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#1 Sebastian Geret

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:23 PM

Hi all I`d apreciate any tips on wind shielding for a front mounted vehicle mount

We have also a hardmount on the rear with a working windshield

and i guess we`ll figure something out too but why reinvent the wheel if someone
already knows something...

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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 06:26 PM

Hi all I`d apreciate any tips on wind shielding for a front mounted vehicle mount

We have also a hardmount on the rear with a working windshield

and i guess we`ll figure something out too but why reinvent the wheel if someone
already knows something...




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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:24 AM

Sebastian,
I can't help you with the wind shield, but have you ever considered wearing a harness in that type of situation? It appears the grips theory on safety was, "if you don't know the knot, tie a lot". A harness and one or two connection points would make that mount a lot easier on both you and the grips. Plus, in the event of an accident, I fear you might be injured by all all the "safety's" tied to you. I'm not an expert by any means though, I'm just going by what I see. Just a thought...
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#4 Jerry Holway

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:14 AM

Sebastian-

Consider working inside of a plexiglass "V" with the vertex behind you (just like we work in the wind with 2 flags or doubles.) The forces are HUGE with high speeds, so this is something not cobbled together at the last minute. Also use Antlers or a homemade version of the same.

I'm also worried about your safety, lack of an exit strategy....

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#5 Sebastian Geret

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:29 PM

Hi all...thanks for all the tips and worries so far...

will consider the V thing behind me thought about that as well

yesterday we shot some things with the rear mount worked quite good production was happy speed is not so high as well about 40-50 Km/h

we have a very good conserning and caring grip we will think of more solutions for the frot version the previous picture is from the test day

we`re in maorokko...and it`s raining...incredible

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#6 fahid karim

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:17 PM

Hi all...thanks for all the tips and worries so far...

will consider the V thing behind me thought about that as well

yesterday we shot some things with the rear mount worked quite good production was happy speed is not so high as well about 40-50 Km/h

we have a very good conserning and caring grip we will think of more solutions for the frot version the previous picture is from the test day

we`re in maorokko...and it`s raining...incredible



Hi Sebastian ..

So nice to hear that u r working in Morocco .. i'm from here ( Casablanca ).hope that u like working here ..where u r working ?? maybe i can see how u r working and learn things from u ..if it possibel ??if u need something ..just let me know ..i'm in casablanca now ...have good days ..
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#7 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:24 PM

Can't really see how well you are safetied but one thing to keep in mind is to make sure that if you fall you can't be dragged. I am constantly seeing people, even very experienced people tie people in in such a way that if they were to fall they would be dragged by their harness. This is even worse than having no harness at all.

Also I have seen a number of climbing daisychain style devices used for securing someone in. These are usually designed in such a way as to have positioning loops that are designed to hold body weight but not the weight of a fall. In climbing if one were to fall the positioning function could fail but the device is designed to catch you at its full extension. This works fine for climbing, but if the positioning loops fail on a vehicle this could again result in you being dragged.

This is the daisychain:
http://www.rei.com/z...1161567.jpg/150 the threading holding the loops together is NOT rated to stop a fall, only the entire loop is. I have seen a few different designs including adjustable ones that have the same problem.

I use something like this: http://media.rei.com/media/952400.jpg For the ones I have each loop is rated to a very high rating and intended to stop a fall. You can adjust the length by changing which loop you are carabinered into.

I also like to carry a set of EMT shears just in case I need to get out in a hurry. Due to some of my other training I tend to think a lot about failure modes and emergency scenarios so I may over think some of these things, but I would much rather be safe than sorry.

~Jess

Edited by Jess Haas, 05 October 2008 - 01:26 PM.

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#8 Sebastian Geret

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 03:06 PM

maybe it`s hard to see on the pictures but i wear a climbing harness and i`m realy tied in so i can`t fall off
in any case an accident would be bad if i wouldn`t be tied in i`d fly off the vehicle so what`s better

for the front version i`ll try the V behind me style...tomorrow i shoot normal stuff with my klassen vest....finally

although vehicle stuff is fun and it looks great...

thanks for everything

keep the good work up bro`s
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