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2020-12-04 4:36:12 PM  
I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.
 
2020-12-04 4:56:27 PM  

tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.


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2020-12-04 5:33:11 PM  
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2020-12-04 5:34:03 PM  
Cutter John is not impressed.
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2020-12-04 5:35:03 PM  
Jesus. I can't tell if it's insane or good fun. I've never been strapped to a buckboard and shot out of a cannon either, but it sounds fun as hell until the landing.
 
2020-12-04 5:41:41 PM  
Maybe NIST or SI can define a wheelchair unit.
 
2020-12-04 5:44:06 PM  
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2020-12-04 5:44:33 PM  
Damn. I mean, just... damn. The guy can hardly move, and he's out doing all this wild stuff. I give him a ton of credit 'cause if it were me, I would just want to die. Seriously. Try and have a life with only 5% mobility and slowly decreasing every day? To me that's not living, that's just existing. Must mean I'm a weak person or something. I admit it.

I had to watch my brother die of ALS, and it was the most horrifying thing I've ever had to witness.
 
2020-12-04 5:45:23 PM  
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2020-12-04 5:48:15 PM  
"I'm really really proud of my dad - he's the most amazing dad in the world," said Poppy.

"I'm really proud of my dad for doing the world record and raising money for charity," Lily added
, quietly swallowing the recurring dread of heritable genetic disease.
 
2020-12-04 5:49:01 PM  
Previous record holder:

The Naked Gun (Funny Nordburg Wheelchair)
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2020-12-04 5:57:29 PM  

JasonSandwich: [Fark user image image 480x360]


Ha. I just watched that episode of MST3K last night on Netflix. That's one F'd up movie, especially the end.
 
2020-12-04 6:04:21 PM  
Brits need to stop this "let's put [object] on top of a car and claim the record for world's fastest [object]" and "let's do something not that hard in a silly way" shiat.  Just watch for the followup article next week where another Brit will set the land speed record for a man in a wheelchair wearing a chicken costume.

/It's pretty cool what this guy did, just don't call it a record
 
2020-12-04 6:04:39 PM  
If that's a 'wheelchair' then my truck is also a 'wheelchair'.  It's got wheels...and a chair.
 
2020-12-04 6:07:46 PM  

tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.


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2020-12-04 6:11:08 PM  
Good for him, he's got more drive and balls than I do, because that is far more dangerous for him than for me.

That said, I'm sorry, that's not a wheelchair.
If the definition of a wheelchair is anything a disabled person can pilot, set up a Ferrari with joystick controls, plunk him in it, and call it a wheelchair.

I work for a custom EV shop that sells parts/kits and doing builds on everything from bikes/motorcycles/karts/boats/cars. I specialize in motorcycle/kart/boat stuff, and that is a kart, not a wheelchair.
That said, depending on the controller, I bet I could tweak the tuning/battery set up and get a few more MPH out of it for him.
 
2020-12-04 6:17:27 PM  

tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.


Yeah. A go kart with a dangerously high center of gravity, and no roll cage.
 
2020-12-04 6:20:10 PM  
I've got a pal who has worked for Zero Electric motorcycles and now works with Sondors e-bikes, and he's built karts with twin Zero motors which have done 0-60 under 4 seconds.  He's also helping rig up my wife's mobility scooter with a battery bank to give her over 40 miles of range.  I'm sure he could have (and might have already) built a vehicle which has exceeded this speed.
 
2020-12-04 6:20:40 PM  
Am I the only one that clicked expecting an article regarding a wheelchair vs bullet train?
 
2020-12-04 6:23:39 PM  
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2020-12-04 6:23:59 PM  

tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.


While I agree in principle, your criteria would disqualify actual racing wheelchairs

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These things are fun once they get up to full speed.

The actual non-motorized record is more like 24 mph. which feels a lot faster than you'd think.
 
2020-12-04 6:29:05 PM  

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Well, they really dont have much more to lose if they totally biff it.
 
2020-12-04 6:41:49 PM  
I guess sorta fast for a go-kart?
 
2020-12-04 7:06:23 PM  
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2020-12-04 7:13:20 PM  
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2020-12-04 7:13:25 PM  

redonkulon: jtown: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]

Well, they really dont have much more to lose if they totally biff it.



I broke my arm once after a rather nasty spill in a wheelchair basketball game.  I was literally helpless for about 2 months.

