Hobbies are a wonderful thing. No matter how stressful life gets or how full your calendar, they are there… patiently waiting for you to carve some time out for yourself. No need to spend time researching something new or reserving tickets and making plans for an afternoon diversion, just grab your gear and fall into that familiar rhythm.
RCs are one of those hobbies. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to lately that said they’re getting back into RCs after a few year (or decade) hiatus. Sure, battery technology has come a long way over the past few decades, but one of the great things about the hobby is that whether it’s been a few weeks- or a few years- just dust your equipment off, check your batteries, and you’re ready to go.
One of my favorite parts of running an RC car is that it’s an immersive experience. Forget work, your grocery list, and all those projects waiting at home. In those moments, all that matters is the trail or rock ahead of you. Which line is best? Can I make that corner without backing up? What kind of air can I get off that jump? How much speed will you need to get over that rise? Can you manage that off-camber section without rolling? There’s something surprisingly relaxing about not worrying about anything but what you’re doing in that moment. It doesn’t hurt that the sun is usually shining and you’re surrounded by fresh air and nature.
Can I let you in on a little secret? My favorite part of our Open Crawl Weekends is seeing folks enjoy driving their rigs. Hearing kids giggle when a basher flies through the air, watching the excitement as someone finally sticks a line they’ve been trying for the last 20 minutes, the cheers when someone conquers Bounty Hill…. Those moments fill my heart with joy. I genuinely enjoy seeing people spend time outside forgetting all the worries we all carry around on a daily basis, even if it is just for a few hours at a time. And I love that the RC community is truly that- a community. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a fully customized rig or an Amazon daily deal, we’ve met some great folks who are happy to talk rigs, trails, and the adventures they’ve had with RCs.
When you’re ready to spend a few hours outside with your rig, join us the first full weekend of the month at RC Field Days. We have rentals available if you’re new to the sport and want to try out a few different styles of crawlers before you invest in your own and a variety of trails to test everyone – from novices to competition level drivers. Let’s spend some time outdoors.