Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Frigging Genius; Ski-Jumping Ed.

Rolling tires down a ski-jump.


Because science?

7 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

Excellent video. The F1 tyre performed like I expected, too sticky. I'd love to see some "normal" car tyres vs. similar low rolling resistance ones.

Comrade Misfit said...

Clearly the heavy equipment tire would have won if it had gotten some loft from the ramp, instead of just breaking through the end of it.

CenterPuke88 said...

Yea, the more weight equals more distance was working till the ramp dusintegrated like a Republican coalition.

deadstick said...

Reminds me of a shooting game I saw years ago. One guy stands on a hilltop with a supply of old tires with cardboard disks in the center. He sends one rolling down the hill, takes cover, and the other guy opens up on the disks with an AR-15.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

We were doing that with deer rifles before ARs were readily available.

The New York Crank said...

The civilian version ought to take place on the streets of San Francisco. And why limit it to tires? Personally, I've always wanted to stand at the top of Nob Hill and roll a bowling ball down Mason Street. Betcha it could knock down a building if you put the right spin on it.

Yours crankily
The New York Crank

Thomas Ten Bears said...

I trust, Crank, you would evacuate the field of fire?