Are they really worth it? Expensive tires.
I like the cheap t drifts on carpet for the speed and I don't struggle using them.
Will r2's slow me down alot? Are they just a carpet tire and what do they wear like?
R2s do slow you down but they are much better
One point to think about... Are you racing or drifting? Yokomo zero one R2 (not to be confused with R2 Hobbies fake shit) are where it's at if you want to do gakudori (train drifting) thats on a grippier surface, like painted concrete. HPI T-Drifts are more suites to the slippery stuff, like super hard resin or marble.
Carpet tyres are a different ball game again, being utterly rock hard! If you are using HPI on carpet you must be going at warp speed :/ try running a train at that speed... Impossibly difficult and not very fun IMHO
Watch the jape e videos on YouTube and check out thier speeds
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I like the speed, it's not uncontrolable by all means. The thought of going slower almost frustrates me. Fast Sideways is awesome. I may purchase a set soon and give them a try.
Mitto- can you get hold of the outer replacement ring/tire?
If I do a bit more on carpet I may upgrade the cs to 2.0 or more so r2's may be the only way from then on
I have outer rings in stock
Grabby drifting sucks man, it's all about smooth with big angles and super fast direction changes! You may get a shock at DW, I dont think any of us run less than 1.6 now, I know most of us are 1.8 - 2.0 and looking for more :P
The DW circuit will be open full time soon, so you'll be able to drop in and try a few different types of tyres... Got a bunch on rims for testing
I need some tyres after destroying the Ansmann ones my mate donated to me in one session. Been looking at cheapos on eBay & saw some 'street compound' tyres, all I'm doing is car park drifting so I wondered what I could use that lasts longer than 30 minutes? Mitto what have you got in stock in general?
yeah T-Drifts are pretty good. I think once you get into CS and camber and stuff then the R2s are worth investing in, they've made a huge difference to the DIB My missile car runs on T-Drifts though and that goes fine I think its dependant on the car really..
Nothing really lasts that well on rough Tarmac tbh, it's the nature of the beast I'm afraid. First thing to do is find the smoothest surface you can to use, then think about which tyre to use depending on what speed you want to drift at. On your own, going fast is quite fun, but with friends, slow it down to run together
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yeah, you can have a spin on some of my used ones...