Comments: 409 • Responses: 101 • Date: 2014-05-29 01:12:54 UTCsource
MagicNoodle83 karma2014-05-29 01:27:13 UTC
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DazTheCowboy50 karma2014-05-29 01:30:40 UTC
I won't promise it, but I will do everything in my power to have one.
MagicNoodle11 karma2014-05-29 01:32:23 UTC
ihatethelivingdead38 karma2014-05-29 01:35:50 UTC
Not falling off the board I would imagine.
DazTheCowboy31 karma2014-05-29 01:40:56 UTC
That's my first to second safety measure ;)
ihatethelivingdead11 karma2014-05-29 01:47:17 UTC
Cool, make sure you keep your face away from the jet too, I heard those things can get hot.
DazTheCowboy10 karma2014-05-29 01:53:11 UTC
haha will do.
DazTheCowboy15 karma2014-05-29 01:37:29 UTC
the list of safety measures is a little to long to list right now. but you can rest assure that I had had many years of experience making what looks impossible possible in a safe and controlled environment. I will take every precaution afforded to me to make sure that AmA happens.
MagicNoodle7 karma2014-05-29 01:40:24 UTC
DazTheCowboy11 karma2014-05-29 01:56:17 UTC
snoo yes. snoo has been good to me.
biggles72683 karma2014-05-29 04:25:30 UTC
At 300mph won't the air resistance be a little bit like a brick wall?
Also you are insane and I admire the hell out of you for it. That is one bad ass looking machine.
DazTheCowboy4 karma2014-05-29 04:28:48 UTC
wind tunnel test and CFDing has shown this to be rather minimal.
hoilst6 karma2014-05-29 02:16:07 UTC
And here's where we find the advert to the question that had plagued reddit philosophers for ages: is there life after AMA?
DazTheCowboy11 karma2014-05-29 02:17:41 UTC
Would that be a ALAmA?
mauxfaux49 karma2014-05-29 02:59:59 UTC
Does your luge have a reinforced carbon-fibre compartment for your incredibly large balls?
DazTheCowboy31 karma2014-05-29 03:01:30 UTC
have you been spying on my design?
mauxfaux10 karma2014-05-29 03:02:43 UTC
Ha! Good luck to you, brother.
DazTheCowboy12 karma2014-05-29 03:16:54 UTC
Learned_Hand_0125 karma2014-05-29 03:16:15 UTC
Do you enjoy having skin?
DazTheCowboy25 karma2014-05-29 03:20:22 UTC
it can be over rated at times.
popesnutsack18 karma2014-05-29 02:27:16 UTC
Where do you want to be buried ????
DazTheCowboy72 karma2014-05-29 02:32:29 UTC
I want my remains spinkeled over a very densely populated city... but I don't want to be cremated.
zadreth47 karma2014-05-29 02:37:29 UTC
Hit a bump and that may happen.
DazTheCowboy26 karma2014-05-29 02:40:31 UTC
so be it.
zadreth6 karma2014-05-29 02:51:37 UTC
Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
DazTheCowboy8 karma2014-05-29 03:06:57 UTC
nor I. thank you for your concern.
spyd3rweb2 karma2014-05-29 03:59:29 UTC
May you rest in pieces sir!
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 04:02:36 UTC
major_fox_pass12 karma2014-05-29 01:52:55 UTC
Where are you getting the money to fund this?
Did you design the board?
DazTheCowboy22 karma2014-05-29 02:01:13 UTC
I took out two personal loans. one for $43000AUD and another for $44800AUD that has gotten the board to it's current state. I now fund it after selling all my stuff and use my monthly paycheck.
I designed and built the board with the help of my friends at Custom Carbon Components. their on Facebook if you look them up.
MyLittleSisterIsSexy11 karma2014-05-29 03:36:24 UTC
How did you convince the bank to lend you 80 grand to build a jet powered skateboard for no real monetary gain?
Also what have been the costs so far?
DazTheCowboy9 karma2014-05-29 03:49:27 UTC
Actually the funny part is when they ask what I was getting the personal loan for I told them I'm building a jet powered luge to break a land speed record. they laughed at me haha.
everything costs. you put the words turbine or land speed in any sentence and prices quadruple. everything is custom except the trucks. one turbine is $18000AUD at the time when I bought them.
bukakke_surprise4 karma2014-05-29 04:02:17 UTC
Does this mean the trucks are already able to reach such speeds?
