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Cars Dancing on Ice Video
Ice Age Now ^ | September 21, 2013 | Robert W. Felix

Posted on 09/21/2013 12:10:20 PM PDT by Errant

Nothing to do with ice ages, but I found this beautiful.

Russian “Extreme Drive” instructors club displays cars driving on ice in a in a “close contact” dance.

(Excerpt) Read more at iceagenow.info ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Humor; Weather
KEYWORDS: cars; driving; ice; winter
Direct link to video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv7dGhj5UlA

Winter's coming, better get out there and practice your driving on ice skills! Better yet, take the training course!!

1 posted on 09/21/2013 12:10:20 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Don’t understand Russian. What was this advertisement selling?


2 posted on 09/21/2013 12:14:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Errant

Cool!


3 posted on 09/21/2013 12:15:27 PM PDT by FatherofFive (MIslam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Errant

Looks normal, like the idiot yuppie drivers after the first Maine snowfall.


4 posted on 09/21/2013 12:16:05 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: 1rudeboy
Don’t understand Russian. What was this advertisement selling?

My guess: Studded winter tires.

5 posted on 09/21/2013 12:21:05 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Errant

What, no triple axle?


6 posted on 09/21/2013 12:24:04 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Ice, especially cold ice with a coating of snow, has a coefficient of friction well above zer0.

(I used to be paid while driving on ice a few days/nights a year.)

7 posted on 09/21/2013 12:30:28 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: saganite

Heck, even I was able to pull off a triple axle move while crossing a frozen bridge, once. lol


8 posted on 09/21/2013 12:30:53 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Talented drivers, to say the least.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 12:31:40 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Paladin2

They have something called “black ice” in Alaska which leads to brown stains on the driver’s seat.


10 posted on 09/21/2013 12:33:03 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Baynative
"Talented drivers, to say the least."

Just another overnight success (after years of hard work).

11 posted on 09/21/2013 12:33:13 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Errant
Though the coefficient of friction never gets to zer0, it can easily be below what you need (and want).

The worst is when the surface temp is near freezing.

12 posted on 09/21/2013 12:37:01 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Errant

They have that where ever there is freezing rain and night and the staining effect is the same everywhere.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 12:45:02 PM PDT by chickenlips (Primary them all.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

I had the sucker translated. It’s an ‘extreme driving school’.


14 posted on 09/21/2013 12:46:15 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: 1rudeboy

Maaco/Earl Schieb auto body repairs.


15 posted on 09/21/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 1rudeboy; Errant
Story line, filming, editing, music, talented drivers ... ... just a plain ol' enjoyable 3 minutes to watch.

Thanx, Errant

16 posted on 09/21/2013 1:08:35 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Mitsubishi Outlanders with AWD (both). One with studded tires, the other without. My 2004 is surefooted like a mule. Best vehicle I've ever driven for control in heavy rain, ice, or snow. Tires, however, are everything no matter what you drive.
17 posted on 09/21/2013 1:16:21 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Errant

Very cool....

I’ve been thinking about snow tires lately.


18 posted on 09/21/2013 1:16:58 PM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: Errant

We get that here in northern Ohio! Darn snowmist settling on cold surfaces off the lake....


19 posted on 09/21/2013 1:18:18 PM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: Errant

The skaters are beautiful. The cars scare the living daylights out of me!


20 posted on 09/21/2013 1:25:28 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: chickenlips

Drivers of front-wheel drive cars can experience a kind of deja-vu if they encounter it in a corner. As soon as they feel the car start to slip they lift their foot off the gas pedal and suddenly they’re looking at where they’ve been.


21 posted on 09/21/2013 1:26:37 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Errant

Looks like winter morning on my driveway turnaround...


22 posted on 09/21/2013 1:39:41 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: tacticalogic
You definitely have to drive differently depending on whether your car is front or rear wheel drive. Generally the rear wheel drive car will break loose in the rear first (oversteer). With FWD it's a toss-up depending on speed, how much power is being applied and tire traction. I find the RWD tends to spin out while the FWD won't turn at all because the steering wheels have lost traction (understeer).

YMMV but I prefer the RWD, it's much more exciting to drive.

23 posted on 09/21/2013 1:39:58 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Paladin2
(I used to be paid while driving on ice a few days/nights a year.)

Lucky for you, I had to do that for free while commuting to and from my job in S.E. Michigan during the winter........

24 posted on 09/21/2013 1:42:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: Hot Tabasco
" I had to do that for free while commuting to and from my job in S.E. Michigan during the winter"

I did that for decades too.

Note that MI used to allow studded tires (at least until I could afford some :-(... )

25 posted on 09/21/2013 1:47:09 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: ZOOKER
On low friction surfaces, most can either turn or brake/accelerate, but not both.

A delicate touch, it takes.

Most driving takes a 0.3 coefficient of friction which is about that of wet surfaces. At 0.1, one has to be more deliberative and plan farther ahead.

26 posted on 09/21/2013 1:51:30 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: ZOOKER

For RWD slides the key seems to be to steer into the skid, backing the throttle off to just neutral and try to follow the rear end back around with the steering wheel as soon as it starts to straighten out. I think screwing up the last part is what sends a lot of people into the ditch on the opposite side of the road.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 1:56:08 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Errant

OK, I got the all wheel drive, bias front, rear parking brake maneuver. The last maneuver scene where they are going in a circle and biasing to the rear? Anyone? Anyone?


28 posted on 09/21/2013 2:31:07 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart
Looks like they're using both reverse and forward traction to generate motion along with inertial and centrifugal force to maintain the radius.

Don't thank me, thank holiday inn express... :)

29 posted on 09/21/2013 2:44:11 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Cold Heart

Seriously, if you look close, at the beginning of the maneuver scene, you can see the right front go from reverse to forward.


30 posted on 09/21/2013 2:46:22 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Looks about right.

I should have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express instead of flipping my brand new ‘69 Mustang end over end down the icy canyon road. But that was my first introduction to seat belts.


31 posted on 09/21/2013 3:44:41 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart

The ‘69 Mustang was the best looking car ever!


32 posted on 09/21/2013 5:48:38 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Baynative

>>>Talented drivers, to say the least.<<<

You have to learn it to make daily commute in Russia with only about 4 months a year without snow there.


33 posted on 09/21/2013 8:48:51 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Now we know why they all have dash cams


34 posted on 09/21/2013 8:56:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Errant

Triple Axel on the bridge is probably much better than a Triple Lindy off the bridge.


35 posted on 09/21/2013 10:34:19 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Errant

Very nice OP! Thanks for posting. I enjoyed watching the video.


36 posted on 09/21/2013 10:43:02 PM PDT by rawhide
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