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Monster Truck Madness – A Real Hullabaloo

Greetings, all! I spent the last weekend racing monster trucks, and what a weekend it was. At the Trigger King R/C Summer Event #2 we had some 100+ monster trucks show up. So much fun! I’m still recovering. Sun burn, broken parts, scrambled brain- you know the drill! Sooooo, something more rambly instead of coherent this week. I plan to follow-up on [...]

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Losing grip – Gone fishing

If you ask me, the best door is the outdoors, especially now with spring well on its way. The wood anemones have started to bloom where I live, and the birches have started to bud . Lots of reasons to go for walks with the dog. Except that I don’t have a dog. I do, however, have a wife and kids and [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Putting Some Pep Into An Axial SMT10

Had some good e-mails in the queue, so this week I wanna catch up on them here. Hey Doug, I read your articles on Big Squid and follow your Trigger King Youtube page and enjoy all of it. I have an SMT10 that I use for bashing and I’m having some trouble finding some info on wheelies. I have the updated 2020 [...]

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Losing Grip – Is backwards the new sideways?

G’day folks! Last column I was a bit unlucky with the timing, Yokomo managing to release a new RTR when I had written most of the column, but had to take a break before I could finish it off. Well, it’s difficult to stay on top of the game at all times. But now the news are well and comfortably [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – GCM RACING WHEELS

Welcome to this Monday edition of Everybody’s Scalin’, after looking at the GCM Racing wheels hanging on my pegboard for about two months I just could not wait any longer to get them mounted. The original plan was to use the wheels for a build for USTE 2022 and still is, but until that build is ready it makes no [...]

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Losing Grip – All Quiet on the Western Front?

Whereas all the big brands in bashing and crawling are American, the big names in drifting all stem from the Far East. Yokomo hailing from Tokyo, MST from a nearby country but I am not sure which, and Weld Overdose also from Japan.  Now, the Far East was named the Far East back when Europe was the center of the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Racing the Losi LMT

Hey guys, more Losi LMT talk comin’ at you this week. Before that, in case you missed it I recently posted a review the LMT specific Pro-Line Demolisher Monster Truck Tires. Check it out if you haven’t! So I FINALLY got to get in some competition time on my LMT. During the same race day I was also wheeling old school [...]

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Losing Grip – Accepting Not Perfect

I recently told Boss Man Brian that I was about to adjust the brakes on my Mamba X ESC so that my rock bouncers neither would roll away when standing on a steep slope, nor do a front flip when the throttle is released from full speed ahead. For testing drag brake strength, and climbing abilitiy, I have a nice, [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – JAW BREAKER!

The Jaw Breaker! If you have seen over the last few weeks, I have been teasing images of the JConcepts Grand National drag body I have been working on. We got some wicked, and I mean wicked wheels from Reefs RC and Ruthless Wheels, the Tidal Drag Wheels to be exact. Machined right here in the good old USA, the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Pro-Line Demolishers for the Losi LM…

After the longest winter, I finally had the chance to hit the track with my Losi LMT! I was at the season opening Trigger King R/C Monster Truck Series event in Waterloo, IL, and the LMT was out in force. I’ll talk more about the competition experience next week, as right now I want to give my impressions on the Pro-Line [...]

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Losing grip – Encouraged by screws

A couple of days ago it was, in theory, spring outside, so one of my squidlings and I decided to do some crawling on the rocks just outside. A Yeti, a Bomber, and a grey, barren post-apocalyptic landscape just about to wake up. Also, recently adjusted break settings on the Bomber, to prevent it from doing a front flip whenever [...]

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Losing Grip – Hail John Holmes!

Long time, no write. Luckily, and as expected, the hobby has moved on regardless. While the drifting world hasn’t seen much exciting happening in the past six months, Axial has released the Ryft, Traxxas has teased a no prep drag Slash, Losi has released the LMT solid axle monster, Arrma has updated ther 6S line up, Team Corally is gaining [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – WPL KEI TRUCK UNBOXING

This week we have the unboxing video of the WPL Toys KEI Truck we received from RC Pit Products. Out of the box the WPL truck is a blast, was even driving it around in the scale shop. If you are considering picking one up, I would suggest in doing so. For the price of 70 Bucks give or take, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Advancing the Timing

This weekend my monster truck racing club FINALLY kicks off the 2021 outdoor season! I am pumped. It’s been a long winter for me. One of the longest of my life. I’ve spent the last week getting my race fleet prepped, with the biggest changes being in my Sport Modified Class rigs. This is the class where you must used a [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – SHOP NEWS

There has been a lot going on in the shop over the last few weeks, so I think its time for an update on a few projects. And for anyone who has tuned into the Big Squid RC Live Stream we do every Thursday night at 8:30 CT, thank you so much! We are having a blast doing it and [...]

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