I got my first hobby grade rc which was a traxxas bandit xl5 on July 26, 2011. Before then i had about 6 or 7 walmart rc boats which were fun but then they got old fast. At Hobbytown USA there was a Bandit, Stampede and a Rustler, all brushed and I know i didnt want a stampede because the hobbytown website said it would 30+ but the other 2 did 35+. Of course it had to go fast but i cheaped out from buying the rustler (wich was 10 bucks more) witch i have regretted because there are no REAL upgrades for it like aarms, tires and wheels, and body upgrades. Since then i have bought a helion animus 18sc and im currently saving up for a big summit. Ive thought about converting my bandit to a rustler so i can get some good upgrades. Thats my story.