Still a good pro tip video on the danger of hydroplaning.I think the alleged video is someone else/different event. The sign says Excelsior Springs so it wasn't yesterday
Get close, shoot wide dude. There's nothing exciting to me about being far away from a tornado. Nothing has ever made me feel as alive as being right next to a violent tornado. It's safe to assume there are others in this world that feel the same way.Anyway, why do people want to get so close?
Ben, you've nailed it with that comment. Great one!Get close, shoot wide dude. There's nothing exciting to me about being far away from a tornado. Nothing has ever made me feel as alive as being right next to a violent tornado. It's safe to assume there are others in this world that feel the same way.
To each their own, IMO. I personally like to sit back a bit, but If people can do it safely (i.e., good visual, an escape route or two), then sure, why not. I was on this storm not too far from where this happened and there was no structure, at least not right before it produced the tornado. Too much low-level cloud cover blocking the view of the storm, so if you wanted to see anything, you had to be right up in it. I bailed on it because I didn't feel like chasing a rain-wrapped monster through an urban area.Anyway, why do people want to get so close?
A waiver doesn't make mandated insurance requirements go away, and the only way you find out if a waiver holds up is in court. Best way to keep this from blowing up is request the bill, and pay out of pocket until the money dries up. Unless you really did tell the truth on your insurance application.SL does require a waiver form to be signed before they’ll take you out.
It doesn't matter if they have their guests sign waivers. Acts of gross negligence cannot be waived before they occur, and a good attorney could easily argue this to be an act of gross negligence. Also, why mention that you know the answers at all if you aren't going to say what they are?SL does require a waiver form to be signed before they’ll take you out. I know the answers to some of the speculation going on in this thread, but Roger is the one who got me off the bench and into the game back in 2005-06. Since I think the world of him and Caryn I’ll refrain from spilling the beans, because it looks like they’re already under the gun (so to speak) with attorneys, insurance, KS law, basically the whole nine yards. The last thing I want to do is make it worse by running my mouth.
Just a little over a year ago we were doing a Go Fund Me thing for them to be able to carry on having Chaser Conventions. With that fact and this latest incident it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say this could financially ruin them. @Jason Persoff if you want someone to partner with or to help out in any way I’ll be ready should we need another fund raiser.
This may or may not change storm chasing. I hope it does and for the better. It’s getting crazier every year and until the beast is tamed these incidents will be on the increase whether we like it or not.