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Post by jack3414 » Mon Sep 15, 2003 5:24 pm

it's clear that this one is not the best jump... What I really like is when Mickael lands, you often see him bouncing and being shaken (always with exaggeration !). :o
KITT must have really strong suspensions to resist to such bashing !
In real life, if a car would be able to do that kind of stuff, i guess it would be a wreck.

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Post by Rockatteer » Mon Sep 15, 2003 5:53 pm

Yeah I’m always amazed at how those seats are so springy.

Are real TA seats that bouncy?
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Post by jack3414 » Mon Sep 15, 2003 6:02 pm

i guess David Hasselof simulates a lot at the end of the boost. However, when you see him sitting on his seat, it seems to topple and to be very flexible...

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Post by Miked » Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:34 am

By the way guys, here's some car-jumping info straight from Jack Gill & the "Dukes" stuntmen:
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The nosedives are actually kind of good, from a stuntman's perspective. When the car is jumped that big, hitting squarely on all four wheels is a worse hit than a nosedive.

As Corey Eubanks put it:
"Say you're gonna be in a car, and dropped from 25 feet: Would you rather be dropped flat, or dropped nose-down?
Nose-down is the way to go, because that way you get a few feet of metal to cushion the impact. Dropping flat hurts more."

Although a really big nosedive isn't so good, just landing front-first is better than flat.
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And another thing: There's more to a nosedive than just lack of trunk-weight.
When you go up the ramp, it makes a difference whether you're gassing it or not.
Flooring it produces a bit of a "wheelie" effect, and puts the front-end up.
Lifting off the gas causes the engine-braking effect to pull the front-end down.

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Post by comets78 » Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:16 pm

the only thing i remember about a jump was something micheal said to kitt that its its over 50 feet long and it breaks the preavious record which one am i thinking of?

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Post by jack3414 » Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:33 pm

yeah, it was when they were at the top of a parking lot, but I'm not sure.
There was also an episode where Mickael and KITT were trapped in a tunnel blocked up with rocks; Mickael wanted to use the Turbo Boost in order to get a mega-acceleration to smash the rocks but KITT said something like "we're gonna hit the rocks at more than 300 miles/hour, we'll never survive !" (translated from french, so it may be inexact). Finally Mickael doesn't listen KITT and go. Then it ends with a terrific jump in the air!
Isn't it the episode with Goliath ?

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Post by KRjumper » Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:44 pm

Hi guys,
The longest turbo boost jump in reality was 145 feet long and 20 feet high. Some of the crazy length jumps are miniatures and look exactly like a miniature. Most of my jumps were between 110 and 140 feet long. The jump you see over the river was a kid that came in on the show and sold the producers on a VW powered Kitt car for jumps. I was against it from the start. It came apart on the landing and jumped terribly. We fired the guy after 3 weeks.
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Post by jack3414 » Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:56 pm

Miniaturized KITT:

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Post by Miked » Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:20 am

(Howdy, Mr. Gill! I was in Covington in June!)

A VW chassis?
I thought there were some jump shots that looked like a fiberglass-shell on a dune buggy!

That explains that. Using it must have been a real mess.

I can't imagine how you'd get a buggy-chassis to fly correctly.
Much less vehicle weight, and all of it in the rear . . .
Geez, the center-of-gravity on it wouldn't be anywhere near a normal car.

Not to mention the lack of body sheetmetal . . .
It wouldn't have anything to "crumple up" between the frame/rollcage and the ground!

That buggy must have really hurt on landing. I don't see how it could be safe on any big jump.
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Another one

Post by jack3414 » Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:00 pm

Here's another crazy jump from the episode "Knightmare"
http://ludep.free.fr/knightmare.mpg

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Re: Another one

Post by Dome » Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:51 am

jack3414 wrote:Here's another crazy jump from the episode "Knightmare"
http://ludep.free.fr/knightmare.mpg



thats a cool jump

but


what a nice ramp :D

do you have the whole episode on mpg?

