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another downforce test

Posted by BP on November 27th, 2001 10:39 AM
In reply to This can be dangerous! by jb on November 26th, 2001 05:05 PM [Go to top of thread]

Good advice by jb, but I'd like to add to it: A better gauge for testing downforce than a 2x4 is a full roll of paper towels laying on its side (not standing upright). This mimics the human body's "squeezability" better than a 2x4--after all, a 2x4 is more likely to withstand more pressure than a child's rib cage, so a roll of paper towels is probably a better stress test.

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