RC Car Racing -You Are in the Game to Win, aren’t You?
April 24, 2015
Of all the activities that an RC car enthusiast gets to indulge in, RC car racing has to get top billing. To look at any RC car racing enthusiast, it doesn’t usually matter they get to race against – it could be a next-door neighbor or at a competitive event – the kind of high they get from it is obvious. Of course, as important as participating is to any RC car racing enthusiasts, it isn’t just about how well they play. The thrill lies in the winning. And there are a few things that any dedicated racing enthusiast can prepare for make the best of an event.
There are a few racer controlled components to a car that can affect the outcome of an event as much as the tires can. Tires need to be selected with discretion. They need to be matched to the surface that the race will take place on. If at all possible, you need to be able to look at the kind of tires that come recommended for the kind of surface the race will be on. If you could take a look at the kind of choices that the other racers at an event are making, all the better. It’s easy to get swayed into trying out some newfangled tire/insert combination on the market for a race. A competitive event is hardly the time to try out something new. That can wait for when you’re practicing at home. You need to be able to focus on just the combinations that you are comfortable with, having raced with them in the past. Usually a race on asphalt is done on foam tires, purple seems to go very well with it. On carpet, with foam tires, black in front and purple on the back can be particularly effective.
Psyching yourself up for an RC car racing event can be really important. Showing up early for an event for instance goes very far in showing your fellow competitors how seriously you take an event. That display of involvement can be hard for your competitors to recover from. You can show your technique off by indulging in a few warm-up games to pass the time, and tie up loose ends before you get ready for the main event. Since each event takes place on a fresh surface, you need to be able to practice on the very surface the event will be on before you race for real. Show up early enough to help set up the turf so that you can get to practice on it the longest. You’ll be glad for the extra practice.