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Old 08-22-2010, 10:41 PM
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Hi peps i have not ben in the rc comunity for very long and need some help. i have ownd a traxxis bandit for about 3 months now and have beatten it hard, but find that i mostlly use it on-road against my friends tamiyas. it keeps up on the straights, but we race in a driveway, (my friends got a big one) so i get smoked in the corners. thus i have decided to move into the on-road side of the hobby. i have been looking at tamiya tt01's and exceeds, but stumbled upon the gpv1 i thought wow cool im gonna get one, but then slept on it wondering if theirs more skill needed to drive one of these well then a few months of buggie bashing. or if i should stick to the four contact point side of the hobby, untill i learn to drive. (the bandit has had some epic crashes it was to fast when i started out so it went up the side of a tree and got stuck there for a day then fell and broke all four shocks and the aluminum shock towers, hope i wont drive my next one up a tree)


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Old 08-22-2010, 10:56 PM
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Need some time to get use to but a very good bike. Kyosho is easier to drive for beginner but the performance is no match to the venom.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:59 PM
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ok do you know anything about how one would compare to a tamiya m-05 or a tt-01

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:21 PM
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compare to 4 wheels, bikes need to be more gentle to the throttle and steering. It is quite similar to driving a 1/12 pan car. But after you get used to the driving they are lot of fun as you can drift the bike under braking and slide it out of the corner. Sure you need the right mod and lot of practice.
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on a tight track how would one of these compare to a 1/10 or 1/12 like carisma or tamiya

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We run on very tight tracks. the steering response is much slow than 4 wheels. Think on very tight tracks kyosho should be easier to drive.
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ok thanks for your help do you have a store you would buy the venom at or should i see if mt lhs has one
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oh and just curios what mods do i need to drift the venom?
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To drift the venom (unlike offroad bikes with gyro) is more on driving skill than mod's. Get some sticky tires like venom or ZH. For corner exit use the throttle to control the power slide. It is not easy but it is fun. sliding the rear end entering corner is same thing. Use the brake to control the rear end slide entering corner.
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o thanks i will see what my lhs has and see where i go from there
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For me, learning in an open parking lot was a lot easier than a track.

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i live in a city and don,t really have a large parking lot to learn in i also thought of putting street tiers on my bandit, i will tell you how that works.
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