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Old 03-15-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Indoor Crawling Spot in Salem, VA

With the blessing of our local hobby store, several of us have been working on an indoor crawling facility for folks in Southwest Virginia. The course is mostly made of natural rock stacked onto a series of platforms that step up and down. There is a challenging V trough along the back of it as well. There are some other man made elements with challenging terrain that can be easily move around along with several bridges.

For the time being the terrain is mostly suited to 2.2 comp syle rigs and "capable" scale type rigs. As terrain gets added in the future, we are going to try and balance things a little more for scale and 1.9 trucks.

We get together "offically" on Friday nights and stay until about 11pm, but the course is open for use any time the store is open for business. Last night we had 5 trucks running and had 3-4 stop by that were not ready to run yet. I expect 10+ truck turnouts in the near future.

Here is the Location:

Crossroads Hobbies and Crafts
1104 W. Main Street
Salem, VA 24153
540 387-3414

Here are some pictures of the course so far:
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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Nice!. looks great
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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All them there rigs look so shiny and new

Looks like a cool setup maybe a little easy for a 2.2 comp, can you post pics of it after a comp with the gate markers still up?
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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nice... pretty jealous...
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:01 AM   #5
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looks cool wish it was closer
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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Nice setup. That's a lot of rocks, bet you guys had fun lugging those things into the store. I'm interested to see it set up with gates too.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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Looks like a kick ass place for rock racers.
No kidding, I'd hate to be a part of setting up and removal of that course!
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:24 PM   #8
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Good grief Jeff!!!!!!! lol You guys weren't kidding when you said you were going to bring in some rocks! We'll have to slide up that way tomorrow and check it out. Looks like fun.
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looks good I cant wait to try it out
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:12 AM   #10
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Last night was fun. We had a total of 9 trucks show up and play. At one point we had a 7 truck follow the leader mach going on.

I guess next we need to try and lay some courses out. It should be easy to mark some out that will make most men cry...

I tried my 1.9 scaler out on the course last night as well. It got nowhere fast on the rocks. It is not as easy as it looks in the pics guys.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:49 PM   #11
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sorry i missed you guys again,but our car club was hosting a carshow at the civic center sat so we had to take of some final stuff for that.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:30 PM   #12
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I used to go to that hobby shop a lot when I was in college. Definitely some nice people to deal with.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #13
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I hope to make it out there tonight. My father has been sick, so I haven't had much time to do anything at all recently. The course is coming along very nicely...
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:40 PM   #14
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I just ordered an AX-10 today, I will be joining you guys soon I hope. BTW, I went to Walrond park wednesday with my super. That place is a good spot, a bit narrow for a super but still cool. I only managed to bend a suspension link, steering link, broke an axle tube and ripped the body post off of the front. Not bad for my first time at "LIL Moab".....LOL
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:46 PM   #15
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Obviously, I missed you guys tonight...I am down at VIR for a track weekend...got to love wireless internet in the paddock. Hopefully I will catch you next week.
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the course looks good, I did not even know you were building it in the back. I'll have to stop by and see it. I haven't stopped in in a while. I used to race 12th scale and monster trucks in the back.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:54 PM   #17
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very nice maybe ill start coming in on fridays once i get my rig all done. wish it was kinda closer tho.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:43 PM   #18
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looks sweet to bad im 4 and a half hours away
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #19
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The crawling still going strong up there? Been a busy summer for me, so I haven't had a chance to get up there. Things are slowing down now, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things soon...
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:10 AM   #20
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I don't think that a lot of folks have been going up there regularly. Once the weather cools down the Friday night crowd will be back in. Also, I'll bet that there are a lot of Losi Minis that show up...
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