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Old 01-12-2011, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
I've spent a few hours reading and catching up on this thread.

Here is what my thoughts are as a 30 year veteran in this hobby/sport, ROAR member for 25 years, and now ROAR's Region 12 Director;

Most of you are complaining about something that doesn't affect you as non-ROAR members. Why?

If you were a member you would have a voice.

Tekin and all other manufacturers will be just fine. They aren't going anywhere because ROAR mandates a rule. They all will now have another product to sell (more than likely the exact same unit as they already make only ROAR legal)

Some of you have good constructive criticism like "using 17.5 boosted as a middle class" thats thinking in the right direction. "A lock out mode software" is also another great idea.

What ROAR is doing is bringing the speed and learning curve back to reality. Think to yourself.... "If I were getting into this hobby as a racer and was told I need a laptop as part of my pit gear to be competitive" would you want to incur that expense? and then try to learn how to program everything when you don't know squat about motors or ESC's in the first place?

This IS about the big picture. It's about the "new blood" and keeping racing appealing, affordable and competitors at the track in the years to come.

Don't know if anyone has brought it to your attention but you do realize that a lot of tracks run Roar rules?? So, in a sense, even though most people are not members, it does affect them. Your saying that everyone thinks that they need a laptop to bring to the track, I don't know about you but at my local track, there is usually more than one person that has a laptop that is more than willing to help said new guy with esc setup.
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