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Old 04-08-2019, 07:43 AM
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I am just getting started in mini z racing. I race on RCP track but I would like to practice at home. What carpet do you recommend for use at home to practice on?

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Old 04-08-2019, 11:11 AM
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Give this stuff a try.

https://www.menards.com/main/floorin...6476222&ipos=9
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If possible, speak with Micheal at Tracks and hobbies, and see what he had under the oval test track. I think that would be an excellent surface for a small test track.

In general, you would want the lowest pile carpet that you can get. Meaning, as little height as you can find, with the finest weave pattern. The thicker the carpet, generally the more it will move under the car and reduce traction, giving a squirmy feel.
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Agreed about lowest pile carpet you can get. I went to home depot and got a piece of their least expensive office carpet, its super tight loop. I run on the underside of the carpet which isnt even a loop... it works great and only cost $35. I use masking tape to mark the track lines.
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...i do keep thinking about getting an RCP track as that's what they hold races on at the club I go to and it is a nice surface. Carpet is just easy though as I can roll it up if I want to use the space for something else other than RC cars. Plus i can walk on it w/o worry of ruining the surface... okay, iam talking myself out of RCP again...
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I'd get the RCP since that's what you race on for setup reasons alone. You would have to constantly change tires and suspension setups for the different surfaces. Just my $.02
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Why not just get the mini96 RCP track? If you are racing on RCP track, it makes sense to practice on RCP track.
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Iam close to an rcp purchase!
I use the space where the carpet is formal working on my bikes, etc... so it's easy to just roll the carpet up when not in use. Plus i.can walk on the carpet w/o ruining it.... rcp would make my space less versatile for multi use. That's been my hesitation.
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Originally Posted by eR1c View Post
Iam close to an rcp purchase!
I use the space where the carpet is formal working on my bikes, etc... so it's easy to just roll the carpet up when not in use. Plus i.can walk on the carpet w/o ruining it.... rcp would make my space less versatile for multi use. That's been my hesitation.
True, but itís not difficult to tear down and setup. Doesnít need to completely come apart, could take it apart in sections.
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Originally Posted by eR1c View Post
Iam close to an rcp purchase!
I use the space where the carpet is formal working on my bikes, etc... so it's easy to just roll the carpet up when not in use. Plus i.can walk on the carpet w/o ruining it.... rcp would make my space less versatile for multi use. That's been my hesitation.
As Billy said you can make it so it goes together and comes apart in just a few minutes. I have labeled section of my Mini96 track and it takes all of maybe 5 minutes to put together. I have it so it breaks down into 4 square lengths which results in 12 sections that are roughly 4í long by 2í wide.

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True, but itís not difficult to tear down and setup. Doesnít need to completely come apart, could take it apart in sections.
Your right, ...hmm, ..an RCP track would be nice. you may have pushed me over the tipping point. If its not so difficult to take apart on the occasional instances when I want the space for another use..
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