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“Redefining Karting Centres”

Xtreme Karting and Combat Edinburgh
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Newbridge
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Owner description: Experience the thrill of motorsport or combat at Xtreme Karting / Xtreme Combat in Edinburgh! Suitable for ages 8+ (please call for details of karting or combat sessions available for your age group) we aim to ensure a fun and adrenaline packed experience! Xtreme Karting opened in January 2011 and was awarded the 5 star rating from Visit Scotland, classed as "exceptional", in March 2011! Feedback so far from customers has been fantastic as testified by our Tripadvisor reviews!The centre features a purposely designed customer lounge area, with large windows overlooking the whole track area, as well as a large 1st floor viewing gallery, both areas feature the latest in race timing displays, allowing spectators to watch all the action on the track in complete comfort. The professionally designed track is set within a 42,000 sq ft unit, and features the latest barrier protection systems to ensure the safety of drivers. The exciting track layout has been specially designed with hairpin bends, sweeping corners and long straights providing adrenalin packed racing for novices and seasoned experts! The track is tested to the limit by our high performance EVO 5 Karts, specially tuned to deliver blistering performance!e can offer an adrenalin packed race event, corporate meeting facilities, practice sessions, cadet parties, etc! Xtreme Combat launched in August 2012, allowing groups to come along to prebooked events and experience the fun and excitement of our urban combat arena. After equiping you with MP5 laser tag weapons, you will undertake a serious of fun missions (examples include team elimination, top secret documents, bomb the base, VIP transfer, domination, last man standing etc) designed to ensure you experience a fun, adrenaline packed combat experience! Unlike paintball our weapons fire infr red beams that are incredibly accurate ensuring you use the red dot weapons sight fitted to each weapon, so no pain and no costly ammo refills!Our centre is located in Newbridge Edinburgh (just 500 yards from the Newbridge roundabout, Junction 1 on the M9) allowing easy access from across the whole of Central Scotland! Contact us for more details!
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Redefining Karting Centres”
Reviewed 30 May 2011

I have been karting fairly regularly for about 22 years now and visited many centres around the UK and in Europe when holidaying. With very few exceptions, indoor karting is normally a trip to a dark and dirty warehouse in the cheapest industrial unit available on the outskirts of a city. Facilities are normally basic and you try not to need the toilet whilst there.

Xtreme Karting Edinburgh really could not be any more different. From the moment you enter through the large glazed doors into the airy and spacious foyer you realise the experience is going to be a bit out the ordinary. You book in at a customer service desk with helpful and well presented staff before being led to a bright and comfortable briefing room where the usual pre-race instructions are delivered via a flat panel TV.

You are then sized and handed a clean set of overalls and, best of all, a mask to wear under your helmet! No more need to wear a helmet dripping in someone else's sweat! You can buy a face mask for £1 and have a souvenir, or use of the free loaners which appear to be washed after each use.

Into the karts which are all obviously quite new so performance is well matched with any major differential more that likely down to tyre condition. The track itself when viewed on the guidance map looks quite straightforward and possibly even a little to straightforward as it gives the impression there are 4 identical corners to negotiate. There are 2 short straights down each side, leading into 90 degree rights followed by hairpin rights into hairpin lefts and 2 longer straights infield followed by hairpin left into hairpin right into 90 degree right.

When out on track it becomes apparent there are subtle differences between each configuration, with track width varying to change the angle of each corner. The hairpin into hairpin corners become more of a chicane and the track can be attacked with a flowing rhythm with little need to brake. The track has ample width and plenty of opportunities to allow for clean overtaking and is really good fun to race on.

I have driven more challenging tracks and my only real criticism of the layout is a longer straight would have been a welcome addition to allow more speed into some corners to test your braking but for a group with mixed competencies this layout is probably ideal.

Overall, Xtreme Karting Edinburgh is easily the best karting centre in Scotland and shows what can be delivered when a company has ambitions beyond the dirt, grime and petrol fumes traditionally associated with karting. Die hard racers might see that as a bit of a negative, I quite like the smell of rubber and petrol, but for a corporate visit or stag or hen event it's great that you can go karting and leave not feeling like you need to clean up before moving on to your next destination.

Visited March 2011
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“day out”
Reviewed 29 May 2011

was out today as a random thing with pals, staff was great, helpful friendly, gd safety, hope the tracks styled different next time im there, overall was a great laugh

Visited May 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Extremely well organised, fun day/night out.”
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Excellent track. Excellent karts. Excellent organisation at centre. Excellent staff. Excellent environment. Excellent prices. Overall, completely and utterly excellent! Would recommend to the next Lewis Hamilton or an office night out. 5 star rating is well and truly deserved.

Visited April 2011
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