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Old 04-23-2003, 07:19 AM   #31
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There will always be those kind of people who are unwilling to help anyone at any cost.
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Old 04-23-2003, 09:07 AM   #32
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I know, I also remember the old oval track that was about 20 min. from my home...... Guys working on their cars inside of large boxes with lights inside so nobody could see what they where running, or doing.......... AND THAT WAS THE LEGENDS CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Case in point------

A few months ago a freind and I went to a local carpet track for some stock sedan racing, he was driving my FTTC3 and I was driving my Losi G+...... During the 2nd qualifier I broke a lower shock mount on the front. I went to the counter and asked for them and they where all out, but they pointed me in teh direction of one of the Losi sponcered racers, I asked him if he had any, he said no he had given a whole bag of 20 to a local guy..... he then pointed him out, so I walk over and ask him if he had 1 (JUST 1!!!!!!), he said no he needed some too!!!!! SO I figure I went to the wrong guy..... go back to the Losi guy and tell him I'm sorry, but I think I got the wrong guy, so he walks over to get me one................... and it is the same SOB I asked just 2 minutes before!!!!!!!!! He opens his box and had the entire bag unopened!!!!!!
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What I am saying is....... Are better racers a little better because of their personnal off-track successes, or do you think that doing better on the track gives guys more confidence to be successful off the track???
NOt true. The hobby has nothing to do with personal off-track success. You're saying that someone who has a successful career can come to the track without any R/C hobby experience and win? (at least that's what I'm getting from your quote)

But winning a race on any saturday and sunday does make you feel better the rest of the week. It has nothing to do with your career nor confidence unless you took R/C hobby seriously and/or R/C hobby is your career. Other than that, winning at the track that saturday and sunday is just going to be brag about until the following weekend.

Besides, R/C should be just a hobby that you do on your spare time and you should not think about it till you have a free time.
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This is a quote from the 80's movie "Better Off Dead"

"Go that way, really fast; if something gets in your way . . . turn."

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Don't worry, bro. There are a lot of greedy people like him at the track but some are pretty meticulous about their equipment because of past experience (don't get them wrong). That's why you go out there and make the change. I'm not the best driver out there but I don't mind giving tips that I know but they don't know. If they turned out to be better than me, so what? Godspeed to them and hopefully they do the same to others as well!!

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I find that there are alot of guys that are helpful at the track too, however there a re a certain class of jackasses, usually older ex-oval racers, that are very unwilling or even give you bogus info......

Case in point------

A few months ago a freind and I went to a local carpet track for some stock sedan racing, he was driving my FTTC3 and I was driving my Losi G+...... During the 2nd qualifier I broke a lower shock mount on the front. I went to the counter and asked for them and they where all out, but they pointed me in teh direction of one of the Losi sponcered racers, I asked him if he had any, he said no he had given a whole bag of 20 to a local guy..... he then pointed him out, so I walk over and ask him if he had 1 (JUST 1!!!!!!), he said no he needed some too!!!!! SO I figure I went to the wrong guy..... go back to the Losi guy and tell him I'm sorry, but I think I got the wrong guy, so he walks over to get me one................... and it is the same SOB I asked just 2 minutes before!!!!!!!!! He opens his box and had the entire bag unopened!!!!!!
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wow, that guy is a jackass. Good example of what NOT to be IMPACTPLAYR
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NOt true. The hobby has nothing to do with personal off-track success. You're saying that someone who has a successful career can come to the track without any R/C hobby experience and win? (at least that's what I'm getting from your quote)

But winning a race on any saturday and sunday does make you feel better the rest of the week. It has nothing to do with your career nor confidence unless you took R/C hobby seriously and/or R/C hobby is your career. Other than that, winning at the track that saturday and sunday is just going to be brag about until the following weekend.

Besides, R/C should be just a hobby that you do on your spare time and you should not think about it till you have a free time.

No I am not saying that someone who is successful will go out and be successful the first time on the track.

More like "Is someone who is successful more likely to be successful with a moderate amount of skill??"
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Also I don't let people get me down. I just come back and work harder to beat them next time..... make the success much sweater!!!!!
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Also I don't let people get me down. I just come back and work harder to beat them next time..... make the success much sweater!!!!!
I hope you mean "sweeter" otherwise...that's just weird.
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Also I don't let people get me down. I just come back and work harder to beat them next time..... make the success much sweater!!!!!
I think he means Sweatier.. YUCK!

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Besides, R/C should be just a hobby that you do on your spare time and you should not think about it till you have a free time.

I'm having problems with thinking about R/C only on my free time. Could you recommend anything to help me concentrate more on my job? I don't think this email notification feature of this forum is helping either...

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No I am not saying that someone who is successful will go out and be successful the first time on the track.

More like "Is someone who is successful more likely to be successful with a moderate amount of skill??"
Simple. NOPE!
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Simple. NOPE!
It seems that you "simply" didnt read the thread....
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