This is how you descend a mountain

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This is how you descend a mountain

Postby sogood » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:57 am

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LWLbu1wIIEo

His CoG is probably just 10cm from the ground.
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:21 am

that is so cool!
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Postby europa » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:51 am

That's the one Mike did recently in:

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One seriously insane pussycat :shock: I'll stand back and watch thanks :roll:

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Postby Bluerider » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:31 pm

I'll second that Richard :shock: :shock:
Talk about extreme,very impressed how he handled the speed into corners.
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Postby sogood » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:39 pm

Oops, missed Mike's earlier post.
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:16 pm

I liked the way he set up for the corners,squaring the off like he was on a old TZ750 (showing my age!)....anyne know what col that was...thought i recognised it from somewhere.
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Postby sogood » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:24 pm

Yeah, lucky there weren't any semi-trailers hauling up the mountain. :shock:

I am still trying to work out where he had wheels and the design of them. Couldn't quite work out how he could go near sideways if they wheels weren't pivoted. I wasn't sure if those screeching sounds on corners came from him or the machine following the daredevil.
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Postby Bnej » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:14 pm

If you look at some of his other videos, he has 4 wheels back and front to keep his body off the ground, those are on pivots. The hand and feet, and I think knee wheels are fixed.
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Postby sogood » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:40 pm

Bnej wrote:If you look at some of his other videos, he has 4 wheels back and front to keep his body off the ground, those are on pivots. The hand and feet, and I think knee wheels are fixed.

That makes sense. Which means the amount of force on his hands during those turns would be quite considerable.
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Postby Bnej » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:02 pm

It looks like his wrists are braced, so it would be more on the elbow/shoulder than the weaker wrist/hand joints.
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Postby sogood » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:09 pm

Bnej wrote:It looks like his wrists are braced, so it would be more on the elbow/shoulder than the weaker wrist/hand joints.

You want to try it coming down the mountain on the Great Western Hwy? :wink:
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Postby Bnej » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:30 pm

Hell no. The road conditions for most of the GWH would be a little "harsh" on those tiny little wheels! :?

If you could clear the road, then Lapstone hill or Mt Vic pass would probably be the best ones. :) Would need some practice first I think.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:19 pm

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