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(Forbes)   New U.S Olympic bobsled is designed by BMW. Although if the bobsled team wanted a vehicle that borders on being out of control down icy slopes with no chance of stopping, they should have gone with Chrysler   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, First Olympics, BMW, bobsled, U.S., Olympic Winter Games, sleds  
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2014-01-06 10:00:48 PM  
2 votes:

Ambivalence: Are there really any new frontiers in bobsled design?  Haven't we optimized that shiat yet?

You'd think we'd have reached the limits of swimsuit engineering, but they found a way to improve on them.

Bobsleds should be able to benefit from more advanced computer modeling for aerodynamics and improvements in material science to reduce weight.
2014-01-07 11:52:31 AM  
1 vote:
Natural Track Luge (link)
fun starts at 4:35
2014-01-07 01:59:28 AM  
1 vote:
I see the low hanging Toyota fruit has been picked. Darn...

/3 time Toyota owner
2014-01-07 01:02:17 AM  
1 vote:

Kurmudgeon: Uncontrolled acceleration is a Toyota thing, subby dumbass.

You shut your whore mouth!
2014-01-07 12:22:10 AM  
1 vote:
PS: We miss you, Dick Trickle:

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2014-01-07 12:18:42 AM  
1 vote:

Ambivalence: Are there really any new frontiers in bobsled design?  Haven't we optimized that shiat yet?

The Bodine Brothers did alot of work on this in the 80's and 90's, but in any sport where 100ths of a second count nothing is ever truly optimized.
2014-01-06 10:29:41 PM  
1 vote:

Principal Clarinet:
Cool runnings

John Candy should have gotten an Oscar for that role. Not even trolling.
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