THE Cub Report – Game Of PWN
Well hello there, my name is Cubby and I want to welcome you to THE Cub Report. Ya know, it still amazes me the amount of noobies that our industry generates, so if this is your first time reading THE CR, I hope you enjoy your time here.
Nope, I don’t have anything huge for ya this week, but I do want to start things off with two reminders. First off, even if you don’t live in SoCal, mark October 14th on your calendar. That is the date of our first west coast bash in conjunction with Pro-Line. We expect a lot of people to travel in for this event, so please plan accordingly. Also, if you know P-L like I do, then you’ll already know the event is going to be first class. I personally can’t wait to see how it turns out as it just might be the best bash ever held, anywhere, ever. Now days it is pretty rare for me to get stoked, but I certainly am for this one.
Next up on the reminder list is the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo. Two weeks after our SoCal bash, the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo sets off in beautiful Denver Colorado. If you are one of the bigger companies in our industry, please consider getting a booth, if for nothing more than to rub elbows (read- go out for food and drinks) with other members of our industry. If you are a smaller company, the expo is especially important to you. Instead of your small company only being seen by a limited number of people on a YouTube channel or FB group, getting a booth at the Denver show will go a long ways towards exposing your products to the masses. Ask any big rc company about their turning point from garage business to the big time and many of them can point you straight at the first big trade show they attended. Booths are quite affordable and the earlier you book one the better the location that you can lock in.
Lastly… perhaps you didn’t notice this, but Traxxas announced their 4-Tec 2.0 RTR chassis without a body. What is news about that? Well, Traxxas was pivotal in the original RTR revolution, now it is very interesting to see them putting out a complete RTR minus a body. When was the last time you saw another bash oriented company do that? For consumers it saves some cash, plus it helps give people another reason to get back into the on-road scene. If you’ve been in the hobby for any length of time, you’ve probably got a dozen killer on-road bodies sitting around. Now you can easily take one of them and pop it on the 4-Tec 2.0 chassis, which is near perfection for bashing around a cul-de-sac.
OK, so that’s it from me this week. As always, get out and support your local hobby shops and bash spots when ya can.
YOUR Cub Reporter
PS – While I have been receiving an insane amount of email for ASK Cubby, my email box can always hold more. thecubreportrc at gmail dot com