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Old 09-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #31
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I am pretty sure it was brushless technology along with battery technology that killed gas truck I think many people drove gas truck because you could get more runtime than an electric counterpart.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #32
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I personally believe its a combination of wanting to run bigger/faster cars and the tracks following suit to adjust to these changes.

As soon as 1/8 really started to take off, the tracks grew larger with bigger jumps to compensate for this transition to bigger, faster cars. Those with the 1/10 gas trucks couldn't keep up so to speak. The tracks were becoming blowout, and the trucks had to roll a good portion of the jumps that the 1/8 were clearing with no problem.

Eventually, the fun was taken out of it and they became display models and novelties. I personally love 1/10 gas truck. Its my favorite racing class for numerous reasons, but its essentially a dead class.

I hope they will be able to bring it back, even as a "vintage" class like they did with the 2wd electric buggies.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:41 PM   #33
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Tracks can easily be designed to cater to 1/10 and 1/8 and if there was a demand for it, that would be happening. ST just isnt popular any longer, electric or nitro.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:02 PM   #34
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Gas truck died for 2 reasons...1/8 took off here (usa) when losi released the 8ight and roar stopped supporting the gas truck class at roar nationals.
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