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Old 07-12-2004, 06:31 PM
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Seems like fewer Cat flips and lots of V-spins. Used to be the other way around.
Back in June when we beat this subject to death the incident rate was almost equally split...with the v bottom leading by one....this is logical since there are more v bottoms out there than cats by a wide margin.......so it is not a fair comparison.....but since you seem to enjoy statistics and such I would assume you would already know this........
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The X Virgin Gladiator ??? It's been over more than a few times.


As I recall from what I heard, at least one time it was over and was not in race conditions.

It was while being tested in a river that gets no more than 1 to 2 ft chop on it's worst day... It was also early in the season, still very cold I recall, so I don't suspect any other boat wakes either....
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:22 PM
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Yup, my ex-virgin now team lapdance boat has spun a few times..... in fact it has spun everybody who has ever owned it!! Bob Bull spun his Gladiator 5 times, I think Lynch mob may have come around once, and there are a few others who will remain unamed. Keep in mind these are race conditions though, although some of the driving at "poser runs" borders on dangerous. Cigs are having a bad year for spins and ejections. maybe the factory needs to start letting the race teams do the R&D and pass it along to the consumer as opposed to the WFO poker runner. The offshore legend is becoming just that!!!
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:30 PM
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As I recall from what I heard, at least one time it was over and was not in race conditions.
Todd and Tres got a wake up call with the boat, Kevin King damn near killed himself and Gill Lieber in a GLSCS race both getting pitched, Dave E and Val spun and broke a gimbal but stayed planted, and lastly BruceK and I got flung in Marathon while sporting a nice lead!! The boat is really fast but must be respected in turns, period.

As for the hull design I think that Stinson could speak to the step hull cigs turning habits!!!
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I believe it was Dave E & Val's incident that I am referring to. It was in Jersey and as I said, not during a race, just testing....
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Testing what ... turning limits ??
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The picture posted above is of when Dave and Val spun and broke the gimbal.
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That pic looks to be at a race. It must have been a different time that I heard about. As I said, it was early in the season...
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:51 PM
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NO , the bottom line is , they ALL have the potential to get out of shape.
Agree completely -

Regardless of the power.... You've got to know 1) how to drive 2) when to let off - ALWAYS leaning towards sooner rather than later (unless racing, of course!). Otherwise, your passengers will say -- By the way, I thought those used to only be the Baja guys. What's happened!

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I'd love to stand on shore and watch anyone run 90mph in a straight bottom, and crank the wheel as hard as they can. They would be swimming, hopefully. Most straight bottoms can't run those speeds though. Most aren't even close.
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