THE Cub Report – Below Zero
Well hello there rc people, happy Monday and welcome to THE Cub Report.
I don’t have a lot running around in my mind today. We are super slammed working on reviews, as well as a million other things. Our March Bash-ness contest is just around the corner, which we have been prepping for since the middle of last month. For you new readers, BigSquidRC holds “March Bash-ness” every year. We ask you guys to nominate our top 16 (or is it 32?) then we start the voting. Every few days after that we hold a tournament style bracket where you get to vote for the trucks that continue to the next round. In the fall we name a bash vehicle of the year as voted on my us, March Bash-ness is all about you guys and what you think the best basher on the planet is right now. I don’t know exactly on what day our March Bash-ness will start this year, but it typically coincides with the NCAA bracketing.
In case you didn’t get the memo, spring is just around the corner. We are looking at 2-4 more weeks where we are, we hope things are warming up for you too (especially if you live in New England). If you are new to the rc hobby, spring time is when a lot of people go from driving indoors, to driving outside. The racing guys go from 1/10 2wd buggy to 8th scale nitro, while bashers go from small scale indoor rigs to 1/10, 1/8, or larger, for the outdoors. This spring season is extra good for all you basher types thanks to the Losi Super Baja Rey, the new Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer, the E-Revo 2, and the new 2018 ARRMA’s, etc. Scale crawling is also huge, so the bashers that aren’t going big with monster trucks can typically be found out on the trails with their crawling buddies. Personally I am too busy to take on a spring build, but if you are looking to make 2018 the best year ever for you in the hobby, I hope you grab a new truck to meet up with the guys and bash with over the summer.
Our first DHK truck review went live last week, we’ve got two more coming, the Hunter BL short course truck and the Maximus monster truck. The first DHK we reviewed was the Crosse monster truck and it held up better than expected. The Crosse was well done for first time buyers, or for even more experienced hobbyists looking for a backyard bash truck. While not crazy fast, the Crosse had decent power and was able to take some good sided hits. DHK was recently picked up by HRP Distributing, so expect to start seeing a lot more DHK inside your local hobby shops.
So there ya have it, that’s it for this week. As always, stop by your local hobby shop and bash spots when ya can!
YOUR Cub Reporter