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Losing grip – turning forty

I believe this is my fortieth column, in almost as many weeks. I’ve missed two weeks I think, both of them around the time when I changed jobs and moved some ten thousand miles.  A pretty good run so far, I dare say. Who’d have thought that, a year ago? Cubby, maybe, since he was the one who first approached [...]

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Losing grip – get this, Cary!

It’s Wednesday, and time for another Losing Grip column. No, just kidding, it’s Saturday and my column is a couple of days overdue. As usual, as of late, better get used to it, I’m afraid. For most of us, it’s spring, and thanks goodness for that. This whole covid-19 issue would have felt even worse if it was fall. Now [...]

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Losing Grip – Details and transitions

Don’t ever send your LiPos to yourself by international mail. I have tried it, never to see  them again. I wonder where they ended up? Hopefully confiscated by someone who is into the hobby himself, so that they get used, rather than just thrown away. But if not, someone else will be happy to receive an order for a couple [...]

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Losing grip – a Doug or a Bonkers?

Some columns ago, I wrote about colors. Allow me to quote myself: ”Buying and painting a body is a fair investment of money, so you want it to look good, right? Therefore, chose your colors wisely.” What wisdom! Either read some color theory, read my column, or check out some super heroes and steal their colors for your car. Easy. [...]

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Losing grip – Turn, baby! Turn!

The very first time I pulled the trigger on a drift car, on the linoleum floor of the kitchen, I did nothing but donuts. Smaller and smaller donuts. In a way it was very practical, because the car didn’t need more than ten square feet of floor space, but in the long run endless donuts gets a bit monotonous. Something needed to [...]

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Losing grip – just dreaming

Living the dream, eh? That was the standard greeting phrase on my previous job, at three o’clock in the morning; when everyone was tired, thought the task at hand was nonsense, could only vaguely remember last time we had coffee, and in general just wanted to be somewhere else. Like in bed. Yet many of us were living the dream – [...]

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Losing grip – can’t come to grips

I like to believe that I don’t often rant in this column, but today, please allow me. What’s up with MST’s pricing model? It makes no sense what so ever. On one end, we have the budget kits of the RMX 2.0S and the soon to be released FXX 2.0S. The RMX has a fair price of around 200 dollars for [...]

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Losing grip – MST FXX 2.0S

Depending on perspective, this column is either ten days late, or three days late. Suffice to say, that moving countries tends to put hobby matters quite far down on the to-do list. Making sure kids and some four hundred pounds of luggage gets on and off the plane, does not leave a lot of room for RC related matters. Nor [...]

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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 – 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 – 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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