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    Hello from the Poconos

    Hello,

    I was referred to this site from another forum when inquiring about clubs in the Poconos area. Currently we(myself and a 6 year old) have a couple RCs, a pair of tetons and a slickrock. Both of us enjoy the crawler much more then just bashing around. My kid saw videos of Crawltoberfest and has pestered me to take him. Based on that I decided to see if I can find a club that has some kid involvement and the opportunity to do some casual crawling. Which is how I got here.

    I the past I was involved in competitive fishing and it sucked the enjoyment out of the sport for me. Based on that I wouldn't expect to do anything uber competitive. I want to let the boy do or go as far as he wants without feeling the need to push him. Winning is important, but that will just have to wait until he decides its something he wants to try and do. Personally I like the modeling and fabricating aspect of hobbies, currently we are big into slot cars, but are looking for something that takes us outside and away from the TV.

    Based on reading the rules the Class 1 sounds up our alley, although to be honest I think trail runs would be our main attraction. Christmas will be seeing a scx10 dingo kit under the tree, with the main purpose to give me and the boy time together building something and learning the set up of a rig, as opposed to buying a rtr then upgrading it.

    I'll be lurking around the forum for a bit until we start the kit, then I'm sure I'll have questions.

    If anyone would like to share the experience of how a comp. works I would appreciate gaining a better expectation of what all is involved and what it takes to prepare for one.

    Adam

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    Welcome to the site

    Class 2 has the largest participation. Pretty much you can run a stock Dingo and do well, check out the RECON events also it is a lot more trail running. You can build a Class 1 but sometimes the larger local events don't run a Class 1, due to time and class participation. (the last Crawltoberfest didn't run Class 1 courses)

    What specific comp questions do you have?

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    Glad you posted up, I hope to see you out an event or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirk View Post

    What specific comp questions do you have?
    Thanks for the welcome and the reply. I'm mostly interested in getting a feel for what happens at a comp. For example in slotcars you show up go through tech, and hand out till your heat is called and move along from there. From what I have watched in crawlers it looks like you run the course one at a time, (admittedly I am normally watching videos of one persons run so I don't know what's going on around them). Seems like a lot of waiting around?

    What other types of things are going on that will keep the kiddos interested.

    John,

    I was able to log in right away, thanks for setting me up. I certainly plan on coming out for an event or two, even if it is just to watch and get a feel for things. Ill have to see how your 2016 events line up with family life. I'll definitely keep an eye on the events forums and try and make it out to meet some folks. My nearest LHS is not very crawler friendly, so Im seeing some justification to check out some other stores that might be a little bit of a ride and maybe get some time on a course.

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    At a typical scale comp we have 3 courses set up so as long as there are enough judges all three courses are open. It goes pretty quick and down time is at a minimum. You can always practice driving (off courses) in between also. Scalers are not militant unlike most other competitive RC.

    We start with tech in, then a short drivers meeting, after that the courses open and it goes fairly quick. Of course there is time to BS, look at others trucks and how they are set up, ask questions, trade/buy/sell parts, etc. All in all it is pretty laid back and people will offer driving tips (if wanted). We have a good group of regulars and even the people that show up just for the bigger events are all great. That doesn't mean feathers won't get ruffled from time to time, but it doesn't get competitively violent. We will step in and shut that down quick....


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    We have a fun time, getting together and driving our little trucks. Everyone is very helpful and we drive at some beautiful places.
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    Just wanted to post a little update.

    A scx10 dingo is currently residing behind the towels in the master bathroom. Parts are rolling in daily and a large pile of boxes from mom to father and son is starting to amass for Christmas. On top of that the a second pile from dad to dad is growing in the basement to make the little slickrock a more capable for trail runs and some crawling.

    While the boy doesn't know all this every day he tells his elf on the shelf how much he wants a his dad to get a new crawler so he can have the slickrock. Little does he know he has a dingo I am very much looking forward to helping him build a rig and getting involved in 2016.

    I got clearance from the wife to take him away camping and the goal is to have a rig ready for the Recon G6 at Rausch Creek this spring.
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    Looking forward to seeing you at the Rausch Creek G6, it is an awesome event with a bunch of great people. Throw some lights on the the trucks, the night course will not disappoint...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirk View Post
    Looking forward to seeing you at the Rausch Creek G6, it is an awesome event with a bunch of great people. Throw some lights on the the trucks, the night course will not disappoint...


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    Will do on the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirk View Post
    Looking forward to seeing you at the Rausch Creek G6, it is an awesome event with a bunch of great people. Throw some lights on the the trucks, the night course will not disappoint...


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    Will do on the lights.

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