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Losing grip – Red Bull Mustang

For this week’s column, I have the pleasure of featuring a build by Vivian Grobler, the man behind SRC Sideways RC. Vivian is an absolute top notch builder, and the well deserved winner of Best Body at the D1-10 Drift World Championship 2019. You might remember his winning BMW M3 E92 from this column, if not, you’re in for a [...]

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Losing grip – once upon a time

Doug was certainly the right man to sum up the last decade in regards to RC monster trucks. I certainly don’t have the historical perspective on RC drifting, that he has on solid axle monsters – from a historical perspective I pretty much just got into it. Luckily, for it saved me a lot of trouble not having to go [...]

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Losing grip – work in progress

It’s Christmas day, and I’m at work. That’s a bad thing. I’m at work, but have downtime. That’s a good thing. While I don’t get to see my family, I do get to do some writing for this most esteemed of sites. And no, I have nothing better to do, except maybe watch a movie. So yes, that essentially means [...]

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Losing grip – Top 3 picks for Christmas

I always liked writing Christmas wish lists, and not much could be better than one filled exclusively with RC stuff. These are my top three picks that you should consider either getting for someone you love, or wishing someone you love will give to you. 1. MST RMX2.0 RTR This is the perfect way of getting into drifting. There are lots and [...]

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Losing grip – wheels keep on turning

Last week I wrote about how it was too warm and I was too lazy to go to my usual spot in the park for drifting, so instead did some drifting around the BBQ in the back. At the end of the day, my previously very shiny body was not so shiny any more, since it happened to be a [...]

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Losing grip – first cut is the deepest

The first cut is the deepest, sang Cat Stevens about love. RC cars weren’t even invented back then, yet his words ring true in our hobby. Christmas is coming, winter is not. At least not where I live, on the southern hemisphere. Summer has only just started, it seven o’clock in the evening and almost uncomfortably warm inside. Had I not [...]

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Losing grip

My humble drift column and my preaching of all things good about drifting seem to be up against some tough opposition as of late. The coming of the gargantuan Arrma Kraton 8S, sure got quite a bit of (well deserved) attention, and with all the talk on that one, and comparisons with the X-Maxx all over the internet, drifting is [...]

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Losing grip – get a grip 2

Last week I got started on the every-drift-blog-must-have-one list of drift terms. A drift glossary. Maybe lacking a couple of essentials (although not by intent), maybe suffering from a couple of terms too many (by intent). Today, let’s continue. Last week I believe I finished on the letter “I”, so I need to backtrack a bit to catch up a [...]

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Losing grip – get a grip

If you’re reading this, that means I still got a job with BigSquidRC and for that I am very happy. This is one awesome site and I was a fan for a long time before I started writing for it myself. And I would like to think the site is even better now that we are giving RC drifting some [...]

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Losing grip – a winning smile

I’ll be blunt with you. My main purpose of writing today’s column is simple: to raise money. It works like this: I write columns, I get paid, I can then use said money to buy stuff. Stuff that I can then take to a nearby patch of asphalt and play with. Essentially, nothing has changed since I was about nine [...]

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Losing grip – drifters: like babies

A week ago MST released official pictures of their latest premium offering, the MST FXX 2.0 KMW. It is very, very premium indeed. Apart from the rod ends, it’s pretty much nothing but anodized aluminum and carbon fibre. It just doesn’t get any more shiny than this, it is a true feast for the eyes. Not to mention that the [...]

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Losing grip – my drift hero

Once upon a time, I was in the army. I was stationed in the north, in a country far, far away, where winters were long and fierce. It so happened that quite often I would arrive to my regiment by plane, together with a couple of my platoon mates, and we would then get picked up at the airport by [...]

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Losing grip – on kits and Batmobiles

Lo and behold! Shipping was quicker than expected and the mailman arrived a couple of days ago with a decent sized box. Inside the box were more boxes, and inside those boxes were toys. I am now the happy owner of a Yokomo YD-2S. Some soldering needs to be done, and then it should be good to go. As I told [...]

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Losing grip – color choice

G’day fellow drifters, as well as all you bashers out there that really should give drifting a go. By all means, do a couple of speed runs and burn some rubber with your Arrma Infraction. Then, when your 6S batteries are out of juice, grab your drifter for some relaxing, beautiful and smooth drifting. All in the same parking lot. [...]

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Losing grip – the servo future is here

In late June, Yokomo released a new steering servo, the SP-03D, and it might be the most interesting release in RC drift for a quite some time. For a starter, it looks trick and Hayato Yoshinami used it when he won the 2019 World Drift Championships. If you spend most of your time crawling or bashing, the specs won’t look [...]

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