DazTheCowboy4 karma2014-05-29 04:25:11 UTC
We'll see. no trucks have ever gone those speeds. all truck companies didn't want a bar of me haha.
major_fox_pass6 karma2014-05-29 02:02:40 UTC
How do you expect to pay back the loans?
DazTheCowboy55 karma2014-05-29 02:07:31 UTC
very very slowly. this was never about money or fame. this venture won't bring either. it was about fulfilling a childhood dream and to say I gave my everything to follow one of my dreams.
major_fox_pass6 karma2014-05-29 02:53:51 UTC
I can respect that! Best of luck!
DazTheCowboy10 karma2014-05-29 03:06:23 UTC
longlive4chan2 karma2014-05-29 04:35:38 UTC
You're starting to remind me of the Kiwi with the Indian. I'm sure this isn't the first time you've heard this. But I consider that a very high compliment.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 04:53:10 UTC
Burt Munro is/was a great man. I consider it a compliment even when they mean it as a joke.
Zeptic12 karma2014-05-29 01:25:47 UTC
Will you be strapped to the board to make sure that you stay on it? Kinda like on snowboards where you have those straps for your feet.
DazTheCowboy18 karma2014-05-29 01:29:51 UTC
no. part of the rules doesn't allow me to be strapped to the board. The other reason is if there is any emergency I can slid free and hopefully away from the board.
timmsthethird17 karma2014-05-29 02:55:37 UTC
What would the effect of bailing at 300mph be on your body?
DazTheCowboy28 karma2014-05-29 03:02:48 UTC
extreme. besides the friction burn and blistering I could also suffer hyper extended joints breaks and death.
Sabin2k9 karma2014-05-29 03:17:24 UTC
This sounds so casual. Best of luck to you!
DazTheCowboy10 karma2014-05-29 03:20:04 UTC
I'm all to aware what can happen. which is why I take so many precautions minimizing it as much as I can.
Nicomon5 karma2014-05-29 03:33:19 UTC
I'm trying (and failing) to imagine would could possibly go so wrong that death is considered the 'safe' option.
DazTheCowboy9 karma2014-05-29 03:35:59 UTC
It's not. that is why we work to minimize this risk.
Dicky_McCockpants1 karma2014-05-29 04:07:20 UTC
If it goes wrong at 300 there won't be much board left.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 04:22:43 UTC
randomtwinkie9 karma2014-05-29 03:28:51 UTC
Can I take out a life insurance policy on you?
DazTheCowboy5 karma2014-05-29 03:29:51 UTC
to late ;)
oPrunyNight9 karma2014-05-29 02:49:42 UTC
I noticed on your website that braking has to be done with your feet making contact to the road. What sort of things to you have to take into account when going from 300mph to 0 using only your feet?
DazTheCowboy9 karma2014-05-29 03:09:21 UTC
wind resistance can kill. it can dislodge me rrom my board if I do the wrong thing at the wrong time. the other is I have to be careful with how quickly I reposition my weight. this could also have a catastrophic outcome.
Gymnote9 karma2014-05-29 02:01:53 UTC
Where on your board is the flux capacitor installed?
DazTheCowboy8 karma2014-05-29 02:04:51 UTC
You'll have to ask thr doc
gin-n-tonic7 karma2014-05-29 02:01:33 UTC
Bonus points if you can break the record on this street:
DazTheCowboy4 karma2014-05-29 02:04:28 UTC
I was there last year but I forgot to bring my board. I really want to streetluge that hill. it's possible.
gin-n-tonic2 karma2014-05-29 02:06:25 UTC
You sir, have got it. Good luck to you cowboy.
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 02:14:08 UTC
thank you good sir (hat tip)
Familiastone5 karma2014-05-29 03:44:39 UTC
Don't you mean- ah forget it...
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:56:11 UTC
JeanLucPicKev6 karma2014-05-29 01:41:20 UTC
How much space do you need to stop? And will you have any ability to steer the luge once you reach top speed?
