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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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Personally I wouldn't have any, but if I did I'd only have one R1 corner and setup as a hairpin.

- Cam


There is an awesome corner in this video that has something like an R1 hairpin even though it is a 1/24 scale wood track. You might get something close with plastic track pieces. I like how the left hander washes off speed for the hairpin and love the really fast right hander exiting the hairpin, probably the best use of a hairpin I've ever seen.

Please accept my sincere apologies Jasperok regarding my "feelings" on R1 curves and disregard everything I said in my previous post. Listen to Si, he knows everything.
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