Setup - Big Picture

26Aug
26Aug

Want to climb to the top of Mount Awesome? No problem, you just have to navigate through the Valley of Suck first! What am I raving about? Press play and find out...

21Jul
21Jul

Over the last month or so, we've been discussing the ways that tyres interact with the surface of the track, and how you can inspct the tyres in order to work out what changes are likely to improve the handling of the kart. In this video, we talk about using weight to find the perfect balance in the kart, which is the primary contributor to a kick-arse setup.

07Jul
07Jul

In this week's Whiteboard Wednesday, we look at how kart tyres communicate with you. Every session, they come back in loaded with information about how your kart is performing, and it's up to you to ask the right questions in order to learn from them, and work out what your kart needs to go faster again.

20May
20May

How did you go with last week's tech question? Did you get the right answer? Col's back with more tyre tech, explaining how and why a van in a crosswind will drift off the road (and how that relates to kart setup).

This topic was inspired by a question on slip angle sent in by Patrick from New South Wales. $20 voucher coming your way mate!

13May
13May

Can you answer this crucial tech question?

Why does a van with its wheel pointed straight drift off the road in a strong crosswind?

(And how does this relate to karting?)

29Apr
29Apr

It's Whiteboard Wednesday, and our first $20 voucher winner is Jarrod, who asked how much slower he would go per lap, being 5kg over the class weight. I decided to answer that question in a way that allows you to work it out for yourself, in any class, at any track...

14Oct
14Oct

So, most people come to realise soon after joining the karting fraternity that magnesium wheels are almost a necessity to compete at the top level in many classes... especially when it's hot. But there are so many choices, it's hard for the newcomer to know what to invest in. We thought it was time to describe the pro's and con's of each wheel type to help you make the right choice for your kart.

01Oct
01Oct

V8 Supercar. 635 HP, 1410kg. 2.22kg per horsepower.

Leopard Light kart. 27 HP, 160kg. 6kg per horsepower.

24Sep
24Sep

We've all heard the common phrases before.

"I can't get off the corner".

"I'm stuck to the track".

"I've got too much grip".

27Aug
27Aug

The greatest difficulty about 'big meetings' is that you only ever get to test in those conditions when you're at a big meeting. There is simply no other time when the track has layers of fresh rubber being laid down (and peeled up) by so many karts. Because the conditions are so different to a normal practice day, it can be very difficult to adapt. People often complain at the end of the weekend that "we tried absolutely everything, and nothing worked!"

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