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Old 09-23-2007, 12:47 AM   #4576
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Jake, if your looking for a sponsorship from any company. This is one thing that will make that happen. Get people to buy there product! Yes you need to be good but if you can get locals to buy product then that is more important to a company than a national tile. Yes you need to run up front to help sell product to others also. Jeff and Erika and everyone @ ProMatch are great people!!! Just my thoughts...


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Jake, I would say that you should try to attend as many major races as possible in the coming year.
I have been thinking about trying to get to some bigger races on the east coast this coming summer, which would be easier if there was a 13.5 brushless class for 2wd buggy and 2wd truck, gosh if roar would just get with it, might have to get 7.5s and run mod.....

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Yes you need to be good but if you can get locals to buy product then that is more important to a company than a national tile.
I agree, but I feel that this early in racing for me, I don't think I can maintain the responsibilities of a sponsorship, aka going to big races alot....I may be able to make only one or two a year, maybe not even that many.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:49 AM   #4578
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I have been thinking about trying to get to some bigger races on the east coast this coming summer, which would be easier if there was a 13.5 brushless class for 2wd buggy and 2wd truck, gosh if roar would just get with it, might have to get 7.5s and run mod.....
As nice as brushless stock is, you might not have a choice but to run brushed stock at some events. It will teach you a ton about how the motors work, and how to make them fast. You'll have a whole new respect for when there wasnt brushless technology in rc, haha. If youre looking for a good event, check out "The Clash" in my sig.
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As nice as brushless stock is, you might not have a choice but to run brushed stock at some events. It will teach you a ton about how the motors work, and how to make them fast. You'll have a whole new respect for when there wasnt brushless technology in rc, haha. If youre looking for a good event, check out "The Clash" in my sig.
i agree, the last trophy race was brushed only, i ran a co27 in my t4, the winner had a 13 turn, 3rd place had a 14 turn....i know the workings of a motor, its just brushless is nice which is why we where discussing going to CRCRC this jan, because its a stock handout class.
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confirmed, going to CRCRC this year!!! going to be running mod, need to get some brushless mods tho.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:22 AM   #4581
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I agree, but I feel that this early in racing for me, I don't think I can maintain the responsibilities of a sponsorship, aka going to big races alot....I may be able to make only one or two a year, maybe not even that many.
You don't have to hit a lot of so called big races to get a good sponsor. Like I said you need to be able to run upfront at local races and sell product. If you have been in racing for any length of time you know that people follow to company's that fast guys are running for.

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:09 AM   #4582
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If you have been in racing for any length of time you know that people follow to company's that fast guys are running for.
very true...after people seeing my brushless at a club race last thursday, a bunch are finally stepping into the future...well i mean present...hah
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:14 PM   #4583
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THANK YOU PROMATCH POWER

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Old 09-26-2007, 12:51 PM   #4584
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Im sure this has been asked, but IB vs EP cells? I want to pick up some new packs for the racing season, but Ive heard nothing good about IB, and nothing at all about EP.

I found this while cleaning out some old rc stuff. One of my race packs, tech'd for the 2003 Worlds...I remember when those numbers were good, haha.

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Andy,
What are you looking for? Voltage or run time? What will you be running them in? IB's have killer voltage and good runtime but vent somewhat easy. EP's have good voltage and great runtime. Except if your running 4-cell mod oval 5-6 turns kills the runtime. For club racing I would go with EP's big races IB's. JMO

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What are you looking for? Voltage or run time? What will you be running them in? IB's have killer voltage and good runtime but vent somewhat easy. EP's have good voltage and great runtime. Except if your running 4-cell mod oval 5-6 turns kills the runtime. For club racing I would go with EP's big races IB's. JMO

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2wd/Truck/4wd mod basically. Im not too concerned about voltage, as these packs far exceed anything I though possible when Nimh batteries were first introduced. I guess I'll look into a couple EP packs, unless PMR suggests that I should wait for the introduction of their "next" cell?
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2wd/Truck/4wd mod basically. Im not too concerned about voltage, as these packs far exceed anything I though possible when Nimh batteries were first introduced. I guess I'll look into a couple EP packs, unless PMR suggests that I should wait for the introduction of their "next" cell?
I think everyone has their personal opinion on which is better but I say try both and see which you prefer. I have very good packs of both and to me, it's hard to tell the difference. EP's are more durable but do self-discharge over time and the IB's are very finky when being charged and you need to be consistant in your charging/discharging "ritual".

I've run into racers that swear EP's are inferior and I've run into racers that have had it with IB's venting on them so like I said 50 different racers will give you 50 different opinions. So, try a couple of each and let us know what you think after racing both brands at your level. Good luck.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:38 PM   #4588
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Ill run any 4200 that says "Promatch" on it my ib4200s still take 4200-4500 so ill keep running them, all still pull up on my dpd saying about 1.39-1.45 volts when i first put them on.

main thing about keeping the ibs from venting is using a quality equalizing tray to bring all the cells down to .9v before charging to prevent overcharging.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:50 AM   #4589
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Andy, For offroad I would get the EP's. In offroad you wont notice the difference in voltage. Now in oval IB's are top of the line! Offroad runtime,voltage don't make much difference they all will work.

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Jake- E-mail all the info you posted in here. We are reviewing in December

Andy- Re-send request for sponsorship, like I told Jake we are reviewing in Dec. The guys have pretty much covered it all for you regarding which cell is the cell of choice and why. Off-Road cell of choice is the EP!

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