Breaking Bad is the best show on TV, yet every time a new episode premiers our fearless editor in chief calls me, to which I always ignore his call then send him a text saying something to the effect “Breaking Bad is on, are you CRAZY calling me?”. LOL So if you haven’t seen the show, do NOT catch next Sunday nights season 3 final episode without watching all of seasons 1, 2, and 3 first. BB is not a show you can jump in mid-ship and truly enjoy.
Are all you guys digging the BigSquid Charger Shootout? I was not an integral part of testing for that one, but I know Brian, Bill and the rest of the crew had an insane amount of hours piled into that one, so I hope you enjoyed it. If you haven’t read it, click HERE.
The boss was on vacation last week, writer guy Jeff seemingly has lost all internet access, and the hot lil’ hispanic gal that normally cleans the BSRC corporate offices has been at home sick. That left me in charge of things (Gasp!), a very risky move by the guy cutting the checks, but luckily I did NOT burn the office down. I do have one lil’ confession to make- Brian, I’m sorry in advance for the HPI 5B burn out marks on the hardwoods. It was really hot outside, so I decided to see how well a 5B corners indoors on carpet and hardwoods. (Pretty damn good btw)
Judging by the amount of conversion kits being made to convert the Losi XXX-T truck to a short courser I’d say Losi missed the mark on their Strike. Mental note to Horizon/Losi- no matter how much you lower the price on the Strike people are only going to lay down their hard earned cash for a XXX-T based SC truck. Or better, why not get Really Reallyyy crazy and start working on that XXXX platform? You know the XXX platform is over a decade old right?
For the second year in a row, exactly why would ROAR hold a separate national strictly for 8th scale electrics? I mean, they have an 8th scale nitro national, and they have an electric national (to be held at Joliet Illinois own Leisure Hours), yet they can’t find a way to fit 8th scale electrics into one of those events? I know I’m a broken record when I say there are way too many national titles, but I’m starting a new record by saying if you have 20 national titles do you really need 20 separate events? What’s next, a mod-2wd-spec tire-on the third tues-of the second new moon of the year national? What’s next, a ROAR national every weekend, one for every class? You know at some point the manufactures are going to count their pennies and figure out it’s not worth their money to send their factory boys to 5 separate ROAR nats for 5 separate classes, and once the factory boys quit showing, you can stick a fork in ROAR.
So I got the call the other day. “Cubby, put down your Dom filled flute and grab a Lipo, we want you to go outside and jumpstart a car with it”. I never thought when I signed on here that one of my job assignments might be to burn down a full size car. Luckily for me (ok, really lucky for the owner of the car.. LOL) we didn’t burn the car to the ground. The Lipo made it through without even a whimper, and I even put fresh batteries in the camera to make sure and capture the entire test. If you haven’t seen our segment on jump starting a full size car with a Lipo, click HERE!
I heard a rumor that a Lipo battery company that starts with the letter “M” is going to be in our Lipo Battery Shootout 3. But you didn’t hear that from me.
That’s it for this week, as always Thank You for reading, everyone at BigSquid appreciates you taking the time out of your busy day to give us a click. As always, try to get by your LHS, local track, or local bash spot!
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