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MagicMan
2006.03.09, 09:33 PM
Ok here's how it goes. I have space that is totally free, and electricity that I'm not getting charged for. My best friend (EMU) has a 'Mini Tile 96' track with some expansion, and extra turns. I have this track in this lot.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f198/MagicManRed/Mini-Z%2000/Picture003.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f198/MagicManRed/Mini-Z%2000/Picture002.jpg

If you guys are wondering how big that is in scale to a Mini-Z, watch this video of me running a S2000. Generally a small car, but you guys get the picture. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UphqeZ4Y58

I'm open to any names you guys have in mind for the track, I've thought up some silly ones, last one was Triple T RCP (Tight Technical Track). Open to suggestions. :p

I'm looking for open minded, open class, hobby driven drivers and racers that want to get into this for fun. Not for trophies, or for a seat on the 1st place podium. Just some competitive fun. My feelings are as follows: Once you involve money in a hobby, people are going to be driving with the wrong reasons in mind. :( Also once you put rules and limits into a 'hobby' you are only opening the possibility for cheating, and believe me there will be cheaters. I do not like sore losers, and I do not like people that congratulate your winnings in front of your face, and spit on you and accuse you of cheating behind your back. :mad: There is no fun involved that way anymore. What good is a trophy if no one will congratulate you for it. I'm out with my Mini-Z's to have fun, it isn't my fault that I seem to have a natural talent for it.

On a small technical course, with minimal straights, fets or no fets, the setup and driver will determine the winner, NOT the top speed and torque. Those will have minimal reason as to your winning. I'd like to start this with no limits, and end it that way, I want to take the skill of Mini-z's to a whole new level. I am open to any sort of ideas/criticism/or replies of anything that you have in mind. :D

I know I'm opening a whole can of criticism here, but in a nutshell, that's what this thread is for. ;)

Now according to my taste, I prefer a bit of a larger track, but when I say a bit, I emphasize 'bit'. This track with a master driver, can just get into high 6 second laps. :eek: So it's not as easy as it looks, and don't let the size throw you off. However, I don't have any more room for a larger track. I'm totally up for buying another Mini tile 96 and merging them. As a matter of fact I know someone that has another Mini Tile 96 that is willing to merge given the right location. So far there is no lap counter. So in conclusion, if you guys are out there, with huge lots, or have track sitting around, or have spent 1000's on a lap counter that you just so happen to have sitting around, lets merge and do something in this local Manhattan City. There is also a backyard to this place that I can totally make a Monster/Overland course in (Given the right weather, because that would be outdoor, not indoor). So the possibilities are endless! Hope to hear from you all! :cool:

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Start your Criticism/Replies!

Sincerely,
Your neighborhood Magician.

herman
2006.03.10, 12:16 AM
congratulations, and all the best wishes for your track... :D

MagicMan
2006.03.11, 12:23 AM
So no one is interested? or do I have to run a highlighter across this thread LOL :)

michvin
2006.03.11, 01:31 PM
So no one is interested? or do I have to run a highlighter across this thread LOL :)
Do I really need to post for you to know that i am interested? :D :D
And i'd like to reconfirm the willingness to merge my 96 given the location :)

MagicMan
2006.03.11, 03:20 PM
Do I really need to post for you to know that i am interested? :D :D
And i'd like to reconfirm the willingness to merge my 96 given the location :)

yes, we really need to find a bigger place, because if we merge our two tracks, that would be one heck of a course. I think I should invest on some blank tiles, to make the straight longer keeping it 3 tiles while the rest is all 2. I hope others can come together and colaborate with us to make something possible. :)

EMU
2006.03.11, 03:56 PM
I believe that I still have a bunch more blank tiles... and michvin also has blanks.

Finding the right space would be key. We can see if we can find space once a week to setup the track race and tear down after we are done... Also a lap counter would be handy.

I can finish building my personal lap counter, and we can race in the HowFastAreYou-Mini-Tile (http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/howfastareyou/Time_trials_mini.html) series... We would race against the clock for 50 laps at a given layout... I believe for stock class you need stock motor, and any suspension hopups are allowed. Just a thought. I still have to buy a laser and detector for use with the Microsizers lap counter (personal counter).

MagicMan
2006.03.11, 04:04 PM
I believe that I still have a bunch more blank tiles... and michvin also has blanks.

Finding the right space would be key. We can see if we can find space once a week to setup the track race and tear down after we are done... Also a lap counter would be handy.

