R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2008, 03:19 PM   #106
Tech Master
 
gweed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: crimelawn
Posts: 1,045
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
where did you come up with this logic in a thread about how cavalieri made the 1,000 dollar comment ???

you mean more so like you shouldnt tell your company's customers that if you take to much time helping one customer it gets in your way to reach beyond your quota and you missed out on a bonus of a 1,000.00...... how's that sound !!!



Ya playa fo sho.........
Keep it gangsta playa
__________________
kyoslo RB5/ novak motors/ LRP sphere/ m11/ orion 4800,3800,3600/ blazin chronic racing/wphukuall radio/ raikkonen body/ mongoosed km-mini inferno with the multiplex red ass servo that owns johnny b-main and drew/ now at lir the JDM zx-5 sp mugen edition

"team bad guys"
gweed is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #107
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: DBK
Posts: 1,217
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

dude form the looks of that start, cavalieri got punted after the 3rd corner.

now i dont know about you, but at a worlds race i would be pissed knowing i could have won.

just thinking. lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nyourgrill View Post
Ck out this video. After Matsuzaki wins the worlds several drivers congratulate him on his win. Cav was standing right next to him and turns around and says nothing. You make your own conclusion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDXzCQ7Qpjk
SmItH_aLeX is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 03:46 PM   #108
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 490
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

1st, it $1,000, not thousands of dollars. RCCA could've written that better.
2nd, comparisons have been made to other professional sports and the players in them. Funny, I've never seen my next door neighbor running a NASCAR race, or my boss playing basketball for the Suns.
I'm not defending or abhoring what was said, just noting what's been brought up in this thread. But it needs to be stated that these professionals race with non-professionals. There is a MUCH bigger experience/know-how/talent spread between what we do, and Jimmie Johnson does, for example.
__________________
Andy
Subaru Brat - Sand Scorcher - Rising Storm - Wild Willy II - 1967 Beetle - F350 High Lift - Stampede - Rustler - XXX-SCT - Micro Baja - XX-CR - SC10RS - B4.1FT - S1
Drive what you want. Bash when you can, race to win , but do it all while having fun.
Jeckler is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 03:48 PM   #109
Tech Master
 
DRRC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,505
Trader Rating: 57 (98%+)
Default

I met Ryan in the cactus classic this year and we talked for a while, he was approachable and was friendly

with what I see, he is just a fierce competitor that hates to lose, that is why he is good at what he does, he is a world champ
He gets upset when he loses and knows he had a chance to win
He and Tebo seem to have the same fiery attitude when they lose
It also doesnt help when you have alot of pressure from your sponsors and sometimes family

But with my experience with them you can always go up to them and talk to them and ask for autographs and they will stop what they are doing and will oblige. Dont know why people are suprised that he was upset when he lost, especially if money was involved,
the regular club racer would too
just my opinion, no offense intended
__________________
Team Wife
Mugen Seiki Racing
Mugenracing.com
DRRC is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 03:48 PM   #110
Tech Champion
 
Jason Pelletier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 8,820
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmItH_aLeX View Post
dude form the looks of that start, cavalieri got punted after the 3rd corner.

now i dont know about you, but at a worlds race i would be pissed knowing i could have won.

just thinking. lol.
Move or Get Moved !!!!!
__________________
Island Raceway & Hobby
Jason Pelletier is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 04:39 PM   #111
Tech Rookie
 
losijoe99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 17
Default

Ryan is the fastest and nicest guy there is out there.
losijoe99 is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 04:44 PM   #112
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 79
Default

I heard thru my cousins brother that met ryan at a club race 3 years ago at a club race that he actually ate a live baby when he did not win by three laps and then burnt all of his equipment in a fit of rage and put a hit out on the guy who won....

I have talked to ryan several times when things have gone good and bad for him and he has never crossed me as over the top. He takes his JOB very serious as he should.

I see more people at club races running for bowling trophies do more stupid things.

