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ASPHALT or OZITE for and indoor track???

Old 08-26-2004, 06:08 PM
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ASPHALT or OZITE for and indoor track???

just want to know what everyone thinks about this.....seems we got some differences in opinions in my local area about it......this is a huge forum and i would like everyones opinion!!
asphalt vs ozite for an indoor track surface......nitro cars are out of the question not enough room and no venting or fans...
what do YOU think??
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Old 08-26-2004, 06:20 PM
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Old 08-26-2004, 06:25 PM
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Carpet,

Lots of traction....then the next question is foam or rubber?

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I do prefer running on asphalt (in or out), haven't run on Ozite before or heard of it.
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nope no other questions just the one.....i know foams the way to go no question!!! thanks for the replys guys!!!
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danjoy.....
ozite is a very low pile anti static.....very tractionable carpet sold as a specialty by crc (calandra racing concepts) designed for rc racing
there are other forms of ozite but the quality and surface is not as good....crc is the way to go!!
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Take your pick. You're fortunate to have a choice in the Windsor Area. Looks like Jeff Beaule is getting the Asphalt figured out. Looks like he has accepted the challenge of running on both. I wish I didn't live 2.5 Hours away, I would love to give the Asphalt a try.

My number one choice would be Carpet, but the Asphalt is an interesting challenge. There is serious talk of an Asphalt Indoor Track opening in Toronto as well.
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Rick your not planning to put in asphalt in at KRCR now are you? lol

But really I like both althogh carpet provides better traction asphalt is harder to find a good set up on but that can sometimes be fun.
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no no asphalt at krcr..........no way the carpets already here...i just heard a few things that made me wonder i just wanted to see if i was crazy or not .....i dont mind either but i prefer carpet as most of the large events in our area are ozite based...asphalt and a softer suspension setup interests me but i want to keep everything consistant anyway.....man you guys are quick!!!!!.....so keep the comments coming......
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endler - I've heard the exact opposite, that crc ozite is garbage and that there is much better stuff on the market.

Indoor asphult lasts a long time and is a load of fun on foam tires, but tire wear is higher. Ozite is less abusive on tires and provides awsome grip but it will wear out after a few years. I prefer ozite because you never have to try and find grip.
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Originally posted by endler
danjoy.....
ozite is a very low pile anti static.....very tractionable carpet sold as a specialty by crc (calandra racing concepts) designed for rc racing
there are other forms of ozite but the quality and surface is not as good....crc is the way to go!!
Saw a woman the other day at Wallmart with a roll of Ozite carpet at customer service. Curious if it is really like the stuff CRC sells. Bet its for refinishing pool tables.
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crc no good??? well i think we can say we are consistant with everyone else in the area anyway as far as carpet.....BUT i would like to know the carpet that you speak of? that interests me for sure!! thanks for the info fattdoggy thats what im lookin for!!
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isn't asphalt indoor against fire code? Maybe in Canada they don't have a law against it. Can you get a steamroller in throught the door?
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ahhh im not to sure about that tom...but all i know is its been done before....see ya at the roar sedan nats
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endler - I did a search. On the most part alot of people say that the CRC carpet is good but I guess the post in the below link stuck out in my memory. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the post by "51". If you use the search function on the top of the page you'll find some helpful info.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...ighlight=ozite

My local track uses DuPont carpet and it has great grip. www.rctrack.com I also think trackside uses DuPont. www.trackside.com
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