The fastest sledge around

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-4 1. firetwister commented 12 years ago

:L y is it on fire XD

Translater pez?
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+1 2. mvanveen81 commented 12 years ago

Looks like it runs on high pressure steam
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+44 3. nyli13 commented 12 years ago

translation: From still standing to 100 km/h does the worlds fastes sledge on 4 sec. Some guys in ôstersund made this. It runs on steam 15 lites of water gets heat up to 100 celcius in a presuretank
the drag froce is over 100 kilos. the world record of this kind of sledge is 105,2km/h. But they want it to go faster. They are going to try a new world record in the spring.

hope my english wasnt that bad :D
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0 4. BarraMacAnna commented 12 years ago

Oh come on #3, this already broke the record, it was on fire!! :P
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-2 5. PortugaL26 commented 12 years ago

To the infinite, and beyond !!!
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0 6. dogfish commented 12 years ago

#3 what language is this? finnish?
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+2 7. dannodon commented 12 years ago

"Norrlänningar" ofcourse :D
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+8 8. ringmaster commented 12 years ago

#3, I found some errors. 400 degrees Celsius and the pressure is 50 bars. The more pressure you have, the greater degree is needed for melting, boiling etc. When the steam leaves the tank, it leaves very fast due to the 'low' pressure outside.
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0 9. nyli13 commented 12 years ago

swedish is the language
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+3 10. bulan commented 12 years ago

THEY CALL IT A KICK :D (actual sledgemodel name) BTW this should be a olympic event! 8-)
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-3 11. irishgek commented 12 years ago

#10 they allready had one death in the winter olympics dont think they need 30-40 more why are people all ways willing to do such stupid things for our entertainment ....thank god for stupid people
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0 12. flz commented 12 years ago

DONT TRY THIS AT HOME... especialy that boiling part O:)
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+1 13. SIN1978 commented 12 years ago

Lol, like they said, they dont have to boil it. And just so you guys know, all pressurized tanks come with a release valve that is set to a certain psi, if it exceeds it, the relief valve does its thing keeping it from exploding. The rare instance where you dont see this happen is a raging inferno for istance, where the heat diffrence rises so quickly that the valve is rendered uneffective due to the surrounding heat being to intense for it to gradually release the pressure as it is supposed to. This is why wielders dont kill themselves. which is why you see the slow trickle of steam before dude pulls the handle down for a full release.
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+1 14. Highmeadow commented 12 years ago

It was actiually designed for a specific purpose. When you're out of beer and the shop on the other side of the lake is about to close. Or to be first one on the lake when ice-fishing opens.
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+1 15. YetiGrowl commented 12 years ago

#10 I believe they're called "Kick Sleds" no? I could be mistaken but at an outdoor center I worked at we had a ton of them and my boss referred to them as Kick Sleds. But, they're only fun on downhills.