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Avant Slot - how do they compare?

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In my brief and limited experience NSR & Slot.It seem to be the speed demon's weapon of choice and they seem to feature as the top two in inter-marque challenges.

I have only recently become aware of Avant Slot and was wondering if anybody can tell me how the Avant LMP cars stack up against similar cars from NSR & Slot.It.

How do they compare on fast routed tracks and how do they compare on twisty plastic circuits?

The reason I ask is that I have an opportunity to buy the Avant 2006 Le Mans winners set consisting of 2 Audis (the TDi's) and the Pescarola that split them at the finish. Brand new - £68 all in. I'm hoping they will be up there with my Slot.It Group C cars.

Or should I spend the same cash on just one NSR? (Don't own any NSR's at the moment).

Does anybody have first hand experience of how the marques stack up?

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Thanks for all your feedback folks.

It sounds as if the Avants have potential for those who like to fiddle.

There are a couple of NSR's coming to visit my track tomorrow so I can take a closer look. Then I need to get up close to an Avant to compare. I already have Slot.Its.

I guess I also need to take a look at Sloting Plus. Swapmeet here I come!!!
OK. Set of 3 x 2006 Le Mans winners on their way to me. Will also invest in alloy wheels and make my own urethanes for all my racers to put them on a fair footing in the grip department. Will remove ALL magnets (that will sort the good chassis from the bad).

In the line-up we have:

MRSlotcar.CA Mazda 787B test (in-line) x2
Slot.It Nissan R390 white kit (in-line) x2
Slot.It Nissan R390 RAW
The 3 Avants

Racing will be on the Amman Valley Raceway - a Sport track with a 90 degree R2 curve leading into a 4 metre straight followed by a 90 degree R4 curve and a 1.5 metre slow-down straight before about 13 metres of technical twisty bits. Not representative of fast wooden tracks I know - we will have to wait for a year or so until I have built my rally track before I start work on the super fast NASCAR wonky oval - might have got the cars sorted out by then!

Just need to save up for an NSR and Sloting Plus to complete the stable.

By the way SuperSlab it's not all about speed and I agree with your sentiment. For me it's about getting a car I love to drive and racing against a car that is as evenly matched as possible. For me the driver should be the one that wins the race and not the car. If I can build a collection of exotic top flight race cars that are very evenly matched and fun to drive I will be happy. Yes they need to be fast - but equipped with SSD chips (the Slot.It version) racing around my track that is closer to a typical Scalextric circuit than a massive analogue club track. So balance around tight bends is as important, if not more so, than top end. Unconventional for this class of car maybe - but that suits me fine.

It will be a while but I will post the best lap times for each car and maybe some video once me and my racing buddies have spent lots of time getting all the cars right.
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QUOTE (SuperSlab @ 28 Dec 2011, 00:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yep, that's how I intend funding my retirement: taking the world by storm selling wood magnets!!

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