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Old 01-27-2010, 01:32 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by LynxRyder View Post
I'm pretty sure there's a third reason that hasn't been mentioned.

Without a hump, you get an area of low pressure directly behind your head as well as turbulent flow. This causes your head to want to be pulled back. Now you have to fight that force with your neck muscles as well as stabilize your head.

By adding the hump, you come closer to creating a teardrop shape, have less stress on your neck, and reduce drag forces. Less stress on your neck, less fatigue, and better lap times especially in a long race.

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pretty sure that falls under the aerodynamics category that has been mentioned several times already. but thanks for going into detail.
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It's for yall small wormy bastards. Makes you feel big and bad, kinda like tequila.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:09 PM   #24
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It's for yall small wormy bastards. Makes you feel big and bad, kinda like tequila.
Hey man, I told you not to tell people about my small wormyness and anyway I woulda kicked that guys but he was bigger, tougher and meaner than me.
And there's another reason for speed humps... because they are cool.
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