September 21, 2019
What a great weekend! Joe, myself, along with RawFew member Nick Lepisto and a few of the Super-G Fam – Victor, Jose, and Ruben made our way out to Slidelines R/C in Las Vegas!
I had found myself headed to Vegas this weekend for a convention for with the wife. Since we have been wanting to visit Slidelines since they opened, it was the perfect opportunity. I would be busy till Saturday night, and that seemed to be the perfect night to get some slides on. Joe flew up Saturday, Nick drove, and Victor, Jose, and Ruben drove up the day before. We all met up at Slidelines Saturday night.
When we arrived, the session was already in full swing! The place was packed with some serious drifting going on. A lot of familiar faces and a ton of new as well. They even had a Taco Man serving up some serious tacos! Going into this, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have to say I didn’t expect anything of this level! Talk about hospitality! Dillon and Bret really went all out.
Since this was our first visit to Slidelines R/C, I was very curious as to how their setup would be. The first thing I noticed was the great use of space. The feel is very open, not tight at all. Something we all struggle with and something I know we need to work on here at Super-G. In talking with Dillon and Mike C, I learned it was very deliberate and they had gone though many layouts before finding one that worked for the size and shape of their shop. I was comfortable everywhere around the track, never feeling cramped. In my opinion, Slidelines R/C has found the perfect balance of Track space and Driver space. Great job guys!!!
The track itself is awesome! Lane width and track flow are on point! Nothing forced or awkward, just good flow. The surface is P-Tile and is very smooth. I learned they did the install themselves, but is really as flat and as perfect as any professional install would or could be. They also have a good selection of Yokomo parts on hand.
Since we have been testing the new Super-G Cyber SG1 chassis, it was only fitting to bring it out for our Vegas fam to put it through it’s paces. Initially I had intended to put down a few laps and do some tuning since it is on a different surface, but since the session was going and the energy was high, I threw the Cyber SG1 to Mike C to give it a try. It seemed to be right at home with what was going on, so we just ran with it. Quite a few of the Vegas locals got to lay down some laps and the feedback was very favorable. I wish I had time to tune for their surface, but I’m sure it was more than understandable given the circumstances and the time constraints.
We all had an amazing time at Slidelines R/C! The vibe was definitely good, just as it was the last time we visited Vegas for the session at the park and StanceNation Event. It was great talking to so many of the Vegas guys, many that are Super-G regulars and long time friends. Dillon and Bret have done a fantastic job giving the Vegas drift scene a permanent facility. Something the community really needs.
Huge thanks going out to Dillon and Bret for such a warm welcome and the great hospitality. Also to Mike C, Grant, and Scott for always taking care of us. We will visiting again real soon. We felt right at home with so many of the Vegas Fam being long time Super-G regulars. Till next time guys!
Slidelines R/C Las Vegas, Nevada.
3111 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102