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Old 01-02-2013, 05:41 PM
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Hello had an argument with some dude cuz he said rc's is a guy hobby and ended up deleting the guy from an rc fan group lol I personally think if girls are interested then shoot your gna make some guy really happy one day wish my girl was into them.... Lol what do you guys think ? Am I right or wrong?
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:44 AM
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Hello had an argument with some dude cuz he said rc's is a guy hobby and ended up deleting the guy from an rc fan group lol I personally think if girls are interested then shoot your gna make some guy really happy one day wish my girl was into them.... Lol what do you guys think ? Am I right or wrong?
My daughter likes it..

I would say more guys than girls take an interest, but to just ignore things right in front of you is... well just stupid.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:11 AM
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Can't get my girlfriend to come watch even one race at our track for not even an hour.......
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:15 AM
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My daughter likes it and is actually pretty good. She's not much into maintenance yet, but she does clean her own tires and charges batteries. She has done a few minor repairs, but if I'm busy and can't get to it, a neighboring pit guy will often help her out.
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It's kind of like video gaming. Guys flock to it but there's some really good girls too. There's a lady at the track that I go to who is waaaaaaay better than a lot of the guys.
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Do I need to post the RC racing episode of Punky Brewster here? lol

The majority of participants are male, but there is absolutely no reason why a female couldn't become world champion even.
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There are definitely more men in the sport than women, the same is true for most technical or race oriented hobbies/sports/careers. That doesn't mean they don't exist or aren't interested, just that less of them are.

At our track, my wife races (almost out of novice), another lady races and holds her own in 4wd SC and now 17.5 2wd buggy, and another lady comes in often to race buggy as well and is competitive too. We've almost got another couple ladies that show up with their kids to start into novice, but we're not quite there yet. There are, however, about 80-100 entries that aren't women alongside them though.

So I would agree that it is a "guys" sport/hobby based on the general marketing and interests of the group as a whole, but that doesn't preclude women from it...and some of them, like Drake, have actually done quite well. It is much like saying Nascar is a guy's sport, despite having a couple good women drivers in it. Interestingly, most of the girls that come to be trophy girls for larger races have actually become somewhat interested in it too.
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Do I need to post the RC racing episode of Punky Brewster here? lol

The majority of participants are male, but there is absolutely no reason why a female couldn't become world champion even.
There's an RC Racing epsiode of punky brewster????
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Thanks a lot. I had to go find it on youtube. LOL. Nice race of Tamiya cars. And is that Ralphie from A Christmas Story????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOy7VVwxDlM
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Originally Posted by cdwilliams1 View Post
Thanks a lot. I had to go find it on youtube. LOL. Nice race of Tamiya cars. And is that Ralphie from A Christmas Story????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOy7VVwxDlM
Lol. Yep, it sure is.
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I've seen more women show up at the track to berate their husbands than to race.
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ask famous drivers like Danika Patrick or Shirley Muldownee (who drove top fuel dragsters) if racing cars is only a guy sport
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:35 PM
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The video just proves my point lol maybe they should send that clip NIB with every rc sold lol
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It is at my house. lol . Wife and daughter want nothing to do with it. Works out great lol
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My girl likes them. She has her own pink n green rally vxl and minimono boat. She hitches at me if I go outside bashing and don't charge my maxx up for her! And believe it or not.... She's a small, cute blond
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