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And, provides FANTASTIC traction to the rear end...
And just how is that even remotely true?
Angle's wrong. That thing is providing lift, not downforce. Might be improving the fuel economy a bit:-).
I think this is sarcasm, guys.
My lights would be on fast, if I saw that, and I would have written them for an unsecured load. But I have my doubts about this video clip, as the driver would have to be felony level stupid, not to notice the weird handling.
They'd have a reasonable argument before a judge that the load WAS secured. (Maybe just not very well?) And it may not have impacted the handling that much. It looks like it's acting more like a sea anchor. The amount of force required to "fly" the mattress may not be that much if it's light, so the lift on the vehicle front end may not be that much. He ought to notice a drop in gas mileage, eventually.
The lines are cutting into the foam mattress, which is why it is so high now.I saw lots of very similar idiocy when patrolling CA freeways. Most people don't notice handling changes, which explains why people will drive on half-flat tires, and other situations. In this case, almost no one, other than pilots and sailors, understand the effects of wind on large surfaces, light or heavy. Hey, a reasonable effort was made to secure the load, which is more than most would bother with. Good attempt, poor execution.
...until it doesn't.
Ah, one of those new anti-gravity mattresses, I've been waiting for them to come out alongside my flying car.
That's an air mattress.
You, sir, win the internets for the day!