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(NBC News)   Man faces arrest after going 30 mph over speed limit. On a skateboard   ( ) divider line 4
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8181 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Feb 2013 at 12:39 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-08 10:24:36 AM  
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Slow down, ya sidewalk surfin, cube gleamer!
2013-02-08 03:40:07 PM  
1 vote:
ages ago we came up with the brilliant idea of using a whole lot of bungee donated by my dad(who had i swear to god dozens of multi-hundred foot spools of the stuff in the attic for what reason i have no idea...) and a hand-cranked winch off an old jeep to create a giant idiot-slingshot. sucker ran at ground-level.

we had the thing mounted up on posts and set up a launch cradle in the middle. pulled back maybe 50-60 feet i want to say. we used a quick-release hook that someone else scared up out of another father's workshop.

the acceleration was an experience i have never forgotten. when you weigh maybe 70 pounds, a shiat-ton of bungee will accelerate you to ungodly speeds when you have the low rolling resistance of a skateboard. only way to start was sitting down or laying down. wish we'd built a luge sled.

we set the thing to launch you uphill. it was a surprisingly substantial hill. you arrived at the top with a fair head of speed still, at least 25-30 miles an hour.

god those were the days.
2013-02-08 01:53:49 PM  
1 vote:

grouchy pants: South Africa makes it to fark!


That's nothing, a Kenyan made it to the Whitehouse.
2013-02-08 12:51:27 PM  
1 vote:
I'm impressed with the guy running behind him with a camera.
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