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Old 09-19-2022, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by An6e1o_414
Since weíre on the topic of tiny advantages, has anyone coughed up the money for ceramic bearings? I did the poor manís version (took the shields off, degreased, and added bearing oil). It seemed to have helped.
Are you sure you should be looking for the last tenths in a class that's designed to be budget and beginner friendly? I feel like you might have lost the plot.
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
Are you sure you should be looking for the last tenths in a class that's designed to be budget and beginner friendly? I feel like you might have lost the plot.
Some people race to win, some people race to race. Doesn't matter the class, someone will try to find every advantage possible.
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well here is mine... by far oldest truck at the track... Ive had it since 2017, bought it used(henced the orange body)... never changed anything on it except added Reedy servo and Reedy lipo. It lives in my trunk of my car, I never work on it, it doesnt have any fluids in it even in the shocks. Same wheels and tires and bearings. No maintanence eith....Its never been broken except rear wheel, that I keep gluing back together LOL. And its won a ton of races and podiums and some with other drivers. Including the USVTA Nationals 2x's, and ROAR Regionals 2x's. Its a fun little RC and completely stress free... did I mention the lights and sound box in it...cool as heck
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Old 09-19-2022, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001
Some people race to win, some people race to race. Doesn't matter the class, someone will try to find every advantage possible.
I'm aware. They should be called out. Being a tryhard isn't a good look. And we don't do that often enough as a community.

*grins* A full list of how to cheat at this would be a fun mental exercise.
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001
This was years ago and before the Mercedes was out. 2019 Canadian Nationals winner ran both bodies back to back at our track and he was quicker with the fox.
time to find a kit and steal the body. 😂

Fat Fox bodies have been backordered forever.
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Originally Posted by An6e1o_414
time to find a kit and steal the body. 😂

Fat Fox bodies have been backordered forever.
We have them on the shelf out here in MN
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I'll get the Fat Fox whenever it's back in stock online. The Man body seems to break easily and doesn't seem to be super competitive.
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Originally Posted by 92mnstanger
We have them on the shelf out here in MN
are they available online?
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
I'm aware. They should be called out. Being a tryhard isn't a good look. And we don't do that often enough as a community.

*grins* A full list of how to cheat at this would be a fun mental exercise.
If they are within the rules ... what is there to call out?
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001
If they are within the rules ... what is there to call out?
Lots of people are unable to point that camera of introspection upon themselves. Sometimes, you need to shine the light so they can see when they're hurting themselves or their sport.

Sure, it's in the rules. No, it's not good sportsmanship.
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
Lots of people are unable to point that camera of introspection upon themselves. Sometimes, you need to shine the light so they can see when they're hurting themselves or their sport.

Sure, it's in the rules. No, it's not good sportsmanship.
If that is how they enjoy the sport... what is it hurting you?
Please read this again "Some people race to win, some people race to race." and reflect on it. Are you a person that is racing to win or do you race just for the joy of racing? Someone looking for every 10th just to get a plastic trophy isn't going to care one bit about you bringing light to the situation and it's not hurting you any. Unless of course you are also racing to win and then your actions are just petty. Also keep in mind that someone who can actually benefit from ceramic bearings, binning motors or any of the other legal "cheating" will probably be good enough to beat you anyway. If you go into racing with the expectation to win, you will only be happy if you win. If you go out there and just have fun and work on improving your self, you will come off the track a happier person.
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
Are you sure you should be looking for the last tenths in a class that's designed to be budget and beginner friendly? I feel like you might have lost the plot.
I have $9 amazon bearings (Tamiya on sale) and a $18 battery. Iím definitely budget/beginner.

i was just curious to see if there were any advantages.

Eurotruck is fun because itís an even playing field. Iím less worried about breaking $30 arms or tweaking something. Itís also a good way to get new people into racing.
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001
If that is how they enjoy the sport... what is it hurting you?
Please read this again "Some people race to win, some people race to race." and reflect on it. Are you a person that is racing to win or do you race just for the joy of racing? Someone looking for every 10th just to get a plastic trophy isn't going to care one bit about you bringing light to the situation and it's not hurting you any. Unless of course you are also racing to win and then your actions are just petty. Also keep in mind that someone who can actually benefit from ceramic bearings, binning motors or any of the other legal "cheating" will probably be good enough to beat you anyway. If you go into racing with the expectation to win, you will only be happy if you win. If you go out there and just have fun and work on improving your self, you will come off the track a happier person.
Really! Thatís what helps you sleep at night? Wow!
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