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What are your feelings on R1/Tight bends?

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Just curious as to what those with experience of putting together different track layouts have experienced with R1 bends/hairpins/chicanes?

As a severe Motorsport enthusiast I am mocking up layouts and very quick to throw one r1 combination bend somewhere in each layout I come up with if nothing elsefor variety and a different type of challenge.

I am worried with slot cars it may not be so much of a good idea?

Do they ruin the fluid tempo of a track with deslots or do you like having them there?

I am leaning towards trying them out but its an expensive gamble to blow money on them if thy are gonna cause hassle?

any thoughts welcome
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When I got back into slots last year I had 4 cars - 2x 1990s F1s, a Laguna BTCC car and a Megane rally car. I went mad and bought all the track I could find on eBay, including loads of R1s. IIRC, my first mega-layout (20+mtrs) lasted all of 2 weeks - the R1s were causing me too much de-slotting grief. When I bought my first LMPs, that was the final straw for R1s. Every race track I've done since has been all R2, R3 and R4.

The R1s now form part of my rally track - that's where they belong!

Just my 2p.

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