I can finish building my personal lap counter, and we can race in the HowFastAreYou-Mini-Tile (http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/howfastareyou/Time_trials_mini.html) series... We would race against the clock for 50 laps at a given layout... I believe for stock class you need stock motor, and any suspension hopups are allowed. Just a thought. I still have to buy a laser and detector for use with the Microsizers lap counter (personal counter).

This all sounds great, good ideas there. we really need space. my space wont hold more than it has already, and racer room is crammed. plus im going to have to move everything out cause of rennovation.

Anybody have space?

michvin
2006.03.11, 08:47 PM
i have no idea for the name yet, but here is what i did in photoshop during 5 minutes. could be used as an emblem....

MagicMan
2006.03.11, 08:49 PM
i have no idea for the name yet, but here is what i did in photoshop during 5 minutes. could be used as an emblem....

I do web design, and I know a good logo when I see one. And I REALLY like what you made. Subtle, crisp and clean. :D

michvin
2006.03.11, 08:51 PM
I do web design, and I know a good logo when I see one. And I REALLY like what you made. Subtle, crisp and clean. :D
And, what's most important, carries absolutely NO resemblance to NBA, MLB and NHL whatsoever :D :D

EMU
2006.03.11, 09:06 PM
Nice logo ;) Although, why the stock TX :p

MagicMan
2006.03.11, 09:42 PM
And, what's most important, carries absolutely NO resemblance to NBA, MLB and NHL whatsoever :D :D

:) LOL, no absolutely no resemblance, I actually like the Stock TX, it's more universally recognized. I've seen so many, I could probably draw one of those with my eyes closed. :cool:

EMU
2006.03.11, 10:00 PM
I assume you mean the newer KT-5 TX. I like the look of the older KT-2 better personally... Although, the KT-5 is not too bad. The best feature on it is the battery holder. Hate the trim location, and D/R location. They should have been reversed.

Im bored... no racing tonight due to transportation issues. And my MZM servo needs work again. That plasmatomic is sweet. very fast.

michvin
2006.03.12, 10:30 PM
Nice logo ;) Although, why the stock TX :p
would you think of mini-z if i put a pic of 3PK, 2PL, kt-2 or other tx there? i doubt it :)
But this TX is sooooooo recognizable....

MagicMan
2006.03.12, 10:34 PM
would you think of mini-z if i put a pic of 3PK, 2PL, kt-2 or other tx there? i doubt it :)
But this TX is sooooooo recognizable....

Exactly what I said, just in detail. Tell Eric I said good luck on the Math exam :)

michvin
2006.03.13, 01:27 AM
Exactly what I said, just in detail. Tell Eric I said good luck on the Math exam :)
Sure i will! he'd be happy to hear it from you :)

EMU
2006.03.13, 02:30 AM
You have a good point michvin. I doubt it would be so recognizable if it was a different TX.

Tell Eric good luck ;)

michvin
2006.03.13, 11:24 AM
You have a good point michvin. I doubt it would be so recognizable if it was a different TX.

Tell Eric good luck ;)
Of course! Thanks EMU!

Lionblade
2006.03.13, 03:34 PM
I'd tell you to bring it to my house, but it's pretty far.


...oh yeah, I forgot I don't own my house. :D

mini-z champion
2006.04.19, 10:19 AM
This all sounds great, good ideas there. we really need space. my space wont hold more than it has already, and racer room is crammed. plus im going to have to move everything out cause of rennovation.

Anybody have space?

Would you be interested if the space is avalible in Queens?
In fact, a friend of mine is working on getting that space as I'm typing.

MagicMan
2006.04.19, 10:52 AM
Would you be interested if the space is avalible in Queens?
In fact, a friend of mine is working on getting that space as I'm typing.


whereabouts in queens? I can talk to my people. : D

mini-z champion
2006.05.23, 01:23 PM
whereabouts in queens? I can talk to my people. : D

Sorry for the very late respond.

This place is located in Forest Hill.
I don't know the owner, therefore, I couldn't push it too hard,
The owner originally had other plan for the use of the space, but decided not to pursuit it, so he O.K.ed my friend the space, and then the owner's wife didn't quite agree.
Long story short, the wife finally gives in.
I'll be checking out the palce in a few days as soon as my friend gets the key to the place.

pr0nee
2006.06.24, 10:12 PM
hey everyone...(its alan jr. from hks)
its great to hear that you guys are still having gtg with miniz.
how its goin? where is the track located? when do you guys gtg?
i want to come by and check it out.
talk to you guys soon!

al

SaiTam
2006.06.25, 01:43 AM
Check your email. It's 2am and we just finished running in NJ.

pr0nee
2006.06.25, 02:35 AM
hey...
yea they know me alright!! msg me on aim: hksdummy...
tell them i said hi... if there still there....