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    New Pro Line Powair Stroke Shocks?!?

    Heys, as I was voting for Traxxas for RC car action, I came across these shocks. http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2013...stroke-shocks/ They look really cool, I wonder how well they will work. I also wonder how they will cost?
    I also found this. http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2013...traxxas-slash/
    I've never heard of either one, I wonder if they will be any good?
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    If those air shocks work as well on an RC as they do on everything else ive tried air shocks on, they should suck big time.

    ive never used an Airshock I liked and I dont think Dungey would have alot of good things to say about them either if you got him alone. Air is the least temperature stable medium you could possibly use. In something as temperature sensitive as a shock, air seems like the worst choice. I get that its light, but IMO, the trade offs are not worth it.
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    I've seen the MIP product
    They did a review on it I think back in one of the short coarse edition magazines

    The shocks a awesome looking
    Idk how they are sposed to use air though..
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    That's crazy. Reading that article and looking at the pics all I kept thinking is "april fools".

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    That's crazy. Reading that article and looking at the pics all I kept thinking is "april fools".
    Ha ha, finally some one got my joke. The MIP diff is real though.
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    Yeah it was April fools!
    So we're the Proline MC hammer tires
    I saw the Facebook post..
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    Man, you got me. Looked as real as could be. And it really is the next thing...
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    I saw their tweet on them and told them to bring back the tmaxx powerstrokes. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    If those air shocks work as well on an RC as they do on everything else ive tried air shocks on, they should suck big time.

    ive never used an Airshock I liked and I dont think Dungey would have alot of good things to say about them either if you got him alone. Air is the least temperature stable medium you could possibly use. In something as temperature sensitive as a shock, air seems like the worst choice. I get that its light, but IMO, the trade offs are not worth it.

    Even though the shocks aren't real, supposedly Dungey and KTM were really liking how the air shock performed when it actually worked. At least that's what they say, but you can't ever expect an honest answer from a rider with the kind of backing. He'll say whatever he's told to say, or in the case of the air shock, let Roger DeCoster speak instead.


    All I know is they stopped using it for some reason. Think this could be it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phsjwY1hEo0


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    How many factory motocross teams are currently using air forks?
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    Look at all the top atv mx and some gncc racers. They all use fox floats. Custom axis also makes an air shock that are highly sought after. The porline shock just looked fake to me because they don't have external air chambers like every are shock I've seen before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meebert View Post
    How many factory motocross teams are currently using air forks?
    I'd ask how many offroad 4X4 race trucks use air shocks.... More applicable when it comes to weight distribution, center of gravity, leaning, and dampening matching...

    I've yet to see an air shock on a car or truck 1:1 or model that I was impressed with yet... If it's like their steering systems I'll pass, but if it's like their Powerstroke shocks,,, they might have something .... Time will tell
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