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Old 05-02-2011, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SDelaney
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Back in my Motocross days we always walked the line we wanted to hit. I would always stop to take little things in like ruts from other guys lines. In between heats I would check the line again and make sure it was still good. Tracks change and what might have been good in heat 1 is rutted out or blown out by heat 2.

I don't have much RC experience yet, but I guess the best thing I can say is walk it, pick your line and mark and then do it slow until you can nail it every time. In practice keep running that section if it helps. No need to waste time on sections you can nail if you only get out a few times a month.

+ 3 , Walk the track

Then go as slow as you have to in order to get it right then speed it up slowly




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Originally Posted by bigdaddyquale
You guys all gave great advice thank you all for being so helpful. Mr Crash races at my track in Wilmington Ohio. I couldn't remember his Name when he signed up and he said "just call me Mr Crash". You gotta love that, but seriously Erin you are right on the edge of going fast. C-Ya wed and fri nights for the above mentioned wheel time!
"Mister Crash" was given to me when I was a little kid ramming dads R/Cs into everything stationary
Thanks for the advice guys. Matt we will be seeing you soon, Jake and I are aiming for every Friday night thats dry all summer
Looks like me and Bob P are gonna be getting our exercise walking the track every week..
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Originally Posted by rc skyline
+ 3 , Walk the track

Then go as slow as you have to in order to get it right then speed it up slowly

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Walking the track is the best advice along with track time... Here's one thing I do. As we all help throughout the day, I like to water the track between rounds. This give an edge on what lines have been run and where to water and drive for the best traction. One last tip not mentioned, Turn Marshal in the area you are having troubles and watch the other drivers.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:31 AM
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If you can't get to the track to practice, you could just get some pracice on a dirt lot. Just set up some objects (2 liter soda bottles, w.e.) for corners or lanes, and run your car from about the same distance you are having trouble with. It would help if you were on a little incline too.
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