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Axial Yeti with Pro-Line Volkswagen Bug Body

Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – A Look Back at 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, I think it’s time for a bit of reflection. This was the year when the budding scale movement of 2012 and 2013 officially turned into a raging fire across all of r/c land. It’s not just scale crawlers either. Many bashing vehicles have now fallen in line with the trend and at the very [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Running Trail Runs

I’ve never run an e-mail in this spot before, but reader “Pfuture” sent me a few questions that I thought would be better served to answer/rant here. Hello Doug, One suggestion I have would be doing a guide for new scalers going on rides if you haven’t made one already. I don’t mean to sound bitter, scaling is one of my favorite [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Locking a Yeti Differe…

The Axial Yeti is a capable “do it all” type of truck, what-with a plush suspension, 4wd and a solid locked rear / open independent front setup. This works great for someone looking to do a bit of crawling but still maintain a vehicle that performs reasonably well at high speeds and/or in the air. I didn’t buy this thing to [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Scaler Wheelbase Guide

Picking the right body for a scaler is many a hobbyist’s favorite part of the gig. Over anything else, it defines your vehicle’s personality. There are so many trucks AND bodies on the market that it can be really confusing figuring out what fits what. With the holiday season around the corner I figure now would be as good a [...]



Everybooooo's Spookin' For the Weekend - Things That Crawl I…

Happy Halloween to you and yours! This week we are looking at things that go bump in the night! Running your scaler at night is extremely fun and if you’ve never tried it you really should. It’s becoming more and more popular for clubs to take to the trails after the sun has gone down. The difficulty factor is upped considerably [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Vaterra Ascender First…

While the gang was at iHobby last weekend, I was busy getting in wheel time with arguably the biggest “traditional” scaling platform release this year; the Vaterra Ascender. Big thanks to my trailing buddy Matt Worthington for letting me have at his new truck for an afternoon of trailing and neighborhood crawling. Given that this isn’t my own truck and [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Brushed vs. Brushless

Brushed vs. Brushless is a non argument pretty much everywhere in the hobby. Everyone knows brushless technology offers the most speed, reliability, ease of use, etc at this point so why even bring it up? Because scaling/crawling is one of the last stands for brushed motors, a place where the discussion still takes place with merit to both sides, that’s [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Truckin’

Axial announced their latest version of the SCX10 this week, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon, and it’s caused a good amount of discussion in r/c internet land. It looks like I’m not the only one happy see a full size pickup body on an Axial platform. Along with Vaterra’s Ascender Blazer, it looks like some other types of domestic iron [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Oh, You Wanna Drag?

Drag brake is one of the most important and subjective things you’ll deal with when getting into scale crawling. Some guys like a ton, some none at all. So what is it? Simply put, drag brake is the amount of stopping power applied when there is no throttle input on the transmitter. It’s measured in percentage. 20% DB means that when [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – A Challenger Appears

Our hobby has seen it’s fair share of great rivalries. Back in the day Tamiya and Kyosho duked it out in a battle for monster truck supremacy. Associated, Losi and the aforementioned Big K have been waging war on the race track seemingly forever. When it comes to bashing it’s been Traxxas versus….well, everyone I suppose (at least for the [...]



Product Spotlight – Pro-Line FaultLine 1.9 Bead-Loc Wheels

I’ve had my Pro-Line Faultline 1.9 wheels on my main Axial SCX10 comp/trail truck for close to five months now and in that time have beaten the tar outta them. Click the “Read More” below to see how they fared!



August 10th NWI T.T.C. Event # 5

Coming up on August tenth is the NWI T.T.C. event number 5 of 2014, and will be taking place at the Indian Caves Park in Bradley, Illinois. The NWI T.T.C. group consist of a bunch of people who all share a love for scale crawling, bashing, and having a good time. There are a wide range of classes to ensure [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Flexy Friday

Ah yes, suspension flex. The first thing a new crawler owner does after opening the box is head outside and snap a poser picture of the truck on rocks. This is the “flex shot”. “Flexy Fridays” are now a thing on r/c Facebook groups. Hey, we all do it. If you got the suspension why not show it off? The [...]


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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Rockin’s Racin’

The term “Rock Racing” has become quite the buzzword in the hobby as of late. The Axial Yeti and Vaterra Twin Hammers are labeled as such, but what does an event of this kind actually consist of? Let’s discuss.



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Maximum Overdrive

When it comes to scale crawling hop-up discussion, over/underdrive gears never fail to confuse noobs. What does “overdrive” even mean? Will it hurt your truck? Click the “Read More” below to get the skinny on a mod that can help your Axial truck get its Billy Goat on.