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  1. This is Bonneville talk I know but the same principal applies to just about any land based racing surface and that being anything approaching or exceeding over 200 mph and you should use a parachute(s) as your primary braking system to slow the vehicle. Thus reserving conventional disc or drum brakes to stop the vehicle once the speed has been reduced below the effective limits of your parachute(s). Using conventional brakes - with only a select few exceptions - especially above 200 mph will almost always instantaneously lock wheels up and/or cause exponentially growing unusual suspension/aerodynamic loads that are very difficult to correct and often lead to the results you saw in the video. The primary rule to remember being the best form of braking at exceptionally high speeds does not come from the car; but rather from what’s trailing behind the car aka parachutes. Fortunately no one was killed in the wreck and hopefully they learn from the crash. Use your head and stay safe out there.
  2. Something to consider is at this point you’ve more then exercised patience and understanding giving him time above and beyond what most others were do just to get the usual run arounds from him due to his ‘selective interests’ in what cars he devote his efforts to. It’s clear that at this point you have little to loose sense being patient doesn’t seem to motivate him to get things done in a timely manor. So if you truly feel that your basically at his mercy I would say that it’s time to become the biggest annoyance in his life until you get your car done or start getting some cooperation. Constant frequent calls, visits, probing questions about any excuses you get, keeping him weighed down with the reality that you paid him to do a job that he’s not doing. Be a relentless thorn in his side until he starts getting somewhere with your car just to get you off his back. You have nothing to loose.
  3. High school graduation day for two of my daughters. Next weekend I have one graduating from middle school into high school. Given all they‘ve had to overcome to make it this far I couldn‘t be more proud of them. Yet at the same time am sad. They grow up so damn fast. The silver lining being they all are graduating with straight A’s and are mega daddies girls.
  4. One of the rules I’ve engrained into the heads of my daughters in regards to any parties they might ever go to or anywhere in general they will be drinking anything is simple. Don’t drink anything that isn’t out of a container that they didn’t open themselves and to never let it sit somewhere out of there clear view of sight. Of course it’s not foolproof sense if someone was determined enough to put something in an open container they could find a way to do it. But nonetheless it’s a simple noteworthy tidbit of advice that maybe some of you could pass along to your own children or use yourself. In any case stay observant and safe out there.
  5. 12 Seconds... Exactly... 43 seconds almost zoomed to the end but the guy seems handicapped... His name is Frankie MacDonald and he's autistic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_MacDonald
  6. Welcome to the board and enjoy a safe fun trip with the family.
  7. Based on the attempts to implore the same strategy of co-ed based training that I’ve seen happen in numerous other countries and looking at how in quite literally probably 85+% of the cases it was a temporary project that failed miserably in some cases literally within only a few weeks after being initiated, I don’t see this lasting long term. Once the reality that we all can see happening ultimately happens then it will be a quietly swept under the rug failure of an approach and things will likely go back to how they were with few exceptions. Plus with sexual harassment based suits and claims on the rise now as it is threw out all military branches this truly is almost laughably stupid thinking anything other then high school aged based laws of attraction kicking in and sexual harassment/rape/ext... cases or at least claims skyrocketing almost immediately as a result. Not that it’s a slander against those that serve in any way whatsoever. It’s merely common sense and I suspect that once the legal action based suits or at the very least the complaints start piling up quicker then anyone can deal with them this idea like many other similar based ideas tried by many other countries around the world will fail shortly thereafter. You see how “well” stricter dress codes and the ’no tolerance for sexual based behaviors’ attitude keep high school pregnancies and/or drama from happening so hey what’s the worse that could happen mixing everyone together under the same roof in training camps???
  8. Just more meaningless babble and worthless legislation that in the end will accomplish nothing except punishing good people. You can instate all the rules and regulations you wish but they don’t amount to a pile of sh*t when the people who clearly are able to get all the weaponry they need regardless of the laws and have the desire to kill people are still able to do so regardless of what laws you sign into action. So once again the good people are punished and those who break the rules will go unaffected sense the rules never applied to them or stopped them to start with. As I said more meaningless babble and worthless legislation that will accomplish nothing except punish good people.
  9. Yes and no. Take away all water we die, so no need for electricity. One serves the other. Water plays a big part in hydro electric, steam, and cooling in generating stations. Electricity can be produced without water, but with what we have available to us today, it would be difficult and costly. We could return to crude methods until substitutes were made. Its way above both our pay grades. Without the almight electricty to move water over hills, forget about it. Gravity will only do so much for us. Hence forth, "lift pumps". Hydraulic ram pumps move water without the need for electricity at all. Granted they won’t likely be some magical cure all to fix large scale problems should the figurative and literal sh*t hit the fan. But nonetheless I’ve used them personally and had fantastic success at moving water up and down differencing gradients using hydraulic ramp pumps and no electricity or alternative sources of power are used. Using them to fill water storage tanks could in some applications alleviate the need all together for electricity being needed to control water needs. Again not that they are some magical cure all to fix a metropolis that gets plunged back into the dark ages if the power grid goes down but in any case they are useful whether you have power or not.
