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#1 Bobby Page

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 02:20 AM

​Can someone give some information on the Carsteen cs-1 controller.  Is it any better than a ruddick?  Whats the scoop on it?


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:50 AM

IMO the Carsten is very similar to the Ruddick. The only advantage to the Carsten is the ability to change the power curve with a flip of the switch. With that being said, the guys that I know that have them have never touched them out of the box. If I had to buy another controller tomorrow and the Ruddick were not available I would buy a carsteen.
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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:21 AM

Dominator, thank you for the support.  The Ruddock controller will stay in production unless I fall over tomorrow. I have never met Carsten and I have only seen one or two of his controllers, so I am not putting it down. 

I am just one guy building what I learned from Dan when I bought the business. I am constantly t rying to upgrade the build while keeping the controller "old style".

If you want to buy a Ruddock, have your track order one from me and you will get a hand built controller that I will stand behind if you have any problems.

 

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:39 PM

I've had both.  Both high end and very good controllers  One is a transistor design and one is a fet design.  What few people realize is if you know what you are racing a Ruddock can be tuned.   Mine is not stock I sent it in and had it changed to total linear and a slow start speed for flat track racing.  Funny if someone uses it and they usually say I had one but it's not like that!  Then they ask to try it some more.

 

Controllers are very personal.  You have to find what you like the feel of.  There are very minor differences in all the top brands that can be argued about on web sites but it is about staying on and making laps.

That said, I like the Chris Frost design & it works well for me.


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 04:28 PM

I have one of the originals made in the mid 90's and have run everything from Retro to eurosport. Aside from changing a brake pot or replacing a wire on the trigger (normal after almost 20 years of use) it's been truly a rock solid controller.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 06:57 PM

I wish I still had my old Ruddock, and hope to buy another one in the future.


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