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Forum: Rookie Zone
Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,489
Posted By jiml

Wow, just imagine we were talking politics

Wow, just imagine we were talking politics
12-02-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By jiml

Sweep reds in the cold, Sweep white when it warms...

Sweep reds in the cold, Sweep white when it warms up
Forum: Rookie Zone
11-27-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,489
Posted By jiml

100% agree it's amazing how fast stuff goes...

100% agree it's amazing how fast stuff goes stale. I was shocked that 1/8 off road stuff is pretty much worthless the moment you finish building it.

It's also funny listening to car guys who tell...
Forum: Rookie Zone
11-25-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,489
Posted By jiml

Dude, you said a minute! :lol: Well first...

Dude, you said a minute! :lol:

Well first off any kit that came with tires the first thing anyone did with them was trash them. Kit tires were almost always junk, and everyone had their favorites....
Forum: Racing Forum
11-12-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

You're forgetting that the people of ROAR are...

You're forgetting that the people of ROAR are racers, like you and me, who go in thinking they can change things for the better. They go in, get chewed up, spit out, and walk away saying well that...
Forum: Racing Forum
11-11-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Thank you for proving my point You have it...

Thank you for proving my point

You have it backwards, it's the racers who are the karens, complaining about everything and giving their opinion when no one asked. ROAR volunteers go in thinking...
Forum: Racing Forum
11-11-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

When I was a ROAR member (haven't been for some...

When I was a ROAR member (haven't been for some time) I had access to their website and their message board. On there you could find bio's and statements from the candidates. Now for Pres and VP you...
Forum: Racing Forum
11-10-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Great minds think alike, that's why I'm worried...

Great minds think alike, that's why I'm worried about you

I know a couple people who sat down and tried to figure out a replacement for ROAR. Not off the cuff, but serious attempts to come up with...
Forum: Racing Forum
11-09-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,318
Posted By jiml

Do you think it's good sportsmanship to...

Do you think it's good sportsmanship to deliberately block a faster car during qualifying?

Keep in mind the rules for the mains are different.
Forum: Racing Forum
11-08-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

A friend of mine served as ROAR VP for a while....

A friend of mine served as ROAR VP for a while. He said every day he got phone calls telling him how much ROAR sucked. They didn't have any ideas, they wanted him to fix everything. Any level of race...
Forum: Racing Forum
11-08-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,318
Posted By jiml

Exactly. Etiquette is not a rule. You can say all...

Exactly. Etiquette is not a rule. You can say all you want in qualifying a slower car should let a faster car pass, but there's no rule about it. Some people will follow etiquette, some won't. You as...
11-07-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By jiml

We run a VXL class and it's very popular

We run a VXL class and it's very popular
Forum: Racing Forum
11-07-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

All that proves is people will whine about...

All that proves is people will whine about anything
11-07-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By jiml

It's harder and more fun than you think

It's harder and more fun than you think
Forum: Racing Forum
10-22-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Sheesh! I'm lucky, I run with a bunch of...

Sheesh!

I'm lucky, I run with a bunch of guys who love helping each other. We introduced VXL this year as a break from the outlaw SE class. Local newspaper did a feature on our racing. Next week...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-21-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Okay, my respect for Lewis went up a little. A...

Okay, my respect for Lewis went up a little. A little.
Forum: Racing Forum
10-21-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

1/8 Nitro on road racing is the pinnacle of RC...

1/8 Nitro on road racing is the pinnacle of RC racing!!! Always has been, always will be.

With that out of the way, 1/8 nitro buggy is very popular, especially in the US. Yes to be good in that...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-21-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Well, 1.3% of first time RTR buyers coming back...

Well, 1.3% of first time RTR buyers coming back as hobbyists or racers is probably a pretty close estimate. The point here is no matter what you do some people just aren't going racing.

I don't...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-20-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Oh man, brushless made racing so much easier. No...

Oh man, brushless made racing so much easier. No more comm truing? Thank you! What really killed nitro is LiPo. Way more power than nicad, and it takes nothing to go as high as 30 volts. Who cares...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-20-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Wow, how do I break this down without being...

Wow, how do I break this down without being insulting? And I don't want to be insulting because a lot of what you say is right but your perception is wrong.

Only making $5-20 on a $500 sale is way...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-20-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

Consider yourself very lucky. It's not often you...

Consider yourself very lucky. It's not often you find a situation like yours. When there's competition and the adrenalin flows, people can do stupid stuff. If racers had the same attitude your...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-19-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

The lesson you missed is some people just want to...

The lesson you missed is some people just want to play with toys. They don't want to race. They go to the hobby shop, they see something that's big, fast, and cool, and they go out and have fun with...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-19-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

I've been hearing about the decline of drag...

I've been hearing about the decline of drag racing for 2 years now, but haven't seen any evidence of it. Just like any other form of racing, people will figure out how to go fast but others don't...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-15-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

So let's step away from the Traxxas model, and...

So let's step away from the Traxxas model, and get to the bigger question, is RC racing dying off?

In my opinion, no it isn't. There are still plenty of racers out there, and companies that...
Forum: Racing Forum
10-15-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 58,505
Posted By jiml

I'm not sure if you're unaware or just don't...

I'm not sure if you're unaware or just don't remember the beginning of Traxxas. Let me remind you, because there's a lesson here

Traxxas started out just like every other RC company. They designed...
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