Here's what it's like to drive off a cliff


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#2

“Oh no!” ? Doesn’t sound like they enjoyed it very much.


#3

:star: out of :star::star::star::star::star:

Didn’t live up to hype. Would not do again.


#4

I am impressed by his ability to keep this short film firmly G-rated.


#5

Aw… it didn’t blow up at the end? Why didn’t it blow up? They always blow up in the movies…


#6

I assume this was at the tunnels between Mt Islip and Kratka ridge, driving westbound.


The road is usually pretty well maintained there. How did he loose control this bad?


#8

If you read his accompanying text on you tube, partially driving too fast cause oooh zoom loud cool in da tunnel, and then a turn he was going too fast for and couldn’t see because of light entering the tunnel. Basically he was being dumb and exceeding the envelope for the road conditions.


#9

Not only that, but he was apparently using a hand-held camera (or phone? dunno) as well as the dashcam. I’m puzzled as to why he includes the hand-held footage (from 0:34 to 0:58) but fails to mention that fact in his PSA. Seems like it might’ve been a contributing factor, no?


#10

So that’s why all the fire engines, ambulances etc were flying up the Angeles Crest road as I was coming down from a walk at Mt Wilson that day…


#11

Much more spectacular ones linked from that vid, but lacking the implicit ‘… and survive’ bit.


#12

I bet a funny thing about driving a car off a cliff is, while you’re in midair, you still hit those brakes! Hey, better try the emergency brake!

– Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey


#13

I think he started slipping when he started modding a Forester for autocross.


#14

Very true. LOL So many people today drive front wheel drive cars that have a ton of understeer designed into them. A friend rebuilt he suspension on his 1984 Jetta so it handled like a rear engine, rear wheel drive Porsche. It would oversteer like mad. I’m wondering if the guy didn’t get some unintended effects out of his obvious suspension mods.


#15

It was a Subaru, so it’s AWD. He probably fucked it up by modding his car, like you said.


#16

Perhaps some wascally wabbit stole the.Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?


#17

Yeah, I saw the aftermarket hoodscoop on a Forester and knew it wouldn’t end well. Glad he survived. But that’s a steep hill, not a cliff.

Now that’s a cliff!


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#18

Everybody thinks they’re Mad Max, right until they drive off a cliff.


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Here ya go:


#21

Sounds like the guy was accelerating out of the tunnel and into the turn.