“Are ya’ ready ‘Ski King’?” My old architecture teacher loved to tell the story of the time he saw a guy trying to water ski off a dock. That was the last thing the boat driver said as he punched it, not realizing that there was a good 40′ of line coiled up on the dock. The skier, “Ski King”, was then yanked off the dock at a pretty good clip but could not hang on to the rope, as he now had two dislocated shoulders. They fished him out of the water and called an ambulance.
I know, it’s a great story. Mr. Rife could never re-tell that story with a straight face.
What was that thing, and what were they trying to do?
Looks like a tree stump that was almost cut all the way through.
We did a similar stunt with the neighbour’s tree with a lot less slack and slower speeds. The only thing I could find in my garage in a hurry was a ratchet strap thingy and when the truck pulled, it was bits of metal everywhere. Oops. Good thing we didn’t video.
And these people help choose our governments… help raise children… probably may work in a nuclear power plant.
good argument for stumping powder ,60% forcite, great for fishing too.
where have i seen this .. these people have any russian cousins ??
My neighbor has a heavy duty pickup truck, a trailer, and a large backhoe. The first time he needed to transport the backhoe, he carefully set the parking brake on the pickup and then drove the backhoe onto the trailer. What he didn’t anticipate was that the trailer worked like a seesaw and as the rear sank, the front elevated. That brought the rear wheels of the pickup off the ground and the parking brake, which affects only the rear wheels, no longer worked. He had parked on a slope so away they rolled with the back end of the pickup in the air and the backhoe pointed upward so he couldn’t see anything in front of him. He was able to keep driving the backhoe forward on the trailer and drove past the fulcrum of the trailer which caused the rear of the pickup to drop suddenly and since the rear wheels were locked with the parking brake the truck stopped but the backhoe didn’t. Well at least not until the front bucket smashed into the truck’s tailgate, and as you might imagine the force of the backhoe’s inertia was a bit much for the truck’s bumper and rear axle too.
This was how he learned to load on level ground and chock the front tires. Wish I had been there with a video camera.
Am I a bad person for laughing at this? Heh heh heh!
that’s nothing. get a few good ol rednecks to wrap detcord around a stump and blow it 50ft in the air.