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Old 03-28-2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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Do you think r/c is taken too seriously?

Do you think the level is just about right?

Or do you think there is not enough recognition and competition?

I am not talking about the different levels of competition out there, im talking as a whole, how things are in your part of the world for attendance and recognition.

Personally, I think in the UK the race scene is a little under recognised in some areas,with fewer racers choosing to stick to r/c.

However, in other areas there is a good mixture of competition racing (club and national), especially in well populated areas.

The area I live in has at least 6 on road clubs with good attendance, within 2.5 hours drive of me, so i'm fortunate to be able to pick and choose where I go to race
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:55 PM   #2
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the competition here is nuts,its like every one is fast and i think it makes newer drivers pissed and they quit or go to another class thats more layed back and cheaper to run.
i really see offroad getting bigger again like in the old days.
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Originally Posted by tc3team
Do you think r/c is taken too seriously?
Do you think the level is just about right?
I think in the USA, it's just about right. (Although there are always a few racers who have poor sportmanship.)

Originally Posted by tc3team
Or do you think there is not enough recognition and competition?
Definately not enough recognition. I think this is the main reason we sometimes have difficulties at the tracks. More racers allows for racers to be matched up with drivers of the same skill level, which makes for better racing.

It's too bad, because RC is a fantastic hobby that I wish more people knew about. I'd like to see more fathers and sons racing, or teenagers for that matter.
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im in canada and there is quite a bit of rc clubs and bigger races

but were i am (vancouver island) there is only one club and only onroad no offroad
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:05 PM   #5
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Default .....jus' my two cents worth....

....though i'm not a "weekend warrior" persay ,where I race as a club racer, my attendance as a spectator,wether it be club racin(in-door,both on road carpet & off road 10th scale electric buggys+trucks), or Nat'l/Regional Races i've noticed steady growing attendence by racers.[Eventually,I'll be runnin' my electrics (10th scale on road)].
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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Australia has good weather usually all year round (and very little rain) so we can race usually all the time,

problem is that most people would rather do other outdoor sports that are much cheaper than RC.
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not much recognition in the uk, and i have no idea about tracks though...
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In australia as in the rest of the world there are the individuals that race for sheep stations at club events, but on the whole all the guys love the competition against each other.
The level of driver ability comes back to $$$$ and the amount of practice one has and the willingness to travel to major events (this could be up to 5/6hrs drive) but No australia has not reached its peak as yet and there is a big gap from the top drivers to the middle order.
No there isn't enough recognition (for the sport to grow it requires a tv show at least one a month on the how too's and some major competition footage on each show)Events the most likely way to improve this is to have a system for each state that allows the running of 6/8 major comps through the year to obtain your ranking for the state and national titles.
but yes we have a long way to go.
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