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    Is nitro slash popular?

    I can't find many people tha have these trucks I meant there are hardly any pictures on this forum I mean u look on YouTube there is like no videos on them where are they at guys?

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    It seems nitro is dying... It's not very popular just because it's nitro powered... From what I've gathered, the few people that have one love it.
    Is owning 27 RC's too many? No way!

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    My cousin has one. It's pretty sweet. Only one I've seen though
    freeks come out at nite...

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    It's a shame nitro is not that popular anymore. Don't understand why ppl want to wait for batteries to charge instead of filling up and going
    freeks come out at nite...

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    It's a shame nitro is not that popular anymore. Don't understand why ppl want to wait for batteries to charge instead of filling up and going
    Same here. I love just filling up and driving!
    Is owning 27 RC's too many? No way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedfreek1210 View Post
    It's a shame nitro is not that popular anymore. Don't understand why ppl want to wait for batteries to charge instead of filling up and going
    Because those that don't enjoy nitro say it is a pain to tune, it's messy, the cost of nitro is high, you still have batteries to charge, blah blah blah.
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    Yeah nitro is the way to go on my opinion I mean electric there is no fun it's just plug and play I don't like that I love hands on and fixing things and making them extremely loud

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    I was looking at getting a slash. I have a revo and rs4,and the slash or jato might fill the gap in between. But there aren't many nitro races, most people are going to electric.. Its a cycle. 5 years ago it was all nitro, 5 years before that it was electric. Nitro will be back again at some point. The problem is that electric has gotten better. So they closed the gap in closettle response and speed, along with run times. There are die hards on both sides.I'm going to get an electric mini for in my house to play with the cats and dog, but outside.. I'm all nitro. Me and my friend take out the rs4s in the parking lot at 2am after the bar lol.. Its just fun. Esp with roto and ez start. If you like it, go for it. Unless you want to race. Then of course check out the tracks that are local, see what they're running and decide from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustinhonda24 View Post
    Yeah nitro is the way to go on my opinion I mean electric there is no fun it's just plug and play I don't like that I love hands on and fixing things and making them extremely loud
    Brushless and nitro is the way to go, I've owned 4 brushless and 1 nitro with the nitro being my latest, with the upgraded chargers and lipos today I can charge my battery in less then 10min. if I wanted and with brushless it's not just plug n' play, depending on how serious you are you tune your esc, gearing, oils, diffs., etc. you still have to wrench on an electric and work on it often just like a nitro, for me tuning a nitro isn't that hard I did some research and figured it out in 1 day, it's not any more of a pain using nitro vs brushless, personally I like both and will run both from now on, btw nitro isn't dead it's just like every other similar hobby or whatever, some people like this, like that and like both, if it was that dead companies wouldn't waste time building these new nitros if there was a minimal market for it
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    I took my nitro slash into a LHS and the owner wows like wow I have never seen one of those ! LOL I love mine and I have had a lot of fun beating some of my friends with so called "faster" nitros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustinhonda24 View Post
    I can't find many people tha have these trucks I meant there are hardly any pictures on this forum I mean u look on YouTube there is like no videos on them where are they at guys?
    goggel nitro slash review!

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    I love my nitros. I don't care how fast electrics get, they're boring to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by renegade3064 View Post
    I love my nitros. I don't care how fast electrics get, they're boring to me!
    I found this to be true,I think the NITRO is a step above just buying an RC at Walmart,which it all starts with being electric!NITRO is where the top tier RC's are at.

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    I see what you are all saying here. Nitro is kind of like a manual transmission. Everyone's going for the autos but personally I love driving my car because it's stick. That's how it is for nitro, it used to be so popular until electric and brushless motors came along. Now it's all electric. I personally like electric better because it's quiet(so I don't tick my neighbors off) and much cheaper and now, the technology has advanced so much they're much faster and easier for beginners because they don't have to be tuned all the time. Now a lot of people will say that autos shift faster and are now more efficient but I still will never purchase an auto in my life because of the sheer experience! Even though I side more towards electric, auto vs stick and nitro vs electric are the exact same argument with different topics. That's why a lot of people will side towards electric but I totally understand what you guys are getting at!

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    I am a big fan of nitro vehicles. I have a Slash and it is a blast. The smell and sound on nitros in my opinion is awesome. Your neighbors have to be cool with it though.
    3 X-MAXX's total one built from ground up!

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    I got out of Nitro Vehicles, and RC in General in 2008-2009. I got back into RC 3 years ago and currently have all electric vehicles and one 5th scale gas. The 5th scale gas is fun and all, but not practical for your every day basher due to the size, and the Electric Powered RC's are fun and very fast, but 15-20 minutes of run time before you have to either replace the LiPo or recharge it (Which can take up to an hour). After driving my buddies old school Pro .15 T-Maxx, So much Nostalgia, that he got new on his birthday in 2002. It made me miss Nitro, the fun of driving them, the tuning (Which I did enjoy most of the time), and the smell haha.

    Which is why I am going to be purchasing a new Traxxas 3.3 Nitro Vehicle here pretty soon. Can't let the "Nitro" side of the Hobby die off.
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