DazTheCowboy11 karma2014-05-29 01:50:37 UTC
the board is lean steering. you will be surprised with how responsive it can be. my board has a much lower angle base plate to help with stability. We are not sure what distance ee need to stop as yet as no one has ever attempted to do the speeds I will do. This will be one of the reasons for all the testing.
JeanLucPicKev6 karma2014-05-29 01:55:47 UTC
johnnydirnt3 karma2014-05-29 03:41:22 UTC
That's about 45, right? He'll have to go plaid.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 04:55:12 UTC
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 02:01:54 UTC
bachiavelli6 karma2014-05-29 01:57:39 UTC
Health/life insurance. Do you have it and what company is crazy enough to cover you?
DazTheCowboy9 karma2014-05-29 02:01:45 UTC
none as yet. I think their to smart for me.
bachiavelli8 karma2014-05-29 03:58:57 UTC
not sure if grammar errors are intentional word play or not...
DazTheCowboy6 karma2014-05-29 04:04:36 UTC
words, speaking and walking are not my strong suits
JayRob2226 karma2014-05-29 02:22:44 UTC
What do you plan to eat as your last meal before the attempt?
DazTheCowboy8 karma2014-05-29 02:28:30 UTC
i_pee_in_the_sink5 karma2014-05-29 02:31:23 UTC
Is it loud?
DazTheCowboy7 karma2014-05-29 02:34:53 UTC
NatenLogansDad5 karma2014-05-29 02:37:39 UTC
Ever have any wtf am I thinking moments?
Assuming this goes off without a hitch, what's next.
Will there be a live stream?
DazTheCowboy11 karma2014-05-29 02:58:40 UTC
haha I have that every day. Every day I spend working in retail. I have occasionally had it with the jet luge. it keeps you alive. makes you double/triple check everything.
I have so much I want to do. my next adventure is loving my wife as much a I humanly can. I don't care where I am as long as we are having a ball. she streetluges as well and we have spoken of riding some of the most highest remote roads in the world.
NatenLogansDad5 karma2014-05-29 03:04:58 UTC
What about live stream? If not, I want an email on how you made out! Good luck you crazy bastard! Godspeed!!!
DazTheCowboy5 karma2014-05-29 03:15:53 UTC
oh sorry! I'm going to try and stream live during the attempt.
NatenLogansDad1 karma2014-05-29 03:23:29 UTC
Don't know the time zone difference, but I will be looking for the date and time.
Follow up, if you do this down under, and I'm watching it in the US, technically you'll be world famous correct?
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:26:53 UTC
haha. I guess. but what is fame? I don't really care for it.
NatenLogansDad9 karma2014-05-29 03:33:14 UTC
Fame is if you ever travel to Philadelphia, PA in the USA I will buy you a pint.
DazTheCowboy19 karma2014-05-29 03:36:26 UTC
I like fame.
Highsenbong4 karma2014-05-29 01:15:49 UTC
Would you simply vaporize if you wrecked?
DazTheCowboy4 karma2014-05-29 01:19:58 UTC
I would suffer major injuries and or possibly die. but that is why I have an extremely skilled team and we test test and do more testing. I won't attempt to just hit 300mph in one go.
LLv24 karma2014-05-29 01:58:07 UTC
Just be careful with the oscillation overthruster, Buckaroo.
AnotherDawkins4 karma2014-05-29 02:11:27 UTC
Awesome reference, too bad OP has no clue.
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 02:15:37 UTC
I'm not that cool, trust me. a link would be nice ;)
LLv24 karma2014-05-29 02:17:24 UTC
It refers to a technology in the film Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, which I will allow you to use Google to read about.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 02:28:07 UTC
cool. I'll check it out.
AnotherDawkins3 karma2014-05-29 02:34:12 UTC
It's from an old movie, IMDb link
Watch it, love it.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 02:39:31 UTC
haha I'm so watching this when I get home.
AnotherDawkins1 karma2014-05-29 02:44:07 UTC
I might as well. Watched it probably over 100 times in my life. Never gets old.
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 03:10:23 UTC
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 02:03:00 UTC
I don't need to worry about that. I don't know what it is haha
Plasmm4 karma2014-05-29 03:19:18 UTC
DazTheCowboy8 karma2014-05-29 03:23:36 UTC
Plasmm3 karma2014-05-29 03:28:52 UTC
Sounds good to me then. Good luck!
