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Old 01-09-2019, 10:24 AM
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Ok Ok I'll ask why are all these guys leaving Associated ?
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Originally Posted by carkillaii View Post
Ok Ok I'll ask why are all these guys leaving Associated ?
Its an RC Reorg.

I'm a little concerned for some of the drivers who have been with AE for a long time. I mean, really, does anybody think Kevin Hebert or Cavalieri even owns a shirt that doesn't say "Team Associated" on it somewhere? Some guy is going to be wearing his Sunday best to go get a burrito because its all he can wear!
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Its an RC Reorg.

I'm a little concerned for some of the drivers who have been with AE for a long time. I mean, really, does anybody think Kevin Hebert or Cavalieri even owns a shirt that doesn't say "Team Associated" on it somewhere? Some guy is going to be wearing his Sunday best to go get a burrito because its all he can wear!
Hebert out too?
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Hebert out too?
Yes,

Cavalieri leaving wasn't a total surprise, been rumors for ages. Hebert and most recently Kyle McBride was a bit unexpected though.
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Randy Caster also left and went to Yokomo
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Hebert will go with team Xray
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Just like the professional football and baseball players. It's not really a big deal.
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But why so many all at once? Indicative of company issue. Maybe cost cutting or company direction change? Maybe drivers wanted something AE couldn't supply. Something changed for a mass exit of top drivers.
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Maybe it was Associated? They could be changing the direction of the brand..
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AE still have Spencer, Right? There are just so many talents in their offroad and on road teams I guess.
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Don't forget Davide Ongaro and he won the 1/8th worlds for AE.
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I have a theory, and its just a theory. But I think with all the recent tariffs from China (where Associated get a lot of parts made etc.) has made things difficult.

I was a bit shocked to see even Reedy has pulled out as well.
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Originally Posted by beyondthepack View Post
I have a theory, and its just a theory. But I think with all the recent tariffs from China (where Associated get a lot of parts made etc.) has made things difficult.

I was a bit shocked to see even Reedy has pulled out as well.
What do mean by Reedy pulling out? I have heard anything about that, do you just mean that some Reedy guys are leaving as well?

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Wow it's the opposite over here! Seems like every man and his dog is now sponsored by either HEI (Xray) or Yokomo. Reminds me of the old AKA days
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