Rock "bouncing"...

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  1. scott944

    scott944 Member

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    I didn't know this was, as the kids say "a thing", until I read a story in Car & Driver today. The story references this video:



    Note the lack of helmet. Make the 'ol SCCA Solo Safety Steward in me cringe hard!
     
  2. lawrencedesigns

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    No helmet...look at the age of the driver.
    Natural selection at it's best.

    You may cringe, but it makes the former SCCA National FF driver in me just giggle a little!
     
  3. TeleBlack

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    More money than smarts.
     
  4. sanrico

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    This is the kind of stupid **** that gets forest roads closed for the rest of us who use them for more responsible activities. Trouble is, the closed roads don't stop these guys. Just ruins it for the rest of us.
     
  5. EricPeterson

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    I would be more concerned as an observer than the driver in a 5 point harness and roll cage.
     
  6. Greentone

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    Me too! I'm amazed by the puzzle wits just standing there gawking at that stupid contraption. It's like something from the Squidbillies!
     
  7. Che_Guitarra

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    While i'm not really taken by the sport/hobby (?), that's some incredibly talented backyard engineering right there. Bending up and welding together that exoskeleton chassis would be an art in itself. There must be at least 200 foot of pipe in that chassis, and all the bends are of complex 3D geometry. Couldn't pull that off without some impressive conceptual and lateral thinking skills... not to mention fabrication skills.

    And the four wheel steering design, 2-3 foot of suspension travel, and the screwing together of a bulletproof drivetrain to push those 40"+ tyres... that thing is a beast.
     
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    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    i agree 100%. i could never understand the concept of not having fun unless you're tearing **** up.
     
  9. korby

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    Doesn't look fun at all .
     
  10. swlees

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    Car and Driver is a little late to the party. This has been a popular four wheeling activity for a few years now, if you follow that kind of stuff. The rigs are really pretty well built. I've seen it in person once or twice, and it is hilarious. Not the most high brow motorsport, but definitely more fun than watching a bunch of stock cars turn left for 4 hours. This is also generally done on private property. They don't often use public lands, for those of you worried about that.
     
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    Pretty impressive to me... and yes, that mobile is a "Savage Beast" ...
     
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    I'm waiting for a flying chunk of rock to pierce someone's skull ....
    assuming the vehicle doesn't bounce on top of them


    :huh
     
  13. GuitarGuy66

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    That side by side just about broke its fall lol
     
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    Tomorrow's captains of industry.

    :facepalm
     
  15. redeyedjim

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    Yeah - I'm impressed with the way that rig was built, but underwhelmed with the way it's being used and the gawkers practically begging to be hit with flying debris. And I say this as someone who has built a few 4x4 rigs and is no stranger to offroading.
     
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    Their backs and hips will thank them for the 6'-8' drops in a few years.
     
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    Why is it stupid **** and what makes you think they aren't on private property?
     
  18. Glowing Tubes

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    I see a blatent disrespect of the forest by a stupid bafoon. What a dipsh!t.
     
  19. Fishyfishfish

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    This^. Rock Crawlers and Iceland hill clibers and more subdued jeep trail guys.
    Tons of vids on You Tube
     
  20. Hacksaw

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    We tear down forest for cities, homes, and other industrial structures (or whatever type of destruction). This shows one of many ATV trails, scenic UTV and OHV trails marked for such activities and its dumb or stupid ****. LOL Sometimes I am amazed how people look at things with their small view. Glad there are public places people can go to have fun.

    Maybe we should take those wood guitars from you guys. Geez.
     

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