ORIGINAL: Dale Gribble
So, I, a once staunch nitro guy, am on the borderline of just hanging up my nitro hat. After running 5th scale and brushless now for a while, the appeal of nitro just isn't as grand as it once was to me. My nitro fleet is down from about 10 cars/trucks to now 3.
However, the XXL has convinced me to keep at least one nitro MT. I just bought a used XXL and had no idea of its condition although it looked fairly clean. I broke one of my cardinal rules and just decided to run it without first taking it apart and rebuilding it. I just put fuel in it and just drove it unrelentingly. I beat the tar out of it. It should have broken. I only had to touch the HSN one time because it was slightly lean. I ran tank after tank after tank with bad landing after bad landing and 0 issues. The thing would cartwheel 5 times, and still no broken parts! The power was amazing and the engine isn't fussy.
The truck pulled like a monster, it was planted, it jumped good and gave me a super fun time. So, with a product this good, it keeps me interested in nitro. I have run Savages, Maxxes, LSTs and a bunch more and I can honestly say that this is probably the best nitro MT I have ever driven. I have never driven a Nitro MT this solid out of the box.
So, thank you XXL for keeping the nitro flame alive for me.