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Offline Watty

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How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« on: January 19, 2010, 09:21:15 am »
(Not sure if this thread belongs here, should perhaps rather be moved to Riding and Training, or maybe even to the Comic section)

I have an electronic copy of a real bizarre publication titled "The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook", it even has an ISBN number!

Some of the chapters from this manual includes among other:

  • How to Win a Sword Fight
  • How to Make a Fire without Matches
  • How to Deliver a Bay in a Taxical
  • How to Survive if your Parachute Fails to Open
  • How to Escape from Killer Bees

and about 50 other similar subjects ranges from to outright ridiculous to acceptable situations.

And before you all start shouting "Bullsh!t it is all a pack of bogus alarmist propaganda! " and start a flame war  - they are serious!   Just look in particular at their disclaimer:

"WARNING
When a life is imperilled or a dire situation is at hand, safe alternatives may not exist. To deal with the worst-case scenarios presented in this book, we highly recommend—insist, actually—that the best course of action is to consult a professionally trained expert. Do NOT ATTEMPT TO UNDERTAKE ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS BOOK YOURSELF. But because highly trained professionals may not always be available when the safety of individuals is at risk, we have asked experts on various subjects to describe the techniques they might employ in those emergency situations."

Ja right, and just where are you going to get the "professional" to consult when caught during a running gun fight in the Cape Flats, or when you have to fend off a charging water buffalo? :mwink:

Nevertheless, the following advise I would like to share with all other dogs - one just never know when this will come in handy in our line of activities .....

How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car

If you are planning to enter the car through one of its windows, remember that in many newer cars, only the front windows roll all the way down. You should attempt to be on the front passenger side.

  • Wear a high-quality helmet and a leather jacket plus leather pants and boots.
  • Make sure both vehicles are moving at the same speed.  The slower the speed, the safer the move. Anything faster than sixty miles per hour is extremely dangerous.
  • Wait for a long straight section of road.
  • Get the vehicles as close as possible to each other.  You will be on the passenger side of the car, so you will be very close to the edge of the roadway. Be careful not to swerve.
  • Stand crouched with both of your feet on either the running board or the seat.

  • Hold the throttle until the last instant.  Remember, as soon as you release the throttle the bike speed will decrease.
  • If the car has a handle inside (above the door) grab it with your free hand.  If not, simply time the leap so your torso lands in the car. If someone can grab you and pull you in, all the better.
  • Have the driver swerve away from the bike as soon as you are inside.  Once you have released the handlebars, the bike will go out of control and crash.  It may also slip under the rear passenger-side wheel of the car.
  • If you miss the window, tuck and roll away from the vehicles (see page 82 for jumping from a moving car).

Be Aware
The move is much easier if two people are on the motorcycle so that the non-jumper can continue driving. In the movies and in stunt shows, these transfers are usually performed at slow speeds, and in fact often employ the use of a metal step installed on one side of the bike or car, which allows the rider to step off while keeping the bike balanced. You are not likely to have this option.


 

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Re: How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 11:42:33 am »
Tx.  Just yesterday I was wondering how to do it...
 

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Re: How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 11:46:49 am »
Does it have a section called 'How To Fend Off A Wild Animal Attack' for Smithey?

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=43247.0

 ;D
 

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Re: How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 11:50:16 am »
  • How to Deliver a Bay in a Taxical

Damn, I want to do that as soon as I find out what it is.
 

Offline Iron Shark

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Re: How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 12:47:23 pm »
  • How to Deliver a Bay in a Taxical

Damn, I want to do that as soon as I find out what it is.


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Re: How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 12:50:10 pm »
I can do the rest but not deliver a BABY in a TAXICAB, specially not the one that rides between Ivory Park and Boulders.
 

Offline Watty

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Re: How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 02:11:59 pm »
Does it have a section called 'How To Fend Off A Wild Animal Attack' for Smithey?

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=43247.0

 ;D

Quite a few topics in this category.  Here is one that may be relevant in Africa.
Maybe these screen-shots from the manual will assist in his survival ......  :mwink:





 

Offline Watty

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Re: How to leap from a Motorcycle to a Car
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 02:38:46 pm »
And here is another one that you just must go and practice ... never know when it will come in handy   :thumleft:




or what about these lekker tips ... just the thing for getting even with those annoying blêrrie taxi's