10 Year old shows off shifting skills

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  1. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Flip flops n all.

    Havent let mine shift yet
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  2. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    That’s awesome!
     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    He likes to rush. Probably one of those engines that drop RPMs like really hard and fast.

    He almost missed that 5th high though, I thought I heard a little conflict under there.

    But hey, he will drive better than most school graduates. Lucky kid!

    Does not know the physics of curves much but 50 acres to slide off pavement in. =)

    And finally drumroll please... not much of a clutch brake on the floor eh?
     
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  4. "semi" retired

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    The applications are flooding in, as I type. I think it's great too. If he can drive an old Detroit powered slammer, he 's on his way! It's really not that hard, and I bet there are a lot of ashamed people that simply can't get it.
     
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  5. x1Heavy

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    You probably are right on that.

    Its a nice return to old iron for a few moments on my end. But god help him should he get a job at .17 a mile.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

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    The flip flops gotta go though, Thats steel boot territory. It can cut him up so fast on a bad bridge.
     
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  7. SmallPackage

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    I love it! Seeing things like this brings hope that the old iron will live for at least one more generation. Happy Happy!
     
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  8. "semi" retired

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    Nah, I say keep the flip-flops. It will qualify him for only the best jobs in the future. That Volvo will seem like a Cadillac to what he learned on.
    Disclaimer: anyone thinking of doing this with their 10 year old, should be restricted to low range. Granted, it was a freakin' airport( or something) but high range was too fast, especially that old bucket of bolts.
     
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  9. SmallPackage

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    This is how so many of us learned to operate a truck. On private land were you will only hurt yourself. When My grandfather taught me how he had me barefoot so I can really “feel” the peddels and there responses to touch. Real heel and toe so to speak. He was a war bird mechanic at a training base in Missouri during WW2 and got to go into the training program towards end of war to be a pilot. War ended so he missed out on combat. He told me that was one of the ways they trained back then. Barefoot and gloveless to first get the finite feel.
     
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