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Pinewood Derby Winning Combinations

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Many times we’re asked the worn out question… “what all should I buy in order to have a winning car?” Derby Monkey has a unique concept on their website that they call “Proven Winning Combinations“.  This is a special page that consists of five collections of Pinewood Derby car kits and the necessary parts, tools and accessories to build a …

Top 5 Trending Pinewood Derby Products for 2015

Trending Pinewood Derby Products for Upcoming 2015

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As 2014 is winding to a close we are getting a very good picture of what the hot Pinewood Derby related products will be. Derby Worx and Derby Monkey dominate the top five spots. The TOP FIVE Pinewood Derby products for 2015 are as follows: Number 5: Derby Worx Precision Stock BSA Pinewood Derby Wheels – These are official BSA …

Top Tips For Building A Pinewood Derby Car

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Most people think that building a Pinewood Derby Car is easy. While this may be true in principle, it is not easy to build one that performs well in a Pinewood Derby Race – this means FAST!  This is because it is the actual design and the assembly of the car that determines how well it runs. You have to …

Want A Fast Pinewood Derby Car? Build It Correctly.

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Most people think that building a Pinewood Derby Car is easy. While this may be true in principle, it is not easy to build one that performs well in a derby. This is because it is the actual design and the assembly of the car that determines how well it runs. You have to come up with a design that …

Tips For a Cool Looking Pinewood Derby Car

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Many a child has spent a Sunday afternoon laboring over a pinewood derby car to make it look as cool and sleek as possible.  All kids want their car to win first prize and be as fast as possible, but creating a car that not only goes fast but looks cool is the ultimate goal. Many pinewood derby events not …

How To Reduce Wheel Friction In A Pinewood Derby Car

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The key to building a fast pinewood derby car is reducing wheel friction. Friction is what slows the car down, so getting rid of as much friction as possible is the key to winning pinewood derby races. Gravity is the only thing that makes your car go down the track, and friction acts like brakes. More friction equals a slower …

5 Tips For Building A Fast Pinewood Derby Car

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Want to build a cool AND fast Pinewood Derby Car?  Below are a few tips to help you with pinewood derby car racing with building a car that will certainly be the fastest in the bunch. Handle the wheels and axles.    If you will cater to these parts of your car you will be able to increase speed dramatically. Be …

How to Reduce Friction on Your Pinewood Derby Car

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When designing your Pinewood Derby car, make friction your enemy. But while it’s one thing to know that friction is your car’s enemy, it’s quite another thing to combat it effectively. Here are some tips that will help to reduce the friction of your car, and thus help you to cross the finish line faster: 1. Make the wheels and …