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Old 01-08-2005, 04:18 AM   #1
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What do you guys think about the tennis court asphalt.
Do you think its good for electric racing.
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:23 AM   #2
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:24 AM   #3
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:28 AM   #4
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:35 AM   #5
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Ok I'll bite check with Mike Boylan they just converted one thunder racing Oh he is the same guy that handles the snowbirds Hope that helps
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Thanks ... I appreciate it
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At least give it 24hrs before you bump it up to the top. This forum has users world wide, you can't expect them all to be on the forum at this time.
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yeah the forum is already at the top its not going to drop down in 5 minutes
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Is your court really asphalt?? Most tennis courts are concrete and then painted with a non skid coating. Until recently, our club was operating from a tennis court and the grip was excellent. We drive only electric 1/10 scale and with Takeoff cs27's or cs22's, the cars had no grip problems. This all depends greatly on the paint coating used.
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So its all about the non skid coating

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Is your court really asphalt?? Most tennis courts are concrete and then painted with a non skid coating. Until recently, our club was operating from a tennis court and the grip was excellent. We drive only electric 1/10 scale and with Takeoff cs27's or cs22's, the cars had no grip problems. This all depends greatly on the paint coating used.
Do you have an idea how much the coating costs?

It is going to be fantastic for and electric 1/10 racing.
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I ever heard that tamiya's test track in japan have this tennis court surface coat as well, it have very good grip and no need any tyre additional. But bad thing is very expensive cost around 25-30 usd/sq.m. for that paint.
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There are numerous companies that make these coatings. Your best bet is to speak with a construction company and let them know your intentions. They are probably familiar with these coatings and have the appropriate contacts. They are not difficult to find though. A simple search on the internet for "tennis court coatings", "non skid coating" , "recreation surface coatings".......any descriptions like these will bring up a number of sources.
Dubai is known to have some excellent recreational facilities.......I would imagine you could go to one of the tennis facilities and ask them what materials they used. When doing so.....ask if they wouldn't mind you trying your car on the court briefly. As I said.....different coatings have different levels of grip.
You'll find this is much less complicated than you might think. Good Luck

BTW...DO NOT let anyone talk you in to mixing sand in the coating.....these are usually VERY abrasive and will make short work out of any rubber tire.
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We race on a tennis court. Has good traction especially with foam tires. The only thing is it wears down the tires faster than regular asphalt.
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If you want Asphalt, Just go for the Fine Grade Sand Top Coat Mix. Just completed a 100 x 47 ft. Indoor Asphalt track in Md. Super Smooth, Super Bite, Low tire wear.

Just my .02...........
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