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Good video. All I'd say is the two slow turns in the track are exactly the same. It might be good to vary it a little more. Personally I preferred some of the earlier designs better (slot car inspired) as they looked a lot more flowing. This one is a bit like: looooong straight, two identicla slow sections. Might get a bit boring quickly?
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jwscab wrote:looks good. that far end turn, if someone were to miss that turn, would it be someone's driveway? would be really cool to be a banked turn there.
that's an alley along the back of my yard. there's a good 5-6' before you'd actually reach it, so you'd have to miss that corner by a LOT. :lol: :lol: i was thinking of running a catch fence down those posts though. i'd hate for someone's car to get run over if they made it to the alley.

there's gonna be jumps and stuff added once the grass is removed. right now i'm just trying to get something laid out that feels decent, because once i rent a sod cutter and cut the track out, that's what i got. :)
kink wrote:Good video. All I'd say is the two slow turns in the track are exactly the same. It might be good to vary it a little more. Personally I preferred some of the earlier designs better (slot car inspired) as they looked a lot more flowing. This one is a bit like: looooong straight, two identicla slow sections. Might get a bit boring quickly?
they're not exactly the same, but i know what you mean. once jumps and stuff are added it'll have a whole different look and feel. an i think this layout (compred to the first one) will offer more places to put them.

i also don't have my heart set on anything yet. i could try something else in a couple more weeks. but i'll have to get it figure out by the time it gets to hot and the grass doesn't grow.

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Excellent project!
I really like this current layout - the straight looked long at first, but after watching the video it seems pretty good.

With some [vintage-size] jumps and other details, it will be awesome!
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i like that alot. i like the big straight because i have some really fast stuff that can use it. i may copy that a bit.

now i just need to rake it out, it's mowed and low but has years and years of thatch and tall stuff laying down under. gotta rake and mow again.
i might go 12' wide so 1/8's can rock it too.

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like the sk8 avatar scr8p ..

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longboardnj wrote:like the sk8 avatar scr8p ..
that was the first pro deck i had back when i was just a little guy. i still have it too, but it's hammered.

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mine was a steve caballero old sk8 decks were great cool art work and cool shapes like the ripsaw (not my stuff in pics :( )
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OT: BITD I was into Brand-X, G&S and finally Vision Jinx boards :D Then bikes took over...
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Great stuff, a groove will develop with continued use. A few more tweaks here and there and you will have it made.

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I've still got some old boards, shirts, unused stickers, etc from when I first started skating. Early World Industries stuff. Blind "Helen Keller", Jason Lee "cat in the hat", JL "burger king", the Dune stuff with the little kid on it... I skate for 15+ years, but always hung on to that early stuff. Some of the best years of my life. 8)
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so between my kid and myself, we've run 6-8 packs through the car on the track. we both kinda like it. but while i was watching him run one time, i was trying to think up a way to add more jump sections. so i opened the pic out in paint and added a switch back. what do ya think?
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Good idea with the change I think J. As long as that straight is, it may square it up for a slower car with a better driver behind the wheel. Visualizing a race, the other layout sorta looked like the fastest car would be tough to catch no matter what.
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Is the lap clockwise or anticlockwise? The resend I ask is if it’s clockwise the neighbors shed will come in play… :mrgreen:
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Hcp22 wrote:Is the lap clockwise or anticlockwise? The resend I ask is if it’s clockwise the neighbors shed will come in play… :mrgreen:
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Y'ernat Al wrote:
Hcp22 wrote:Is the lap clockwise or anticlockwise? The resend I ask is if it’s clockwise the neighbors shed will come in play… :mrgreen:
Wallride! :mrgreen:
ya, i'd bet they'd love that. :lol:

we've been running it counter clockwise (i posted a short video on the last page). all i ever really raced was oval, so it would feel weird going down a long straightaway and not turning left. :mrgreen:

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