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Ban Scalextric F1?

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ok, at our club the f1 class has just turned into destruction derby, you need a new car every 3 weeks, a complete rebuild every week... now the ninco cars arent causing many problems.. the odd crash here and there, but any scalex models no matter what is done to them theyre just so un predictable they are considering banning scalextric cars.. i can see why, because i have one of the offending f1 cars, but if it does go off pieces go everywhere ive had the car for 3 weeks now the body is completely destroyed, and im on my 3rd chassis. so the question remains: should the scalex cars be banned or not? id like to hear the opinions of other people
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QUOTE slot car racing is not about who could get their car the fastest

No more of this talk please.!

Seriously, he's right. Its tough back in the pack. If you want advice on how to win, then being waaaayy quick is always good. But say for instance, you get innocently nerfed off at the first corner. Take a deep breath, re-focus and quickly get back into your rythmn, again with the waaaaay quick, but, and its a big but.., DONT TRY AND SMASH YOUR WAY BACK INTO THE LEAD. Sneak through, listen for accidents, if you hear one, button slightly back until safe , again with the waaaaaaaay quick and consistancy will get you back up through to the top.

..and never, ever beat the owner of the track' best lap time.

Especially on your first visit while your on your warm up lap!
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I tend to agree with the ideal of maybe its not the cars fault. In a national Scalextric comp held here in OZ, ( 36 people) the heats were atrocious; drivers who should probably not have attempted to step up to a pace that others were used to.

The thought of taking your car home in one piece from a competition where you are pitted against people who are probably hopeless at most sporting activities is a rookie mistake.

If you ever get a chance to compete in a National final against the finest Scalextric drivers in your country, you'll see people who can drive Scalextric cars on any track.

But heck, there only toys. Everyone should have a go. Whats it matter really.!
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