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Heavy or Lite pine block?

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by JustSayin, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. JustSayin

    JustSayin Bent Axle

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    Do you want to start with a heavier original block of pine? Or as lite as you can find when building a wedge style racer? What are some of the pros and cons to both?
     
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    Brian Stanley Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Light as possible, that way you can then place the weight where you want it.
     
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    Charles Studer League Racer Pro Racer

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    I like to aim for Ridgid yet light on my frames say 7-12 grams bare, but really who are you racing? Great prep and awesome alignment is fast. Clean wheels is vital. Just my 2 cents
     
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