Pro Line Tires?
I am new to the sport of RC Trucks but it didn't take long for me to realize the stock Traxxas tires are useless on the track. The track my son drives at is outdoors but it dries up really quick and becomes hardpackwith some loose dirt on top. They maintain it but it almost blue grooves when everyone is driving.
I was looking at some of the Pro Line Tire and wheel combo's and I wanted to get some opinions.
What tread pattern works best? Holeshot, Blockade or Caliber?
What compound? Medium, Soft or Super Soft?
Best place to order from?
What are other guys running on the track? Use that. Its hard to say from the internet what tire is best for your specific track.
Tower, direct from proline, the bay, stormer. These are all good places to order form.
Those 3 tires are decent, and fairly popular for dirt tracks, Calibers are a little better if the track is softer and loser, holeshots if it is cleaner and just has a little dust on top, blockades fall in between, however they all work in a variety of conditions, and their "ideal" surfaces overlap to some degree. The subtle differences in feel of the 3 tires will be well down the list of things that matter for someone new to racing though, and any of the 3 can be competitive, where the stock tires really aren't. Seasoned racers at the track probably have tires they are comfortable with, and their advice is useful, but keep in mind, some buy whatever their hobby shop has in stock, or buy tires that work with their driving style(they might prefer a quick and loose truck or tight locked in and smooth, you might prefer the opposite) so it is not neccesarily gospel.
Spend your efforts in chassis setup and racing fundementals, but keep in mind tires can change some things, so if you get the truck feeling good with calibers, and then try blockades, while blockades could be a bit more of an ideal tire at your track, the truck won't do as well until you can get the chassis setup to work best with the new tires, and get used to the differences in handling. The best way to learn more about racing, and what work and doesn't is first hand experience, just get out there and race, you need to build your skills, and get consistent laps before really trying to split hairs with tires and chassis setups. The more consistent the truck is the better for learning, weither your setup is good or great matters less.
Google Pro-line tire chart this will help you out