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Product Review – SSD Side Sliders for Vaterra Ascender

The Vaterra Ascender is a stout scaler that’s quickly become a viable platform to get your trail on. I recently built one and have been enjoying it. I had just one complaint with it….the plastic rock sliders. The plastic ones are a bit wobbly and I’m not big on the wrap around look with VATERRA stamped into them. As luck [...]

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Event Coverage - Mark Twain Hobby Demo Days Crawl & Bas…

This past weekend I attended what’s becoming a bigger and bigger event each year – the spring “Demo Days” Crawl & Bash held at Mark Twain Hobby Center in St. Charles, MO. The shindig gets its name because various models are put out for the public to bash the heck out of. In addition to showing off the latest r/c [...]

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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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Everybody’s Scalin’ – How a Top Truck Challenge Works

Ya know, as long as I’ve been doing this Friday scale thing I just realized I’ve somehow gone the whole time without discussing one of the most popular types of scale competition – the Top Truck Challenge (TTC). As far as competitions go, the TTC is my jam. I used to hold several of them a year and, as luck [...]

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Now A Kit – Axial Wraith Spawn Rock Racer

Scalers around the world rejoice, the Axial Wraith Spawn Rock Racer will soon be available as a Kit. Some of the features of the kit version include- * Ultra-tough AR60 OCP axles * WB8 HD Wildboar driveshafts * Maxxis Trepador 2.2″ tires * 2.2″ Method IFD beadlock wheels * Icon Vehicle Dynamics threaded aluminum shocks * Aluminum lower suspension links * Dual slipper clutch * Heavy duty front [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Quiet…Too Quiet

Back in 2013 and 2014 it seemed like there was some sort of major scaler product or news release every month. We are close to halfway through 2015 and, boy, it sure feels quiet by comparison. Over the last year and a half we’ve seen Axial release the new Yeti and Yeti XL platforms as well as updating the SCX10 and [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Fill My Eyes With That Crawler Vi…

You know how you know you are really into crawling? When you start to experience the phenomenon I like to call “Crawler Vision”, that’s how. Once you are afflicted by this condition, you know you are in deep. In my many travels talking to other hardcore types I can confirm it’s definitely a thing. So what is it? To understand [...]

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Cell Block RC Crawler stands from Crawler Innovations

Ever leave your crawler/scaler sit for too long and come back to find semi permanent flat spots in your foams? Well a company that knows a thing or two about tire foams is Crawler Innovations. They have recently put out the Cell Block RC Crawler Stand to keep your tires up off of the ground during storage prolonging the life [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tips for Buying a Used Scaler

Due to the massive popularity of scale crawlers there is a thriving used marketplace. Thanks to this, many prospective scalers have taken the plunge by buying a pre-owned rig – heck, that’s how I got into it a few years ago. You can certainly find good deals but you also need to be wary of the jokers pawning off “rode [...]

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

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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RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser Kit Review

With the r/c scale movement white hot, previously niche manufacturer RC4WD is quickly becoming a household name among hobbyists. Their latest release, the Gelande II Cruiser, channels the spirit of one of the most famous off-roaders in automotive history, the legendary Toyota FJ40. Is the Cruiser a runner or just a looker? Read on to find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Gelande II Cruiser Unboxing [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Drifting and Craw…

Scale interiors, radiators, bodies & wheels….sounds a lot like scaling right? Well yes, but I’m actually talking about drifting. On the surface a scale off-road crawling truck may not look like it has anything to do whatsoever with a belt driven drift car, but there are sure a lot of similarities between genres. The line between each “scene” is becoming more [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Running in the Sn…

Winter is a brutal time to be into this segment of the hobby. Outside of a few very rare exceptions, there is no “winter indoor season” for scaling. If you don’t plan on letting your rig set for 3-4 months then you need to buck up and get out in the cold. With the cold comes snow. One of the [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Best Shots of 201…

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! It’s been pretty slow around these parts due to the holidays (I’m also at the mercy of the USPS waiting on parts for 3 different trucks) so to bide some time here is a big gallery showcasing some of my favorite shots from 2014. I had a very busy year taking parts [...]

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TheToyz RC Garage Banner

One of the hottest new trends is building an RC Garage. This is where a hobbyist will actually build a small garage to showcase their rc vehicles and also fill it with scale appropriate tools, accessories, and even wall banners. To help make your rc garage the coolest one on the block the folks at TheToyz have a new RC [...]

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