1st Super-Scale in Dortmund/Germany This year the first Super-Scale in Germany took place on 22.05.-24.05. in a nice quarry located in Dortmund. It was organized by forum members, German Rock Crawler, and included free scaling, trophies and challenges. We went there with a group of 5 persons with 4 Axial Wraiths and a self-made MAN Kat 8×8 on Axial Axles to join this great meeting of RC Enthusiasts. The whole quarry was split in two parts: The upper area acting as paddocks for the single groups, some sales booths, a Hill climb and U4RC Section for the Wraiths and company. The opposite was the challenge area, were the track was prepared for all scalers, which can manage gates of 30cm width in different sections. And of course, in the heart of the quarry, featured a large-scale section with bridges, rope bridges, and a ferry including landing stages and uncountable single details.
In the climbing sections, it was nice to see the differences between Wraiths and scale vehicles like the SCX10. During the waiting periods competitors had a chance to talk with one another to discuss how their vehicles were working. Of course the large Wraiths had less problems on the different challenges, but I suppose that most persons enjoyed watching these Rock Racers. It was absolutely fantastic to see, how individual the different cars were – so many ideas and details, making it difficukt to determine the original source of the model. Especially the great MAN Kat builds seemed to be the people magnet. Crowds swarmed them.
In the middle of the area was a built track for the Sherpas Trophy, were the cars need to comply with very hard rules (no crawlers, no lexan bodies, must have bumpers, doors and a scale chassis, a winch, sand plates(mounted on the cars)) and were most realistic to see. In the evening on the campground, discussions were continued with BBQ and German beer, so that the next day could be started with fresh power and batteries. In total there were 220 listed drivers and nearly 200 visitors.
We are really looking forward for next years Super-Scale at the same location. In the meantime you can follow us on our Axial Wraith Wrockers Fan Page
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