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:29:38 UTC
thank you :)
NotSoSlippery4 karma2014-05-29 01:58:16 UTC
How did you get started with streetluge?
DazTheCowboy5 karma2014-05-29 02:03:26 UTC
I started in 1996 after seeing it on tv
NotSoSlippery4 karma2014-05-29 01:47:12 UTC
What kind of wheels are you using? How are they internally mounted?
DazTheCowboy8 karma2014-05-29 01:55:38 UTC
I'm using custom built drag racing wheels used for top fuel snow mobile racing on asphalt built by Pro Line in the United states. they are rated up to speeds of 800kph. they then have an adapter that is mounted to standard 8mm skateboard axle.
KESPAA3 karma2014-05-29 04:18:18 UTC
I'm using custom built drag racing wheels used for top fuel snow mobile racing on asphalt built by Pro Line in the United states. they are rated up to speeds of 800kph.
I'm using custom built drag racing wheels used for top fuel snow mobile racing on asphalt built by Pro Line in the United states. they are rated up to speeds of 800kph.
mounted to standard 8mm skateboard axle.
mounted to standard 8mm skateboard axle.
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 04:43:03 UTC
haha I like you
ThrowawayMarkz4 karma2014-05-29 01:19:14 UTC
Cool don't kill yourself. Good luck bro
DazTheCowboy5 karma2014-05-29 01:21:55 UTC
Thank you for your support :)
Whereisnumnum3 karma2014-05-29 04:32:55 UTC
Pretty sure I asked to buy your turbines once you were done and you never really answered and kinda dodged to question. So can I? Sorry if that was some other guy riding a jet luge.
EDIT: Yup, totally you.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 04:56:05 UTC
haha. sure you can buy them. I accept cash.
BorderColliesRule3 karma2014-05-29 01:24:24 UTC
So what type of clothing/protective gear will you be wearing?
DazTheCowboy9 karma2014-05-29 01:27:54 UTC
I have a custom set of racing leather good for speeds of around 350+kph I hope to do the run in a very ooen area so my biggest threats are friction burn and rag dolling (flopping around once dismounted) impact injury will be rather minimal.
BorderColliesRule5 karma2014-05-29 01:31:51 UTC
TIL, they make racing suits for 220mph....
Best of luck with your endeavor!
DazTheCowboy9 karma2014-05-29 01:33:38 UTC
"they" don't, I did. I do custom racing leathers on the side. I have had a few years practice making racing suits for gravity sports and motorcycle racing.
BorderColliesRule2 karma2014-05-29 01:36:30 UTC
DazTheCowboy10 karma2014-05-29 01:39:20 UTC
yes. there is a very good helping of kevlar in the suit. it is actually one of the heaviest I have done.
BorderColliesRule1 karma2014-05-29 01:40:33 UTC
Give us an image!
DazTheCowboy15 karma2014-05-29 01:47:52 UTC
I'm currently at work and nowhere near my leathers sorry. I would also like to keep the construction of my leathers private as there are other manufacturers out thete that steal designs and stitching.
mcrae442 karma2014-05-29 03:25:55 UTC
isnt impact injury=ragdolling? im confused
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 03:34:31 UTC
yes, you would be correct. it is a form of impact injury.
LittleClitoris3 karma2014-05-29 04:09:53 UTC
Are you insane?
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 04:18:47 UTC
possibly. I do work retail.
telekinetic2 karma2014-05-29 03:44:08 UTC
Why is your board not covered in energy drink sponsorship stickers? Jesus, marketing guys for various beverage companies, get on the freaking ball!
DazTheCowboy4 karma2014-05-29 03:57:03 UTC
THANK YOU!!!! one guy gets it! listen to this guy people who own energy drink stuff.
flobbaddobbadob2 karma2014-05-29 02:58:05 UTC
Do you need any help? Any at all.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:01:55 UTC
haha. sure. where are you and what can you do?
h3lme72 karma2014-05-29 03:03:22 UTC
I've been following your posts on /r/longboarding for quite a while now, super excited that the board is finished and you are close to going for it!
