[s-cars] Re: S Cart List
wenoland at pacbell.net
Sat Nov 8 08:26:09 EST 2003
The indoor carts are big fun and a ton of work. One thing to note --
though the WOT while braking approach is effective, these things run
centrifugal clutches and braking, while accelerating, eats the clutches
up. I know -- kind of like a rental car -- who cares? Now it's time to
consider real karts, sprint and shifter, on real (ie, outdoor) tracks.
Fun factor increases exponentially. One speed (centrifugal clutch)
sprint karts, with a single disk brake on the rear axle, are the place
to start. Then it's time for the shifter karts (two disk brakes up
front/one on the rear), which are violently fast. And, did I mention,
>Many thanks for all the carting input. Was indeed BIG fun.
>Took me a race or two to get the hang of it.
>Key factor seemed to be to hold WOT throughout whilst simultaneously
>tapping the brake as little as possible. Really steadied things.
>3 20 lap heats then a 25 lap final and $15 dinner credit for $75.
>Drinks xtra. A fun nite OUT of the house for m-e-n for the same price
>as a hockey game:) Much talk of an every other Thursday nite league.
>Way more exhausting than bowling :P
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