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Tankslapper from hell!

Discussion in 'Multimedia' at netrider.net.au started by removed-6, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. #1 removed-6, Jan 23, 2009
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  2. #2 smee, Jan 23, 2009
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  3. That ain't no tank slapper.

    But anyway, props to the IOM guys. Mental.
     
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  4. Care to give us your definition of a tank slapper then? :?
     
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  5. looks like a highside averted?
     
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  6. A dirty slapper sitting on my bike


    aVhaVzA.
     
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  7. #7 2wheelsagain, Jan 24, 2009
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  8. #8 Ratbag, Jan 24, 2009
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    This is a clearer version of the same footage, with a different angle as well.

    The rider DID NOT die although he was knocked out.
    In fact, the footage in the link below was posted by the rider ( Paul Oritt )

    There are details somewhere on the net showing the rear suspension linkage that broke causing the bike to become uncontrollable.

    http://au.[media=youtube]XiKmPFo6xNA[/media]

    Cheers, ratty
     
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  9. That was in reply to smee's post, which was a regular old high side.
     
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  10. I've seen that footage before and it's always made me think that there has to be a point when bailing is better than trying to hang on.

    I mean sitting here comfortably in front of my computer watching it it on replay, I can see that theoretically he should have put his hands on the tank and pushed himself off to avoid hitting the wall.

    BUT, how hard a decision would that be to make!!!!

    I know that in that instant I seriously doubt that I'd have the clarity of mind to jump. Hope I never get to test myself :)
     
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  11. When the bike bursts into flames.
     
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  12. #12 2up, Feb 16, 2009
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  13. #13 Cambo, Feb 21, 2009
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    That guy with the yellow flag was annoying the cr@p out of me.

    He sould have gotten to the corner to wave the flag to let other bikes know of the potential danger. Not stand directly in front of the injured rider. They come flying around the corner then go, oh cr@p. At least at the corner he could slow them down.
     
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  14. #14 nibor, Feb 21, 2009
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    i hope you forgot to mention recovery from a highside, not a tank slapper.

    and Triway, i reckon that has to be one of the most viewed bike crash clips ever lol
     
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  15. In amongst the comments on that video I found this pearler!

    "That's the downside to this particular high-speed tyre warming technique..."

    Golden!
     
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