Get over it and maybe find something new to bash people about
waggz is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 05:30 PM   #113
Tech Elite
 
OG RC 10T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,658
Trader Rating: 41 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Francis M. View Post
Sorry for the bad spelling but I just find it funny that some people want to nit pic someone at his Job all the while wasting thier own companies time on something I'm almost 100% sure of that RCTECH is not part of the Job Duty...
Ahh Haa....

I do understand where your coming from and was actually thinking along the same lines.
__________________
Original RC 10T, T4, RC8Te, Tekin RX8. Losi Ten SCTE, Slash 4x4.
OG RC 10T is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 06:00 PM   #114
Tech Fanatic
 
stfitzgerald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 785
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

I have met the guy several times and a good friend of mine knows him on a first name basis they even call each other on the phone.All i can say is that he is a nice guy and his girlfriend is Hot!!
__________________
ALL STATE DRIVESHAFT
TEKNO PERFORMANCE PARTS
stfitzgerald is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 06:12 PM   #115
Tech Master
 
Jeremy Felles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fullerton, CA
Posts: 1,056
Default

Randy you are ridiculous.
__________________
"Majority rule don't work in mental institutions"
Jeremy Felles is offline  
Old 05-13-2008, 07:56 PM   #116
Tech Initiate
 
Peter North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22
Default

So the kid is no speech and debate champion and lacks the social skills needed to be politically correct when being interviewed by a magazine. I suggest that everyone just get off his back and let him be the 21 year old he is. Over the years he will live and learn how to word things a little better and evolve as a person. Heck, isn't that what life is all about?

Regards,
Captain Money Shot
Peter North is offline  
Old 05-14-2008, 12:10 PM   #117
Team Tekin
 
Randy_Pike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Norcal
Posts: 9,702
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to Randy_Pike
Default

I actuall read thos whole thread and agree with those who undertand his position because they've been there. I too have held his standing in another sport and have felt the pressure that this young man has on him.

This is his JOB and his Passion. He has put this kind of pressure on himself by paying his bills with his passion. His response while not politically correct is a passionate response.

For the younger guys drooling for sponsorship, let this be a lesson to you. Competing at this level of competition is tough, heartbreaking, and loads of work that doesn't get seen or appreciated.

Ryan, your comment is fine with me. You are a Multi National Champioship winning interviewee. So that being said, let it go.

Nascar and every other type of racing has this exact same principle. Someone takes you off of your "flyer" qualifier, takes you out in a race and tempers flare. Passion does that to people

Being passionate never is politically correct. Get thicker skin if you need to, I can take it the way it is. Can you?
__________________
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." Abraham Lincoln

Tekin,Protek,A-Main Hobbies,JConcepts,Avid RC,Yokomo,MIP,SikLidz,FactoryRC, www.randypikerc.com
Randy_Pike is offline  
Old 05-14-2008, 02:18 PM   #118
Tech Master
 
MOmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,519
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by waggz View Post
I heard thru my cousins brother that met ryan at a club race 3 years ago at a club race that he actually ate a live baby when he did not win by three laps and then burnt all of his equipment in a fit of rage and put a hit out on the guy who won....
Thats Brilliant!


I wonder if everyone reading through this would feel better if they knew EXACTLY how much a driver earned at a race? Salary? Etc. I know many of those things are coveted (for obvious reasons) and not made public. Im often curious about how much $$ is at stake, but the parrallel between RC and Pro drivers ARE similar. Both paid to win.
Its all about marketing. Do you think AE would boast 14 something World Championships in ads if they didn't earn them. Hell, its THE major selling point! Its about bragging rights, Ford Vs Chevy argument etc etc.

People don't just make it into an A Main, they earn it and often its an uphill battle all the way. As much as I love RC, i got burnt out and walked away from it for a while and came back. I would think being a pro to be EXTREMELY Stressful Esp. if you have mult. sponsors!

