Good basher...

Old 02-05-2009, 10:45 AM
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
iTrader: (32)
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,121
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default Good basher...

I'm in the market for a decent electric "basher" truck for my son's birthday. I have done some looking and have narrowed it down to three:

HPI Wheely King
Losi High Roller
HPI Brama10

I don't want to get him something too big, he's only 5, so that rules out the Emaxx / Savage type turcks. The HPI are both 4wd which is a big plus, but the Losi has the scale look, w/o the Tamiya price tag.

Looking for any input on the above three from current owners out there. What breaks, what needs upgraded, etc.
A. Rhodes is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pimping Old Hoes .
Posts: 597
Thumbs up Traxxas..

Traxxas Slash $ 189.99 stormer Hobbies real durable truck ... Nothing Breaks.. maybe another option....Good Luck.....Happy B-Day little Dude...My son just turned 5......
losidriver70 is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 11:03 AM
Tech Elite
iTrader: (12)
badassrevo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Roaming Shores, Ohio
Posts: 3,325
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)

the Traxxas Stampede is an awesome basher. It is nearly indestructible.
badassrevo is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 11:04 AM
Tech Regular
iTrader: (8)
mjderstine's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 413
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)

how fast are you looking for? the brama10 is a buggy so wont handle that well in long grass. the wheelie kind wont be fast at all, but will be able to withstand a lot of abuse, and its 4wd, a plus for a little boy. the High roller is nice, but its basically a modified stadium truck with big tires and a higher CG.

the slash would be nice, but that is also pretty fast for a 5 yr old, and its pretty darn big.

all just my opinion of course.
mjderstine is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 11:06 AM
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (1)
ckaspar's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 773
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

I second the Slash suggestion. I race at a track where they usually have at least three separate heats of Slash and I almost never see them break. They are tough little buggers!

Plus it gives him something he can use to develop his "driving career" if he so decides to do so in the future. These cars race good. I can't say anything about the other trucks as I have never seen them run but I know that at our track nobody ever drives a Wheelie King, as a matter of fact we kind of rip on them even in the Hobby Shop.

Just my .02 though.
ckaspar is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 01:08 PM
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (1)
Papa88's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mitchell,IN
Posts: 85
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

I say any thing traxxas make would be good,Slash is awesome stampede would would be good in the grass.
Papa88 is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 03:09 PM
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
iTrader: (32)
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,121
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)

The Slash seems to be the hot ticket these days. How does it handle in the grass being it only 2wd though?
A. Rhodes is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 04:39 PM
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
snowboard094's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sac Town CA
Posts: 1,973
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default slash

It does ok in grass but because its 2wd and has skiny tires it wont do as good as the stampede. I think the stampede is the best bet.
snowboard094 is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 07:10 PM
Tech Elite
iTrader: (25)
crazy4wdracer's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Way Out Here
Posts: 3,142
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)

Originally Posted by badassrevo View Post
the Traxxas Stampede is an awesome basher. It is nearly indestructible.
+1, my buddy got his stampede run over y a car but all that was broken were the body posts and the body was dented in and cracked so I'm painting him a new body.
crazy4wdracer is offline  
Old 02-08-2009, 06:19 PM
Tech Elite
iTrader: (23)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Upper Milwaukee
Posts: 2,731
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)

e maxx for sure.
not home is offline  
Old 02-08-2009, 06:40 PM
Tech Master
iTrader: (55)
LIVipers's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massapequa Park
Posts: 1,366
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)

As everyone is saying, go with a vehicle from the Traxxas line of cars and trucks and you will not be disappointed at all.
LIVipers is offline  
Old 02-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Tech Elite
iTrader: (25)
trdsupra88's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southwest
Posts: 2,531
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)

Kids love Wheelie king's...when he grows out/tired of it, you can use it for a crawler with a few dollars worth of parts...
trdsupra88 is offline  

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

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.