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Post by jack3414 » Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:38 am

yeah, i've got the full episode in Divx, recorded from M6 on last saturday.I've also seen the ramp !

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Post by neps » Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:26 pm

We didn't hear that...

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Post by Dome » Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:17 am

jack3414 wrote:yeah, i've got the full episode in Divx, recorded from M6 on last saturday.I've also seen the ramp !



Is it possible that you send me this one to dome@whoever.com ??
Is it in French?


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In Germany exists a page with lots of funny Kngiht Rider mistakes and bad hided tricks

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Post by jack3414 » Tue Sep 23, 2003 5:36 pm

the file is over 250 megs and i've only got a 56K connection ! And 250 megs is too much for a mailbox...
And yes, it is in french.
That's too bad...
You live in France or Switzerland ?

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Post by neps » Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:25 pm

That sounds like a cool page, do you happen to have the link?

But guys, come on now. Transfering episodes over the net is greatly frowned upon, and I must ask of you not to do so here, as it will draw negative attention. Please take this off the board if you must discuss it. Thanks.

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Post by Dome » Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:21 am

@neps

sorry, I didn't want to make negative attention on your forum.


well I will look in a German Knight Rider Forum if I can find the link, after this I will post it for you

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Post by Dome » Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:07 am

well actually it is not an German page, it is an austrian one.

if you go on

http://www.8ung.at/sprittwoch/sprittfor ... rider.html

you see all episodes one after the other. those which are coloured you can klick on it and see the mistakes of the episodes. but it is all in German.

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Post by jack3414 » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:36 am

Sorry, i was just telling Dome that it was unable to do that kind of stuff for me.

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Post by neps » Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:30 pm

In english via a bad google translation:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u ... uage_tools

Kinda reminds me a bit of the nitpicks at the krfoundation.com, but they have pretty interesting execution.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:12 pm

I like their categories for nitpicks... One of them is for "translation" errors, or things that got messed up or otherwise changed when the episode went from english to german. So when we view the google translation, we're seeing translation errors of them talking about translation errors.

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Post by neps » Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:36 pm

Translation errors of translation errors, Kinda makes your head spin a bit, doesn't it?

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Nice one

Post by jack3414 » Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:49 pm

wow, it's a nice site ! too bad it's not in english... very detailled and accurate, zoomed images, fun...
really cool 8)
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Post by Dome » Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:22 am

well, They show severall mistakes, which someone who loves Knight Rider wont find by watching those episode.

for example: instead of Wilton Knight they say Wilson Knight! I have never discovered this mistake, because I was used to hear the name Wilton.

Or in the Pilot, when Michael is telefoning to Devon, behind you can see the logo of PEPSI COLA, but you can not see the word PEPSI because the covered the letters by a black thing.

I like this page!
my favorite is this one:

You can see Kitt driving on a country road (it is filmed by a Helicopter (is this the right word?). and suddendly he passed a parked black car. but! if you look twice you can see that the parked car is also a Black 82 TransAm :D

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Post by jack3414 » Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:39 pm

I wonder how they do to notice such little things :?:
It must take a lot of time to analyze a whole episode... and also requires a good pair of eyes !
Sometime (I would even say often !), some stuffs in KR are not in conformity with the reality. I've noticed this for example:
At the beginning of an episode, you see Kitt driving by himself, while Mickael is playing an 80's computer game (a kind of Pacman). This game requires accurates and dosed moves. Instead of this, you see Mickael triturating the joystick in all the directions at the same time !
I also like scenes like, for example, when a teenager hijacked Kitt and he used a joystick to control it. It really makes me laugh :lol:
Another funny stuff is that when Mickael needs to do something particular with Kitt, Kitt always have that special feature Mickael asked, whereas we've never seen it before :) For exemple, when they were trapped under a pile of wood, :!: hocus-pocus :!: the hydraulic feature appeared for the first time :)

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