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Old 03-25-2020, 11:41 PM   #61
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Another nOOb here. Been doing the "go-fast" thing (2WD & 4WD off-road racing), and decided I should also learn to "slow down". Have an Axial Capra being delivered on Monday (was supposed to be delivered today, but UPS 'rescheduled' on me). Figured that should be a great way to start (I much prefer kits over RTRs).

Goal is 60-80% "rock racing", and 25-40% rock/trail crawling. Have the ESC decided (CC Mamba X), and narrowed down motor choices to my final two - ROC412, or HH PP. Still need to decide tires, and whether to stick with the included wheels, or get different wheels. In that wheel matter, if I'm better off getting something different, should I stick with plastic, or get aluminum?

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I have been to : bean, linda vista, genetech, Serra park, mini hammers, Monterey to name a few. not sure though where would be good for rock racing. linda vista has some rock an dirt areas, but its small, Serra park in sunnyvale near 280 has a dry man made rock creek about 200 yards worth, easy to get to . . Genetech has the most rocks and little amount of open ground areas. but it my favorite for crawling.
Rubicon and Fordyce would be awesome places for rock racing.

regarding your questions, it comes down to how money are you willing to spend.
wheels, plastic or aluminum. aluminum offers more choices and options on beadlocks, where most plastic you will have to glue on tires and then cut them off. I did plastic at first but immediately went aluminum.
Motors, HH for sure. quality, performance, service,
tires, not sure what the new top 3 are, but getting the best tire will provide the best capability and enjoyment of your crawling.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:54 PM   #62
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I have been to : bean, linda vista, genetech, Serra park, mini hammers, Monterey to name a few. not sure though where would be good for rock racing. linda vista has some rock an dirt areas, but its small, Serra park in sunnyvale near 280 has a dry man made rock creek about 200 yards worth, easy to get to . . Genetech has the most rocks and little amount of open ground areas. but it my favorite for crawling.

Rubicon and Fordyce would be awesome places for rock racing.



regarding your questions, it comes down to how money are you willing to spend.

wheels, plastic or aluminum. aluminum offers more choices and options on beadlocks, where most plastic you will have to glue on tires and then cut them off. I did plastic at first but immediately went aluminum.

Motors, HH for sure. quality, performance, service,

tires, not sure what the new top 3 are, but getting the best tire will provide the best capability and enjoyment of your crawling.
Thanks for the reply...tho, gotta say, I've come a long way since posting that question. I've now got 2 Capra (Capri?)...one with a Star Wars/Stormtrooper theme (called "The Imperial Goat), the other a Class 3 rig (with Black Panther as the driver) called CAPbRAstard. Also have a mostly-built Trail King Pro, and a soon-to-be-started TF2 (plus, I just bought a Losi Baja Rey Mint 400 Limited Edition a few days ago). These are in addition to my off-road & on-road race vehicles (NorCal), and a few Traxxas vehicles.

Btw, just read your thread for the new Cupertino spot you found. I don't know the place, but I do know the area. If you could post a photo from Google Maps, meeting where, specifically, your taking about (say, with red X's), that'll help people find it...and, as soon as I'm back from Vegas (late Sunday morning, or early afternoon), I'd go to check it out.

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Old 03-26-2020, 12:04 AM   #63
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Anyone still crawling at Linda Vista in Cupertino?
Welcome crawler.
been there 2 times, it gets boring quick.
if you want 200 yards of rock creek, try Serra park in sunnyvale under the Redwoods. 10 min from linda. electrical outlets at picnic benches, publi park, no ranger or gate.

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Iím new to crawling and live in SJ. I keep looking for places close to home. Is Linda vista a good place to crawl? Is that the park you speak of?
Hi, Welcome to crawling.
Im in sunnyvale. see my anwser above.
the Bean and Genetech is awesome! definetly no shortage of crawling.
Im next to Serra park, enjoy all the variety of rocks.


when this Covid-19 is over with, let me know when you plan to crawl.
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Photos of Serra Park
I spent 1 hr on a 1500 lips pack which was maybe half the area

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