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  1. maxdman

    On purchasing a monster truck

    The foot trucks also run heavily cleated firestones which also changes the way the trucks handle in the corner. Chassis CG is a component but you also have to take into consideration wheelbase, tire combo/cleat, shock set up/ride height
  2. maxdman

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    I'd rather not have cars at shows versus two cars in an arena and have debris come off into the crowd and severely injure or kill any number of people. That would be the end to a lot of promoters as we know them if something like that happened. Cars or not, now a days the entertainment value doesn't rely on crushed cars at all, so who cares if they aren't there anymore. The industry has evolved past crushing cars as a spectacle, grow and move along with it or get out. All major sports and entertainment make changes away from their roots, just the nature of running a business.
  3. maxdman

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    This has to be one of the first times that all 3 stadium series have Saturday-Sundays shows. Looked like LONG hours last night to get trucks prepped for the early shows today, especially Indianapolis.
  4. maxdman

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Expect a trailer for the new THQ/Rainbow Studios game to come out later this month.
  5. maxdman

    On purchasing a monster truck

    You're correct. I believe the most recent Cohens that have rolled out are Hurricane Force, Krazy Train, and Full Boar 2.0. I believe both Team Over Bored trucks (not Wild Side obviously) are Cohen as well, no? From what I recall, Cohen chassis have a vertical (perpendicular to the ground) piece of tubing support just behind the rear shock towers. Cohen chassis have the same rear shock tower supports at an angle behind the rear shock mounts.
  6. maxdman

    Show Your Projects Chapter 64

    Smells like RII trouble and getting stuck on a box van
  7. maxdman

    My thoughts on the monster truck industry

    From other business ventures though, Koehler often times operates in the negatives because of how hard and big that entire team runs. A lot of independents have other forms of income from their other businesses and have their teams as a hobby. Yes some independents can fund themselves but its a 24/7 365 operation with very little off and down time. Drivers and team owners say they do it because they love it, and that' the truth because if they did it for the money, it would't last long at all. I'm not directing this at you because I'm sure you probably know, but just stating info
  8. maxdman

    My thoughts on the monster truck industry

    There's a few reasons. Money, $, money, money $ $ money $$$$$$. Independents often times don't break even after weekends, and if that goes on for months that puts a massive hurt on the operating costs. There's just not enough money involved in the industry to make it where winning means something, where drivers will push their equipment to the edge every single weekend. It's not like NASCAR, NHRA, or other top forms of motorsport that have big corporations backing teams and shoveling money to be the best operation on the track. Monster trucks just simply aren't like that.... yet. Big businesses and brands have been pulling out of motorsports, mainly due to the extreme costs its required to run teams (if anyone follows NASCAR look at Furniture Row Racing, or Ganassi not fielding Xfinity cars this year), if there's no business giving the teams money the operating costs are too high. But that being said, Monster Jam is pulling in contracts with corporations at a time when other major motorsports are losing them, which is an upside. Downside is that it goes to the company and not the teams or drivers (due to FELD owning over half the field which is whatever). And I don't have actual figures but I'm sure the BKT and Great Clips deal aren't anywhere close to what NASCAR sponsorship contracts are. But if saying the word "BKT Tire" and "Great Clips Mohawk Warrior" gets the job done and keeps the industry alive, then say it every run. If you argue that you don't want to hear it, then don't watch motorsports because that's everywhere, Goodyear tire, driver of the number 48 Lowes Chevy. It pays the bills so it gets done. But bottom line, independents don't have the financial backing to bash their equipment every show, because it just simply isn't worth it. If everyone was paid show pay (as discussed before) and on top of that based on points or where the driver finished in the event, then I'm sure it would be a different conversation because operating costs would be covered, and everything else can either go in their pocket, or back into the equipment.
  9. Hey man I wanted to ask you about making a custom track for my ror leagues world finals would love to hear back from you soon thanks!

  10. maxdman

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Some of what you said is correct, but there are other legal issues that FELD is taking action against. I read the suit and it's deeper than FELD just being mad at Mattel. Yes FELD ended the contract (not sure if it was terminated or not renewed), in 2018 but the contract they had between each other was that the products would be produced until the end of the calendar year (2018). Not only were there accusations of Mattel reporting false statistics when FELD asked about distributors and other business metrics, but Mattel didn't restock suppliers when they reported shortages of products, Mattel also cut supplies of Monster Jam molds, and other properties to manufacturing in replacement of their own Hot Wheels Monster Trucks line, thus violating the contract between Mattel and FELD. So now not only are less Monster Jam/FELD products on the shelf (during the fourth quarter which FELD reports as their biggest and most important quarter for selling products), but Mattel replaced what they should have been producing (FELDS/Monster Jam products through the end of the year) with their own Hot Wheels Monster Truck branded items, in a way stealing profits from FELD as Monster Jam products should have been on the shelf. The lawsuit talks about Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live but isn't taking action on that and doesn't really care about that tour from what I gathered. They are upset over the loss of royalties they would have gotten had Mattel not violated the contract and finished out 2018 with the proper production and marketing of their Monster Jam products. Were Mattel could get into hot water with is that while Bone Shaker and Tiger Shark and other names are their own property, they were advertised and sold under the Monster Jam line of toys. FELD is claiming that some versions of Bone Shaker, Rev-Treds, Stars and Stripes, and Mattel Hotweiler were purposefully made and designed using concepts from the FELD Monster Jam product line, violating not only the contract between Mattel and FELD, but FELD is claiming that Mattel did this purposefully when they quit giving suppliers FELD products, began to advertise and brand their own line (Hot Wheels Monster Trucks) based on trucks with FELD's trademarks to purposefully confuse customers and drive their own (Mattel's) sales. The trucks in question of the trademark violation are a specific version of Mattel's BoneShaker with FELD's Grave Digger, Mattel's Stars and Stripe Rev-Tred with FELD's Stars and Stripes line, and Mattel's Hotweiler with FELD's Monster Mutt Rottweiler. Not going to lie, FELD does have some basis here from what the suit is claiming. Mattel did report false figures and didn't properly restock suppliers with what their contracts said they should have. I think that has more basis rather than the trademark issues, but we'll see what the jury decides.
  11. maxdman

    Mt. Pleasant 2016

    It might be your game running out of memory, if that's not it I'm not sure what it could be. What trucks does it happen with?
  12. Can you make more 2018 maps like syracuse 2018 metlife 2018, glendale 2018, and a few arenas with the paint colors

  13. maxdman

    Mt. Pleasant 2016

    Send me a screenshot of the error you get
  14. Could you make a track for my RORCS League?

     

  15. maxdman

    Mt. Pleasant 2016

    Version 1.0.0

    427 downloads

    This was one of the most fun and challenging projects I have ever worked on. I went WAY Over Bored 😉 making this as far as details are concerned but I was tapped to create this for someone and wanted to give the best product I was capable of. I tried something I've been thinking about doing for a while, its called forced perspective and I couldn't be more pleased with how it tuned out. Other content creators take note, its something that gives tracks much more depth and realism when done right. This track is .3 and .4 compatible. If there are any issues with it let me know below in the comments or DM me. Credits Me Klayton Mark C. HotShoe Enjoy!
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