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Mark Pavidis Is Sadly Leaving Associated...

Old 11-23-2004, 02:01 AM
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Unhappy Mark Pavidis Is Sadly Leaving Associated...

Here are words from THE MAN himself:

"Yes it is true I will be leaving Associated at the end of the year. I have been one of the most loyal guys out there. My decision to leave Associated was a hard one but also the decision did not happen overnight. I want to thank eveyone at Associated for all the support they have given me over the years. CHanging is not a easy thing to do for me since I have never done it in my 20 years of racing for Associated. I feel that this change is something I need to do and I am very much looking forward to the challenge.

Next year I will be racing for Kyosho working with them on new projects. Kyosho has alot of exciting things going on right now as well as for the future. I am changing teams but all the friends I have made will stay the same.

All the Best of Luck to you Mark! AE fans and supporters are definitley sad to see you go. Hope some of your projects involve newer and better Electric Off-Road kits. It would be nice to see a 3rd brand out there become consistently competetive again. Kyosho at one point had that in the late 80's. Take it Easy and again goodluck on your new challenge!
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:47 AM
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AE's race team isn't what it once was. Losing Billy Easton hurt them pretty bad too.
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:52 AM
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What is great about this is the commitment Kyosho is making to bringing top flite 1/10th offroaders back to the U.S. 1/10th electric has been a 2 horse race for far too long. Good luck on you new adventure Mark, I can't wait to see what you will accomplish.
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Old 11-24-2004, 10:22 AM
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Well... the good news about this is he will still be racing... particularly Electric... which will be good for the industry as a whole.... especially if he can help bring Kyosho back up to what they once wereback in the late 80's... back in their glory days they actually won an Electric IFMAR Worlds in 2WD Off-Road! The more competition the better! Here again are Mark's own words:

"I will still be working at Proline on a daily basis. Kyosho will send me there ideas and we can refine them togehter and put some racer input back into their products. I will still be racing electric."

At least he still will be racing and doing some R & D for Electric Kyosho kits!
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Old 11-24-2004, 10:36 AM
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This is good news for us Kyosho fans. I used to race the Ultima buggies in 88 and 89. They fell behind AE and Losi in development and never really did come back. Maybe we will see something else in the winner's circle.
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Old 11-27-2004, 05:20 PM
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I can remember the good ole days when The Kyosho Optima Mid was the 4 WD buggy of choice back when AE had the gold tub RC10 Back when batteries were cheap and wasn't changing all the time. back when motors were simple yet were on the change with double and triple winds.
yea them were the good ole days. It sure would be nice to see Kyosho build a new electric 4 wd off road buggy.
Dang i think I just gave away my age!!! sighs

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Mhhh but kyosho Ultima its cmpetitive againts XXXNT's and RC10gt's ???
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it depends on the driver......people like BK could run a nitro rustler and qualify in the A. But generally, the nicer the car (as far as its construction), the easier it is to drive and be competitive. The Kyosho looks like its based on older designs...but I'd stick with whats known to be a winner. Don't forget about parts support....if your LHS doesn't have any kyosho parts and you rip the front end off your truck, you're SOL.

I'd stick with the NT.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:28 AM
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I'm sure having Mark on the team will lead to sweeping changes to Kyosho's place in the U.S. market.

Jeremy Kortz has made several national-level main events with his Kyosho gas truck.
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