So I bought a Rustler VXL about 5 years ago, and I had just decided to dig it out of my closet this afternoon. I've got three NiMH Venom batteries -- two 7 cell 8.4v and one 8 cell 9.6v. I've also got a Triton EQ charger which my local Hobby Shop (who sold it to me years ago) couldn't even recognize. I tried to do a charge/discharge cycle as instructed by the charger manual and the batteries haven't seemed to come back to life. They were functioning well when I left them years ago. However, I believe they're toast and I need to purchase some new packs. After a little bit of research I've read Venom's aren't the best? Back when I bought these guys they were $72 and $94 respectively and they've dropped tremendously in price, which was nice to see. Is there a better NiMH alternative with the same power? Any help would be greatly appreciated.