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2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:53 pm
by daffy
After last meetings washout after heat 1, ive been thinking about a possible solution.
Whilst i understand the clubs decision to race outside if at all possible our climate rarely cooperates.as much as i like racing outside i personaly would prefer to get a full meetings racing indoors than half a meeting outside.With regard to this i sugest the following:

A Tri Surface Challange to consist of at least 2 Rounds on Carpet, 2 rounds on Slippery Floor and 2 rounds on Tarmac .(Rounds can be increased depending on weather conditions.) Giving 3 mini Championships and 1 overall chamionship.

so if the weathers dry we race outside on tarmac, if its wet or rain threatens we race indoors on carpet or slippery floor, this would also hopefully encourage more drivers to turn up as its something different.I dont know if im on the right track with this anyone else any other idea's

Cheers Colin

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:02 am
by jackwabbit
sounds good to me I like a bit of a chalange, slipery floors a a great leveler for us slower boys :lol:

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:52 pm
by Brian Mills
Hi Colin,
That sounds like a good idea to me, providing us with a bit of variety. Gets my vote!

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:07 pm
by Dan Hamblin
Sounds interesting, my only comment would be do we know how well the Tamiya Mini's drive on polished wood without mini-pins?

Regards,

Dan

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:15 pm
by Shawn Herrington
Dan Hamblin wrote:do we know how well the Tamiya Mini's drive on polished wood without mini-pins?



Yes and absolutly none !
We have tried a demo at Rhys' school, and it turned into an embarassing failure :oops:

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:32 am
by jackwabbit
the other week at Sevenoaks I was doing the same number of laps with the Mini on M-grip tyres & I did with the TC on minipins, although the short wheelbase was a lot better than the medium or long.

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:41 am
by Brian Mills
John, that just demonstrates that you are equally skilled with both!

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:44 am
by jackwabbit
What do you mean Brian? are you saying i'm just as bad in both classes? :D

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:50 am
by Brian Mills
I was trying to be polite ;)

Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:04 pm
by Brian Mills
So what do other drivers think about Colin's suggestion?