I met Kinwald at a recent race at my local track. SUPER approchable, lots of advise, and he talked to everyone that came to him. I remember an RCCA article Years ago, when he was running for AE or Losi, can't remember exactly, and the mag was at a track w/ him. Another racer blatantly blasted him off the track, then commented "I've been wanting to do that to you for years" as he was congradulated by his buddies. Kinwald simply smiled gathered his broken car and walked back to his pit to fix it. The author commented Despite his noteriety, he still gets no respect. And this was simply a photoshoot, it wasn't even a race!


So THAT SAID, going back to my first comment about knowing a drivers salary, if you didn't particularly like a certain driver, OR even just out of jelousy, knowing that you could cost the driver $$$ wouldn't that motivate people to enact revenge on a track? I would think knowing that it could cost a driver $$, might make people try and take them out. Pro drivers simply need to paint Bulleyes on their cars. Regardless, I think its skill more than personality that gets you paid. I also don't think though that if you are fast and can compete on that level, I wouldn't just move over cause a pro is behind you, but if its obvious you are holding them up, let them pass! This is just common track etiquette.

I've met Joe pilars, Babcock, Amezcua, Baker, Hara, Kinwald etc, and several lesser pros at my local track. I've never been turned away from any of them.
Regardless of how you might view a pro, if you take issue with their personality, strive to be better and NOT do as they do.


MOmo
__________________
RACE CARS: B44.1, RC8.2E FT, RC8TE ME, YZ-2T, D08
RADIO: Futaba 4PKS/3PKS. BATTERY: Venom
ESC: SpeedPassion. MOTORS: SpeedPassion / Venom
"Im not a racer, but I play one on the Internet"
MOmo is offline  
Old 05-14-2008, 03:02 PM   #119
Tech Master
 
Joe Pillars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,008
Default

With all the good and bad being posted on this thread, its cool to see that when myself or other team drivers take the time to help out and answer questions for people that it is appreciated.

My racing has kind of had to take a back seat for the past couple years so I could go and support our Team Drivers and also be more available for PR work at the races. I feel its really important for companies to have a good representative at the track incase customers/drivers have questions regarding any of their products. Matt Francis was in my opinion was the best at doing this. He could race and win basically any race he attended while also helping out anyone who had a question.
__________________
Kyosho America, Team Orion, Peak Racing, AKA, KO Propo, DiBrino Designs, JTP, RCE, Rockstar Energy Drink, www.thebigrc.com, Portland R/C Raceway (www.prcr1.blogspot.com)
Joe Pillars is offline  
Old 05-14-2008, 04:00 PM   #120
Tech Addict
 
foolio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 732
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOmo View Post

...So THAT SAID, going back to my first comment about knowing a drivers salary, if you didn't particularly like a certain driver, OR even just out of jelousy, knowing that you could cost the driver $$$ wouldn't that motivate people to enact revenge on a track? I would think knowing that it could cost a driver $$, might make people try and take them out. Pro drivers simply need to paint Bulleyes on their cars...
MOmo
Perhaps I am a glass half full kind of guy. I doubt too many racers would be so engulfed in jealousy that someone else making money at the track would cause them to take him out on purpose. Seems petty. Especially considering you would most likely ruin your own race as well. You also risk getting in trouble at the facility itself for intentional hacking; could get you banned. Besides, I doubt even the top racers are making all that much money. It's all relative though.
foolio is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom Painted Cavalieri Edition T4 CRASH R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 02-05-2008 08:50 AM
Revolution V2 Ryan Cavalieri Edition slowandsteady Electric Off-Road 6 08-20-2006 11:23 PM
Cavalieri Countdown.. corvin12xu Electric On-Road 6 12-09-2005 06:13 PM
Ryan Cavalieri goes Associated? Is It True? Bobby J Electric Off-Road 92 04-04-2005 04:15 PM
Cavalieri Red? Griffin Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 1 07-11-2004 06:05 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:57 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net