27 here. this is my first R/C since i was 13..... not including trying to fly last year. i went from nothing to a nitro evader. picked it up pretty fast.
my last truck before this was in the 80's, alittle something from the Sears Catalog called the super LOBO!!
i owned an original Blackfoot sometime, i just don't remember how old i was. i think it was before the lobo.
The LOBO?! I remember those...I don't recall Sears having them, but in the early days of affordable R/C I guess a lot of retailers stocked them. By the way, where on SI do you run your cars? I'm guessing Brownie's.
One more item of interest, I remember when I was a kid, I was in Brooklyn and I saw a non-hobby store that had a Kangaroo kit on the shelf.
As far as all of you on this thread, it's nice to see such a range of hobbyists involved in this great pastime of R/C. I raise a pint of 20% nitro to you all! (accidentally drinks it) YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yeah, the Sears christmas catalog carried it. everyone on the block had one... but we didn't get the frequency thing back then
there are only 2 hobby shops here. "Brownies" like you said, and a newer one, "Agressive Hobbies". we go there for things, but they carry nothing for Duratrax at all.
they just built a track right on the beach!!! that's where we run. itis like a half paved, half off-road oval with long straightaways... totally free to hang out for the day.
are there any local tracks in NJ, not too far? i can't find one that 's not 5 hours of driving.