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View Poll Results: How were you hooked onto Mini-Z?
My friend introduced it to me 5 11.63%
My friend introduced it to me, and I like to mod cars 3 6.98%
I saw people racing these things on a track 2 4.65%
I am a long time hobbyist, just wanted to try something new 14 32.56%
Others 19 44.19%
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Old 2002.04.30, 04:45 PM   #1
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Question How were you hooked onto Mini-Z?

I was just introduced to MiniZ by a friend two months ago... and just wonder how did all of you got hooked
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Old 2002.04.30, 04:58 PM   #2
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i just voted "other"..

a friend of mine was looking for a new toys for his 2yr old son. we just happened to go into our LHS and came away with toys for ourselves (eek! i just called mini-zs a toy :P)

in the end he had to buy his son a really cheap r/c car just to keep his son's tiny fingers away from his cherished mini-z :P
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Old 2002.04.30, 06:22 PM   #3
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i started R/Cing when i was 3 years old... i remember my parents buying me this big R/C car that was meant for kids.... Then after, my dad bought me this HUGE electric car that was also digital proportional and i had fun with that.... then a couple years later i stopped for a while cuz lack of money and time.... but i started again 2 years ago with cheap crap buckets and canned heats and made my way to mini-zs
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Old 2002.04.30, 06:25 PM   #4
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OTHER? -- been looking for way to make an 1/25 RC version of my real truck, Mini-Z just happen to work so I got one, now I dont bother with my truck body and starting to hop it up, its no longer stock .
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Old 2002.04.30, 07:13 PM   #5
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My friend introduced me to it and I like to mod cars, so I got a 360 Modena I used to have some Nikko Hummer but it broke so I was looking for something new and my friend said he just got a Mini-z racer(I wasn't thrilled at first, but now ) he brought it over I drove, went crazy, and bought one.
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Old 2002.04.30, 07:19 PM   #6
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Other: I had always wanted one since I first saw one at the LHS, but I couldn't shell out the $170 they were asking. So, I got into $20 Tyco canned heats instead and modded them for a year or two. Then, I had an extra $100 in my paypal account, and found a brand new readyset on an auction site, and the $100 covered shipping too
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Old 2002.04.30, 08:59 PM   #7
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We're into racing slot cars, and sometimes while hunting car parts or track online we'd see R/C products.
We decided on Mini-Z F1s for our first cars because they're ready to race outta the box, all assembled and good-looking bodies.

As we've learned more about R/C cars, we've learned that the Mini-Z is a very high quality product.
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Old 2002.04.30, 11:46 PM   #8
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very interesting stories Thanks

what's "LHS" by the way?
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Old 2002.04.30, 11:47 PM   #9
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Old 2002.04.30, 11:49 PM   #10
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I picked friend but it was actually my bro that got me into them, I wanted something small that i could race in my garage so my bro got me one....
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Old 2002.05.01, 09:48 AM   #11
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My friend who didnt even have a mini-z at the time. He is more of a 1/10 1/12 type of guy. He has one now but he doesnt show much interest. I in turn got my lil bro interested who has surpassed me in knowledge of the mini and his actual mini-z will run circles around mine in overall performance and looks.
He in turn, has me thinking of a Tamiya M chassis 1/10 scale.
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Old 2002.05.01, 12:15 PM   #12
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other - saw one at the LHS, got to drive it, bought one then and there. (cleaned out my wallet too)
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Old 2002.05.01, 02:29 PM   #13
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I had been racing RC cars for a few years.
My 1/10 electric collection consisted mostly of Bolink, Associated and Schumacher 1/10's.
I also owned a few off-roaders like the Kyosho Optima Mid Custom Special, Kyosho Lazer, Yokomo YZ-10 and a Schumacher Cat.
When I got relocated to the U.K. space was a problem. The houses are small, like furnished dog kennels. I'd passed all my 1/10 stuff on to my 12 year old son who lives in South Africa with his mother. Oh, I yearned to own another RC car.

One weekend, my wife and I, (her being a newcomer to the UK) were in "tourist mode" and were up in the Lakes District, a touristy type place with lots of hick towns occupied by inbreds.

I saw a little hobby store and walked in. LOL! the first thing I grabbed was a Traxxas T-Maxx, some fuel, batteries and I was quite prepared to buy this. I was like a spoiled little kid, man I had that Traxxas box so tightly in my grip, the ink on the box smudged..

My wife had stumbled across some Mini-Z's and liked the detail. She showed me the box, I saw it was made by Kyosho and RTR, so the T-Maxx got put on pause.
That day I bought two Mini-Z's at 107 each
These are ideal for winter use in the UK, 'coz the houses are so small inside.
The second one went to my son in South Africa as a 12th birthday present.

Now I own two cars, one F1 and the second F1 should arrive this weekend, I bought it brand new on an on-line auction site.
I have also spent hundreds of Pounds on hop-ups, bodyshells, X-Speeds, wheels, stuff from Mini-ZRacer.com shop and even 4 motors from NML.

Therapy is needed...

Hello, my name is Raymond and I am a Mini-Z addict.... *applause*..
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Old 2002.05.01, 07:17 PM   #14
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I farted, and a Mini-Z just appeared!!!!!! It was E-Russy!!!
I tried it again, but I burped instead. It was awsome
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I farted, and a Mini-Z just appeared!!!!!!
oh man... i wish that would happen to me... I have gas all the time... LOL... i'm joking....
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