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Old 2006.08.10, 02:08 PM   #61
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this is going to sound really dumb, but i have never raced before...what is a turn marshal
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Old 2006.08.10, 03:43 PM   #62
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Someone who is not racing that stands around track to flip overturned cars over so they can keep racing w/o leaving the driver stand. Also, in larger scale racing where reverse is illegal, they will re-orient cars that are facing a wall.
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Old 2006.10.14, 05:54 PM   #63
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This should be a sticky but here's a bump.
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Old 2006.11.15, 01:15 AM   #64
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Old 2006.11.30, 12:18 PM   #65
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good thread esp. for peeps w/ little exp in organized racing
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Old 2007.01.09, 08:11 PM   #66
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And I'd like to add, don't ask people how much there car's and hop-ups cost and what's their most expensive one. It makes people nervous. I experienced that when I attended my second race. I was kind of worried that if I didn't pay attention that they'd walk off with one of my cars.
How much one spends on one's pride and joy is kind of personal. You can ask how much do they cost at the hobby store, or some degree like that.
Also, the first race I inteneded, I only bought two cars to race and no equipment. So I had to puchase batteries at local store and borrow a charger. My reason for that was I didn't know what to expect on the first day and I wanted to keep it simple and find out if I really liked racing with this group or not.
Second race day, I did bring my own equipment and more cars. However, that was the day none of theme worked really well! LOL!
Anyway, bring your own equipment guy's, and don't ask how much people have spent on their toys.
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Old 2007.05.04, 11:27 AM   #67
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Insurance Lap

When your race is complete do not turn your car around and run it back to your location running in the wrong direction on the track. Other racers may still be finishing their last lap.

Just continue to run in the proper direction taking care not to interfere with those who are still racing. I always call it my insurance lap.
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Old 2007.12.19, 01:54 AM   #68
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nice thread!
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Old 2009.04.28, 12:03 AM   #69
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A note on asking prices- if you've raced with a group once or twice its fine. Theres no better help in finding parts, getting estimates, etc than asking people who buy and use parts. Also, its very easy to tell a car's value just after briefly looking at the chassis- the more shiny metal and lack of antenna, the more expensive it is. Plus, why would guys with 500$+ of Z stuff on the spot run off with just 1 of your cars? And if thats directed at bystanders, it would be YOUR fault for leaving your stuff unattended.

Basicly, watch your stuff if you value it enough and try not to leave too far without asking someone near you to watch it.
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Old 2009.06.29, 07:13 PM   #70
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You forgot the most important rule of all. " Have fun racing and help others to have fun. " Without it, it's just like work.....stressfull, anoying and fustrating.

All of us strive for perfection in our racing, but it should not be at the cost of other racers. Politeness and generally keeping your cool is the biggest factor in how well a race event goes.

I wish a few of the guys i race with in 1:10 would follow this. Every week-end i think 1 of them is gonna have a brain hemorage or stroke from stressin out so much. And a few guys think that they have the line and that it should always be theirs no matter the situation. If they're so good and so much faster then they should be able to get around lap traffic with out cussing or tapping the other guy into the wall. Rubbin is racin, but attitudes should be left at home.
I don't think that's just 1/10th, you probably just notice it more in the 10th races you've seen. There are just some people who can't pass cleanly. At the club I've raced at for years, there's one person in particular who crashes into you all the time, mind, it seems her and her two brothers do it too. They just don't care that there are other drivers in their race. Ok, that is in tenth mainly where I race, but now she runs a 1/12th mardave, grouped with micros and recoils, and she still runs round like it's her right to have whatever line she wants. Don't upset her though, as you'll lose the abilitiy to hear properly for the rest of the night. She could be forgiven that when she was a teenager, but ten years later, and the lungs have only gotten more powerful.

I think in any racing, you need driver discipline. Some people have it, and others don't have the first idea and end up spoiling it for everyone else, which is a real shame.
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Old 2009.06.30, 10:46 AM   #71
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I'd also like to add from past experience. One of my racing friends I think forgotten to turn off one of his 2.4 cars while he was trying to bind another one. Some reason, his un-expected car ran away and knocked mine off the table braking a piece of it's rear wing.
So make sure ALL of your cars are turned off except for the one your working with. And, it also pays to have car-stands to keep the rear tires, or AWD all tires in the air to prevent run-away's.
In dead a great thread and something I should read into more detail if/when I get back into racing since I've been out of it for the past year.
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Old 2009.08.29, 01:58 AM   #72
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Idk if this has been said already, but it's so annoying to me I just have to say if anyways...
Keep your toes off the track!! By this I mean don't sit right next to the track and have your toes hanging over the edge. In my club someone always does this and collisions always follow.
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Old 2009.12.29, 02:03 PM   #73
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You forgot the most important rule of all. " Have fun racing and help others to have fun. " Without it, it's just like work.....stressfull, anoying and fustrating.

All of us strive for perfection in our racing, but it should not be at the cost of other racers. Politeness and generally keeping your cool is the biggest factor in how well a race event goes.

I wish a few of the guys i race with in 1:10 would follow this. Every week-end i think 1 of them is gonna have a brain hemorage or stroke from stressin out so much. And a few guys think that they have the line and that it should always be theirs no matter the situation. If they're so good and so much faster then they should be able to get around lap traffic with out cussing or tapping the other guy into the wall. Rubbin is racin, but attitudes should be left at home.
Some people take 1/10th to serious as seen in this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80bAKMkLSEk

In 1/10th you most likely will leave with a cracked body or broken parts.

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Old 2010.01.01, 12:03 PM   #74
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i can't open this link in my new Linux..
please suggest me another link or
update it..
His link works fine (for me in Linux). You need to get flash working correctly.
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Old 2010.01.01, 02:05 PM   #75
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Pretty much all has already been said in this thread...

In the end what matters is that you have fun and if you treat others as you would like to be treated you will do just fine
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