8 Unique Stunts You can do with your Traxxas X Maxx
The Traxxas X Maxx is a truly incredible RC vehicle. With over 30 volts of 8s power, the X-Maxx is able to reach speeds of over 50 MPH. The combination of size and 4x4 power makes the X-Maxx the ultimate monster truck.
Getting to add this truck to your RC collection is a very exciting moment. But once you have it, the last thing you want is for it to just sit around on a shelf in your garage.
The good news is there's no shortage of amazing stunts you can do with this powerful RC truck. If you're wondering which ones you should try first, we have a total of eight that are sure to impress anyone who sees them:
Whether you're new to RC trucks or already have a good amount of experience under your belt, this trick is the perfect way to get a feel for how the X-Maxx handles.
By sending your new truck off a ramp, you'll see just how much throttle and brake you need to use while your vehicle is in the air. Finding the right balance will result in a smooth landing.
If you're taking someone out to drive with you and think this trick may not be exciting enough for them to watch, pick an area with really interesting terrain.
Bicycle trails, reservoir dams, ATV trails, industrial parking lots and skate parks are all awesome options for amping up this trick. Just be sure to comply with any local regulations and be respectful of others who are around.
Once you've nailed jumping with your Traxxas X Maxx brushless, you can kick things up a notch by moving on to a backflip. The key to executing this trick is making inertia work for you.
You'll want to hold steady with the throttle as you hit the ramp. Then once your truck is in the air, hit the throttle hard and keep it going to rotate through the backflip.
At some point, you will need to hit the brake to stop rotating and possibly hit the throttle a bit more to level out. Easing off the throttle prior to landing will ensure a smooth landing and keep the drivetrain from getting banged up.
3. Front Flip
While the backflip is by no means easy to master, most drivers agree that pulling off a flawless front flip is even more challenging. Diving into this trick without getting a feel for your Traxxas can result in a damaged truck.
Pulling off a front flip and also sparing your truck is all about hard braking. Fully hitting the brake as soon as the truck leaves the ramp will start the flip. As long as you keep applying it, the truck will continue flipping forward.
As your truck gets closer to landing, you may need to hit the gas to level out. One other thing to remember about this truck is your approach speed will determine how aggressively your truck flips forward once it's in the air.
4. Double Backflip
After completing the first three tricks on this list, you'll have all the skills needed to really push the X-Maxx RC truck to its limits. A double backflip is guaranteed to impress anyone who's watching you do tricks.
More horsepower and altitude are the two essential factors for pulling off two backflips in a row. Quickly tap your brake to load the suspension and then hit the throttle as much as possible to launch your truck high enough for a double backflip.
Pulling off a trick that moves your truck both forwards and backward will get spectators super pumped up. Turning a backflip into a combination requires precise timing.
As your truck hits a vertical position with its nose down, stop the backflip by nailing the brake. Keep holding the brake until right before landing to complete this really impressive trick.
6. Wall Grind
What's great about this trick is there are so many different locations where you can pull it off. All you need is a wall with some curvature and you'll be good to go.
Finding the right balance of speed and power will allow you to cover a lot of wall surface without skidding off during your grind. And you can continue to keep this trick fresh by adding in rotations as you're moving over the wall.
7. Tree Flip
Not only is a tree flip such a cool trick, but it's one that really shows off the incredible power of the X-Maxx. Like wall grinds, there are no shortage of spots where you can bash and tree flip.
Because a tree creates a different trajectory than a straight ramp, you'll want to approach at a bit of an angle. This will give the lift you need to pull off a full flip.
8. Reverse Jump
A reverse jump will make spectators do a double take at what they just saw. As long as you've gotten a feel for your truck by doing the above tricks, pulling this one off will likely just take a little trial and error to find the optimal speed.
Time to Get Out and Bash with Your Traxxas X-Maxx
As you can see from the above list, all the power and flexibility of the Traxxas X-Maxx 8s means there are tons of awesome tricks to try. Each time you master one, you'll be able to continue challenging yourself by trying something new.
While the Traxxas X-Maxx monster truck is built to be very durable, getting the most out of it by learning new tricks may result in the need for some replacements or upgrades.
If you ever need a new part for your truck, RC Planet has you covered. With dozens of different items that fit the X-Maxx, you can find exactly what you need.
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