The Clear Speeder

RobertBcfc Monday, 7/1/2019

Hi,

I’ve got a few of these, recent castings, and can honestly say I find them to be very slow.  They kind of keep pace with Real Riders.

But.....I’ve heard that the original 2014 version is very quick, and have just ordered one.  

Anyone found that to be a fast casting?  It doesn’t look any different to the crawlers I have, but I found a bargain so decided to go for it.

What do you think?


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LeagueofSpeed 7/1/19
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Bought one awhile back...it was a sled 

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WorpeX 7/1/19

Looks like its Plastic on Plastic.. can't imagine the build quality on that is great.

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RobertBcfc 7/2/19

Agreed - I saw it perform like crazy on the old Fastest Hot Wheels YouTube channel though, mixing it up with some strong mainlines. 

Prompted me to take a chance.  

I managed to pick one up via auction along with a first edition loopster and a 63 Aston for about £7 so worth I punt I guess.

We’ll see I suppose, I just didn’t know if there was anything special about it that made it different?

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RobertBcfc 7/2/19

Agreed - I saw it perform like crazy on the old Fastest Hot Wheels YouTube channel though, mixing it up with some strong mainlines. 

Prompted me to take a chance.  

I managed to pick one up via auction along with a first edition loopster and a 63 Aston for about £7 so worth I punt I guess.

We’ll see I suppose, I just didn’t know if there was anything special about it that made it different?

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RobertBcfc 7/3/19

getvideo.pro/watch/hot-wheels-fastest-car-clear-speeder-2014-mainline-vid-k957w6YCioY

Here’s the video.... the host claims in the comments it is only marginally slower than a Hot Tub FTE....

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GspeedR 10/11/19

The Clear Speeder can be a formidable opponent......if the wheels 'roll'. It's a lightweight car that uses a unique 'sandwich' construction(plastic on metal on plastic) and all of it's 'power' is in the shape of the metal insert. It's proportioned in a manner to benefit both stability and help retain momentum once the car is in motion. But those benefits are easily lost if the wheels have too much resistance.

BTW, The proportioning of mass on a rolling platform is also known as 'balance dynamics', however Mattel would probably refer to them as "trade secrets" because thier lips are typically sealed on such matters.

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LeagueofSpeed 10/11/19
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My rule on supposed fast Mainline castings...buy 20...doesn't have to be all at once...if you don't find a runner out of 20...move on.

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