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:16:42 UTC
thank you, I'm also veey excited. We still have a long road ahead of us haha.
nissansilviafan2 karma2014-05-29 03:26:03 UTC
What's the highest speed you've ever reached on a street luge?
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:33:29 UTC
I have done 137kph on a streetluge. I have done 340kph on a motorcycle.
Flygonisprettygood2 karma2014-05-29 03:11:24 UTC
I double dog dare you to do it with no hands
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 03:14:19 UTC
NitroMeta1 karma2014-05-29 03:07:41 UTC
What helmet style/brand will you be using?
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:14:44 UTC
I have a Vector M5
NitroMeta1 karma2014-05-29 03:19:14 UTC
Is their going to be any additional gear for aerodynamics? Also I wish you the best of luck.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:24:29 UTC
extra gear? I'm not allowed anything covering me when I go for the record.
herpderpherpderp1 karma2014-05-29 04:45:46 UTC
Sorry, our rules state that you can host an AMA after you have completed an event, not before. Thanks!
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 05:08:14 UTC
MotorMonkey1 karma2014-05-29 03:01:52 UTC
Are you gonna be running on dirt or asphalt? And also how fucking badass are you? Cause I think you're pretty badass.
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 03:18:04 UTC
haha thanks. it will be done on eith asphalt or salt. not sure yet. if a sponsor jumos on it could be salt with live streaming.
MotorMonkey1 karma2014-05-29 03:22:20 UTC
Wow cool. Good luck!
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:28:02 UTC
norubinstien1 karma2014-05-29 03:06:30 UTC
This guy, this guy has a massive set of balls. I'd be honored to hold his beer.
DazTheCowboy6 karma2014-05-29 03:15:17 UTC
cool. no sipsies.
CaptShutIn1 karma2014-05-29 03:49:39 UTC
Do you know what the chances are that it will explode? Rocket luge seems kinda explody.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:55:22 UTC
rockets explode. I have turbine engines. mine tend to fail catastrophically and disintegrate. it is a possibility but not a big one.
nosaJ42971 karma2014-05-29 03:26:30 UTC
How much fo you trust the board, considering you made it by hand? Do you question your work, or are you fairly confident in it?
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:32:37 UTC
I am completely confident in it or I wouldn't even sit on it. I have spent a lot of money, done a lot of research and we have done a lot of testing just to get to this point. we know what the board can do and I love how it is so far. I can barely tell I'm at speed when I'm on it the aerodynamics are so good. this is in wind tunnel testing of course.
mento19861 karma2014-05-29 03:37:08 UTC
Where will you be attempting this feat?
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:45:39 UTC
good question. I'm hoping to do it at Bonneville in Utah. I am taking dogecoin donations and trying to raise money for the Westmead Childrens Hospital while rausing it for myself as well to see if I can get enough to do it there. but if a sponsor jumps on I'm hoping we can really get some stuff happening with live streaming and big long runs. you can see more ob my website www.jetluge.com.au
PorkChop4PC1 karma2014-05-29 03:38:00 UTC
How much thrust will the jet have at peak? An how do you know your materials will hold up to that kind of force and vibrations?
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 03:42:21 UTC
537lbs of thrust. we have tested everything and it all will be more than capable of handling any stresses.
Obey_me6661 karma2014-05-29 03:39:35 UTC
Make sure to tie your shoes on really well. If those come off when you bail it is known to be a bad sign.
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 03:41:04 UTC
I would think this would be my worst case scenario.
Familiastone1 karma2014-05-29 03:41:46 UTC
Just do the AMA afterwards. Oh wait, I guess you want the karma now AND later. Oh well, redditors will be redditors.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:58:42 UTC
pffft karma don't feed my poor starving kitty.
Madibadabadooba1 karma2014-05-29 03:46:54 UTC
How big are your testicles sir?
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:55:50 UTC
metric or imperial?
MistakenNeverWrong1 karma2014-05-29 02:03:44 UTC
Fellow aussie I take it by the westmead hospital charity comment below?
If that's the case, are you looking at attempting the record here, on the salt plains or overseas?
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 02:08:55 UTC
I'm happy to do it any where in the world. but I'll go with what I can afford or who pays for me to go where yhey want it. I just want to go fast.
