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Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:10 AM

Trying to get an idea of best, or favourite braid used by Retro racers.

 

Seeing as there is a fair range in pricing, I'm wondering if the more expensive ones are worth spending the extra.

 

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:02 AM

I have seen retro racers using about any brand of braid you can name. Pick something that works for you. Setup the car for it and go with it. My concerns with braid are durability and thickness. Any I have seen carry the required current with no problem.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:16 PM

Most guys like the dimpled 408 strand braids. What brand doesn't seem to matter. If you can find a good deal on 408 strand braids that aren't dimpled you can dimple them yourself with a center punch. 


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:22 PM

Trying to get an idea of best, or favourite braid used by Retro racers.

 

Seeing as there is a fair range in pricing, I'm wondering if the more expensive ones are worth spending the extra.

 

:huh:

 

TIA.

Parma Big Mama ($2.00 pr.) is what I sell the hotshots like Willy Custer.

 

IMO, JK "Stiffer" is 98% as good at 45% the price (90 cents pr.)


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

One thing to keep in mind - stick with the same THICKNESS of braid when racing.  When you set up the flag height with one size and then 'put in new braids for the race', you may be changing the drivability of the car if you experiment too much.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:58 PM

Parma Big Mama
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:09 PM

Parma Big Mama

Cap, thanks for your recommendation.

What is it about the Big Mama that you like, compared to other braids?

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

Holds up well, doesnt seem to burn very much. I like that in a crash it doesnt seem to get messed up much and doesnt fan out as it wears.

When Parma wasnt available I used Prime and really liked it, but Prime is no longer available. My next choice would be Paw Braid, Ive run some on and off and like it.
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