Car Long Jump (Spoiler: Massive Crash!!)

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  • maxtorque
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    It’s a Mini adventure………. (with a rather Maxi ending)

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I (ahem) jumped to the action (about 7m 30s) so I didn’t find out why someone with young kids would do something so mental, but I must say the jump/crash is brilliantly edited. Spectacular.

    peterfile
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    Spectacular.

    +1

    That must have felt incredible and horrible in equal measures. The full speed edit towards the end makes it look like someone playing with a toy car and just flipping it around.

    ocrider
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    OK lads, we’re going to need the spare car.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I was impressed how few times it touched the ground whilst crashing.

    dooosuk
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    Pretty surprised there wasn’t an ambulance/fire crews with engines running ready to go to the scene of a crash. Seeing them run with extinguishers in hand seemed a bit poor.

    peterfile
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    I was impressed how few times it touched the ground whilst crashing.

    Me too! I wonder what the record is for number of front flips in a car? Surely he can’t be car off!

    cynic-al
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    Anyone find the editing really annoying?

    I just wanted one clean shot of the landing from one camera.

    warton
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    that should polish out.

    shuhockey
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOANXNGrZc[/video]
    Wow!
    Now that is how to crash is style!

    Trimix
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    Landed nose first – should have pumped harder on the lip then 🙂

    (or used a car with better weight balance)

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    Pretty surprised there wasn’t an ambulance/fire crews with engines running ready to go to the scene of a crash. Seeing them run with extinguishers in hand seemed a bit poor.

    He’ll have only had the minimum fuel in a modified impact resistant tank, to minimise the fire risk.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Anyone find the editing really annoying?

    I just wanted one clean shot of the landing from one camera.

    I thought the editing was brilliant. Really got the drama up that something was going to go wrong… especially when you saw the driver’s (pilot’s?) face at the split second before impact.
    The one clean shot came straight after.
    Superb I thought.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Oh my 😯 Good vid

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    You know that thing about looking at womens tits while you’re talking to them?

    sgn23
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    So who screwed up? The driver or the engineer doing the calculations?

    spooky_b329
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    There seemed to be a tiny moment of hesitation with the gas as he went up the base of the ramp, suspect that loaded the suspension a little? All the other jumps were nose up, as soon as the nose got low I guess it loses that tiny bit of assistance from the airspeed and drops further. He made the distance, just landed on the front bumper.

    samuri
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    the place I saw it, Go Pro I think, kept going on and on about how calm he was.

    Nope, it looks like he almost shit himself when he realised he was going to crash.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Yikes! Good linky. Ta.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    Wow and double wow

    Premier Icon themightymowgli
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    Um, my guy is better than your guy

    Tracker1972
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    Can’t get over how (relatively) calm it was in the cab. Crashing without actually contracting the ground much really seems to work… wonder if he gives lessons…

    fasthaggis
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    Anyone find the editing really annoying?

    I just wanted one clean shot of the landing from one camera.

    Yup,it’s like they didn’t want to show that bit of the landing impact,there is no clean shot.A bit odd ,when they had all those cameras around.

    brakes
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    you’d think he’d have some kind of wing flaps to adjust pitch, or is that not allowed?

    legend
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    you’re confusing jumping a car with landing a plane

    the hustler
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    If you’re going to over jump on snow, over jump like Gee Atherton

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypLuYbN2-ZQ[/video]

    konabunny
    Member

    No eye protection!

    shifter
    Member

    And those eyes were close to popping out

    spooky_b329
    Member

    Perhaps BMW didn’t want a clip of a (fake) mini in a spectacular crash, hence only inside and very wide shots?

    milky1980
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    Looks like he made the mistake of lifting off the throttle mid-air.

    The Group B 205T16’s had the same problem, the inertia of the engine slowing down would rotate the car, the solution was to floor it!!

    At least he didn’t come up short.

    shifter
    Member

    I wonder at what point in history people will stop whining about the current Mini.

    FunkyDunc
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    Oh Spooky you have ruined it for me now, I was going to go down the Mini dealership and buy one, I hadn’t realised the car was not a ‘normal’ Mini

    Gee was bloody lucky in his miscalculation!

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    Ah, milky1980, thanks! My son and I were watching that and couldn’t figure out the nosedive. You can see on the second to last practice jump the same behaviour jsut starts to kick in right at the end.

    I should know this, its exectly the same with RC cars – when you come of a jump, keep the gas on to keep the car stable in the air. Or use the throttle to adjust pitch.

    Thanks!

    hooli
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    I bet that hurt a bit 😯

    Premier Icon DezB
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    *Awaits milky1980’s car jump video*

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    shifter – Member
    I wonder at what point in history people will stop whining about the current Mini.

    When they make something in keeping with the name?

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