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Old 02-18-2014, 01:03 PM
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For our nationals we have a control tyre and almost all tracks are astro. But there's a little track in the neightbour that's holding a race every month, but I don't know which tires would work over there since I don't race on this kind of surface.

I've raced 1 race over there last and tried a few tires. Here's what I found so far on a clean racing surface:
AKA City blocks soft: They are good in the beginning but wear fast
AKA Crossbrace supersoft: no grip at all. The car wouldn't steer and had no traction.
Proline bow-tie M2: Great steering and traction and the wear was good.


The track never gets rubber in it since it rains too much over here and they don't race enough on the track. Sometimes the track is very dusty and then it's hard to find steering and on power traction. I'm wondering which tires are best for the conditions in those 2 movies.

Since I mainly race on astroturf, I don't want to buy all kind of tires that I'll never use again if they don't work. The local guys aren't very fast and they run what the LHS sells. And that's a brand that I've never heard of before.

Clean racing surface, but no rubber in the track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCjagJ77e8M

Lots of dust:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtM3iNGzuHg
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Especially for the clean surface I would use something like a Proline Blockade and if tire wear is an issue in the MX compound
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I've raced there the Truggycup last year, but it was definately astro..
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Look at what the fast guys are using. That always tells what tire works.
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For a rougher surface like that, something with a big block pattern like the sweep cubix
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Since you're in Belgium, I'd say to try the 6MIK Blasters when it's clean or Reflex when it's dusty.
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Originally Posted by Aleq View Post
I've raced there the Truggycup last year, but it was definately astro..
It's a different track. About 20min from the astrotrack.
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Look at what the fast guys are using. That always tells what tire works.
There are no real fast guys over there. It's a track pretty far away from any big city. They were running a brand that I've never heard of and the patern was like the AKA Grid Iron. But I don't think they work when it's dusty.

The track is like concrete and tires wear fast.
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Originally Posted by morgoth View Post
It's a different track. About 20min from the astrotrack.


There are no real fast guys over there. It's a track pretty far away from any big city. They were running a brand that I've never heard of and the patern was like the AKA Grid Iron. But I don't think they work when it's dusty.

The track is like concrete and tires wear fast.
Not to hijack your thread, but do you know where they got the braided rope used to mark the lanes? I've been trying to find some here in the states to use on our track, but it's crazy expensive ($20-$30 per foot).

If you could ask the next time you're at the track, or know someone there that I could contact, I'd sure appreciate it. PM me your e-mail address, and I'll send my contact info so we can speak outside of this thread.

Thanks....
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Originally Posted by Stubbs View Post
Not to hijack your thread, but do you know where they got the braided rope used to mark the lanes? I've been trying to find some here in the states to use on our track, but it's crazy expensive ($20-$30 per foot).

If you could ask the next time you're at the track, or know someone there that I could contact, I'd sure appreciate it. PM me your e-mail address, and I'll send my contact info so we can speak outside of this thread.

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No problem. I'll ask the trackowner when I see him :-)
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