For 2020 AKA has just announce the first of many new tire designs for 1/10 buggies. The Scribble series of tires is a clean sheet redesign. Gil Losi put in over a year’s worth of research and testing to develop the Scribble. Several prototypes were 3D printed every week until the right proportions were achieved. 100’s of hours of track time were spent testing and proving concepts and theories with hand built tires.
The first design objective of the Scribble was to extend the performance window. To accomplish this designers concentrated heavily on getting the tire to wear even across the entire carcass no matter the tread depth. When tires wear unevenly from center to edge they have a very short performance window. The Scribble carcass and tread were designed together to compliment the properties of our clay compound resulting in even wear across the tire. The equal wear across the entire tread pattern creates a tire that will hold its max performance for run after run without hyper sensitivity to tread height.
The second design objective was to have a competitive tire right out of the bag with little to no prep. The number one complaint from drivers racing indoors on clay or dirt is how much time is spent “prepping” and or “breaking in” the current tires on the market to make them controllable those first few runs.
The height, width and density of the tread has been thoughtfully engineered to provide race ready lap times out of the bag with little or no prep. No more throwing away practice runs doing final break in on tires. Mount, sauce and race.