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Old 01-17-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Kyosho Lazer SP/FS aluminum caster blocks

I've never broken a plastic caster block on my XX-4, but I broke 2 caster blocks on my lazer SP the second race day. Its gotta be because they make aluminum blocks for the XX-4 but not for the SP.
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Anyone else have this problem?
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Stop hitting stuff. You won't want this piece or pieces aluminum.

Just pack some spares.
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Stop hitting stuff. You won't want this piece or pieces aluminum.

Just pack some spares.
Nahh...sometimes having one stronger part makes other parts stronger as well. Caster blocks can be one of those things.

Aluminum caster blocks would make it a lot harder to break the front spindles, because they wouldn't flex and snap off the ears and it's not going to make anything else more susceptible to breakage.

That said, they have revised the caster blocks recently. Between that and not hitting stuff (as much...), you really shouldn't have that big of an issue with them.
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Stop hitting stuff. You won't want this piece or pieces aluminum.

Just pack some spares.
You got me JP. Its all causa that damn "big Double".
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You got me JP. Its all causa that damn "big Double".

Take your time and square up nicely for that jump. Slow is fast.
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You got me JP. Its all causa that damn "big Double".

Don't worry. I think the "Big Double" days are numbered.

If Mark uses the new layout that either Freddy or I have given him it will be gone by the regional.
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Don't worry. I think the "Big Double" days are numbered.

If Mark uses the new layout that either Freddy or I have given him it will be gone by the regional.
I was just kidding. I actually like the big double. It helps me practice getting my speed and angle just right. The fact that it's so unforgiving helps me when it comes to the smaller jumps.
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I like that big double too, You need at least 1 big jump on that tiny layout. I think a nice large triple would be dialed.

But yea the more technical the layout the better you guys will get. Thats what we have been doing the last year and 1/2 or so and alot of us have just gotten a bit better at LIR.
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Yeh I hear ya.

Freddy's layout has alot os small rythm style jumps. Mine has more of an on-road flow to it but still packs in some good air-time. If the jumps are placed right then you'll need to be smooth and set up for the landing or you'll blow the trun. The jumps can be made as big as Mark wants on my layout also so the potential for "big air" is there, it's just moved away from the "wall of doom".
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Yeh I hear ya.

Freddy's layout has alot os small rythm style jumps. Mine has more of an on-road flow to it but still packs in some good air-time. If the jumps are placed right then you'll need to be smooth and set up for the landing or you'll blow the trun. The jumps can be made as big as Mark wants on my layout also so the potential for "big air" is there, it's just moved away from the "wall of doom".

I dunno, first the straight went and now the big jump is going.


You need some air these new cars jump so good.


You might as well run mini z's
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Ron I think Mark is going to go with your layout.
They want to make the double smaller because they think it killed the sportsman class. The straight is coming back. I'm not a big fan of the straight. It doesn't take alota skill to go in a straight line.
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yah i think mark is going to go with rons layout. mark,proctor and myself were talking about it last night after the race.
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yah i think mark is going to go with rons layout. mark,proctor and myself were talking about it last night after the race.
Thats cool. It has enough space where Mark can play with the placement of jumps to make it fun.

JP here is my original drawing to give you an idea of what it will be like.
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