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Discussion in 'Tracking & Driver Education' started by fatbillybob, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    My guess is that there are more dual use HPDE guys here than racers. Guys got to pay real close attention to setups in general and dual use cars especially. It is so hard to find all the right compromises to get a dual use car to be safe. Here is a good article that will get you thinking. Not for weak stomachs...

    http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/6760783-post1.html
     
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  3. Dean Lewis

    Dean Lewis Formula Junior

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    i wish i never saw this thread, u should be banned :p:p atleast you gave a heads up
     
  4. chrismorse

    chrismorse Formula 3

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    Now, look, if the guy had not been wearing those restrictive belts, he would have had no sack injuries - he might have been thrown clear of the wreck- like through the windshield after going chest first into the wheel - maybe we should rethink belts,,well maybe not.

    ding dong,
    X
     
  5. AustinMartin

    AustinMartin F1 Veteran

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    Ummmmm....
     
  6. Ryan S.

    Ryan S. Two Time F1 World Champ
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    good god man thats gotta hurt....
     
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  8. RSQP

    RSQP F1 World Champ
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    Ouch. Thanks for the warning - I should have listened but just couldn't resist.
     
  9. zoRob

    zoRob Formula 3

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    :eek: I feel sick, I only finished eating about ten minutes ago.
     
  10. Ferrarista3

    Ferrarista3 F1 Rookie

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    ahrrrrr....my @@ hurt now :(

    *faints*
     
  11. fgg

    fgg Karting

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    #9 fgg, Aug 4, 2009
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    Helluva way to get a vasectomy! I especially liked the medical analysis of "degloving." I mean, shouldn't it be "desacking," or "debaging." LOL. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
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  13. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Sorry belts were obviously not correctly position/installed on the co driver. The belts that go up through the seat are supposed to go beside your testicles and against your leg and pelvis, not trapping them.

    My bet as this was a rallying incident is that the belts had worked loose and that is no good at all.
    Pete
     
  14. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Maybe or slipped during crash. However, 5 hole seats are not setup properly for a 6pt harness. A proper seat would have holes cut at an angle for the subs to encourage a proper emergence profile. But what do I know all the plastic seat makers do it that way so it must be right and all the NASTY car guys with the custom metal seats and proper angled holes must be just wasting time. Honestly for tintops NASCAR safety is what we should be shooting for. They incorporate all the proper elements, seats connected to cages, sidenets, hans, etc...
     
  15. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Agree.

    Pete
     
  16. OC Speed Junkie

    OC Speed Junkie Formula 3

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    I was about to jump in my car with 5 point harnesses and run to the store.
     

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