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Old 05-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Forget drafting!

What weight monofilament would I need to tow my car and how would I set up an invisible grapple?

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Old 05-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nano-tubes™.

EDIT: Decapitation hazard. No not attempt this at home.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I figured that it would snap if someone tried to cut between the semi and me, but now that you mention it, what if that were a motorcycle rider?
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what if that were a motorcycle rider?
I suppose you could measure if a Forester has enough ground clearance to high-center a motorcycle with a decapitated corpse on it.
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I think that I would an even stronger monofilament.
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I think the monofilament your verb.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe you could find some spider silk multifilamnet line. I've though about this before, probably as a result of reading "Diamond Age". Edge up to the semi, toss the grapple over it's bumper, and then back off and fall in line. Just need a quick release so that you can retract it if someone jumps in front of you.
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jakobnev -- LOL

Yeah it would be fun .... until somebody rolls up behind and grapples *you*.
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What you need is a strong magnet on an extendable arm. And for people grappling you... Well, yet another reason to drive an aluminum-bodied Gen1 Insight :-)
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I rather you get your aero right. Once thats done you have no need to draft.

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