Saturns and Softball Size Hail = Hole

:shock: Ouch! That is one of the problems with chasing, the risk of taking some heavy vehicle damage from large hail. Hopefully you can get that fixed pretty fast and get back out there chasing. And try to stay away from the hail! Your car will last longer and your wallet will stay thicker! :wink:
 
Oh I tried to stay away... but I took too long oogling at the tornado! My own fault, and something that was common among a bunch of chasers that day...
 
That was not real fun at the time. It was either tornado or hail. Although I didn't like either I opted for the hail even though I was driving my partners car (Sorry Chad :oops: :( ). Man was it loud. I am not afraid to admit that I was scared shXtless. Our video is so dramitic that it scares me even to watch it. I will be damned if I stay on the north side again. A real eye opener for sure...

Mick
 
Originally posted by Mickey Ptak
That was not real fun at the time. It was either tornado or hail. Although I didn't like either I opted for the hail even though I was driving my partners car (Sorry Chad :oops: :( ). Man was it load. I am not afraid to admit that I was scared shXtless. Our video is so dramitic that it scares me even to watch it. I will be damned if I stay on the north side again. A real eye opener for sure...

Mick

Anyone have any video from that online? I've seen tons of pictures from this event, but not any video links. Pleeeaaase? :)
 
Originally posted by Ryan McGinnis+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ryan McGinnis)</div>
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That was not real fun at the time. It was either tornado or hail. Although I didn't like either I opted for the hail even though I was driving my partners car (Sorry Chad :oops: :( ). Man was it load. I am not afraid to admit that I was scared shXtless. Our video is so dramitic that it scares me even to watch it. I will be damned if I stay on the north side again. A real eye opener for sure...

Mick

Anyone have any video from that online? I've seen tons of pictures from this event, but not any video links. Pleeeaaase? :)[/b]

Yeah, I was about to post about that. I have seen lots of pictures from it, but I also want to see some video. As Ryan said, Pleeeaaase???
 
Hail

Glad everyone made it out of that storm with only broken windows, dents and a few minor injuries, could have been worse. I'd love to see some video footage of the hail/tornado! Biggest hail I've seen this year so far is golfballs, (I'm jealous)...lol. People who know me know I like to have one HAIL of a good time! :lol: :D
 
Re: Hail

Originally posted by Craig Maire II
Glad everyone made it out of that storm with only broken windows, dents and a few minor injuries, could have been worse. I'd love to see some video footage of the hail/tornado! Biggest hail I've seen this year so far is golfballs, (I'm jealous)...lol. People who know me know I like to have one HAIL of a good time! :lol: :D
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I ran into some golfball size hail last Friday, just after school when I got into my car to go home. A severe storm had just started moving through when school ended and no less than one minute after I had walked out the doors and got inside my car, I start hearing multiple "thunks" on the car and see golfball size hail just falling like crazy. I felt sorry for those that were out in it making their way to their cars. Definately had to hurt, especially after I got home and saw all the dents in my hood, roof, and trunk.
 
Originally posted by Mickey Ptak
I will get a short teaser clip in a bit. Cant put to much on there because this is for sure on my next DVD.

mick

Get Mickey's Meso Road DVD, some of the best footage over the last several years!!! I enjoyed it, price is fair, and has great footage of Elk City. Give us the teaser Mickey!!!!
 
Damn, man. I am DEFINATELY going to start bringing my motorcycle helmet on chases.

That was an expensive video to shoot, but holy crap, am I ever going to buy your DVD this year.
 
When he was like... OMG MAN OUCH!! And there was that crazy smashing noise I was like what was that.... never realized that hail could crush a window that fast...
 
As soon as I get the video from our chase, I will put it up here. The window smashing on my side scared the living cr@p out of me. As soon as it went, I could feel the hail hitting my leg.

I have 2 bruises on my thigh from the hail, and about 15-20 minutes after it ended, I found a tennisball (hail) sitting in the floorboard.

The car is getting new windows tomorrow -- A new windshield and new drivers window for around $297 incl Tax is NOT bad!
 
Crazy... when I locked my keys out of my car (with car running AND after I just got pulled out of a ditch) back in 2002... I bashed out the vent window to prevent stuff from getting wet. Just the vent window was $220 to replace because of the odd size. Doh!

Aaron
 
We're being watched.

I'll admit that I sort of enjoy punching hail cores if there's nothing else worth looking at - assuming I'm in someone else's vehicle (cough) - but, even so, the sound of a large hailstone smacking the car from out of nowhere will shake me more than anything else in the field.

On May 4, 2002, Amos and I found ourselves in a neverending hail core near San Angelo that did a number on the windshield (if you have his "Seven Years on Cyclone Road" DVD, the chase is on there), and I honestly thought I was going to have a lap full of glass before we got out of there. I had the video camera in one hand and a jacket in the other, lest I have to cover my face in a hurry should the windshield give. Thankfully, after what seemed like ages (actually, it was), we made it out of the core - with the windshield somehow intact, albeit badly damaged. In retrospect, it wasn't even gorilla hail. Big, yes. Gorilla, no.
 
One of the things I remember are the people on the right side of the car wigging out when I faced that side of the car to the hail to turn around. The guy in the front seat was pratically in the middle of the car trying to get away from the window!

Not that I blame them...
 
Despite being the first on the storm, and despite sitting watching the storm for literally hours, this sort of video is what makes me glad we missed this particular tornado. There'll always be more tornadoes.......

That would've made me sick watching that happen to our Tahoe......no thanks.

KR
 
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