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(Gizmodo)   Cool: Using a zipline to cross a river. Russian: Using a zipline to get your car across a river   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 35
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2013-12-05 10:03:30 PM
I'm willing to bet they destroyed the tailpipe.
 
2013-12-05 10:42:29 PM
Ok, they got it across and now the car is 8 feet off the ground. Now what?
 
2013-12-05 10:59:32 PM
Still easier to caulk the car and float across. Or give an Indian guide 3 sets of clothing for help
 
2013-12-05 11:42:16 PM

ArkAngel: Still easier to caulk the car and float across. Or give an Indian guide 3 sets of clothing for help


It's not like you have to worry about your oxen drowning.
 
2013-12-06 12:48:19 AM

R.A.Danny: Ok, they got it across and now the car is 8 feet off the ground. Now what?


What I was thinking.  It didn't look like their situation had substantially improved.
 
2013-12-06 01:38:10 AM
They weren't trying to get a car across; they were sending it into exile. Hopefully it was full of Kardashians.
 
2013-12-06 01:38:17 AM
Couldn't be bothered to wipe the drop of water on the lens, farkin' cabbage eater.
 
2013-12-06 01:38:33 AM
i817.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-06 01:41:46 AM
I'd like to see the return trip.
 
2013-12-06 01:42:44 AM
It seems safe to say that Russia is the Deep South x2.
 
2013-12-06 01:44:13 AM
Looked a little scratchy / stressy at the attachment points.

I guess if you dont care what happens to your car though...
 
2013-12-06 01:46:23 AM
Alcohol may have been involved
 
2013-12-06 01:47:45 AM

R.A.Danny: Ok, they got it across and now the car is 8 feet off the ground. Now what?


If you look at how it is attached to the lines on the wheels to balance it, there may be a pully there that would allow you to lower it down.  I don't think your just going to drop it, so that may be what they have in mind to lower it to the ground.
 
2013-12-06 01:49:42 AM

Corn_Fed: It seems safe to say that Russia is the Deep South x2.


This. I guess they'd call them RED-necks.
 
2013-12-06 01:51:40 AM
Shaka brah!
 
2013-12-06 01:52:30 AM
Couldn't decide between:

"Just watch for it, Putin riding bareback on the back of a bear on the next zip across."
-or-
"Take good notes, people. As we continue to de-fund infrastructure repair and maintenance in the US, this is [y]our future."

So I'll go with both.
 
2013-12-06 01:55:59 AM
It does look like the struts are attached to the car with pullies or the zip line itself can be slackened to let the car down as that look like a zip line dedicated to movin heavy loads. Russia you so crazy.
 
2013-12-06 01:57:33 AM
Hmm, if they're hi-line loggers they just might know what the hell they're doing. Although there's a whole world of issues about supply lines once you get equipment across the washed out bridge. And if there aren't issues then why the hell would you use a zip line across the gap.
 
2013-12-06 02:09:39 AM
It seems that Russia is the place where everything has to be an experiment in improvisation. There
seems to be a real problem with just doing something in a normal way. I mean why build a boat when
you can build a jet/boat/car out of  an old mig fighters, half a Zil truck and some bent snow skis.
 
2013-12-06 02:11:57 AM

wildcardjack: Hmm, if they're hi-line loggers they just might know what the hell they're doing. Although there's a whole world of issues about supply lines once you get equipment across the washed out bridge. And if there aren't issues then why the hell would you use a zip line across the gap.


DOESN'T MATTER, ROAD TRIP!!!
 
2013-12-06 02:13:32 AM
Spanish: Living in a condemned house and not being able to afford a car.
 
2013-12-06 02:15:21 AM
I submitted this with a better zipline.
 
2013-12-06 04:53:50 AM
That just made me want to watch The Long Way Round again.
 
2013-12-06 05:30:19 AM
I see the Russian reversal filter is still inexplicably still in existence.
 
2013-12-06 05:53:44 AM
"This is no place for a convertible!"
 
2013-12-06 07:27:02 AM

sumitjadhav1337: How can zipline can carry the weight of car.
http://www.allerin.com/blog/ruby-rails-and-ruby-on-rails/


I'm asking Amit Rajput about that right now. Lets see what he says.
 
2013-12-06 07:28:20 AM

Corn_Fed: It seems safe to say that Russia is the Deep South x2.


Hold my vodak and watch this!!
 
2013-12-06 07:48:03 AM
I doin't think it is very good for the car to bounce off the tree at the end.
 
2013-12-06 08:04:00 AM

ArkAngel: Still easier to caulk the car and float across. Or give an Indian guide 3 sets of clothing for help


fark just ford it.
 
2013-12-06 08:29:40 AM
I can see an ex-bridge on either side of the river and it's not like they don't have timber available. You would think that at some point it becomes easier to just fix the bridge.
 
2013-12-06 09:29:03 AM

NewportBarGuy: I'm willing to bet they destroyed the tailpipe.


Thats what she said.
 
2013-12-06 09:48:39 AM

Egoy3k: I can see an ex-bridge on either side of the river and it's not like they don't have timber available. You would think that at some point it becomes easier to just fix the bridge.


That river looks like it is really at the worst time of year to be in the water, which could be the reason why the bridge is out.  They would have to wait a month for the river to calm down before repairing the bridge.  Who has time for that?

foo monkey: Corn_Fed: It seems safe to say that Russia is the Deep South x2.

Hold my vodak and watch this!!


Only children hand their vodka off before doing something crazy, real men finish their vodka first.
 
2013-12-06 10:07:03 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-06 12:49:04 PM
Why a zipline?  Was there no electromagnet available?

i1248.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-06 03:00:53 PM
It looked like it was hanging by the fenders to me.  seems to me the car would be too heavy and bend them up? Or even it if was actually attached to the undercarriage in some way, the line would bend in the fenders. Hmmm...
 
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