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Post by hot_knight » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:37 pm

I believe that white bird contains the best turbo boost of them all.

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With a perfect landing!!
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Post by Lost Knight » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:43 pm

Bringing up "A Good Day At White Rock" again, there was a gigantic leap K.I.T.T. made in that episode as well. Though for the landing they had to cut to a different angle because you can totally see that the stunt car was about to land nose first.
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Post by hot_knight » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:57 pm

Right you would think that they would understand that they needed to counterweight the engine.

The GDWR turbo boost was massive but the landing was brutal.
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OUCH!!!

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Post by citizen_x » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:45 pm

Who was the driver in that scene? they probably paid him a lot of money :shock:

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Post by Skav » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:23 pm

Jack Gill performed the stunts in the series.

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Post by citizen_x » Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:04 pm

Skav wrote:Jack Gill performed the stunts in the series.


He had scary job... especially in those turbo boosts

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Post by cloudkitt » Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:14 pm

Not nearly as bad the jump in Slammin' Sammy's!!

Yes, White Bird's jump is pretty good. But I'm gonna have to go with the one in A Nice Indecent Little Town.
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Post by TurbomanKnight » Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:45 pm

hot_knight wrote:Right you would think that they would understand that they needed to counterweight the engine.

The GDWR turbo boost was massive but the landing was brutal.
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OUCH!!!


"Kitt reverse your thrusters and land this car!"
BTW, hot knight- how do you get yuor screenshots from the dvd?
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Post by hot_knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:14 am

TurbomanKnight wrote: "Kitt reverse your thrusters and land this car!"
BTW, hot knight- how do you get yuor screenshots from the dvd?


Um i have a tv tuner on my computer so i can watch tv on it. So all i do is play the dvd on the tv next to my computer and i can watch it and take caps from it on the comp.

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Post by Lost Knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:03 am

I don't know how the hell Jack Gill survived that crash. That stunt car flew so high and so wide and obviously got either severely or completely destroyed once it landed. How the entire front end didn't smash directly into Gill like an accordian and squash him is a miracle.
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Post by HondaSiR » Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:14 am

Jack Gill survived all his stunts because he was strapped so well inside the cabin, wearing fire retardant coveralls just in case the car caught fire after the landings. And the cabin itself is surrounded by safety rollbars so that it will protect him in all possible conditions.

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Post by hot_knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:31 am

Right and the car used for stunts was heavily modified i believe because if you look at some scences one from white bird where kitt turbo boosts over the gate to enter the airport youcan see that the entire front half of the car shakes as if it were completely fiberglass. Who knows what was underneath it. LOL It could have been a nascar quality saftey car.

Plus in that stunt the car must have flew about roughly 50 ft. It was montrous but the landing takes away from it for me. I still say the white bird one was the best complete turbo boost.

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Post by HondaSiR » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:40 am

hot_knight wrote:the entire front half of the car shakes as if it were completely fiberglass. Who knows what was underneath it. LOL It could have been a nascar quality saftey car.


Actually almost the entire outer shell of the car (hood, fenders, doors, etc) is probably made of fiberglass. This is to ensure lightness so that the car may travel faster and soar higher. Huge modifications in the suspension and chassis were also done. The engine? I think they yanked out the stock Crossfire 305 V8 and replaced it with the more powerful and more reliable Chevy 350.

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Post by hot_knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:42 am

I agree but if you watch it again the front end shakes almost like its paper thin it "waves" so to speak. Ill make a gif animation of it. Gimme 30 minutes

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Post by hot_knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:45 am

damn double post
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Post by hot_knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:05 am

here is one sorry about the quality i threw it together fast
http://www.talkingfantasysports.com/kr/WB/turboboost.gif

Its big though so only recommended for high speed users.

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Post by HondaSiR » Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:20 am

Fiberglass is the only material I can think of right now. Using actual paper or cardboard for the car's exterior would be unthinkable, it's not as rigid or safe as metal or fiberglass. In Nascar races, the cars use fiberglass and the waving effect is highly visible specially when the car's engine is being revved up.

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Post by hot_knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:31 am

thats a good point you can see the fiberglass wave in nascar. Your prolly right

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Post by chrisebourg » Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:03 pm

Lost Knight wrote:Bringing up "A Good Day At White Rock" again, there was a gigantic leap K.I.T.T. made in that episode as well. Though for the landing they had to cut to a different angle because you can totally see that the stunt car was about to land nose first.


Exactly - even though I have watched it several times, you can tell the car will not make it... I am surprised that they did not fix this before putting it on TV beforehand...

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Post by Lost Knight » Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:02 am

I think the reason was that it was such a massive turbo boost, they didn't want to redo it, and they wanted to show as much of the turbo boost as they could before they absolutely had to cut to another angle to avoid showing that stunt car being demolished. My guess is they just wanted to make it seem more believable because they actually did leap that car all the way to the other end as opposed to having to cut a few frames before and never showing the entire turbo boost. It would seem more like a waste of a big stunt and not doing it justice by not showing it in its entirety.
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Post by KnightRiderGirl » Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:42 am

White Bird...what a good episode. I'm a woman, so I'm not afraid to admit I cried a few times while watching this episode. I also cry when I watch Let It Be Me at the end. Every time The Scent Of Roses was on, I never had the chance to watch it...god damn it........

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Post by Lost Knight » Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:11 pm

Well you'd cry for that episode as well for sure then.
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Post by Lost Knight » Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:16 pm

"Yes, White Bird's jump is pretty good. But I'm gonna have to go with the one in A Nice Indecent Little Town."


The only problem with the turbo boost in that episode is that you can clearly see the ramp right before K.I.T.T. turbo boosts. They didn't even seem to try and hide it.
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Post by KnightRiderGirl » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:29 pm

The thing is that I know what happens in the episode....I just want to be able to actually see and tape it. I have a mission to have all three Stevie episodes. I already have Let It Be Me

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Post by cloudkitt » Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:16 am

Lost Knight wrote:"Yes, White Bird's jump is pretty good. But I'm gonna have to go with the one in A Nice Indecent Little Town."


The only problem with the turbo boost in that episode is that you can clearly see the ramp right before K.I.T.T. turbo boosts. They didn't even seem to try and hide it.


They did TRY to hide it. That Nova drives in front of it, but it was going to fast. BUt besides that, as far as landing goes (I know in the book Gill says the steering wheel fell off) looked aas though it would be pretty smooth.

AND it was one of the few Turbo Boosts shown in normal speed. Slow motion does indeed look cool for those jumps, but just seeing him soar between the allies at full speed is so cool!
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