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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Grinding on the Rocks

Happy Friday gang. This weekend I’ll be heading to my first crawling competition of 2015, put on by the folks at Mark Twain Hobby Center in St. Charles, MO as part of their annual “Demo Days” bash. I’ve been looking forward to this event for awhile and have spent some time this past week practicing on the course (it’s 5 [...]

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SSD 2.2 Steel Wheels and Scale Locking Hubs - Review / Produ…

SSD is a relatively new name to the scale scene. Despite not being around long, they’ve come out of the gate swinging with a variety of steel and aluminum products to hop-up your Axial trucks. Given that I’m in the process of tricking out my Wraith Spawn, I recently scored a set of their Black 2.2 10 Hole Steel Wheels (part #SSD00019, street [...]

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Product Spotlight – RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher Tires

As a few of you longtime readers may be aware of, I’m a big fan of mud trucks. So when I saw the new RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher announcement a couple months ago, you know I was clicking the “ADD TO CART” button on their site before I even finished reading the description. So here’s the funny thing. Mud tires (much [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Applying a Vinyl Wrap to a Wraith Spaw…

Happy Friday! I made a post last week about getting a custom wrap for my Axial Wraith Spawn from the folks at FreqEskinz, and late last week a UPS box showed up at my door. What came out of the package is what you see above – a fresh sheet-o-stickers. For those curious on how a vinyl wrap is installed, [...]

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FreqEsKinz – Axial Wraith Spawn Wraps

Have an Axial Wraith Spawn but not big on the stock color scheme? Let the folks at FreqEsKinz help with that. They have their full line of vinyl wraps now available for the Spawn body. In addition to their standard wraps I’ve also seen their custom handiwork at big scale meets. I contacted them about a month ago to see if [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Favorite Scalers of 20…

As the Big Squid Bash Crew prepares to name it’s coveted Basher of the Year in the very near future, I figured that our resident scalers, Adam the Intern and myself, would name our (slightly less coveted) favorite scaling releases of the last year. There were a lot of cool kits that released over the last 12 months but these [...]

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Review – Axial Wraith Spawn RTR Rock Racer

When the original Wraith was released a few years ago there was nothing else like it on the market. It combined size, speed and scale appeal into a package that instantly made it a hit. Fast forward to late 2014 and the platform has been updated with the release of the Axial Wraith Spawn. The scale 4×4 genre is now [...]

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Unboxing – Axial Wraith Spawn RTR

A few years ago the Axial Wraith made a ton of waves when it was released. It was the platform (along with the SCX10) that helped make Axial a household name with hobbyists. Up until the Yeti release over the summer, it had long been the king of the 2.2 wheel trucks. The combination of the release of the Yeti [...]

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Here's the servo with the offending gear removed, ready for replacement. Notice the rubber seal which I made sure to put back on.

Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Rebuilding a Hitec 564…

Crawling/scaling can be really hard on servos. Not only are they expected to turn heavy, weighted tires on unforgiving rock, but most of the time there is no servo saver attached. Yep, direct horns are the only way most crawlers roll (versus using a saver that will give) leaving the servo unprotected to absorb the brunt of what’s thrown at [...]

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