My deco stop

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Re: My deco stop

Post by airsix » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:55 am

Feel the love. :smt038
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Re: My deco stop

Post by Ken G » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:52 am

Maverick wrote:I'm the guy that does that, yup that's me.

and calvin is already on it, and I did his rover and his bros 997 and his dads jeep and next is Sounders 4runner


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Re: My deco stop

Post by Maverick » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:42 am

I'm the guy that does that, yup that's me.

and calvin is already on it, and I did his rover and his bros 997 and his dads jeep and next is Sounders 4runner
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Re: My deco stop

Post by Sounder » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:13 am

BJ's going to do that to my new 4Runner when it shows up too. \:D/
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Re: My deco stop

Post by airsix » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:12 am

tangfish wrote::violent3: That's me on the right ;)


Well I do seem to recall Ms. McGillis saying that Maverick isn't happy unless he's going mach 2 with his hair is on fire. You are now equipped to provide both. :laughing3:

By the way, if you do autocross that beautiful car I think it would be a good idea to have BJ put some of that custom-cut clear vinyl on the rockers and wheel arches. The wheel spins and sharp turns kick up a lot of pebbles and you don't want to chip that nice paint. (BJ, you're the guy with the business that does that, right?)

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:10 pm

:violent3: That's me on the right ;)

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Re: My deco stop

Post by airsix » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:05 pm

Maverick wrote:Ben this is me on the left and mine has a gin and tonic in it. :occasion5:


No problemo, BJ. I'll drive us home. :partyman: (that's me on the left this time) he he.

Calvin, no that's not me. I just grabbed the first youtube autocross video that came up. That is a very beautiful car you have. Thanks for sharing. Take BJ up on his offer. You'll have a lot of fun.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Sounder » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:29 pm

It is addicting... http://www.bondurant.com It's a great excuse for a trip to Phoenix, especially if you golf.



CaptnJack wrote:Although this one was human instigated, left post rolloffs happen for real.

Before you pat yourself on the back too much, remember you missed that.


All those mid-water skills dives certainly pay off - there is definitely a lot of value in being able to do a valve drill in your sleep. Fixable.
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Re: My deco stop

Post by Maverick » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:27 pm

Auto crossing is damn addictive, and Ben is right about the track, i was talking about the autocrossing
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Diving. . . is an active physical form of meditation. It is so silent- You're like a thought.

SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES. NOT REALLY GOOD FOR
ANYTHING, BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE
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Re: My deco stop

Post by Maverick » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:25 pm

airsix wrote:
tangfish wrote:...there are more options available to them than the views that a) doing stupid shit is ok and encouraged or b) if you break trim you and all your friends will die. :)


Agreed. Aristotle said "moderation in all things".
That applies to those who would be overly serious/elitist as well as their provocateur, the Mav.

Everybody be friends. :occasion5: (that's me on the right, but the beverage is non-alcoholic)
Moving on, lets hear more about the drag-racing (the moderation rule has an exception for horsepower, lateral grip, braking, and acceleration).

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Ben this is me on the left and mine has a gin and tonic in it. :occasion5:
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SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES. NOT REALLY GOOD FOR
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Re: My deco stop

Post by Maverick » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:24 pm

CaptnJack wrote:Although this one was human instigated, left post rolloffs happen for real.

Before you pat yourself on the back too much, remember you missed that.



A left post rolloff could have happened, but with no overhead environments approached during the dive, i felt that was not the issue. I felt sharing air was the safest option, and also good practice. :dontknow:
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Diving. . . is an active physical form of meditation. It is so silent- You're like a thought.

SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES. NOT REALLY GOOD FOR
ANYTHING, BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE
STAIRS.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:14 pm

Is that you driving?!

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Re: My deco stop

Post by airsix » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:11 pm

tangfish wrote:I don't think they'll let me on a track with a droptop.


