Standing-only powered skateboard is legal - right?

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Standing-only powered skateboard is legal - right?

Postby phil » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:43 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm8kb3kQ3co[/youtube]

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Postby Elorrum » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:44 pm

so that's how you win a darwin award.

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Postby Tiahaar » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:40 pm

those nutty Aussies :D
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Postby AntiM » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:02 am

Yeah, that's fun at 5mph.
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Postby Aiee! It burns! » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:42 am

They think that "maybe" it's unique. :)

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Postby phil » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:06 am

AntiM wrote:Yeah, that's fun at 5mph.


Oh, yeah. I forgot about the speed limit. Dang.

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Postby gyre » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:56 pm

Why stop with a 350?

Allison powered, slightly chopped.
Guess where?
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56 litres - W24 - Twin Allison
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Postby phil » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:58 pm

Sheesh! How do you sit in that thing?

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Postby gyre » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:17 pm

No idea.
On the floor?

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Postby BAS » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:09 am

My money is on not sitting, but lying down.
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Postby gyre » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:00 am

That's a large engine.
You might be driving from the back seat.

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Postby Sic Pup » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:27 am

gyre wrote:That's a large engine.
You might be driving from the back seat.


Perfect for the MIL.
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Postby Parasitoid » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:50 am

a lot of talking and 10 seconds of a man inching his way down a test course.

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Postby Bob » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:32 pm

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Jim Mason did this "V8 Walking Meditation" thing in 1998, so there is a precedent.

A contemplative journey to the heart of American spirituality. An 800 horsepower, blown alcohol dragster motor carried in a walking meditation by 14 Buddhist monks in saffron robes. The engine was hanging, while running, from the center of a 25 foot pole supported on the shoulders of the monks‹ somewhat like you would carry a deer back from the hunt. The performance asked, with absurdist humor, if the V-8 engine has been wrongly overlooked as an resonate object for contemplative introspection and meditative concentration.

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Postby Kinetik V » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:29 am

If I read that correctly the V-8 was running while being carried? How in the world would you counteract the torque that beast would put out even while it was idling?

Talk about a very thought provoking post...
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