Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Competitions and Events > Competitions
Loading

Notices

Thread: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2004, 04:29 PM   #21
Rock Crawler
 
Jeckler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX
Posts: 597
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaBeDigler
And the pictures that show up in magazines of crawlers are lame show trucks and poorly built rigs. I would like to see pictures of crawlers scaling vertical rock walls with their beat up lexan bodies and killer engineering hanging out the sides!!! This is what will grab the reader's attention.....
I respectfully disagree... about the beat up part. You don't go see Monster Jam and hope that Grave Digger comes out with a beat up body covered in primer. Even the hardcore 1:1 trucks I've seen look nice, without duct tape and rust all over them. Flash sells. Get them interested in the hobby first, show them the guts later. For the hardcore people, yea, we want to see how it works, but for the newby, get 'em hooked with the shiny aluminum and fresh chrome.
I've noticed the changes this "sport" has taken over the last two years or so, mostly with the TXT, as that's what interests me most. At first, it was all about running stuff like 2 Mag Mayhems, lightweight carbon chassis, aluminum lower supports, aluminum cant's, Maxx trannies, etc. Now it's cutting the stock frame, using lathe motors (there's a market yet to be capitalized on, only Integy makes them right now, AFAIK), cutting the lower supports off for clearance, gear reductions, etc.


Quote:
People want to see extreme photos and read about carnage.
DirkD
Some people, and extreme photos of nice looking rigs.
Jeckler is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-13-2004, 04:47 PM   #22
06 Super National Champ
 
JasonInAugusta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Stark Industries Bar and Grill
Posts: 11,361
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!



I like both.

For a magazine you want a location that is...what's the word..."Cool", and the rigs to look good.

In real life I don't like beating on a nice body, especially after taking the time to paint it.

But I do like the "all business" look of an "ugly" crawler.

I wanted RCRockGuru's Toyota 'Cruiser TXT...just didn't want to spend the cash on it. OD green and khaki.
JasonInAugusta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2004, 05:16 PM   #23
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 3,864
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Props to Jason for makeing the drive and writing the aritcal!


My mail man for not getting the mag to me


I had the little Orange Bronco BTW, lots longer and lower now

*Cough Cough*
http://www.rccrawler.com/postp27057.html#27057
Highmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2004, 06:04 PM   #24
CSR
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SERCRC
Posts: 1,680
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grizzly4x4
big thanks goes to Jason for getting some more exposure to the sport.
Absolutely! Jason is The Man!
CSR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2004, 06:25 PM   #25
PapaGriz Yo
 
Grizzly4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: In the garage building the wife a crawler
Posts: 13,137
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeckler
You don't go see Monster Jam and hope that Grave Digger comes out with a beat up body covered in primer. Even the hardcore 1:1 trucks I've seen look nice, without duct tape and rust all over them. Flash sells. Get them interested in the hobby first, show them the guts later. For the hardcore people, yea, we want to see how it works, but for the newby, get 'em hooked with the shiny aluminum and fresh chrome.
I agree, people love flash and good looks, but they also want to see carnage.
Why is monster Jam so popular? Because Dennis Anderson and Tom Meents are the most hardcore drivers in the world and are willing to destroy 2-3 trucks per event. Rockcrawling is growing so fast because the drivers are willing to put their rigs on their lids to make the obstacles. People love action, action sells, and action means carnage.

My philosophy is, "Make it werk good, make it look good, and then abuse it."

This is in no way a dig or criticism directed at any of you guys, just making conversation.
Grizzly4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2004, 08:53 PM   #26
CSR
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SERCRC
Posts: 1,680
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Does anyone know when the December issue will hit the stands?
CSR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2004, 05:59 PM   #27
06 Super National Champ
 
JasonInAugusta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Stark Industries Bar and Grill
Posts: 11,361
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

http://rcdriver.com/publication_schedule.shtml
JasonInAugusta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2004, 06:23 PM   #28
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,027
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

What is nice about rc crawling is that you can just slap a nice fancy body on for the concourse pictures....
all you guys that come out to my comps have seen how many bodies I have. I like the flash too but not during a comp. I make my comp bodies look good and I even spruce up the rest of the truck for the comps but if you look closely, the body is pretty beat and the undercarriage of the truck is toast!
DirkDigler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2004, 07:59 PM   #29
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 3,864
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Quote:
What is nice about rc crawling is that you can just slap a nice fancy body on for the concourse pictures....
all you guys that come out to my comps have seen how many bodies I have. I like the flash too but not during a comp. I make my comp bodies look good and I even spruce up the rest of the truck for the comps but if you look closely, the body is pretty beat and the undercarriage of the truck is toast!

Sooooooo we should go at the bottom of our trucks with and angle grinder? Because we all know that if it doesn't look like shit, it'll proform like shit! 8O
Highmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2004, 08:29 PM   #30
CSR
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SERCRC
Posts: 1,680
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Highmark
Sooooooo we should go at the bottom of our trucks with and angle grinder? Because we all know that if it doesn't look like crap, it'll proform like crap! 8O
My truck should perform great then! It took a beating today and looks like Crap!

We had a nice day of crawling today at Green River. Lots of fun.

Carnage-
Highmark twisted the end off of a TLT axle shaft
4XAdict stripped a tranny gear and broke a aluminum servo arm
I stripped a 645MG gear
CSR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2004, 11:46 PM   #31
06 Super National Champ
 
JasonInAugusta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Stark Industries Bar and Grill
Posts: 11,361
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Any pics from today?
JasonInAugusta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2004, 12:45 AM   #32
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 3,864
Default Re: KY people are in the new RC Driver mag!

Hah yeah it did see some vicous rolls! I also mannaged to bend all four shock mounts up pretty good-and I'm feeling the urge to rip those TLT axles off 8O

Jason, I took a crap load of pics, just gotta upload them tonight-
Highmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com