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8715 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Jan 2022 at 7:05 AM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-23 1:14:43 AM  
127 votes:
Stupid. They're stupid.
 
2022-01-23 7:34:19 AM  
36 votes:
A genius does not get into that situation.
 
2022-01-23 1:23:46 AM  
32 votes:
I just like to know where this is. and why they had to turn around there.

Camera was at an interesting spot, and TBH It probably wold have bottomed out if the rear wheels slipped off, and got stuck instead of falling off
 
2022-01-23 1:48:38 AM  
31 votes:
Let me narrow it down for you Subby:

He's no genius.
 
2022-01-23 7:15:30 AM  
29 votes:
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2022-01-23 1:17:15 AM  
27 votes:
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2022-01-23 1:38:11 AM  
25 votes:
I have luckily never run into a situation where I felt I had to do that.
 
2022-01-23 8:16:32 AM  
18 votes:
I park on a driveway that's on the side of a mountain.  I'd never try to turn around on it, but I do try to back up as far as possible if there are going to be other people there at the same time, as the level part can't quite fit two cars, and the top of the driveway is steep with a turn required.

If you back up very, very slowly, you will feel when the back tire is at the edge of the pavement and starts to drop down, and you can stop and go back forward before you drop off.

Of course, my drop is maybe 6 inches into dirt, so I'm not going to kill myself if things go wrong.  But if the driver is in tune with his vehicle, and you have enough space (which he just barely did), it could be done safely.

And I suspect that the guy filming was the passenger, and he decided to film rather than stay in the car while this happened
 
2022-01-23 7:08:23 AM  
17 votes:
Uh, looks like the road clears up like 100ft on.
 
2022-01-23 7:23:31 AM  
15 votes:
26 point turn, just like they taught us in Drivers Ed.

Personally, I would have just backed down.
 
2022-01-23 8:18:38 AM  
12 votes:

kkinnison: I just like to know where this is. and why they had to turn around there.


They had to turn around there for the internet. You can see a building just behind them. I'm sure there was somewhere he could have turned around there but that doesn't get views on TikTok.
 
2022-01-23 10:29:47 AM  
10 votes:
There's nothing there.  He could have pulled up where it flattened out and turned around.  Duh. There's buildings there.  He was just doing it to show off.

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2022-01-23 1:27:58 AM  
8 votes:
A friend of mine in high school tried this once.  Once.
 
2022-01-23 7:20:28 AM  
8 votes:
NOPE
 
2022-01-23 7:35:36 AM  
8 votes:
Heh. A friend of mine has a small gold claim up in the hills around Darrington somewhere. It's a tailing pile on an abandoned mine that never did really produce much but a little hard work can show enough color to pay for the gas to get up to it so it's a good excuse to go up and fark around in the dirt. It's on a long old trail that is just about as wide as a Jeep. When I had my '72 Blazer, we were headed up there one November, the weekend after Thanksgiving. We came to a point where there was a large tree that had fallen over the trail. There were a couple of feet of snow on the ground, no place to turn around, about 100 foot drop on one side and the cliff on the other. We ended up reversing down the trail, maybe about three miles before we got to a spot that was wide enough for me to do that. It took maybe a 10-point turn to get the truck turned around and I had to lean the LR wheel off the side to get that.

4-spd manual for the win. Can't do that with an automatic. God I miss that truck.
 
2022-01-23 1:25:56 AM  
6 votes:
Well the weight's in the front, so...
 
2022-01-23 4:29:01 AM  
6 votes:
Acting like an 18 point turn is some sort of magic, calm down.
 
2022-01-23 8:35:50 AM  
6 votes:
There was probably a bus or transport coming the other way.  I'll bet this wasn't the first time the driver had done something like this.
 
2022-01-23 9:26:01 AM  
6 votes:
NEWP
 
2022-01-23 12:10:17 PM  
6 votes:

ThieveryCorp: Y'all didn't notice at first how the video was sped up and distorted to appear more dangerous than it seemed?


Of course we noticed the video was sped up. It had no effect on how dangerous that seemed, which (of course) was pretty farking dangerous.
 
2022-01-23 2:40:10 PM  
6 votes:
This channel has a lot of videos of the same car/driver. I suspect they come from a Chinese TV show.

DrivingSkill
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6C9Q_4RN5bzUOAuXklZdVg/videos
The driving master challenges the impossible
Youtube Zzv7DLttmhA


That's a PRC license plate

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China
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though in that Wiki page I can't find the first character which is supposed to identify the province.
 
