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Old 02-05-2014, 06:02 PM   #31
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I had no idea AE's presence was that weak in Europe. I'm also surprised to see Yokomo is the most popular brand. And I didn't think anybody outside the TRF team ran Tamiya on carpet anymore.
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The only surprising one for me, is the Serpent.
A year or two back they had quite a few cars, but almost everyone I know that had one has moved onto something else.
I'm suprised Corally is as high as it is
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Associated is not that popular over here as they are poor quality, despite being quite quick if they stay in one piece. I'm surprised at the Corally numbers. Tamiya's are probably popular in Germany as they have a good distributor. The 418 is very good on carpet especially in stock etc. it's X-ray that is easily the most popular in UK clubs though, along with Schumacher
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Associated is not ht popular as it's poor quality. I'm surprised at the Corally numbers. Tamiya's are popular in Germany, they have a good distributor. The 418 is very good on carpet especially in stock etc. it's X-ray that is easily the most popular in UK clubs though
I beg to differ on the Tamiya statement. As of now there haven't been any TRF 418 kits available by our distributor in germany.(It's a distributer for children's toys not very interested in the TRF line, more in tamiya's rtr stuff).
Also the last race I was at had not a single TRF starting (120 entries).

Xray and Yokomo are equally popular here i would say. Both by far more than any other brand.
A brand that's getting more and more attention around here is awesomatix.

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Awesomatix are also gaining a lot of interest over here as well

(As to the Tamiya statement, I did add the probably) its strange though as some of the German shops are great to get rare parts
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The strong presence of the XRAY (imo) is partly down to their strength.

It is very rare to hear of an XRAY giving up mid race, they are practically bullet proof
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These numbers make sense since the car makers who have winning teams usually get more entries in the biggest events.
  1. Yokomo's numbers have been big since Ronald Volker started winning big races.
  2. Xray is quickly moving up since Alexander Hagberg has proven the T4 '14 is capable of winning top honors.
  3. Tamiya is big with Marc Rheinard and 2012 IFMAR Worlds Champ, Jilles Groskamp.
  4. Serpent has made a big impression with the Eryx v2.0 and Marc Fischer behind the wheel.
  5. Awesomatix is "the new kid on the block" and has just started to spread its wings.
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At Snowbirds, the 17.5 Amain was all Awesomatix and XRay. Yokomo is almost nonexistent over here, especially in stock racing.
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Keep in mind that Yokomo is also the title sponsor for ETS.
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These numbers make sense since the car makers who have winning teams usually get more entries in the biggest events.
  1. Yokomo's numbers have been big since Ronald Volker started winning big races.
  2. Xray is quickly moving up since Alexander Hagberg has proven the T4 '14 is capable of winning top honors.
  3. Tamiya is big with Marc Rheinard and 2012 IFMAR Worlds Champ, Jilles Groskamp.
  4. Serpent has made a big impression with the Eryx v2.0 and Marc Fischer behind the wheel.
  5. Awesomatix is "the new kid on the block" and has just started to spread its wings.
Xray have had good numbers at European events for quite some time.
In the UK it's Xray and Schumacher by quite some margin.
Hot Bodies are dying a death, ARC and Awesomatix are on the rise.
Associated are dead in the UK. Their heyday was the TC3 era.
Serpent had a small following with the 411, but their parts supply was horrendous, so almost everyone dropped them.
Tamiya have never been that big, but they seem to have dedicated drivers.
Yokomo have never been big either, but their success on carpet has helped a few drivers gravitate towards them (and if I'm honest they always look fantastic on carpet), but those same drivers struggle with them on our asphalt tracks.

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I had no idea AE's presence was that weak in Europe.
And one of those was a TC5
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Xray pulls off another trifecta at ETS Gran Canaria on March 2! Xray drivers Marek Cerny and Jan Ratheisky repeated their 1st place wins in Pro Stock and Formula One, respectively. Mod 1st place was won by Xray's Adrian Berntsen and, this time, Alexander Hagberg had to settle for 3rd place in Mod. ETS defending champion ,Yokomo's Ronald Volker, took 2nd place in Mod.

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The total numbers for round 3 of the ETS;

Xray ------ 19
Yokomo ----15
Tamiya -----9
Awesomatix -7
VBC --------7
Serpent ----6
ARC --------5
Hot Bodies --3
Kyosho -----3
Associated--2
Durango-----1
TOP --------1
Schumacher-0
Sukura ------0
Corally ------0

There were around 33 entries who did not specify their car.
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More cars in the event = more wins !!! It does not mean Xray is superior to anything else out there, not even a tc4 !!! LoL..... If there were more tc4's than any other brand racing, they would sweep the podium too, specially if they're part of the same team... It's time to STOP these pointless threads to promote your Xray brand, OK !!!!!!!! Yokomo members don't brag about their stuff everytime Volker beats another Xray car ! So please, have a little respect for other brands, and STOP it !!!!!!
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More cars in the event = more wins !!! It does not mean Xray is superior to anything else out there, not even a tc4 !!! LoL..... If there were more tc4's than any other brand racing, they would sweep the podium too, specially if they're part of the same team... It's time to STOP these pointless threads to promote your Xray brand, OK !!!!!!!! Yokomo members don't brag about their stuff everytime Volker beats another Xray car ! So please, have a little respect for other brands, and STOP it !!!!!!
This post just made my day....
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