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PostSubject: Ken Block's at it again...   Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:23 pm

http://www.streetfire.net/video/gymkhana-three-part-2-ultimate-playground-lautodrome-france_2060558.htm

Where's the "We're not Worthy!" smiley when you need it???

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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:01 pm

That was awesome!


I went up to the New England Forest rally over the summer and got an autographed event shirt from him Very Happy


Anyway the even is a great time and I plan on going again next year, i'll put up the info when it comes around again if there is interest.

p.s. Did anyone else go to that event?
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:01 am

My first thought is that I'm suprised it took him 3 tries to get that sequence down. I'm guessing the first 2 were dry runs without the obstacles just to figure out the proper placement of everything.

My second thought is that I feel bad for anyone who gives him a car to play with.

My third thought is why don't Stewart and Earnhardt and those guys drive like that around watkins glenn?
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:48 am

What, you guy's can't drive like that?
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Where did it say it took him 3 tries Brad?
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:18 am

At every obstacle he entered there were already a set of skid marks that showed where he was going to slide. The later part of the course near the end had 2 distinct sets of tracks already laid down before he entered the trick. The earlier sections it's harder to count the number, but at the squared off zones where he went around tiny cones you can see the first couple tries and how they had to adjust the barricades outwards more to line up the exit from the box and into the tunnel.
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:34 am

Dude, with some of the moves he is pulling I'd be surprised if he didn't run that course several times before getting it right.
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:02 am

Insane. Does he have paddle shifter and a floor shifter and is it front / rear or all wheel drive ?
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:25 am

Looks to me like he has paddle shifters, really long 18 wheeler shifter looking ebrake handle and awd.
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:04 am

Better than his first one, but the Subaru sounded way better than the ford. The fiesta sounds like I do after I eat beans. Razz

Lets go to Concord Arrow

I wounder if I can get a Astro AWD system under the wagon. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:08 am

M.ROSS wrote:
Insane. Does he have paddle shifter and a floor shifter and is it front / rear or all wheel drive ?
It is AWD, and the lever is the E-brake.
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:21 am

bammax wrote:
At every obstacle he entered there were already a set of skid marks that showed where he was going to slide. The later part of the course near the end had 2 distinct sets of tracks already laid down before he entered the trick. The earlier sections it's harder to count the number, but at the squared off zones where he went around tiny cones you can see the first couple tries and how they had to adjust the barricades outwards more to line up the exit from the box and into the tunnel.

Ya, it only woulda taken me 1 practice round before I could complete the course like him... Shocked Razz
I'm staggered by the control of the vehicle. It's like HOLLYWOOD.
That footage at the end. Look at his face. All cool calm & collected.
Not worthy is an understatement

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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:15 am

3 tries? Man, he sucks... Rolling Eyes

I'm sure he's ruined a few cars in his day... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:23 am

I have been watching that a couple times a day since Jalopnik dropped it, impressive no matter how many tries, and Steve is right, look at his face whenever they pan to him...The guy looks like he is enjoying every second of it and it comes naturally.

How would he top this for the next round? My money says him and Travis Pastrana have the equivalent of an automotive "Dance off"

Love what the car can do, absolutely brilliant advertising for his brand (DC Shoes), Monster, and even Ford. I don't think there is a car guy in the world who will not see this video.

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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:46 am

Way better than tricycle jumping.
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:12 pm

He is something, i loved the one where James May was with him at the old airport in the suby. That was freaking awesome.

Hes in a new WRX commercial, what happen to Suby i wonder?
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:39 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
3 tries? Man, he sucks... Rolling Eyes

I'm sure he's ruined a few cars in his day... Wink

Lol, when I went up to the NE Forest Rally he rolled on the first or second day, so yes he has Smile

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He is something, i loved the one where James May was with him at the old airport in the suby. That was freaking awesome.

Hes in a new WRX commercial, what happen to Suby i wonder?

Subaru pulled out of racing, no sponsorship so the drivers moved on.
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:40 pm

I wonder how much the guy on the segway got paid to do that stunt. He's the real hero Wink


And Pastrana wouldn't be a good match up since he's more about racing and jumping then doing tricks. Now Pastrana on a bike against Block in a car would be a good show down.
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:43 pm

bammax wrote:
I wonder how much the guy on the segway got paid to do that stunt. He's the real hero Wink


And Pastrana wouldn't be a good match up since he's more about racing and jumping then doing tricks. Now Pastrana on a bike against Block in a car would be a good show down.


100% Agree with both Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ken Block's at it again...   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:44 pm

Pastrana is just a wack job. Freaking boy is lose
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PostSubject: wow   Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:25 pm

insane Shocked
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