notice skill increases...

Ok, I'm starting to notice that my skill is getting better, since when I got my first car. I have decided to buy my very first gas truck. I need something light, durable, but I DO NOT CARE ABOUT SPEED!!!!!!!! Speed is something I can change when I get really good at it. I was thinking about the HPI Nitro Rush. Is this a good car? The guy up the street has one, doesn't seem to break... Oh Yeah!! I'm only fourteen, so my budget is under 300....I really dont wanna spend even close to that, but its a nitro, I know they're EXPENSIVE... Thanks for any tips, suggestions, or anything else...
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A wiser man then me once said:

"Knowledge increases sorrow"

Turn back now. You will thank me later.
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Im willing to take the chances, I'm bored with electric, I've only ran one nitro, it was great, it was my own damn fault that I went outta range , its pinned it, blew up my OS 12, and a ****in car hit it... I want another shot at it, thankx anyway...
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Why not use the cash to make your electric a bit faster? Electric will always handle better than nitro. Work with one car at a time when you are learning.
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Default If you decide to get nitro

a cheap one is the nitro st-15, or if you are willing to spend $260 the duratrax nitro evader.

Make sure you tune the engine right and break in it properly.

I doubt you would want nitro if your Dad isn''t willing to help you put in fuel, and keep the engine from flooding.
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If you are trying to increase your skills though, don't get a cheap car that you can't even use on the racetrack. A GT RTR, or XXXNT RTR would be much better setups, although Family Hobbies only runs electric, so you won't get on the racetrack anyway unless you can get rides out to Komet in Kearny Mesa.
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How about the Nitro Rush? The neighbor has one...I've never seen it broken, yet hes a good driver....
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HPI's offroad selection is not going to be competition prone. From what I have seen they are very slow, and fragile on the track. I wouldn't recommend them...
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Im not a racer, never even seen a track, so that doesn't matter to me, Im only bashing....Unlike my friend who says he gunna race, Bull$hi*
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Wierd.. usually people that want to increase their driving skill would want to get onto a racetrack.
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either way, Im starting to fill my Piggy Bank up...and I got a job for summer break!! HELL YEAH!!
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I'd rather hang out in the mall....and meet up with some HOT chikcs.
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Jobs usually do help support this hobby, hard to rely on your parents for everything... I worked at Hobby People when I was 15
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which one? the one by Parkway Plaza and the Food4less? You think if I went in there and asked for a job, they'd let me? Im 14 btw...let me know
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Not trying to bash, but how do you notice a skill increase if you just bash? Last time I checked running your car around the neighborhood didn't take a lot of skill. Either way, go with Randmans suggestion of a GT RTR, very durable trucks. If you havn't tried racing I wouls suggest you at least give it a try once. You never know, you just might like it.

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