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Old 12-16-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Foam Vs Rubber for Linoleum?

I've been trying to drive my new Mini Apex around my school and it won't hook up at all on the slick flooring. Do I go with stickier rubber or foams?
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depends how dirty it is. either way traction compound should help immensely.
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can you get Schumacher mini pin tyres? Or rally block? Maybe carpet dragons too.

They are good on a slippery floor. Blue compound is the harder tyre, yellow softer.
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Thank you very much, I'll look into both of those.
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stick with rubber
much better than foam on a slick surface.
Carpet or road surface foam would be better
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:28 PM   #6
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I think rubber tires should grip better.

Try a treaded tire if the slicks arent hooking up.

I'm not sure if traction compound is a great idea, most schools wouldn't want marks all over.
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