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Old 05-03-2012, 03:25 AM
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I have a number of 1/8 & 1/10 nitro buggies and truggies but have not been very active for a couple of years. My grandson is now showing interest and I'd like to get him something so he can test the waters of this great hobby. What would you folks recommend these days as a good starting point for him? He's 13 and very mechanically inclined. I'd appreciate any help.

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:54 AM
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ORIGINAL: cobra26

I have a number of 1/8 & 1/10 nitro buggies and truggies but have not been very active for a couple of years. My grandson is now showing interest and I'd like to get him something so he can test the waters of this great hobby. What would you folks recommend these days as a good starting point for him? He's 13 and very mechanically inclined. I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks!

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If you're just testing the waters, why not use what you have?
Old 05-03-2012, 02:01 PM
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I would recommend an OFNA Hyper 7. Thanks
Old 05-04-2012, 02:01 AM
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The Hyper 7 as mentioned above is a very economical car which is tough as nails, it won't disappoint. It is the best bang for buck 1/8th buggy on the market in my opinion. Parts are everywhere but I'll be surprised if you manage to break one.
Old 05-04-2012, 03:12 AM
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The Hyper 7 is still around and getting kudos, huh? That sounds like a good choice as I had one about 3 years ago and it did seem tough as nails. I wound up trading it away in a Revo deal. He has driven my RC10-GT but I have mostly 1/8 buggies and envision running with him. I want him to have a car that is his own, that he feels free to modify and upgrade, so the Hyper 7 sounds like a good choice that won't break the bank. Thanks for the reco!

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10 years in the market relatively unchanged and still going strong. It's no racer these days, being built like a tank, but they are still the eminent cheap basher. Go for it, she'll treat you good
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Hyper 7 is a great choice I can't count how many times I've crashed mine, only broke a wing mount!
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Hyper 7, or Jammin X1 CR which is what I got (don't buy at tower amain has it for over $100 cheaper, which is about the same price as the hyper)
got my jammin a year or 2 ago not broke anything outside the POS steering servo they include. Which also has to be replaced on the hyper

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