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josie67
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OK, I need some help. My son is a Cub Scout and we are working on our Pinewood Derby Race Car. Does anyone have any experience with these? I have one question. Is it better to put the weight in the front or the back of the racer?
Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?
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You'll get several different opinions but I believe that a balanced distribution of weight is the best way to go.
Don't forget to make sure that both the axles and the holes in the wheels are smooth and a bit of graphite does wonders.
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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josie67
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We werent that successful with even distribution last year, although I thought the same thing. We're definitely all over the graphite. I had just heard from different "camps" on the weight theory and I was trying to weed out the "propoganda".
I'll let you know how we do. My son is painting the car like Old Glory. He's red, white, and blue all the way!
Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?
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