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gargoyle7642
2002.06.28, 12:04 PM
I was just surfing the web and found this site. The track looks incredible, so I would imagine the price is too. There is absolutely no prices listed on their site, so I can only imagine. I was going to e-mail them for prices, but I can do without any unnecessary chest pain this week. Besides, my wife is ready to skin me alive as it is!

gargoyle7642
2002.06.28, 12:06 PM
Here's the addy: http://www.couchracing.com/

I was so excited I forgot to add the addy!

T Man
2002.06.28, 12:46 PM
Wow. That looks sweet!:D Hey Russ - Fernando needs one of those. LOL!

ViperKid
2002.06.28, 01:02 PM
that is awesome, i wonder how good traction is? because that oil slick looks pretty harmful:p

mini-z
2002.06.28, 01:03 PM
Actually someone posted this a while back - the prices were very high, for a regular Z they were charging something like $250.

The Thunderer
2002.06.28, 01:11 PM
I'm actually just interested in the track! WOW! I probably can't do that in MY living room (WIFE & KIDS), but MAYBE the garage or the concrete slab outside our house. WOW! Hope they get pics soon!

WOW! :D

Draconious
2002.06.28, 04:02 PM
They first spammed my email directly, saying hey look what I found, well the email it was from was the same email on their site... I think it was some one who made the track based on one of my 3D renders (wich I cant find on my HD or I would post it here, I posted it online along time ago) with the multi layer track etc... his track looks sorta similar ;).

Any way he obviously pulled the prices off his page cuz they were quite high.. realy realy hihg, for one piece of the track was about 40$ after converting to USD (the site was listed in $CAD) and guess what part that was? the start finish line... SIGN! that goes over the top of the track, no actual track!

He obviously intends to only sell the track to bars, hobby shops, etc... I have yet to see what his consumer version is.. or costs.

mini-z
2002.06.28, 06:33 PM
They first spammed my email directly, saying hey look what I found, well the email it was from was the same email on their site...

Yep, I got that same message! The track is a good idea, but way too expensive, and too narrow to use for proper racing.

ViperKid
2002.06.28, 06:47 PM
He obviously intends to only sell the track to bars, hobby shops, etc...

that sucks!:p

Legolas
2002.06.28, 09:55 PM
http://www.couchracing.com/html/order/consumer/index.htm

Draconious
2002.06.28, 11:33 PM
like I said id like to see the price on the consumer kit, but bear in mind his starter set for the other thing was just a ring of track 4 curves 2 straights.. and it was almost 60,000$CAN with 2 Mini-Z included....

The Thunderer
2002.06.29, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by Draconious
like I said id like to see the price on the consumer kit, but bear in mind his starter set for the other thing was just a ring of track 4 curves 2 straights.. and it was almost 60,000$CAN with 2 Mini-Z included....

Ummm, I'm not a math whiz by ANY stretch of the imagination, but $60,000 CANADIAN? Doesn't that translate into $60,000.00/1.598 = $37,546.93? You've got to be kidding me!!! (I hope I did that conversion right).

If it IS correct... I might as well delete that site from my "watch" list.

racerdx6
2002.07.03, 11:58 PM
auggggg!! i want that track so bad it looks awsome. i sure hope its not 30 grand for a oval. even if i cant get it i hope my hobby shop can get it cuz thats the coolest thing ever. especially the jumps. i really want a track for my mini-z. im gonna prey that anyone can buy it and that it costs under 300. that would be expensive but awsome.:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

mini-z
2002.07.04, 11:04 AM
No, it's insanely expensive, $300 would probably get you 2 feet. It's actually not much good at all really, it's too narrow to race on. I really like the idea, but the execution leaves much to be desired. If you're going to spend $Ks, might as well get one of the Kyosho tracks.

butler
2002.07.04, 11:10 AM
For that money I would want to race me 1:1 car on it... :D

ViperKid
2002.07.04, 11:11 AM
good point mini-z, do you sell those here?

mini-z
2002.07.04, 11:24 AM
Well, we don't keep them in stock, that's for sure, but in theory we should be able to order one - but you realize that they are thousands of dollars, right?!

