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Old 04-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Laugh Whips

Been wondering why I never seem to see any outfits equipped with a whip.

Not this kind of whip --

Something more like this--



Seems like a 5-foot whip with a little orange flag would help with conspicuity both on the open road as well as on forest roads.

Is there a reason we don't use whips? Educate me.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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Well, at higher speeds don't you risk getting whacked in the ass by it?
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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This type of flag is required at "Silver Lake Sand Dune" . It's use is for coming up on others coming over a hill . On trucks etc they are on the front of the rig . On bikes , 4 and 3 wheelers they are on the back .

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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I'm guessing there are not near as may hacks as off road ATVs(in N WI you see dozens of ATVs in recreation areas and groups of 10 + riding together), we have lots of flag carrying motorcycles but they're riders tend to be nationalist and seemingly have something to prove(they're always talking about lifestyle).

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But the whip and flag would be a great idea, if moving fast in allot of whoops ! But do 60ish men with $20k toys behave that way ?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:37 AM   #7
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Hey Drone!!

You could become a trendsetter, an innovator, and a world leader in the hack community by making, displaying, and selling whips and flags w/ your likeness on them.

You could even become rich!!

Or, on the other hand, none of the above.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:14 AM   #8
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I tried to set the hot new trend, but nobody followed!





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Old 04-18-2013, 10:47 AM   #9
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I tried to set the hot new trend, but nobody followed!
There ya go!

If a whip is not beneath the dignity of an esteemed high-end builder like HogWild, then surely I could mount one up and still hold my head high!
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If a whip is not beneath the dignity of an esteemed high-end builder like HogWild, then surely I could mount one up and still hold my head high!
Not exactly. I only used in because it's required by BLM in that designated off-road riding area (Dumont Dunes), which is just outside Death Valley. I eventually learned that if I go there in the middle of summer, when it's 115 degrees, there are no BLM rangers to notice I don't have the flag. I also learned there isn't a single other human dumb enough to go there in the summer, and I had the WHOLE place to myself. So, I'd rather endure severe heat stroke and dehydration than carry that flag!
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Be sure and post pics, Drone!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:12 AM   #12
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Please don't encourage drone with the 'whip' idea. I'm joining him on the CDT this july and I don't want him having access to a whip when he becomes tired of me.
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Seems like a 5-foot whip with a little orange flag would help with conspicuity both on the open road as well as on forest roads.

Is there a reason we don't use whips? Educate me.
Honestly, my thought is that the extra tail lights and a massive sidecar do enough to make me visible.

I've run flags before, large and small, and they tend not to behave well at highway speeds. 75mph winds will destroy a flag of any sort fairly quickly, and they make quite a racket.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #15
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Honestly, my thought is that the extra tail lights and a massive sidecar do enough to make me visible.

I've run flags before, large and small, and they tend not to behave well at highway speeds. 75mph winds will destroy a flag of any sort fairly quickly, and they make quite a racket.
Drone you got the wrong color .....paint your rig...the way I used to do. I even scared the bovines and equines . It's Duncans(dholaday) now!

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