THE Cub Report – Behind Blue Eyes
Hello all, welcome to this week’s Cub Report. I am Cubby and once a week I write a column about the news in the rc biz. Shall we dive in?
I think most people would have dismissed the PR that we posted about Traxxas reps meeting with consumers at PCH. This isn’t an uncommon practice, or at least it wasn’t in the past, but now days it is rare. However, it is a fantastic way to promote the brand and to get to know the customer base better. I hope you guys out in California do get a chance to drop by PCH while the Traxxas reps are there hanging out, it sounds like a really cool time. However, as we were talking around the office, what if this becomes more of a national tour? Traxxas has done a lot lately to help support their dealers and I am a huge fan of them doing things like setting up a day to meet all their customers in that area. This may just be a one shot deal for now, but it would be totally cool if they get a huge response at PCH and decide to keep that ball rolling. We’ll see…
Oh ya, speaking of Traxxas, we are just now finishing up our review for the E-Revo 2.0. OK, so on the outside it doesn’t look extremely different from the original, but it is! I am biting at the bit to finish up the Revo review, but it really is a big deal, it JUST DOESN’ LIKE TO FREAKN BREAK. Ya, all you guys out there that just want a truck that doesn’t break all the time, might I suggest that the E-Revo 2.0 is EXACTLY what you are looking for.
So, with Traxxas now having put out a truck that truly lives on 6S insanity, what’s next? Well, the extreme monster truck bashing segment isn’t as big as it once was, but a truck like a new Revo is sure to breathe tons of new life back into the segment. Ya, scale crawling is the hottest thing on the market at the moment, but even though the Revo 2.0 is so outstanding at what it does, can it help lure people back to hardcore bashing? Time will tell, but until then I am gonna be in the backyard hucking triple backflips all day with the 2.0.
Oh ya, our review for the Team Redcat TR-SC10E is 99.9% finished. So, this particular truck falls under Redcat’s higher-end “Team Redcat” line-up, meaning it should be one of the best of the best. Their Team Redcat 1/8 monster truck was absolutely awesome, their Gen7 scale crawler sits with the elite in its class, and yes, the TR-SC10E 4wd short course truck is also a very good truck. No, we didn’t feel like it was quite as good compared to its competition as the Gen7 or their monster truck, but the Redcat handles as good as the full “race” trucks in its class, while also being durable.
Better still, we have a couple more trucks from Redcat that we are working on reviews for, but neither is part of the Team Redcat line-up. We are very interested to see how a “normal” Redcat holds up now days, just like many of our readers are.
Hey, sounds like the first podcast of Tim Gluth over here on BigSquidRC is going to be recorded later this week! We are pretty stoked about this one and can’t wait to hear Gluth talk about all things Horizon with Derek Wagner. So ya, expect the first week of March for that podcast to go live on our front page.
March Bashness 2018 is just around the corner…! Just say’n that this year we expect total insanity! There are just soooo many big new trucks that are gonna be on the brackets, wow, seriously wow.
OK, so that’s it for this week. As I have always said from day one (actually I haven’t, I am sure a super fan will email me) support your local hobby shops and bash spots when ya can.
YOUR Cub Reporter