ViperKid
2002.07.04, 11:29 AM
what! i'll let you know when i win the lottery, then i may order one:p

Mark K
2002.07.15, 01:42 PM
Here is an e-mail a got from them when i asked about prices:

Thankyou for the E-mail


If you want hours of endless fun building small oval racing tracks to
super highways our Consumer Couchracing system is for you.

Our Consumer couchracing track has the following Super ADVANTAGES:

1. Each piece is coated with our special traction coating
2. Easy to assemble and take apart
3. Any design is possible
4. Multi-level designs

At this time our pictures for the Consumer couchracing set are not
complete, however if you look at the commercial set the difference is:

- the consumer set has grey shoulders and a black traction coating with
no lines.
- also there are no levelers it sits flat on the floor.

If you click Couch Racing Orders
THEN
Click Comercial orders

This will bring you to Starter sets or track components to compare what
you are ordering.

Consumer couchracing price list;

2 lane starter set $ 299 US
Includes:
1-2 lane starter sign c-s2
6- 30" straight sections c-01
8-24" interlocking curves c-03
9- 96" flexible fence c-f
56- lower rail supports c-L1
10-flags c-flag
2- car ramps c-ramp

Each couchracing system is made for endless hours of building and
racing fun.

Individual Ordering of Track Components for the Consumer couchracing
system ( click commercial track components)

Interlocking curves
48" (c-05) $ 19.95 us
36" (c-04) $16.89 us
24" (c-03) $ 11.99 us
12" (c-02) $9.95 us


4way T Intersection
(c-12) $14.49 us

3way T Intersection
(c-13) $14.49 us

2 lane- 4way Intersection
(c-14) $12.95 us

4lane- 4way Intersection
(c-15) $16.99 us

30" straight
(c-01) $ 12.95 us

Filler pieces
2" filler (c-11-2) $ 3.99 us
3"filler (c-11-3) $ 4.49 us
4" filler (c-11-4) $ 4.95 us
10" filler (c-11-10) $ 7.99 us
16" filler (c-11-16) $ 9.95 us


Start signs
2 lane (c-s2) $19.95 us
4 lane (c-s4) $23.49 us
6 lane (c-s6) $26.99 us

Squeez
(c-16) $ 15.95 us

30" Potholes
(c-17) $ 19.95 us

Overpass support
(c-09) $ 69.95 us

Jump ramp
( c-ju) $ 9.95 us

Pillars
1st level (c-p1) 10 per pkg. $ 14.95 us
2nd level (c-p2) 10 per pkg. $ 19.99 us

Car ramps
( c-ramp) $ 6.95 us

Flags
( c-flags) 10 per pkg $ 7.95 us

Support Rails
lower (c-L1) $ 1.89 us
upper levels ( c-L2) $ 1.89 us

96" flexible fence
(c-F) $ 2.99 us


42" straight
( c-42) $ 16.49 us


Right lane reducer
(c-08) $ 23.95 us

Left lane reducer
( c-07) $ 23.95 us

Interlocking curves oil slick
48" (c-05sL) $ 19.95 us
36" (c-04sL) $ 16.89 us
24"( c-03sL) $ 11.99 us
12" ( c-02sL) $ 9.95 us

30" staight oil slick
(c-01sL) $ 12.95


** ALL prices F.O.B our shop
** All prices excluding taxes
** Allow 4-6 weeks for shipping
** ALL PRICES IN U.S FUNDS

Draconious
2002.07.15, 02:02 PM
Seems almost the same... about 50% of the US conversion before the prices were removed from the site... its still 5 to 10 times more then it should be...

rkk
2002.07.17, 03:13 PM
2 lane starter set is $300 US. You get about 15.5 feet of track.

Accord
2002.07.22, 04:52 AM
does 300 dollars seem like a reasonable price for 15 feet of track? I am seriously considering buying this.

Draconious
2002.07.22, 07:01 AM
No.. its literaly only 2 lanes, LESS then in the smallest photo of a starter set on the site... wich has 4 lanes (2 ring sets of track, inner and outer to make the 4 lanes) You basicly need 600$ (2 sets) and that only gives you an oval...

Note the multiple curves, are 45 degrees.. so you need 8 just to do a full 360 circle...

rkk
2002.07.22, 08:13 AM
fyi 2 lanes of track are 11 /78 inches wide.