We need this at Burningman!

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We need this at Burningman!

Postby Atar » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:13 am

Like the title says, we SO need this on the playa this year :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIjjWXstjZc

:mrgreen:
Burning with inspiration! )'(

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We Need This

Postby searock420 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:20 am

Fuck yeah!Wouldn't that be cool? :)

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Postby Dork » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:28 am

You mean idiots with ATVs willing to put other people in dangerous situations for their own amusement? I thought we had a few of those already.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:02 am

Dork wrote:You mean idiots with ATVs willing to put other people in dangerous situations for their own amusement? I thought we had a few of those already.

Oh, poopy.

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Postby skeetsh00ter » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:10 pm

i saw that video the other day. what a brave girl, i think i would have to be under the influence to ever do that...

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Postby Teo del Fuego » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:47 pm

I couldn't hear the audio. I presume someone shouted: "Hey Y'all Watch This!" Those are, by the way, the last words spoken by a redneck just before he dies.

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Postby MikeVDS » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:54 pm

Haha. That's great!

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Re: We need this at Burningman!

Postby madmatt » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:50 pm

Atar wrote:Like the title says, we SO need this on the playa this year :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIjjWXstjZc

:mrgreen:


The title should be "How to get killed at Burning Man"

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Re: We need this at Burningman!

Postby madmatt » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:00 pm

Ok, now THIS is a human slingshot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QokpXX9L8qM&mode=related&search=
Not a bit dangerous, what could possibly go wrong?

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Postby MikeVDS » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:01 pm

The title should be "How to get killed at Burning Man"


What they did is not necessarily dangerous at all. A few simple calculations and tolerances on their slingshot materials could tell you that.

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Postby BAS » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:24 pm

I'm pretty certain that the test launch was done with a human sized doll.

I was kind of hoping that they would get the launchee a bit higher. I wonder what kind of safety margin they have?



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Postby Teo del Fuego » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:04 pm

MikeVDS wrote:What they did is not necessarily dangerous at all. A few simple calculations and tolerances on their slingshot materials could tell you that.


And they looked EXACTLY like the types who poured over their figures before hand :twisted:

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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:09 pm

The engineer in me tells me that when they get complacent and stop doing safety checks, get reckless or one of those bands lets go, your going to drill your body into the upright that is still attached at Warp Speed!!!! theres a reason amusement rides, and bungee operators need to be licensed, and registered.

I see a lot going wrong with a home made set up.

later all (and I am no stranger to danger, and have always been the first to try stuff out)
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Postby MikeVDS » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:38 pm

I don't know these guys, and I wouldn't trust them with my safety without looking and knowing what they did. But I also would trust my homemade stuff more than licensed bungee/roller coaster/whatever guys too. Just because homemade stuff is usually crap doesn't mean it always is. And what they did wouldn't take much more than some basic physics.

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Postby AntiM » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:02 am

But, but ... no one said, "Here, hold my beer ..."
http://burningman.org/timeline/

Poke me to experience my gooey insides!

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Postby K-mom » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:14 pm

Here, Hold My Beer





(couldnt resist)
You call it malt liquor, I call it breakfast.

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Postby BAS » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:19 pm

(takes a sip out of K-mom's beer while K-mom is otherwise occupied.)



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Postby timburly » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:40 pm

[quote="Teo del Fuego"]I couldn't hear the audio. I presume someone shouted: "Hey Y'all Watch This!" Those are, by the way, the last words spoken by a redneck just before he dies.[/quote]



Isn't it "Here hold my beer" :)





Edit: oops allready stated

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Postby Thecatman » Sat May 26, 2007 11:48 am

They got something like it at the Hilton in Reno

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Postby MikeVDS » Sat May 26, 2007 12:42 pm

The professional ones are very similar. They just usually pull the participants down and launch them upward. Similar dangers and the upward one seems a bit more thrilling IMO.

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Postby Aiee! It burns! » Tue May 29, 2007 10:24 am

BAS wrote:I'm pretty certain that the test launch was done with a human sized doll.

I was kind of hoping that they would get the launchee a bit higher. I wonder what kind of safety margin they have?



B.


They look like the type that might have a human-sized doll on hand.
"Hey doll, wanna ride my slingshot?"

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Postby lapeer20m » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:17 pm

one of the problems with art at burningman is that most of it just isn't dangerous enough.

The coaster is cool....partly because it's dangerous....along with dance dance revolution (forgot what it's really called) \

I happen to think dangerous art is more fun than the boring kind.....

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Postby Aiee! It burns! » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:06 am

lapeer20m wrote:one of the problems with art at burningman is that most of it just isn't dangerous enough.

The coaster is cool....partly because it's dangerous....along with dance dance revolution (forgot what it's really called) \

I happen to think dangerous art is more fun than the boring kind.....

Hey, wanna help me test my "art"?

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Postby frenchblue1 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:45 pm

There is no need to strap anyone in. I bet you could toss a burner at least 200 yards, 300 for a small one.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:05 am

Aiming for a nearby river, of course.

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SAFETY THIRD!

Postby ToniTheTiger(lily) » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:06 pm

1. Bungee Cords
2. Human Guinea Pig
3. Safety Third!!

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This looks less dangerous and more BM style

Postby galaxybeing » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:30 pm

This looks less dangerous and more BM style

Fat Guy in Human Slingshot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RzefMdt1yI


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