It can always get worse.
 
2020-12-04 7:14:36 PM  

ChiliBoots: JasonSandwich: [Fark user image image 480x360]

Ha. I just watched that episode of MST3K last night on Netflix. That's one F'd up movie, especially the end.


The end?  Did they watch the Japanese version where the kid gets shot or something?
 
2020-12-04 7:22:37 PM  
The Silver Bullet is still the fastest of them all.

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2020-12-04 7:24:46 PM  

Snapper Carr: redonkulon: jtown: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]

Well, they really dont have much more to lose if they totally biff it.


I broke my arm once after a rather nasty spill in a wheelchair basketball game.  I was literally helpless for about 2 months.

It can always get worse.


Dang, that would be debilitating.  I guess entertaining yourself by going in circles would get old pretty quickly.
 
2020-12-04 7:25:38 PM  

Neondistraction: ChiliBoots: JasonSandwich: [Fark user image image 480x360]

Ha. I just watched that episode of MST3K last night on Netflix. That's one F'd up movie, especially the end.

The end?  Did they watch the Japanese version where the kid gets shot or something?


I don't think it was, at least it didn't have the graphic close-up of the kid being shot like you'll find on Youtube when searching for the Japanese version. The kid was still 'killed' in the gun fight and explosion until the aliens brought him back with their alien magic, just not quite as graphic as the Japanese cut.
 
2020-12-04 7:42:57 PM  
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2020-12-04 7:47:23 PM  

ChiliBoots: Neondistraction: ChiliBoots: JasonSandwich: [Fark user image image 480x360]

Ha. I just watched that episode of MST3K last night on Netflix. That's one F'd up movie, especially the end.

The end?  Did they watch the Japanese version where the kid gets shot or something?

I don't think it was, at least it didn't have the graphic close-up of the kid being shot like you'll find on Youtube when searching for the Japanese version. The kid was still 'killed' in the gun fight and explosion until the aliens brought him back with their alien magic, just not quite as graphic as the Japanese cut.


Ahh ok.  I hadn't actually watched that movie since I was a kid, it was a frequent rental for a while because it was one of the few movies my sisters and I could agree on.  I didn't remember much about the ending other than it being your standard happy ending.  I should checkout that MST3K episode, because even through the rozy haze of nostalgia I still remember that movie being cheesy as fark.
 
2020-12-04 8:27:57 PM  

tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.


This is the motorcycle Evel Knievel used to jump into the Snake River Canyon
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Daredevils get cut slack on what they call their vehicles. It's worth it because you never know when we'll get a good wipeout video from them.
 
2020-12-04 10:22:11 PM  

Snapper Carr: tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.

While I agree in principle, your criteria would disqualify actual racing wheelchairs

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These things are fun once they get up to full speed.

The actual non-motorized record is more like 24 mph. which feels a lot faster than you'd think.


I'm pretty such that would still fit, the wheelbase isn't nearly as long or wide as TFA one.
 
2020-12-05 2:53:42 AM  

TheGogmagog: tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.

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thats the guy from ohio, he was getting a video, at a video rental store (when those were a thing), was heading to his van when the trucker was too far up to see him passing by, got caught in the grill, trucker headed out to the highway, got up to 55, before he realized everybody was honking and pointing. lol. they asked him what was going through his mind, he just said, looks like we're heading out, i guess ill hang on
 
2020-12-05 1:27:23 PM  

Snapper Carr: tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.

While I agree in principle, your criteria would disqualify actual racing wheelchairs

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These things are fun once they get up to full speed.

The actual non-motorized record is more like 24 mph. which feels a lot faster than you'd think.


Except no one doubts that this is, in fact, a wheelchair.
 
2020-12-05 1:31:42 PM  

Birnone: tjsands1118: I disagree, that is not a wheelchair, that is a modified go kart. I'd like to see him take that into a handicap stall, let alone get into the bathroom in the first place.

This is the motorcycle Evel Knievel used to jump into the Snake River Canyon
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Daredevils get cut slack on what they call their vehicles. It's worth it because you never know when we'll get a good wipeout video from them.


And EVERYONE was saying, "That ain't a motorcycle.  It's a rocket with 2 wheels."

However, Knievel does deserve props for doing his early stunts on a stock Triumph, which was never designed to do jumps like those.
 
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