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BillyT. 11-10-2014 10:15 AM

Is this an SWorkz sponsored driver?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVI...ature=youtu.be

Or just some rando?

Because nothing about this looks good to me.

moto775 11-10-2014 08:36 PM

Awesome news that Ryan Lutz is moving to Tekno, IMO.

I haven't really noticed, until this point, the business model, market approach that Tekno took. Some of the recent news/threads about this have just made me think about this. And, can't argue - it is working.

From my perspective, they already have nailed down a pretty good club-racing scene reputation. I'm not an expert, I don't know what they did, it but they got Tekno to catch on at local club tracks across the nation. My assumption, at this point, is that they used their know-how to engineer durable, race worthy cars in all the 1/8 classes. To me, they seemed to be more prioritized on the club racer (not thinking every kit owner is going to have the skills of a world class driver, and more or less building a competitive car for the average Joe club racer, with serious potential). It also makes me think that new brands are running out trying to hire an internationally renowned driver, just to put them on the map - turns out this may not be the way to go.

Tekno also seems to put some thought and reason behind their moves before doing something that is industry typical. It seems to me right now sometimes we get over-sensationalized by option parts and the latest trick setup stuff (I'm not hating - I get the option part bug just as bad as anyone else). I think as club racers, if we would spend more time focusing on proper setup, maintenance, and focus on driving. But that is just my opinion. I've only been in this hobby for 3 years, and always listen to all other's input.

Ryan Lutz racing for Tekno is just icing on the cake (how many other pro's run their own website and have their own line of engines? Just sayin)!

Tekno and Ryan Lutz seems like a great combination! They both have my support.

Got it. Hiring a top level driver and blasting it all over the web only helps so much (I'm talking to you Kyosho! Agama! Sworkz!)

Garzi 11-10-2014 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by BillyT. (Post 13649183)
Is this an SWorkz sponsored driver?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVI...ature=youtu.be

Or just some rando?

Because nothing about this looks good to me.

Hi Billy,

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https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

Maybe it helps to improve your RC skills or not, but you will be a better guy and will leave to write nonsense posts on this great forum.

Best Regards,

Alberto Garcia

BillyT. 11-11-2014 05:10 AM

Nope... Not Billy Fischer.

Looks better here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SlA8k8Epbs

JCG 11-11-2014 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by BillyT. (Post 13650938)
Nope... Not Billy Fischer.

Looks better here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SlA8k8Epbs

Oh don't backpeddle now...little bear. You earned this interview.
Btw.. Billy what size are you?
Thought about having you wear this for me at the next race:

https://www.victoriassecret.com/slee...alogueType=OLS

Want my ladies looking good...and keep your head down.

BillyT. 11-11-2014 06:35 AM


Originally Posted by JCG (Post 13651082)
Oh don't backpeddle now...little bear. You earned this interview.
Btw.. Billy what size are you?
Thought about having you wear this for me at the next race:

https://www.victoriassecret.com/slee...alogueType=OLS

Want my ladies looking good...and keep your head down.

(quoted for the sake of posterity)


ha ha...

come on fellas...

wow.

And not back peddling... car still doesn't look good in first vid.

Crazy that you guys are this tore up about it.

wingracer 11-11-2014 06:41 AM

That track was so dry-slick I doubt any car would look good on it.

BillyT. 11-11-2014 06:53 AM

It just never settles down, and doesn't look good in the air...

If one doesn't want to see or hear opinions one doesn't like about the things one does... one might think a little harder before posting them on the internet.

ctsvls2 11-11-2014 07:31 AM

I sure wish I had some popcorn for this conversation.........:nod:

Ssilverfz1 11-11-2014 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by BillyT. (Post 13649183)
Is this an SWorkz sponsored driver?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVI...ature=youtu.be

Or just some rando?

Because nothing about this looks good to me.

was your opinion about the car or the driver, hard to tell? Sure seemed to a nimrod like myself that it was basically about the driver.

How appropriate that this is on the Ryan Lutz thread, after hearing all the stories about how he helps people at the track who don't even run his or his sponsors equipment. How he carries himself as a professional and how he just loves the hobby and tries to help people enjoy it.

BillyT. 11-11-2014 07:36 AM

Save the popcorn for the silly season thread... JQ just put Lutz on blast... :smile:

BillyT. 11-11-2014 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Ssilverfz1 (Post 13651195)
was your opinion about the car or the driver, hard to tell? Sure seemed to a nimrod like myself that it was basically about the driver.

I guess if it was in any way about the individual, it could be related to setup... I mean, the lines didn't look bad, he was on the pipe, car wasn't really loose... but it was bouncing all over the place and jumping nose up, floating... (the double in the center that pitched it over is the fault of the face, not the car or driver).

I guess from here on out I will only give positive opinions about things for fear of getting anyone wrinkled up.

But there was a whole page before this of people saying the Sworkz car doesn't look good... not sure why I am the martyr for that opinion. Guess cause it's at the top of a new page. cool...

Honestly, I'm not sorry for saying what I did, but I am *way* over getting in internet arguments over nothing... so....

http://i8.glitter-graphics.org/pub/1...paeedw13ac.gif

MX304 11-11-2014 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by moto775 (Post 13650532)
Awesome news that Ryan Lutz is moving to Tekno, IMO.

I haven't really noticed, until this point, the business model, market approach that Tekno took. Some of the recent news/threads about this have just made me think about this. And, can't argue - it is working.

From my perspective, they already have nailed down a pretty good club-racing scene reputation. I'm not an expert, I don't know what they did, it but they got Tekno to catch on at local club tracks across the nation. My assumption, at this point, is that they used their know-how to engineer durable, race worthy cars in all the 1/8 classes. To me, they seemed to be more prioritized on the club racer (not thinking every kit owner is going to have the skills of a world class driver, and more or less building a competitive car for the average Joe club racer, with serious potential). It also makes me think that new brands are running out trying to hire an internationally renowned driver, just to put them on the map - turns out this may not be the way to go.

Tekno also seems to put some thought and reason behind their moves before doing something that is industry typical. It seems to me right now sometimes we get over-sensationalized by option parts and the latest trick setup stuff (I'm not hating - I get the option part bug just as bad as anyone else). I think as club racers, if we would spend more time focusing on proper setup, maintenance, and focus on driving. But that is just my opinion. I've only been in this hobby for 3 years, and always listen to all other's input.

Ryan Lutz racing for Tekno is just icing on the cake (how many other pro's run their own website and have their own line of engines? Just sayin)!

Tekno and Ryan Lutz seems like a great combination! They both have my support.

Got it. Hiring a top level driver and blasting it all over the web only helps so much (I'm talking to you Kyosho! Agama! Sworkz!)

Completely agree. I think it came down to a few things that Tekno really did right. One was being on here constantly answering questions and giving backgoround on the how's and whys of the car design before it was released. Then the awesome support they gave when there were some small issues with the car upon its release. They really made the car durable for the average driver as well. Not just relating to breakage, but wear items as well. I am not one to be an early adopter of new designs, but with Tekno's background, and the info given here made me really want to try the car right away.

UrabusDenis 11-11-2014 08:37 AM

Great to hear such news about a character as positive as Lutz is. It's nice to see so many people like him and his approach to the pro-driver profession, some may say "the people's pro" :D Good luck Ryan :)


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