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#1 Duffy

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 04:39 PM

NEW from DUFFY Heavy Metal Industries™,the PROTECTION that timid marshals have been begging for - the DUFFYBackHoeZa!!

 

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Yes, folks, you saw it here first (or maybe second if you've been browsing Facebook for a while): just the thing for those  crash&burn D-mains, when you're afraid to reach for one deslotted car for fear the next is gonna take itself out and take a fingernail or two with it:

 

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The BackHoeZa™, a fully articulated hand guard made of sturdy ABS, that wraps around your marshaling hand and extends up the forearm to ward off those errant missiles that always pop up when inattentive drivers don't bother to "listen ahead" - now, for the first time, you can boldly reach down and grab that deslot with total confidence!

 

The BackHoeZa™ will only be sold as an exclusive to slot track owners and managers in quantities reflecting their local marshaling conditions, and will be mandatory safety attire for all race events. Watch for upcoming announcements at your local track.

 

 


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:30 PM

It looks like it could also protect against sudden cat attacks, like when its fed up with being made over, and wants to be left alone!

 

But why make it out of ABS? Why not polycarbonate, aka Lexan®? Hell, why not Kevlar®? It's good enough for bullet proof vests, so it should work extremely well in a marshalling situation.

 

No, wait. Make it out of cast iron. Great tie-in to "Heavy Metal Industries". That way, the marshall can just smash the car when he (or she) retrieves it, and toss it to the driver, eliminating the annoyance of trying to put said car back in the slot.


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My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:45 PM

I  first thought it was for playing jai alai, then they looked like fancy pooper scoops to take in the park when you walk your dogs. I  like that "Made in USA" label, but I don't know if I could wear one while marshaling slot cars. Is it ambidextrous?


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:17 PM

FWIW, it's for beach, sand excavation, fun.
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:09 AM

Right, Mike! All those things that marshaling isn't.

 

I actually built this mold, some years back. At the time, the customer had Toys-R-Us all excited for it, and we in the shop quietly predicted that excitement was gonna last just until some 8-yr-old boy went after his kid sister with one of these on both hands. Amazingly, it's still in production.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:48 AM

It being an old product would help explain the "Made in USA" label shown in the photos. :)


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:54 AM

You really should seek professional help Duff.   :crazy:

But we wouldn't want you any other way.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:55 AM

So how is this Heavy Metal?  LOL


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:28 AM

Duff,

What do you have for head protection? :wacko2:  Ahemm.....Noose.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:45 AM

Lane stickers.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:22 AM

I want one in Pink!


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:30 PM

Duff,

What do you have for head protection? :wacko2:  Ahemm.....Noose.

Lane stickers.

You guys rehearse this stuff, don't you?


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:12 PM

Shouldn't you be making chassis parts instead of playing? I am still waiting for my propritory stuff. Jeez...
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