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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2014, 07:49:37 PM »
i have no idea. you seem like you do.

Ive been boating many times and ALWAYS wear one (im a WSI, LTI, EMT).

If you dont like those orange  ones that  choke ur neck, they make good thin vest ones. Check dicks sporting  goods or the like.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2014, 07:53:08 PM »
If you dont like those orange  ones that  choke ur neck, they make good thin vest ones. Check dicks sporting  goods or the like.
Lot more expensive but they make some really nice ski vests.
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2014, 08:18:43 PM »
1) Skiing the mountains in Arosa.. First time skiing from the summit 14,750ft up.. you dont know the twists & turns yet.. one little move & your choppered out DOA. Sounds like cake, im an expert skiier but still it was heart pumping the first time down..

2) did 110mph on cruise down a straight highway that had a 70 or 75 mph limit.. straiiiiiight as can be in Kansas.. was a 4 hour drive.. passed by Fort Riley with All the military stuff & for some stupid reason I needed a photo.. I slowly started moving to the shoulder while going 110mph.. swerved back into the lane and car was on 2 wheels.. I thought it was going to be the day I died. learned a lesson for sure..

I guess it wasnt time yet for my number to be called. But I had nisim & always thank hashem for making a ness for me. scarrrrry

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2014, 08:20:35 PM »
1) Skiing the mountains in Arosa.. First time skiing from the summit 14,750ft up.. you dont know the twists & turns yet.. one little move & your choppered out DOA. Sounds like cake, im an expert skiier but still it was heart pumping the first time down..

2) did 110mph oncruise down a straight highway that had a 70 or 75 mph limit.. straiiiiiight as can be in Kansas.. was a 4 hour drive.. passed by Fort Riley with All the military stuff & for some stupid reason I needed a photo.. I slowly started moving to the shoulder while going 110mph.. swerved back into the lane and car was on 2 wheels.. I thought it was going to be the day I died. learned a lesson for sure
Lesson learned make sure u got everything u need b4 hitting 110!
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2014, 09:01:02 PM »
I just figured they would know better. If you want to play superman at least have your wife wear one.

It's really so terrible?

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2014, 03:36:54 PM »
Last winter,
Miloli Ridge Road, Kauai

Rented a 4wd. Apparently it had rained for a while before we arrived. The gate was open, and we were excited for the view at the end. We start along the road, and the road doesn't seem too bad at all. After a couple minutes we hit some nice bumps, and I'm thinking now I understand why you need a 4wd. Then we get to a decline with a crack/ mini ravine going diagonally across the road. I'm driving along when suddenly the car slides and spins sideways because it lost all traction due to the mud. I don't live in an area with snow, so this is my first experience with completely losing control of my car, and my initial reaction is of confusion mixed with a healthy dose of fear. Then I react and and compensate by spinning the wheel the other way, and the jeep then spins the other way.  Finally I get it straight and realize the wheel is stuck in the crack in the growing like we're on a track. So I kinda guide the jeep along in the track and it slides down with a few sideways jerks till we get to the bottom. I proceed thinking/hoping that's the worst of it. When I see there's more of that, I realize I can't keep going and have to turn back. So I go down another hill, sliding and spinning 90 degrees both ways to the bottom till I could get to a clearing with enough space to turn around. Basically the car won't go up the hill-too much mud. I tried slowly to get max traction, i tried backing up then accelerating and it won't go past a certain spot - I even put petal to the metal and it would on lurch and spin sideways . We finally give up, abandon the car, and hoof it back to waimea canyon road in the light rain (luckily we brought disposable ponchos) and hitch a ride back to the rental place by the airport. They call a tow company and are told it would cost 1200 minimum. (My insurance says they wont pay because the car didnt break down.) And they wouldn't try retrieving the jeep for another week. I'm getting nervous that I would have to buy a new car,  When they remember mom and pop shop tow company,  and they said they will do it for 600 right away and we exchange info and he goes to get the jeep. Luckily,  the rental place agreed to give us another car meanwhile, and we make it back to the hotel just before Shabbos. We got back home on Sunday, and haven't heard from the tow company since.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2014, 04:48:13 PM »
Whoa.
Didn't you read the book though? It says to turn back if things look wet!
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2014, 06:10:26 PM »
The book also says (re. Polihale IIRC) to "pull an important looking wire" before calling the tow truck. That way it's a "breakdown", not just getting stuck in the mud :P.
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2014, 12:44:58 AM »
I didn't have the latest version of the book, so it did not say to turn back if wet, nor did it say to pull a wire :) But the tow guy never even called so...

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2014, 12:50:30 AM »
This past Friday, when i was going somewhere through Manhattan and got stuck in crazy traffic. Erev Yom Kippur 5:00 in Manhattan. Ended up making it with 10 minutes to spare to shekiah.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2014, 12:59:28 AM »
I didn't have the latest version of the book, so it did not say to turn back if wet
It always said that AFAIK.
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2014, 05:51:55 AM »
I do a lot of driving and know not to mess with the truckers, after a long trip with about a hour left to go a trucker decided to drive me off the road I didn't do anything to start up with him I was pulling up along him on the left lane and he started moving into me so I flash and honk the guy kept going I was on the shoulder slamming in the brakes and he kept going into the shoulder b"h I was able to fall behind him but I watched him go into the shoulder if I would have still been alongside him I would have been crushed into the barrier.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2015, 09:22:10 AM »
gonna revive this old thread.. was doing a search for something else & came across this... was driving towards train tracks last winter was icy.. light rail in jersey city was coming & I was sliding towards the tracks... luckily the car came to a stop a few feet before.. was scary as hell

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2015, 09:24:15 AM »
Stopped car in the right lane palisades pkwy last night with no lights...

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2015, 09:24:48 AM »
Stopped car in the right lane palisades pkwy last night with no lights...

what happened?

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2015, 09:36:59 AM »
Stopped car in the right lane palisades pkwy last night with no lights...
It may be illegal to have flares (not sure) but it sure is worth keeping two next to the jack.
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2015, 10:48:17 AM »
It may be illegal to have flares (not sure) but it sure is worth keeping two next to the jack.
what happened?
I wasn't the stopped car. I almost slammed into the car @ 60 mph.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2015, 11:04:19 AM »
I wasn't the stopped car. I almost slammed into the car @ 60 mph.
So you should have shot him with the flares.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2015, 11:08:59 AM »
So you should have shot him with the flares.
Or give him the flares
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2015, 11:14:43 AM »
This: A bunch of punk kids are smashing windows for pleasure...nothing stolen...t...my window last  shabbos got smashed with a  rock..paid $300 to safelite and they fixed it ...now I see this - honestly, chances are not the same people (the people doing it on my block arent smashing moving cars) but still this is pretty scary considering its where I drive.
http://abc7ny.com/news/2-hurt-when-brick-crashes-through-car-windshield-on-meadowbrook-parkway-/1137326/