I got an email from a dad that got caught in the 3DBotMaker web and is looking to make a open-lane track to play with his son. He's not looking to compete or even do any hosting...he was just asking if there is any all-in-one solution for the fat track style that's popular right now.
Unfortunately, I kinda had to tell him that there isn't. There are plenty of all-in-one drag strip systems out there, but none yet for the KotM style everyone is building. Toy companies just can't move that fast to act on a trend.
So, somewhat on his behalf, if someone came to you and said, "here's $100, please go buy me all the parts so I can make a wide-lane road course like I see on YouTube," what products, parts, etc. would you buy for him?
There are lots of links around Redline Derby that talk about and point to the pieces and parts we use to build our tracks, but this dad is right in that there doesn't seem to be any nice Buy List to make your own. Lets help him and others out...because while many of us enjoy the DIY fun that comes with track building, some folks are happy to just buy a kit and have fun.
Please include links if you have.