  10. I see it as simply just another case in point of common sense not being exercised by both sides and both sides being to blame for a simple issue that didn’t need to end how it did. Also another example of both sides expecting the other to handle all of the blame when both parties were involved and both contributed to the situation taking place to begin with. I’ll be the first to say that the black guy was in the wrong doing what he did. No exceptions. You want to be a criminal? Fine pay the price for that ’career path’. That said it’s blatantly obvious that the cop was out of line to use lethal force to the extent that he did when less lethal options would have likely neutralized the situation to begin with or at the very least less rounds used. I also understand that in the moment and under the pressure police officers face yes mistakes happen and impulse decisions are made that normally wouldn’t happen under different circumstances. That said whose at fault? Everyone involved. Plain and simple. But until everyone involved on both sides accepts fault for these types of situations happening to begin with they will continue to happen and countless hours and amounts of money will be spent debating the logistics of common sense that wasn’t used by anyone involved.
  11. Well the horseshoed trailer frame definitely represents one hell of a 'learning curve' you could say.
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  13. I understand the notion of building something complete unique and one off just as a attention getter with no legitimate thoughts of actually using it for anything other then a piece of rolling “art.” BUT with that being said if your going to spend the kind of time and effort it takes to build something like that have enough integrity and value in your own work to not halfass it so catastrophically badly that your literally grinding down your own welds just to avoid the criticism. Stand behind your work enough to do it properly or don’t do it at all regardless of what the application is. Nonetheless it’s something different and is definitely thinking outside the box.
  14. I’d bet every dollar in my wallet right now there’s is a feminist group and a anti-authority group out there somewhere praising this woman for acting like this. I’d also bet every dollar in my wallet that cop doesn’t get paid enough for having to deal with the wildlife like that on a daily basis too.
  15. As I said perhaps I’m taking it a bit to seriously. This is a personal event so the argument of team owners not driving there own cars is null in this application. However I simply feel no value in a win earned if someone else earned it for you. Maybe I’m wrong. I’d rather earn my wins myself then let someone else do my work for me is all. But again to each there own. It was simply a suggestion. Carry on as you see fit. As long everyone is safe and has fun.
  16. Doubtful anything serious will get passed as well due to the fact it’s the same song and dance every time there is a shooting. There's way to much in the way of opposition on to many levels big and small for anything serious to actually make it threw or last for long if it did. That said you can bet anyone involved in munitions will capitalize on these events to the utmost degree to skyrocket prices knowing people will pay anything anytime there‘s even a vague hint of gun control laws coming. I stock up on munitions any chance I get knowing that cheap prices are only temporary till the next shooting happens and they quadruple in price for several months to come.
  17. Perhaps I’m taking it a bit to seriously but I feel there should be a rule imposed that you have to drive your own car if your actually going to be involved in head to head competition. If it takes someone else to make your car go fast then you missed the point of even being part of HPW to start with and need to pack it up and go watch from the sideline. That or maybe consider having two styles of racing. One of actual head to head competition where you have to drive your own car - no exceptions. Then perhaps a Bonneville style class where each car goes one at a time simply seeing whose car can achieve the greatest overall top speed within the given distance of the track limits with any driver allowed in any car.
  18. My thoughts exactly. That sounds like a dangerous cluster f*ck waiting to happen unless HPW are way early in the day before the drags get busy and chewed up.
  19. I went to both and to me the AZ expo was better. It was smaller size wise but it covered more of the sport as a whole in my opinion. Not just an endless sea of LED’s and SXS’s as far as the eye can see in practically every booth. Which again yes it was smaller in size to the SSSS but what does it matter if one show is bigger yet has no variety? Just more of the same. So in the end because of that personally the expo was better at least to me and I really feel the SSSS should take a hint and realize that there’s more to the sport then what little variety they’ve had to offer the last couple years.
  20. After seeing how far to the left his helmet and in theory his head twisted left just after impact something tells me he didn't walk away from that...or walk ever again for that matter. Hopefully I'm wrong.
  21. Just about any car is capable of being used in the dunes, the desert, and on the street if your willing to cover all your bases and make the car able to handle those different applications. As others have said basically jot down what it is you have to spend and what are some of the specifications you want the car to have. At that point you’ll have some directions to work with as far as what cars to pursue. On that same note ask yourself what do you want the car to do? What I mean by that is you say you want it to dune. Well any car can dune. Do you want it to be more of a purebred duners car or more of a straight line speed car? Again any car can do both. That said though certain builders are more commonly known to be better at doing just speed or just duning then others. That will help narrow it down even more. Any car can do about anything within reason. But any car can fail at those same applications too. So it’s not so much a ’whose the best builder’ situation. It’s more of simply what do you really want out of the car? Any of the big name builders builds a solid car. But you have to have a direction to head in to start with. Figure out exactly what you want out of a car, the specifications you want it ot have, your budget, and so forth, and generally those factors alone will help you make your decision all by itself. Once you’ve picked a builder then maybe hit up the boards here again to get the details good, bad, or otherwise about it. Just take your time and think it threw so you know exactly what you want.

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