2022-01-23 7:10:02 AM  
4 votes:
I, however am having no problem whatsoever in assigning a category to this person.
 
2022-01-23 8:47:21 AM  
4 votes:
Both

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2022-01-23 12:27:09 PM  
4 votes:
I would do anything for love.... but I won't do that!  FINALLY! I got my Meatloaf tribute post in!  RIP big guy!!! Now what were we talking about!
 
2022-01-23 7:07:05 AM  
3 votes:
When I'm playing Dirt Rally and the car turns around impossibly on a road like that I just admit defeat and hit the restart button.
 
2022-01-23 7:40:06 AM  
3 votes:
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2022-01-23 8:12:29 AM  
3 votes:
So who was shooting this and where were they standing?
 
2022-01-23 11:37:45 AM  
3 votes:
Y'all didn't notice at first how the video was sped up and distorted to appear more dangerous than it seemed?

In the Twitter thread there's a post with the original: https://mobile.twitter.com/travishastweets/status/1485244731164696577
 
2022-01-23 7:31:25 AM  
2 votes:

ColTomParker: 26 point turn, just like they taught us in Drivers Ed.

Personally, I would have just backed down.


Well, you could stand him up at the gates of hell, but he wouldn't back down.
 
2022-01-23 10:14:04 AM  
2 votes:
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Right, lads, here's what we're gonna do . . .
 
2022-01-23 12:02:18 PM  
2 votes:
I shot a video of someone at the Manassas, Virginia Amtrak Station doing a three-point turn in the middle of a grade-crossing in front of an approaching train.
 
2022-01-23 12:50:06 PM  
2 votes:

Markoff_Cheney: Acting like an 18 point turn is some sort of magic, calm down.


A J-turn would have been more impressive...
 
2022-01-23 1:25:28 PM  
2 votes:
Someone needs to put Yakkity Sax on it.
 
2022-01-23 3:34:16 PM  
2 votes:

HairBolus: This channel has a lot of videos of the same car/driver. I suspect they come from a Chinese TV show.

DrivingSkill
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6C9Q_4RN5bzUOAuXklZdVg/videos
[YouTube video: The driving master challenges the impossible]

That's a PRC license plate

[Fark user image image 153x92]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China
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though in that Wiki page I can't find the first character which is supposed to identify the province.


Guizhou (贵州) Province, I believe.
 
2022-01-23 4:45:35 PM  
2 votes:

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Guizhou (贵州) Province, I believe.


You're right. I couldn't visually match the character in its squished form on the license plate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China#Guizhou
Guizhou
The initial character on licence plates issued in Guizhou is: (Guì)
贵A-Guiyang
贵B-Liupanshui
...


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2022-01-23 7:47:13 AM  
1 vote:
DON'T MAKE ME TURN THIS CAR AROUND...OK THAT'S IT! WE ARE DONE! VACATION OVER!
 
2022-01-23 8:13:33 AM  
1 vote:

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: [Fark user image image 425x180]


I just watched that for like 10 minutes waiting for success.

...

/jk
 
2022-01-23 8:46:03 AM  
1 vote:
In addition to wondering where this happened (Northern Italy? Peru?) what kind of vehicle was that? (Citroen?)
I am befuddled with lines of inquiry
 
2022-01-23 9:53:43 AM  
1 vote:

Lambskincoat: I have luckily never run into a situation where I felt I had to do that.


I have. A couple times. Not as severe, but still that dangerous. It is farking terrifying.
 
2022-01-23 2:03:14 PM  
1 vote:
When they made that last reverse and the back tire goes over the edge, my pucker could have snapped a steel bar! Any idea where this happened?
 
2022-01-23 3:08:36 PM  
1 vote:
He may be both. But that is no excuse of making him Presidente for Life of the Estados Unitos.
 
2022-01-23 3:22:55 PM  
1 vote:
Here's what's actually going on from someone filming from the opposite side.
Suddenly it's not such a dangerous spot after all.
 
2022-01-23 6:58:40 PM  
1 vote:

HairBolus: This channel has a lot of videos of the same car/driver. I suspect they come from a Chinese TV show.
though in that Wiki page I can't find the first character which is supposed to identify the province. (Guizhou)


Thank you. I can sleep at ease tonight. I really wanted to know where this happened and weird petty shiat like this just gnaws on me like Columbo solving a mystery.
 
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