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Old 02-10-2014, 15:30   #1
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Successful Launch,Or Not? Video.

You may not drown, but.

Ever seen a boat execute a perfect front flip? [VIDEO]

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Old 02-10-2014, 15:47   #2
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Re: Successful Launch,Or Not? Video.

Same rule as airplanes, right?

A good landing: Nobody gets hurt.

A great landing: You can reuse the airplane.


Looks like the guy inside was OK, and the boat looks reusable. Therefore a successful launch.

They also got bonus points for style.
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Do those seats have a 4 point harness?
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Well that looks like fun. I think I need one of those. I would say it was a successful launch


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That was ............. Awesome!!!!! I'd pay to go on that ride any day.
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Re: Successful Launch,Or Not? Video.

A new lifeboat was just designed and released for commercial use. It was design to withstand a freefall of 150 feet, from offshore oil rigs. It was succesfully tested from 201 feet. Each seat had 210 pounds strapped in to it, and none of the seats broke!

One heckuva ride! Google it and you can se the pix.
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A new lifeboat was just designed and released for commercial use. It was design to withstand a freefall of 150 feet, from offshore oil rigs. It was succesfully tested from 201 feet. Each seat had 210 pounds strapped in to it, and none of the seats broke!

One heckuva ride! Google it and you can ses the pix.
Haven't looked, but I can't imagine how well a body is gonna react to the shock of the lifeboat hitting water from that height. Seat might not break, but what about ME?! Gotta be a heckuva deceleration on impact.

Edit: This one?

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Oh My Neck!!!! And my other broken bits.
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Amazing flip!

Notice the quick self righting.

Sure beats being burned on a burning rig.
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That thing better have some serious seats, and restraints.

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HANS device better be included on the equipment list.
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Imagine the wind catching it, and it landing not pointy end first, but on it's side
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Seat belt? I don't need no stinkin seat belt.
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