They will let you time-trial it without a rollbar, but for open-track club-racing or DE you would need a rollbar. Time-trial/Autocross is mega-fun and it's very easy to get started. Minimum requirement is car and helmet. One car at a time racing the clock. Speeds rarely get above 70mph. If you spin or go off-course generally an orange cone or two is the only casualty.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:09 pm

OKAY BJ I'M SORRY I DIDN'T KNOW!

airsix, here are some more shots, after she had a bath:

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Maverick » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:00 pm

tangfish wrote:I don't think they'll let me on a track with a droptop.



CALVIN YOU A WRONG, I caninvite you as a guest for an auto cross if you like, John and i advertisein the Speil so we canbring guests to the events.
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SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES. NOT REALLY GOOD FOR
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STAIRS.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:29 pm

I don't think they'll let me on a track with a droptop.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by airsix » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:02 pm

Sweet. :hello2: Get it off the street and go do PCA or POC club racing, or SCCA time-trials! That car is to good to go in a straight line. :supz:

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Re: My deco stop

Post by lundysd » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:25 pm

Calvin,

I'm an excellent chauffeur if you're ever in need. Red X-scooter testdrive for a Porsche testdrive..... think about it :p

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:22 pm

airsix, was it Aristotle or Buddha who said that? Probably both (actually, I think in Buddhism it's referred to as "the middle path").

About the drag racing, HP was around the 355-70 range (exhaust kit adds a little I think). I hit 135mph on the way back from Vegas this past weekend, with the top down. It was scary, but exhilarating, zooming through the empty highways in Utah. Here's a photo of the new ride taken during a pee break just outside of Bryce Canyon.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by CaptnJack » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:12 pm

Although this one was human instigated, left post rolloffs happen for real.

Before you pat yourself on the back too much, remember you missed that.
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Re: My deco stop

Post by airsix » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:37 pm

tangfish wrote:...there are more options available to them than the views that a) doing stupid shit is ok and encouraged or b) if you break trim you and all your friends will die. :)


Agreed. Aristotle said "moderation in all things".
That applies to those who would be overly serious/elitist as well as their provocateur, the Mav.

Everybody be friends. :occasion5: (that's me on the right, but the beverage is non-alcoholic)
Moving on, lets hear more about the drag-racing (the moderation rule has an exception for horsepower, lateral grip, braking, and acceleration).

-Ben
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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:17 pm

I completely understand and respect where you're coming from, Bob. And I hope that readers become smarter as a result of seeing that there are more options available to them than the views that a) doing stupid shit is ok and encouraged or b) if you break trim you and all your friends will die. :)

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Grateful Diver » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:04 pm

tangfish wrote:I just went drag racing on Aurora yesterday in fact! But yes, I don't recommend driving fast or doing anything unsafe underwater. We all have to make our own decisions at the end of the day and live with the consequences, be they tragic, fun, hurtful or benign.

You're right, and I've got no problem with people having to live with the consequences of their own decisions ... but when someone else decides to turn off your air without your knowledge, that's not your own decision ... it's theirs. But you still may have to live with the consequences ... like Ben's neighbor did.

That's kinda my point. When your decisions start affecting the safety of other people, then perhaps it's time to reconsider.

I had someone sneak up behind me and turn my air off once ... then swim away thinking it was a pretty funny prank. They didn't realize I was teaching a class at the time ... and that the two people I was diving with were also my responsibility. Fortunately, THEY didn't have to live with the consequences.

And FWIW - I know you guys, and my comments aren't really directed at you. You're young men, with pretty good diving skills and a sense of adventure. More power to ya. I'm commenting for the benefit of the folks reading this board who may not know you ... this isn't just a small, local community anymore, after all ... which is why I think promoting safe diving practices is important.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:47 am

I just went drag racing on Aurora yesterday in fact! But yes, I don't recommend driving fast or doing anything unsafe underwater. We all have to make our own decisions at the end of the day and live with the consequences, be they tragic, fun, hurtful or benign.

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Re: My deco stop

Post by Tom Nic » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:12 am

Maverick wrote: anyway yes it was dangerous and not Kosher,


Thanks for saying so, BJ. :salute:

Maverick wrote:but I eat Bacon so it was ok.


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