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Offline tcoupekyle

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Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« on: February 28, 2020, 12:07:21 PM »
Going to run a tnt during an import event. Excited and nervous all at the same time. First time driving this rig hopefully all goes well.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 01:50:29 PM »
Before first shot= nervous.After first shot=  hey lets go again. Then its hey lets go straight with no shake.LOL
Relecting obama is like shooting right foot because it did not hurt enough when you shot left foot

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 03:37:52 PM »
I've had first pass jitters for 20 years.  it leaves when it fires the first time.  Before that i'm almost sick (wanna throw up)
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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2020, 05:21:12 PM »
I've had first pass jitters for 20 years.  it leaves when it fires the first time.  Before that i'm almost sick (wanna throw up)

Me too. For the first 30 years of my racing career. Now - the last 20 or so - not so much, just get in and race.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2020, 09:10:55 AM »
That is part of the fun of it. Have fun.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2020, 02:36:16 PM »
It was a ball. A little weird not being able to see straight ahead. But a whole lot of fun. Even on a show 5.88 1/8 Mike pass

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 10:48:55 PM »
Good to hear you enjoyed it!
I'm fast. I can make five mistakes while others think.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 06:45:49 PM »
It is an adrenaline rush, that's why we do it.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 07:38:32 PM »
No doubt!
Anybody else not be able to see over their engine? Think that's the spookiest part.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 08:33:44 PM »
No doubt!
Anybody else not be able to see over their engine? Think that's the spookiest part.
I thought that was why we drove them!!

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 09:01:50 PM »
Hahaha I mean... I guess it just takes some getting used to

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2020, 06:27:09 AM »
Anybody else not be able to see over their engine? Think that's the spookiest part.

For sure. Once after I won a race I was so ecstatic I drove back through the pits and straight into a 55 gallon trash barrel. Glad it wasn't somebody's cocker spaniel.

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 08:11:49 AM »
Hahaha awesome glad I'm not the only one

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2020, 10:26:00 AM »
I've never driven a FED that i could see out of....

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Re: Finally taking the digger out on Sunday
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2020, 03:57:24 PM »
my son complains all the time. it goes straight(even straight up), and he backs up straight by himself. this year i'm making it taller just for him. lol