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Bugpac
01-22-2008, 03:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQJR4Xc2-gw&feature=related

plkracer
01-22-2008, 04:48 PM
Some people aren't very smart when it comes to flying a vehicle. All rhinos want to nose dive really bad. We were jumping one at the coast, and you had to just about pin it, then let off right before landing to keep it level.

elmariachi
01-22-2008, 06:53 PM
I've seen this video running around a few months back here's a different view...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Guk4LaiFsYM

Here's how it should be done...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EcjoFzwu9sk

jonzer12
01-22-2008, 07:17 PM
He didn't let off the throttle til he left the ramp....he should have given himself an extra 100ft start.

Bugpac
01-22-2008, 07:25 PM
If he would have keep the rear wheels spinning hard tha ass end wouldnt have come up on him so badly, and he likely would have saved er...

diirk
01-22-2008, 08:48 PM
Rule #1: Don't let off the throttle.
The Ridge Runner was very prone to nose diving when dumping the throttle, not that I was really comfortable staying on the gas either.

hansshanks
01-22-2008, 11:16 PM
when i jump the RR i just launch on the gas hard. i never hit a jump aproach at more than 3/4 throttle so i still have something left to accelerate up the ramp gettin the nose up. i have almost perfected it. a couple more trips to the track and i will have it down.

plkracer
01-22-2008, 11:52 PM
You just said the key word, track. It's funny how different out in the open can be. Riding in the sand dunes the first time on a fourwheeler was a totally new experience from the riding grounds and the little track at my cousin's house. Nothing is ever the same, nor is it lined up right, but just hit it, adjust for it, and hang on.

masterfabr
01-23-2008, 06:47 AM
I guess I'm just out of touch on this jumping BS.I've always like staying on the ground over stuff like that.Damn sure never will build a ramp to do it anyway!What a waste of time,money and a perfectly good buggy.Pretty damn funny though! [smilie=mhihi.gif]

greasemnky
01-23-2008, 07:44 AM
Ahhhh yes, the old "Stunt Junkies" video. I believe the show was cancelled before this aired, or maybe it was just after who knows. No idea why, but the guy wanted to set some distance jump record in a rhino. I'll never understand why people sink so much money into modifying those things.

Bugpac
01-23-2008, 07:58 AM
the guy driving is a professional racer as well...

masterfabr
01-23-2008, 09:06 AM
Pro does not always mean not stupid. [smilie=mhihi.gif]

DrakAttack
01-23-2008, 09:53 AM
I guess I'm just out of touch on this jumping BS.I've always like staying on the ground over stuff like that.Damn sure never will build a ramp to do it anyway!What a waste of time,money and a perfectly good buggy.Pretty damn funny though! [smilie=mhihi.gif]

Pro does not always mean not stupid. [smilie=mhihi.gif]


CHSIB [smilie=mhihi.gif] *[smilie=mhihi.gif] Couldn't have said it better

I love some air once in a while, but I'm not out to set any records [smilie=ext_crutch.gif] I still gotta work!

LiveWire
01-23-2008, 12:13 PM
I have found that with a CVT, applying the brakes while staying on the throttle gives better lift than just going from partial throttle to full. If you reach cruising speed at partial throttle position, the clutches will shift out. Applying the brakes with the throttle on forces a back shift gearing you lower. It also compresses the front suspension. When you let off the brakes, you get a kick of acceleration along with the rebound of the front suspension.

LiveWire
01-23-2008, 12:30 PM
Jumps where the face is shorter than the wheel base of the machine are worse than big jumps. The front wheels are in the air when the rears hit the jump. The machine rotates around it's center of mass.

Here I was applying the brakes before these small kicker jumps:
http://www.aftershockmotorsports.com/vi ... n_jump.wmv (http://www.aftershockmotorsports.com/video/clean_jump.wmv)

Here is someone who wasn't doing that on the same jump:
http://www.pilot-odyssey.com/pilot-odys ... slowmo.mov (http://www.pilot-odyssey.com/pilot-odyssey/home.nsf/0/1ba6c029e6c210a405256a8d00762ab7/$FILE/crash%20slowmo.mov)

plkracer
01-23-2008, 12:56 PM
Well at least he landed on the wheels!

DrakAttack
01-23-2008, 07:48 PM
It looks like when he landed on the nose he probably slammed on the brakes, [smilie=shocker.gif] *causing the front wheels to lock up and sending it end-over