Go Back   DIY Go Kart Forum > Other Stuff > Off Topic Forum

Notices

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-14-2015, 10:04 AM
J_Walker's Avatar
J_Walker J_Walker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 898
Thanks: 6
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Default "Sand backs" off-road riding.

so me and some friends been doing a lot of off roading lately, trucks/cars/gokarts anything with a seat. we're having problems with the passangers getting what we've dubbed sandbacks. [lots of loose sand in florida] basically our lower backs are getting wrecked from all the sliding and tossing. anyway to combat this?
__________________
I'm with this genius ↓
  #2  
Old 02-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Badot Badot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 677
Thanks: 32
Thanked 98 Times in 73 Posts
Default

How about some proper harnesses? It'd likely be a step in the right direction at least.
  #3  
Old 02-14-2015, 10:42 AM
colestreasures's Avatar
colestreasures colestreasures is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 465
Thanks: 23
Thanked 87 Times in 82 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Badot View Post
How about some proper harnesses? It'd likely be a step in the right direction at least.
How do you know he's not running proper harnesses ? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Cole
__________________
Never slow down and you never grow old
  #4  
Old 02-14-2015, 11:39 AM
ML-TOYS's Avatar
ML-TOYS ML-TOYS is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: long island, new york
Posts: 2,908
Thanks: 138
Thanked 681 Times in 488 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J_Walker View Post
so me and some friends been doing a lot of off roading lately, trucks/cars/gokarts anything with a seat. we're having problems with the passangers getting what we've dubbed sandbacks. [lots of loose sand in florida] basically our lower backs are getting wrecked from all the sliding and tossing. anyway to combat this?
Are you talking about sliding in the seats or slidind in the sand.
If its just the passenger in the seat then they are just not fastened in good enough if they even are.
  #5  
Old 02-14-2015, 12:53 PM
J_Walker's Avatar
J_Walker J_Walker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 898
Thanks: 6
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ML-TOYS View Post
Are you talking about sliding in the seats or slidind in the sand.
If its just the passenger in the seat then they are just not fastened in good enough if they even are.
Sliding around in the seats, and yeah we wear seat belts, but the driver doesn't have it nearly as bad as the one riding in the seat next to him. I thought maybe its the bracing against the steering wheel giving enough support to your upper body. that's why the passangers are feeling the main bulk..
__________________
I'm with this genius ↓
  #6  
Old 02-14-2015, 02:45 PM
ML-TOYS's Avatar
ML-TOYS ML-TOYS is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: long island, new york
Posts: 2,908
Thanks: 138
Thanked 681 Times in 488 Posts
Default

Put in some oh sh** handles for them
  #7  
Old 02-14-2015, 03:13 PM
colestreasures's Avatar
colestreasures colestreasures is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 465
Thanks: 23
Thanked 87 Times in 82 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ML-TOYS View Post
Put in some oh sh** handles for them
but .

Cole
__________________
Never slow down and you never grow old
  #8  
Old 02-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Badot Badot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 677
Thanks: 32
Thanked 98 Times in 73 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by colestreasures View Post
How do you know he's not running proper harnesses ? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Cole
Because you wouldn't slide or get tossed around with a proper harness
  #9  
Old 02-14-2015, 03:56 PM
J_Walker's Avatar
J_Walker J_Walker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 898
Thanks: 6
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ML-TOYS View Post
Put in some oh sh** handles for them
hahaha

I would if the extra safety was there, like a roll cage, and the removal of the airbags...

gonna try a few different things for back support.

and my dumpster kart is coming along nicely... found an old shopping cart today.
__________________
I'm with this genius ↓
  #10  
Old 02-14-2015, 04:22 PM
colestreasures's Avatar
colestreasures colestreasures is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 465
Thanks: 23
Thanked 87 Times in 82 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Badot View Post
Because you wouldn't slide or get tossed around with a proper harness
Heheeeeeeeee! !!!!! This is so true , I'm just thinking it's not gonna matter how tight your strapped, in your still gonna get sand down your Crack when the chassis is all opened up.
Cole
__________________
Never slow down and you never grow old
  #11  
Old 02-14-2015, 04:46 PM
Poboy kartman Poboy kartman is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: White Settlement Texas
Posts: 12,463
Thanks: 3,769
Thanked 2,954 Times in 2,300 Posts
Default

Well....sliding around in sand is a lil bit less likely to flip the kart....but should it happen....you will have a broken neck....head buried in the sand....with a kart strapped on top of you.....
  #12  
Old 02-14-2015, 05:46 PM
OzFab's Avatar
OzFab OzFab is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Warwick Qld, Australia
Posts: 15,619
Thanks: 1,135
Thanked 3,399 Times in 2,676 Posts
Default

I was thinking the same thing, belts & no cage don't work well together...
__________________
2013 Build-off Winner - http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21076
  #13  
Old 02-14-2015, 06:03 PM
J_Walker's Avatar
J_Walker J_Walker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 898
Thanks: 6
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Default

trust me, this is less kart related, then it is ROAD vehicle related.. even though we broke a windshield. nothing a helmet couldn't fix...

it's just a bunch of guys in their 20's in old crappy cars, going off road... the speeds never get past 45mph.
__________________
I'm with this genius ↓
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:33 PM.