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2017-12-27 05:18:53 PM  
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2017-12-27 06:10:02 PM  
We managed to get one to go from the top of the stairs upstairs on the top floor the the basement when I was a kid, 2.5 stories in a split level, with banked turns and a few loops.  Even under perfect conditions you had a 20% or less success rate, we just didn't have the resources or physics know how to pull it off consistently.
Still fun.   The last set of stairs coming into the basement was the longest and we always had it end with a massive wall/door/kid denting launch ramp at the end.
 
2017-12-27 06:16:00 PM  
That was super fun!!! Now, let's see if we can get the cat interested.
 
2017-12-27 06:31:32 PM  
Not bad. Comments in TFA has a better one, though.
 
2017-12-27 07:06:21 PM  
Is there a law that requires every video to have gawd-awful background music?
 
2017-12-27 07:17:45 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Is there a law that requires every video to have gawd-awful background music?


yes.

Phillip Phillips - Home
Youtube HoRkntoHkIE
 
2017-12-27 07:38:56 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Is there a law that requires every video to have gawd-awful background music?


Now now... there are far worse genres out there than Tropical House.
 
2017-12-27 07:51:36 PM  
Constantly dumping speed in 90 degree turs, instead of doing someting fun with it (loops, jumps, banked swichbacks) makes me think that this is a failure. Still fun but shiatty design
 
2017-12-27 08:11:36 PM  
It's been done better:
Hot Wheels STUNT RACE- Slow Mo (2500 FPS)
Youtube vNds3PIBqnQ
 
2017-12-27 08:30:32 PM  

chitownmike: Constantly dumping speed in 90 degree turs, instead of doing someting fun with it (loops, jumps, banked swichbacks) makes me think that this is a failure. Still fun but shiatty design


I was into Hot Wheels before there were corners.
 
2017-12-27 08:56:52 PM  
okay, i hate to admit it, but that video spoke to me
 
2017-12-27 09:58:05 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: It's been done better:
[YouTube video: Hot Wheels STUNT RACE- Slow Mo (2500 FPS)]


I just watched that one, and it's pretty obvious they kept using the same section of track over and over again to create the illusion that it's a super long track.

It was a nifty video and some clever use of the camera, but i wouldn't call it a better track.
 
2017-12-27 10:08:17 PM  

bigdanc: okay, i hate to admit it, but that video spoke to me


Not subby

But this dude's entire channel is devoted to this

Been watching for a while
 
2017-12-27 10:40:28 PM  

mgshamster: ThatBillmanGuy: It's been done better:
[YouTube video: Hot Wheels STUNT RACE- Slow Mo (2500 FPS)]

I just watched that one, and it's pretty obvious they kept using the same section of track over and over again to create the illusion that it's a super long track.

It was a nifty video and some clever use of the camera, but i wouldn't call it a better track.


It's a total cut job. You notice how it goes through multiple sections of the track before going out the attic window on the top of the house, and all the jump shots with spinning and flipping cars that supposedly hot the track dead on?

It's a nifty film, but I agree, it's hardly better than a longer working actual track.
 
2017-12-28 12:41:58 AM  
A big dream takes up no more room than a pathetic, puny dream, you idiot!
 
2017-12-28 12:56:20 AM  
Not yet


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2017-12-28 01:07:21 AM  
Childhood dream?

I didn't see an X-Wing in that article.
 
2017-12-28 02:52:57 AM  

chitownmike: Constantly dumping speed in 90 degree turs, instead of doing someting fun with it (loops, jumps, banked swichbacks) makes me think that this is a failure. Still fun but shiatty design


I was actually thinking this video was kind of "meh" myself. I mean don't get me wrong, hot wheels track out of a second story window did deliver on its promise but it just didn't live up to the hype of what is initially conceived in your mind when you read what the article/video is about. A few less 90 degree turns (and the 180 degree turn for that matter) and maybe a jump or 2 and this could've been epic.
 
2017-12-28 07:14:30 AM  
Nope. If it's childhood dreams involving Hot Wheels then this is the dream achieved.

Double Loop Dare Documentary | Hot Wheels| Hot Wheels
Youtube jVS4ts1A-ao
 
2017-12-28 10:50:44 AM  

mgshamster: ThatBillmanGuy: It's been done better:
[YouTube video: Hot Wheels STUNT RACE- Slow Mo (2500 FPS)]

I just watched that one, and it's pretty obvious they kept using the same section of track over and over again to create the illusion that it's a super long track.

It was a nifty video and some clever use of the camera, but i wouldn't call it a better track.


There's also a continuity error as Ecto-I goes from being third to first without explanations in the under water shots.
 
2017-12-28 05:13:13 PM  

LadySusan: That was super fun!!! Now, let's see if we can get the cat interested.


On a whim I bought a kick ass slot car set (think it's 54 feet long) just for shiats and giggles.  Took me a couple hours to set it up in the spare bedroom.  I discovered two things.  First, my GF kicks my ass at slot car racing no matter which car or slot.  it's not even close.  It's embarrassing.  Secondly, my cats found the cars zooming around the track to be the funnest thing since sliced mice, although they can break the track when they pounce on a car.
 
2017-12-28 05:38:55 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: LadySusan: That was super fun!!! Now, let's see if we can get the cat interested.

On a whim I bought a kick ass slot car set (think it's 54 feet long) just for shiats and giggles.  Took me a couple hours to set it up in the spare bedroom.  I discovered two things.  First, my GF kicks my ass at slot car racing no matter which car or slot.  it's not even close.  It's embarrassing.  Secondly, my cats found the cars zooming around the track to be the funnest thing since sliced mice, although they can break the track when they pounce on a car.


Oh, that's good!!! Have a funny button click.
 
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