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Old 2020.10.02, 06:47 PM   #1
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Going Smooth.....l

Well, whatís worse than inserting the pins and screw tops on a new mini z track set? Unscrewing them all and flipping track from textured side to smooth side and having to reinstall them!!!

All the years Iíve ran mini z, I have never ran RCP on the smooth side. Before I purchased RCP track way back when, I purchased Eva foam mat from Big Lotís and used PVC pipe as rails. I didnít mind it, cars ran pretty good on that. It looks like those mats compared to smooth side of RCP might be fairly close.

I havenít participated in the mini 96 challenge, but might. So, yesterday, I fired up the you tube on tv and jammed to 80ís rock while I made the change since they run the smooth side. Reminiscing the music of the 80ís rock was fun. Iím getting ready to go downstairs now to set it up since the October layout was posted today.
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Old 2020.10.02, 11:00 PM   #2
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I've considered switching our club's track. We only run HFAY layouts on 2 wide Ls, but still seems like a big job. Let us know what you think.
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Old 2020.10.03, 06:00 PM   #3
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Our club tried switching to the smooth side multiple time and with the switch to smooth again, last year, I think we will stick with it this time. Really for no other reason than all the other local tracks went smooth and don't want to make it difficult for crossover drivers.

Once you go smooth and stick with it, i think you'll end up staying that way.
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Old 2020.10.03, 06:30 PM   #4
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I've considered switching our club's track. We only run HFAY layouts on 2 wide Ls, but still seems like a big job. Let us know what you think.
I did two wide Ls, an expansion set, and two wide-radius turn sets by myself over the course of a couple hours. It's not "hard," but I had to take breaks because my hands were cramping up from the repetitive motion.
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Old 2020.10.03, 07:59 PM   #5
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Well, I probably have ran a total of two hours on the smooth side now. One thing I know I like is that the smooth side doesnít produce the ďdustĒ residue that is left all over the cars like the textured side did. I love that. The other thing, It feels like the grip is definitely better on the smooth side. I ran the same Kyosho 20ís on the rear and 30ís on the front as I ran on the textured side. I really couldnít get the rear end to kick out at all. It was almost like the point and shoot feel of the AWD chassis. Not quite, but enough to give me that impression. I will keep running on the smooth side here on out.
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Old 2020.10.04, 10:38 AM   #6
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it gets better the more rubber you lay down on it. it also collects dust much faster so you don't get to keep that rubber around too long if you vacuum regularly.

It's been my experience that it also reacts to temperature/humidity changes just like the rough side.
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