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Old 01-14-2006
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My truck was attacked (pics inside)

Yeah.. so tonight, me and like 12 or 13 friends all had tickets to some motocross thing thats here this weekend. we all meet at our shop, then piled into 3 cars, and left. when we left... the weather was kinda overcast... mainly just cloudy, and getting cold.. that was it.

well, 5 hours later we get home and notice it has really gotten worse out, with wind and snow falling sideways and stuff (trees on the roads, dusting of snow, cars upside down in ditches.. etc.) we get back to our shop around 12:30, to find our damn basketball net laying behind my truck. immediately i thought of leo's truck, and was like... oh no. thankfully, it doesn't look as bad.

here's the damage..

first pic shows the gash it left. it's really deep, and about the size of a finger.

second pic shows it from a side shot.. that's not snow or anything, that's fiber glass strands built up from the impact of the pole.

third pic is from further back.. just to show the basketball net laying there guilty.
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sorry for the crappy pics.. like i said, it was freezing out, and really really windy.. that snow stings when it hits ya in the face, so i didnt want to be out there too long..

ill have better pics in the daylight.
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that sucks dude
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Damn man that sucks, I guess it was just bad luck. Never would have thought the BBall hoop would have come down.
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wow that sux man
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That really sucks man
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it sucks this has happened, but, its good that you posted this. not only will you never park with in 20ft of a basketball hoop, but hopefully others will learn from your pain and not make the same mistake, I know I wont
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it sucks this has happened, but, its good that you posted this. not only will you never park with in 20ft of a basketball hoop, but hopefully others will learn from your pain and not make the same mistake, I know I wont
yeah i hear ya... and what's bad is that i knew something like that was possible from Leo's truck when his bball net came down on it.
but.... i ddnt plan on knowing we were gonna have strong winds all night and experience hell freezing over. i left and all was good... calm. came back to crap like that..

the net was filled with sand and had a backhoe bucket laying on the back of it (you can see the bucket in the last pic, laying on the ground). but yeah, no excuses, im gonna pay a visit to that basketball net soon with a forklift.
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Dang thats why i hate parkin under trees and junk...
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that sux man!

but that wind was/still is insane! I was driving home from work and had to call 911 becasue the powerlines got blown into some trees and the trees were on fire...
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sorry about the dent
the wind is still very strong this morning - gusts to 45-50 MPH
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that sucks big time
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ouch... at least it didnt land across your bed.
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that sucks man... i know i park next a a pine tree and when ever it starts to get really windy i see that that thing bend down and i **** my pants lol....
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Sorry to see the damage. Just be glad that it wasn't a tree or something bigger.
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****ty that happened to my friends car.
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That really sucks. At least thats easily repairable just image what could have happen if you would have parked back a few more inches
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We had the same weather here. It rained all day and changed to an ice storm at night. Then around 6am it changed to snow. I was out on FD runs all night with this crap, I didn't get home until 7am.
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You're lucky. My dad parked my 85 Ranger beside the volleyball net one day when I was out of town. When I got back, one of the poles from the volleyball court was laid over on the side of my truck. Busted out the window and put one heck of dent in my door. Also, it had rained all night the night before I got home. The truck was soaked on the inside.

The poles were home made. 3" steel pipe with a tire and rim filled with concrete for a base. Apparently the wind got pretty bad, don't know how else it would've tipped over.
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Ouch!

Im going to sell my hoop for sure now.
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Same thing happened to me, it was much worse. Sucks.
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Old 01-16-2006
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yeah i remember everytime it was windy ours would topple over.. just had to add more water.. or sand i guess, whichever
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Sorry that happened.

Same thing happens here every time it snows.
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im glad we got rid of ours... i woulda been pissed! now i have to worry about the storage doors flinging into me... grrr. think ill be ok tho. :)

that sucks man im sorry!!!
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