MistakenNeverWrong1 karma2014-05-29 02:15:21 UTC
Goodluck mate, all the best with it.
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 02:16:26 UTC
RollerBass1 karma2014-05-29 02:12:36 UTC
That board looks sick. What led to you deciding to do this?
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 02:13:44 UTC
Sorry just to clarify, did you mean what led me to do the record?
RollerBass2 karma2014-05-29 02:19:55 UTC
I just meant what were the main factors that got you to this point?
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 02:30:21 UTC
I always have loved speed. I have always wanted to be the fastest in the world. I grew frustrated with waiting and hoping a company would sponsor me to get it going so I said stuff it and took out two very large loans and started doing it myself.
simmonsg1 karma2014-05-29 02:16:30 UTC
Pics or it hasn't happened.
DazTheCowboy4 karma2014-05-29 02:18:15 UTC
simmonsg2 karma2014-05-29 02:31:41 UTC
I checked it out and I think it's pretty awesome. My comment was just a take on the old, "pics or it didn't happen."
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 02:37:48 UTC
I gotcha. it's hard to pick up on a bit of fun sarcasm via text ;)
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 02:27:25 UTC
www.jetluge.com.au and it hasn't happened yet.
skmadik1 karma2014-05-29 02:32:18 UTC
Do you actually think that 300 MPH is achievable? I can't imagine trying to balance with that kind of wind resistance.
DazTheCowboy4 karma2014-05-29 02:36:00 UTC
this is the goal. we all need to push limits. it will be extremely difficult we know that. but it's not unobtainable.
Walkingtalkinghawkin1 karma2014-05-29 03:38:23 UTC
don't crash, I heard that it may hurt a little.
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 03:41:18 UTC
frapawhack1 karma2014-05-29 02:54:05 UTC
do you have a faring?
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:05:56 UTC
I do but not in the traditional sense of like a motorcycle. the board is it's own chassis and it has parts that fit on and off to access parts to tune or service the noard. kind of like fairing. nothing covers the rider.
GamerChick11 karma2014-05-29 03:12:29 UTC
I wish you the best of luck! Also, thank you for doing this AmA!
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:14:07 UTC
thank you. It's nice meeting so many great people
silverskull391 karma2014-05-29 03:19:08 UTC
Do you have a will written up? You know, just in case.
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 03:25:01 UTC
Actually, yes I do.
Pepe_Puddles1 karma2014-05-29 03:19:49 UTC
Are speedwobbles, similar to that of a skateboard, an issue on a luge? At that speed recovering from them would almost seem imposible. Do you have a contingency for a loss of control, or is it more of a, hold on and hope for the best?
DazTheCowboy5 karma2014-05-29 03:23:15 UTC
yes. speed wobbles will be a very real thing to compete with. my experience and knowledge of riding this type of board will help but not prevent them. if a complete loss of control happens. I bail. I get away from the board as fast as possible.
Pepe_Puddles2 karma2014-05-29 03:33:20 UTC
Part two, Whats kind of fuel source do you use? have you tried alternatives to just ethanol, or are the engines specific to a certain type that leaves no real option for experimentation?
Thanks for answering, good luck. Try and get a stream for the event if you can.
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 03:39:33 UTC
the board currently runs on Jet-A1which is your standard jet fuel. if I have time and the money I would like to try convert it to bio diesel. I also accept dogecoins. if anyone has any spare haha.
p0staldave1 karma2014-05-29 03:23:26 UTC
can I have your stuff?
srsly, don't die and I'm kinda jealous
DazTheCowboy3 karma2014-05-29 03:27:46 UTC
no. If it comes to that my wife gets it. and thank you :)
CheeseYogi1 karma2014-05-29 03:23:43 UTC
Have you done any wind-tunnel testing? I'm wondering if your luge has been tuned to minimize lift.
DazTheCowboy2 karma2014-05-29 03:26:06 UTC
we have dine many many hours of tunnel testing and CFDing. you can see some of it on my website www.jetluge.com.au
CheeseYogi1 karma2014-05-29 03:32:32 UTC
Nice. You've got much bigger balls than I do. Good luck to you, sir!
DazTheCowboy1 karma2014-05-29 03:39:53 UTC
thank you sir.
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