The latest chassis to benefit from Smokem's MYD top deck is the Yokomo BD10. The MYD top deck was meticulously developed with numerous designs and prototypes evaluated over a range of conditions by the Smokem team over a 4-month period.
In the end, Smokem settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which we found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The MYD design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor as the chassis flexes, with clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The MYD top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze.
A distinctive feature of the MYD top decks is the large "tuning hole" that utilises a bearing to be fastened through to the top deck post. Using Smokem MYD tuning kit, racers can tune the amount of "float" the top deck has to deliver different flex chracteristics to best suit their needs.