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Take a normal crew boat, throw on four wheels
(Or 2 larger ones) and exchange the
paddles on the ends of the oars with
rubber, friction pads. Then take to the
Races could be held in city streets, or
anywhere really, this potentially very
dangerous sport (all the better) would
natural crowd pleaser. For the sleekness
and speed that the contestants would
reach... I can totally see this being the new
event at this summers Olympics! (Maybe)
Now in San Francisco and New York, and I don't know where else. [DrCurry, May 11 2006]
White Traffic Rafting
[DrCurry, May 11 2006]
[theircompetitor, May 12 2006]
a minor idea - but similar BY ME! [xenzag, May 12 2006]
||Neat, but I refer you to the Urban Iditarod, better known as the Idiotarod. And my own idea, same concept of dry land boating, without the race element. And tc's idea, of course.
||No, I don't agree. This is a race in an urban setting but that is it, no other similarities with idiotarod. White Traffic Rafting is as much like this as formula one racing is like demolition durby. Besides: //the oars with rubber, friction pads.// is very original.
||Similar indeed,[xenzag], very similar. In fact it borders on spooky how similar this is.
||So it's bicycle racing with some silly handicaps. Whee.
||The oar blades cannot be replaced with a pad. The blades move away from and toward the boat as the stroke progresses.
||Here's a fishbone. With a skull. Try sculling with that.
||And regular bike racing doesn't have silly handicaps?
||Even sillier handicaps, then. (Bike racers should be riding recumbent bikes, IMHO, but they were forbidden at some point.)
||There are landrowers of all kinds, amphibious contraption races, and kinetic sculpture races already. I don't see this idea as being original.
||You know i like the idea its not a kentic scupture race i am not trying to pull it off as that but, with the massive amouns of leverage in the oars, and to slove your well founded problem with my oars, what if
indead of conventional oars, i had two
parallel bars attached to a set of wheels
the parallel bars keeping the set of
wheels always perpendicular to the side
of the boat, thus allowing the wheels to
move to and from the boat , yet still
providing resistance the way that we
want them to. and i still think it would