Whips

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by DRONE, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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

    Not this kind of whip -- :whip

    Something more like this--

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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.
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  2. fierostetz

    fierostetz Been here awhile

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    Well, at higher speeds don't you risk getting whacked in the ass by it?
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  3. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Required at many off road parks.
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  4. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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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 .

    Best
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  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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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).

    "Every patriot believes his country better than any other country . .
    . In its active manifestation—it is fond of killing—patriotism would
    be well enough if it were simply defensive, but it is also aggressive
    . . . Patriotism deliberately and with folly aforethought subordinates
    the interests of a whole to the interests of a part . . . Patriotism
    is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave and blind as a stone."

    —Ambrose Bierce


    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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  6. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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  7. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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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!! :thumb

    Or, on the other hand, none of the above. :dunno
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  8. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I tried to set the hot new trend, but nobody followed! :lol3

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  9. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    There ya go! :thumb

    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! :jump
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  10. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    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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  11. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Be sure and post pics, Drone! :clap
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  12. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Imagine my surprise to find this thread had nothing to do with NBA players customized rides, oversize chrome wheels and 10k watt stereos............:lol3
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  13. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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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.:lol3
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  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Honestly, my thought is that the extra tail lights and a massive sidecar do enough to make me visible. :dunno

    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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  15. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Drone you got the wrong color ..:lol3...paint your rig...the way I used to do. I even scared the bovines and equines :eek1. It's Duncans(dholaday) now!

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  16. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    "Every patriot believes his country better than any other country . .
    . In its active manifestation—it is fond of killing—patriotism would
    be well enough if it were simply defensive, but it is also aggressive
    . . . Patriotism deliberately and with folly aforethought subordinates
    the interests of a whole to the interests of a part . . . Patriotism
    is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave and blind as a stone."

    —Ambrose Bierce

    Great quote!
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  17. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    :jjen
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  18. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Thanks for reminding me, when we don't have a flag on a whip, we at least show our pride with a sticker on the bike, or we wear it.

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  19. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Red xs Hogwild.
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  20. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Sorry about that, I fixed it above.


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