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Old 04-28-2018, 05:52 PM   #1
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The Activated Outlaw Rule Set is a venture Crawler Innovations is starting. For those that do not know, I (Eddie Ayala) am a former member of the USRCCA Rules Committee (United States Radio Controlled Crawling Association). I represented the state of Texas and the four clubs in operation during those years. Those four clubs would send the top five finishers of their point series in each class, to Texas state finals, where they would compete to determine the top 4 drivers in Texas to send to the U.S. National Championship. I have participated and judged many years of competition rc crawling. I am a founding member of ETXRCC (East Texas Radio Controlled Crawlers). I have been an event marshal at several national events. I have personally hosted many events for both competition and scale rc crawlers with some of those events having cash payouts. I created Crawler Innovations and have operated it nine years and counting. As a company, Crawler Innovations sponsors many competitions all over the world. A lot of thought, time, and consideration was put into creating this simple rule set. The competition classes are for comp crawlers. The activated classes are for scale crawlers. All classes use the same format.

Competition rc crawling has been struggling in the U.S. since 2013 and it is almost flat line now. Scale vehicles have taken priority through there ease of mass marketing and so have rules for them. Often times, by people with little to no experience with a sanctioning body, or rules based on one persons preference of look. The over regulation by local clubs or national sanctioning bodies, hurts cohesion in the hobby. Aggressive rules can limit creativity and create drama where there needs none. I'm not insinuating that the Activated Outlaw Rule Set is the total fix, but I know it is a step in the right direction towards fun and drawing in others. That is why these rules were created and posted. Hopefully they are simple, fair, and repeatable. If you or your club, or your hobby store would like to experiment and try them, even better. I have received mostly positive feedback from the many people that I sent these rules to for comment. I am open to constructive criticism of this rule set.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:27 AM   #2
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The pocket size Activated Outlaw Rule Set is now available. These rule set cards will be included with every order from Crawler Innovations. They will also be circulating world wide in retail packaged pairs of Crawler Innovations foams. #activatedoutlaw #crawlerinnovations #doubledeucefoams #lilnovafoams #deuceswildfoams









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Glad to see you trying to keep comp crawling alive.

Original usrcca rules and scoring aren't hard to understand why change them?

IMO you really haven't simplified the rules just modified reading them above. Why 44 penalties for point out?
If these rules work for your area good luck.
With just reading rules off of the card above how would a newbie understand what a cleared gate is? Without defining the meaning of cleared gate?

Nothing worst then going to an event when event organizers don't know what a true cleared gate is. Happened to me last month @ a scale comp.

We need to keep standardized rules across the board usrcca rules have been around a long time we all should stick to them. Spreading above rules cards is a disservice Just my 2 cents.

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Eddie I Just noticed date of original post. How has this worked out for you?
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Glad to see you trying to keep comp crawling alive.

Original usrcca rules and scoring aren't hard to understand why change them?

IMO you really haven't simplified the rules just modified reading them above. Why 44 penalties for point out?
If these rules work for your area good luck.
With just reading rules off of the card above how would a newbie understand what a cleared gate is? Without defining the meaning of cleared gate?

Nothing worst then going to an event when event organizers don't know what a true cleared gate is. Happened to me last month @ a scale comp.

We need to keep standardized rules across the board usrcca rules have been around a long time we all should stick to them. Spreading above rules cards is a disservice Just my 2 cents.

The largest disservice to rc rock crawling was Holmes Hobbies buying the USRCCA and dismantling it. He abolished the 30+ member Rules Committee that had spent countless hours over the years volunteering their time to the hobby. Holmes then creates a new organization. How did that progress the hobby? I don't see you calling him out.



Major companies looked to the USRCCA Sanctioning Body and RESPECTED it; Read the second line. That is Axial, not Red Cat, G Made or some inferior brand creating products for competition.










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Eddie I Just noticed date of original post. How has this worked out for you?

Good enough to get you to respond months later. The birth of anything worthy starts small, and when the foundation is correct, it grows into something spectacular. You can either criticize, or join the coming movement and work towards an idea bigger than one person.
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Good enough to get you to respond months later. The birth of anything worthy starts small, and when the foundation is correct, it grows into something spectacular. You can either criticize, or join the coming movement and work towards an idea bigger than one person.[/QUOTE]

Good luck Eddie.
Is there any other club adopting this set of rules as of now?

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Good luck Eddie.
Is there any other club adopting this set of rules as of now?

No.


Activated Outlaw is a new creation. I have not planned the competition series. The first part of the plan is to send the rules out world wide and allow people to get familiar with the rules and begin to build rc's for the classes. I designed the rules so that any local group could get together and use them. Once Activated Outlaw catches on at the grass root level, then it can be promoted as National Level Competitions with cash pay outs. If you have any suggestions, or more questions, please let me know. Thank you.
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Eddie, I have much respect for you and what you have done here with adding another option for the masses as far as rules go. As you are already aware, be prepared for a lot of hate coming in your direction. Don't ask me how I know...lol!!!
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Eddie, I have much respect for you and what you have done here with adding another option for the masses as far as rules go. As you are already aware, be prepared for a lot of hate coming in your direction. Don't ask me how I know...lol!!!


I'm not throwing hate at Eddie. I just don't understand
Why create a new set of rules and point system instead if promoting what's already inplace.

But for EA their own.
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im setting up a comp for next year to run these rules. but I will be not using the 5.25 class. instead it will be a 4.75 class. and the 4.5 class will become a 4.2 class. the 4.2 class will allow for the class 0 and 1 rigs to be run without and harsh competition. the 4.75 class is aimed for anybody with a rtr scaler with some modifications, like dig or rear steer. I like than now, if someone wants rear steer on their class 1 tire vehicle, they can run it.

I also like how now, hardcore performance builders can run whatever custom tires they so choose to use, but I wont let "comp" tires to be run in the activated classes.

hopefully the 5 minute non interrupted clock doesn't push people away from this comp. I like that rule the most. "shoulda built it right the first time" kinda attitude right there.

now its time for me to go order some more foams Eddie. good ruleset you got there.
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