Fishtail fail

He couldn't handle his load...

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+7 1. nofreeusername commented 13 years ago

*most people would drive on
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+30 2. BrianDilori commented 13 years ago

Fuckin idiots, looks like they were doing about 80mph... with a trailer, deserved it!!!
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+6 3. messmaker commented 13 years ago

I'd love to know more about what happened right there. What's the name of that, how come the trailer started to wobble all of a sudden with increasing amplitude?
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+25 4. Matteo commented 13 years ago

ooooh curva!
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+12 5. motoso commented 13 years ago

It's called physics.
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+16 6. sitaauk commented 13 years ago

It was not a fail! This kind of driving is perfectly normal in Poland.
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+6 7. kaneg commented 13 years ago

#3 crosswinds & high speed
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+11 8. dushan commented 13 years ago

#5 yep, physic can be "curva" sometimes :D
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+11 9. LightAng3l commented 13 years ago

In that country If you know the word "curva" you know half the language. ;)
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+14 10. dariodexter commented 13 years ago

#4 i think it's kurwa not curva :D
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+12 11. Anomnomnom commented 13 years ago

#10 yep its kurwa lol
kurva pisda !!
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+7 12. hdwg commented 13 years ago

#3 Fish tail happens most commonly when there isn't weight forward of the trailer axle. Excessive speed amplifies the problem. Too much weight forward of the traileer axle can result in a "jack knife" when breaking.
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+2 13. tree4free commented 13 years ago

In our language it's kurba and pizda and they mean the same so i could even understand what they were saying :)
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+4 14. kekke2000 commented 13 years ago

#7 You wont even need cross winds, since the suspension of a trailer like that is close to zero and the center point of weight is very high you dont need much sideways momentum to create a disaster.
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+5 15. beel commented 13 years ago

also never tow something that's heavier than your vehicle cos it will push you if you brake going down a hill causing jack knife
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+6 16. tiggfigg commented 13 years ago

Rule #1:

If the trailer alone weighs more than your SUV, you shouldn't be towing a car on the trailer as well.
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+3 17. donatelo commented 13 years ago

is the air thin there or what ?
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+3 18. Thanny commented 13 years ago

#3 You're probably thinking of simple harmonic motion.
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+3 19. ridebmxx3 commented 13 years ago

nooooo poor m3 i hate you
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+14 20. zooraff commented 13 years ago

Hi All, I am actually from Poland and know this guy indirectly from BMW forums... He is a good drifter actually, but complete idiot when it comes to towing :D:D Small explanation - he drove ca 90km/h (55mph). the mistake he did - he had too light towing car (wagon), of course weight center was too far from the towing hook etc... Instead of breaking to activate trailer brakes, he accelerated or did nothing... and NO - it is not normal way of towing in Poland - said Estonian who cause lots of accidents in Poland in their trucks driving drunk like shit!!!

PS. indeed - we use kurwa for spaces, commas, dots, anxiety, disguise, happiness, being pissed off etc... heh (half of language as you say) ;)
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+3 21. JerryD commented 13 years ago

Have experienced this when I had the license for a year, but not that brutal. Found out that its better to have the car on the trailer backwards, with the front with the engine behind the trailers wheels. Or the towing vehicle should be much larger....
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0 22. buckleg08 commented 6 years ago

why is it called fish tail? 8-)
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-1 23. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

Because the side to side motion is similar to the way a fish's tale moves when it is swimming.