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(Interesting Engineering)   This video of a dangerous car seesaw raises one question: how did they get good at this in the first place?   (interestingengineering.com) divider line
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2021-01-20 1:56:49 PM  
Oh, I dunno... with a see-saw that was placed with the fulcrum on the ground?

Just a wild guess.

/Kind of like practicing with a tight-rope that's only 3-ft off the ground.
 
2021-01-20 2:35:09 PM  
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2021-01-20 2:40:56 PM  
Rednecks exist everywhere.
 
2021-01-20 2:55:43 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Rednecks exist everywhere.


This is a curious comment.  What makes these people rednecks?  Is it because they are engaging in a frivolous activity?

/he posted on the squirrel nuts website
 
2021-01-20 3:12:25 PM  

Dr.Fey: Oh, I dunno... with a see-saw that was placed with the fulcrum on the ground?

Just a wild guess.

/Kind of like practicing with a tight-rope that's only 3-ft off the ground.


Even at ground level, there's a lot that could happen that would cause many an underpant to be soiled.  Backing off of the raised end, going too far forward at the fulcrum and bumping the other car off, getting slightly askew and heading sideways off of it....
 
2021-01-20 3:41:10 PM  

little big man: Dr.Fey: Oh, I dunno... with a see-saw that was placed with the fulcrum on the ground?

Just a wild guess.

/Kind of like practicing with a tight-rope that's only 3-ft off the ground.

Even at ground level, there's a lot that could happen that would cause many an underpant to be soiled.  Backing off of the raised end, going too far forward at the fulcrum and bumping the other car off, getting slightly askew and heading sideways off of it....


I used to use a sidekick as a woods car and they're quite rugged. If one slips off the back, the other can lower the seesaw and lift it off the frame so it can drive back on the rig. If the stationary one stands on his brakes, he can stop the moving one with is bumper. Just don't roll off the side and you'll be fine.

I bet the dudes who drive cars on the big RORO ships at the port here could do this and those cars are worth real money.
 
2021-01-20 3:43:42 PM  

FLMountainMan: This is a curious comment. What makes these people rednecks? Is it because they are engaging in a frivolous activity?


Devoting considerable skill and mechanical know-how to frivolous, and especially frivolously dangerous, activity.  It's the sort of thing people get up to when there's not much available entertainment apart from the wrenches and welders that you use to keep your old, busted-ass vehicles and farm equipment working.
 
2021-01-20 4:00:11 PM  

Professor Science: FLMountainMan: This is a curious comment. What makes these people rednecks? Is it because they are engaging in a frivolous activity?

Devoting considerable skill and mechanical know-how to frivolous, and especially frivolously dangerous, activity.  It's the sort of thing people get up to when there's not much available entertainment apart from the wrenches and welders that you use to keep your old, busted-ass vehicles and farm equipment working.


Redneck Carnival Rides
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2021-01-20 4:03:05 PM  
For some reason, that brought back memories of Roller Coaster Tycoon.

You could have a roller coaster make a ton of money ... but once someone died from it because you mis-judged something, ridership went way down.

/so you'd tear it down, and rebuilt it almost exactly the same, fixing that one little issue
//built coasters that just shot straight up a ramp, almost to the end, then came back down
///might've launched a few cars a little too fast
 
2021-01-20 4:06:08 PM  
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2021-01-20 4:29:30 PM  
Meh, it's one driver doing all the work.
 
2021-01-20 4:33:02 PM  

Professor Science: FLMountainMan: This is a curious comment. What makes these people rednecks? Is it because they are engaging in a frivolous activity?

Devoting considerable skill and mechanical know-how to frivolous, and especially frivolously dangerous, activity.  It's the sort of thing people get up to when there's not much available entertainment apart from the wrenches and welders that you use to keep your old, busted-ass vehicles and farm equipment working.


As opposed to us city folk who devote considerable skill and professional know-how to breaking down the last season of Breaking Bad or finding the inherent whiteness of the movie Dunkirk problematic.  We're all rednecks.
 
2021-01-20 6:06:56 PM  
No context is given for the whereabouts of the stunt,

It's right there on the wall
 
2021-01-20 7:46:24 PM  
"Suzuki Samurai, you Bensonhurst piece of shiat!".
 
2021-01-20 8:27:59 PM  
One question subby? I am wondering if one of those guys is an evil older brother who is getting bored and waiting to drive off backward and drop the other guy like a stone.
 
2021-01-21 12:43:26 AM  

Professor Science: FLMountainMan: This is a curious comment. What makes these people rednecks? Is it because they are engaging in a frivolous activity?

Devoting considerable skill and mechanical know-how to frivolous, and especially frivolously dangerous, activity.  It's the sort of thing people get up to when there's not much available entertainment apart from the wrenches and welders that you use to keep your old, busted-ass vehicles and farm equipment working.


Like sky diving or street racing?
 
2021-01-21 9:22:33 AM  
I can smell the clutch smoke in that video.
 
2021-01-21 9:50:20 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: No context is given for the whereabouts of the stunt,

It's right there on the wall


Taiwan, maybe.
 
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