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Old 08-16-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Anyone have any input on these? we are thinking of getting them and want to know if anyone has used them? Good bad or ugly!
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If they are the ones I'm thinking off, I don't like them. It's easy for a car to just run right over them and have a head on crash with another car.
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If they are the ones I'm thinking off, I don't like them. It's easy for a car to just run right over them and have a head on crash with another car.
Yes light weight, easy to run over and land in the wrong lane and total 2 cars .... sometimes more.

We use them for some exhibitions, just for the weight and ease of set up, but not for racing!!!

For racing if you can afford, CDC Click Track, or make your own out of 3" white plastic down spouts. Not the ribbed one, smooth square. See a Do-it Best Store.
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If they are the ones I'm thinking off, I don't like them. It's easy for a car to just run right over them and have a head on crash with another car.
+1.
Seen a car get about 15ft of air and hit an outer barrier. Took out a shock tower, bent bulkheads, bent turnbuckles...
Over all, they turn cars into missiles.
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Yeah Its easy for cars to get launched over them, but its usually due to the placement of them on the track. Also one thing you can do is double stack them back to back to create a barriers where needed. Plus if you design layouts properly then you could reduce these problems. Try to avoid placing rails perpendicular to the racing line. For instance a gradual sweeper or carousel on or off the strait is a good example. Most driver's will not jump over this type of section because they are not driving directly towards the barriers at perpendicular angles. I also used other elements such as a heavy floor mat at apexes to discourage corner cutting to close to the rails. Hope this helps.

There's also a lot of other track materials you could use such as old fire hose (contact your local fire dept, they give them away alot). Also I heard of CRC's click system, might be another option.
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