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Old 03-07-2011, 05:40 PM
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I'm really not too picky....seems most people complain SOOO much.. . omg its too loose, too much grip, this isnt onroad, I want bigger jumps, they only have big jumps so the cars break and we need parts, etc etc...

The only thing I dont really care for is a track that is too technical with no real high speed sections or flow... I also prefer larger tracks. The track I race on most is an 1/8 scale track.
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I have to agree with that, a day racing on any sort of track is far better than a day of work.........BB
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I love smooth and flowing and fast. I hate highly technical tracks. It's racing.....not extreme aerial acrobatics.

Some people seem to think that it's great to have all of these highly technical jumps and such just to see what kind of acrobatics they can make their car do.....and they think the tuffer the better.

It's called r a c i n g ! Not stunt driving.
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why not mix it all have a sand section have some clay have some high grip stuff etc
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Originally Posted by antleo View Post
why not mix it all have a sand section have some clay have some high grip stuff etc

Sand??? Really???
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I could have fun with a sand section, but it depends on what's racing on the track. Some offroad rc's aren't designed to be run in loose dirt, open gears and nothing is sealed very well. Now if your running SCT's or 1/8 scale a sand section would be fun as long as there wasn't to much.......BB
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I like hard pack dirt. When it's moist, it's nice and tacky and when it drys out, it is looser and loamy.

No offensive to anyone, but I would be really disappointed if my track had a high grip clay surface with 'static' conditions. The change of the track throughout the race day is one of the challenges I really enjoy.


As for layout, which seems to be the side topic, again, I consider myself to be very lucky there also. Kevin Jelich at NorCal Hobbies is an awesome track builder and always seems to have a perfect mix of flowing speed plus technical layouts. Elevation changes, off-camber, sweepers, rhythm sections, step-downs, up the hill, down the hill...his tracks seem to have it all and I am very fortunate to have it 20 minutes away.

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Originally Posted by iThinman View Post

As for layout, which seems to be the side topic, again, I consider myself to be very lucky there also. Kevin Jelich at NorCal Hobbies is an awesome track builder and always seems to have a perfect mix of flowing speed plus technical layouts. Elevation changes, off-camber, sweepers, rhythm sections, step-downs, up the hill, down the hill...his tracks seem to have it all and I am very fortunate to have it 20 minutes away.

Oh sure, rub it in why don't you.......BB
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I haven't even seen my RC track since September. Here's what it looks like now:



Result of a recent winter storm we had. Gonna have to deal with that sooner or later:


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Originally Posted by dirtracer1 View Post
I love smooth and flowing and fast. I hate highly technical tracks. It's racing.....not extreme aerial acrobatics.

Some people seem to think that it's great to have all of these highly technical jumps and such just to see what kind of acrobatics they can make their car do.....and they think the tuffer the better.

It's called r a c i n g ! Not stunt driving.
I guess you are not a fan of Supercross racing. Rhythm sections are fun and add a different kind of challenge to racing.
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I guess you are not a fan of Supercross racing. Rhythm sections are fun and add a different kind of challenge to racing.
If you wanna test the offroad worthiness of your rig, try running it on my track
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Originally Posted by K-Note72 View Post
I haven't even seen my RC track since September. Here's what it looks like now:



Result of a recent winter storm we had. Gonna have to deal with that sooner or later:


I'm sure she'll be beautiful come spring!!!Wish I had space for a track at my house
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Originally Posted by K-Note72 View Post
I haven't even seen my RC track since September. Here's what it looks like now:
Result of a recent winter storm we had. Gonna have to deal with that sooner or later:
Looks like it needs some work, fire up the rototiller and get to work........BB
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If I were to design my own track (one of those things I'm going to take care of when I hit the powerball) here's what I'd do:

An indoor track, where not one tire will be good on every part of the track. Surfaces would consist of the following?

- Hard-packed clay
- Loose Topsoil
- Polished Concrete/Floor Tile
- Indoor/Outdoor Carpet
- Cobblestone/Brick

I like me a driver's track
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I pretty much am the opposite. I hope Kevin decides to go back to getting the track to groove up. Predictability in surface attracts more people on a regular basis. With the Nats coming you are gonna have to get use to "Static" track conditions.
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I like hard pack dirt. When it's moist, it's nice and tacky and when it drys out, it is looser and loamy.

No offensive to anyone, but I would be really disappointed if my track had a high grip clay surface with 'static' conditions. The change of the track throughout the race day is one of the challenges I really enjoy.


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