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atoyot
10-31-2013, 03:29 PM
heres a recent vid of one of the rockbouncers taking a huge hit after
some air on a hillclimb....
a finely built rig that wont crumble upon impact or roll over wont help ya if ur not safe inside it while shits goin down...

wearin a
shitty bicycle helmet..
and poorly placed items(fuel tank, lowback seats etc)
made this hard hit , harder on the driver...
i think he was lucky it wasnt worse...
and cole was able to step in and throw it in park etc.. b4 he mashed the throtle or rolled back down the hill while he was outtait

the slo mo really lets u see what happens on impact.....
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http://youtu.be/jqQoRVe2NrY


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Happypants
10-31-2013, 03:43 PM
Thoes seats should be better then thoes half bucket things they sit In, no neck support or head support,

Fuck I bet he was feeling that in the morning thou

Chody
10-31-2013, 03:54 PM
ouch!

Apathy
10-31-2013, 05:45 PM
ya, no shit, why would you put your fuel cell there?

North49
10-31-2013, 07:40 PM
ouch, he was lucky! that could have been alot worse.

85chevy
10-31-2013, 08:23 PM
Yea wow he is lucky that could of been the end of his driving career. Would hope that some things change before he tries that again

4skin
10-31-2013, 10:09 PM
Things have changed a year ago he wouldn't have had a helmet
They still don't wear the harnesses tight enough
And no headrest

Happypants
11-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Headrest would have saved his head from having to get glued back together lol

westcoaster
11-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Cracking his head on the fuel cell may have saved his neck from far worse damage....

That thing needs a headrest for sure...

Happypants
11-01-2013, 06:34 PM
nothing more fun then having a neck halo screwed into your head, while your broken neck heals

Prolowtone
11-01-2013, 07:51 PM
damn he is super lucky. good job on everyone realizing how bad of a situation it was and jumping in.

Trailjunkie
11-01-2013, 10:37 PM
proper head support and a real helmet and that would not have happened. who ever set up that rig should not be in charge of such things. good on those guys for keeping him still though

mus-Tard
11-02-2013, 12:01 PM
and lets not forget the difference between a roll cage and a factory designed crumple zone

Reeseman
11-03-2013, 07:22 PM
and lets not forget the difference between a roll cage and a factory designed crumple zone
you are no fun.

epic3
11-04-2013, 12:15 PM
I agree with westcoaster. If it wasnt for the fuel cell stopping his head from going further back he may have been dead or paralyzed! It blows my mind that there are so few saftey concerns given in off road racing. Every other form of sanctioned racing has head restraints fire protection and and proper helmets amongst other things.

4skin
11-04-2013, 07:56 PM
Ummm phil that's not racing it's bouncing not much intelegence required
Aim close eyes Stand on throttle bounce bash crash open eyes
See where you landed

epic3
11-08-2013, 02:43 PM
no less intelligence then goin in a straight line

4skin
11-08-2013, 09:10 PM
C'mon phil making a car go fast straight or around corners takes intelegence
To get it to work efficiently at what you want it to do
Tuning suspension spring rates puting the power on the ground
Not buy a hi horse motor nine miles of tubing a bender
A welder start welding and bending tubeing till you run out
Hang diffs on the blingiest coil overs you can buy
Bolt on some garden tractor seat put a salad bowl on your head
And call it a rock racer hyuk hyuk ain't it cool

epic3
11-11-2013, 10:57 PM
I didnt say it took no intelligence. I implied it takes intelligence just like these buggys do. For the same reasons you just posed