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Old 03-02-2013, 09:26 AM
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Do you realize how dangerous that could be?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:23 PM
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No, i think you are on your own with that one.
Very clever, you should be proud.......
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I might tap on my L thigh with my R hand using a stick now and then but not a practice pad. Its a nice way to pass the time and my hand stays near the wheel. Saw a guy in traffic the other day going after his steering wheel with 2 sticks (no hands on the wheel) which made me feel good about what I do.
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I'm just imagining filling in the insurance form after the inevitable accident.

'Acts of Gadd' or suchlike. My word.
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Suggest you get rid that and listen to music and song sturcture. Denis
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:41 PM
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Do you realize how dangerous that could be?
I live in rural Kansas. It's open roads, not much traffic. It's not like I'm driving through N.Y.C. My eyes are on the road. I'm not driving and playing with both hands at the same time, with my eyes closed. It's no different than doing anything else with one hand while, driving. Eating, drinking, messing with your stereo, or picking your nose. Is some kid gonna jump out of a wheat field?
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I live in rural Kansas. It's open roads, not much traffic. It's not like I'm driving through N.Y.C. My eyes are on the road. I'm not driving and playing with both hands at the same time, with my eyes closed. It's no different than doing anything else with one hand while, driving. Eating, drinking, messing with your stereo, or picking your nose. Is some kid gonna jump out of a wheat field?
Yes one could, and who cares you could kill yourself. Why not practice before you get into the car?
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I keep a pair of sticks in the car and I do lots of noodling on the dash and seats when I'm at stop signs or in traffic. I don't see how the stick in my hand is any different than the tapping on the dash or wheel with my hand as I'd do anyway is.
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I'm not even going to try and explain how flawed your argument is, Lefty.

Sorry, not having it. You're in control of two tonnes of metal and it's not exactly like you're going to be stationary and in traffic. If something does happen, your reaction time is going to be significantly reduced. Very dangerous.
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I keep a pair of sticks in the car and I do lots of noodling on the dash and seats when I'm at stop signs or in traffic. I don't see how the stick in my hand is any different than the tapping on the dash or wheel with my hand as I'd do anyway is.
That's my point. We do lots of things while driving. People are always doing something, messing with a GPS, phones, you name it. Why not do something that will help my drumming. I still see the deer on the sides of the road, and slow down. Having 1 drumstick in 1 hand, doesn't keep me from seeing my surroundings. I've seen Cops driving and eating a sandwich. I still think it's no worse than picking your nose. I doubt that I'm the only one that doesn't use 2 hands on the wheel at all times. How is having a stick in my hand any different than having one hand in my lap while driving? Remember I'm driving across farmland on a hi-way, not in crazy city traffic.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:01 AM
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A disproportionate number of accidents occur on rural roads precisely because of this kind of complacency.

I don't have both hands on the wheel at all times. That's because I drive a manual.

Having a stick in your hand is worse because you are concentrating on an activity that isn't driving. You're practicing your stroke. Having one hand in your lap doesn't constitute concentrating on something else - feel free to add your own innuendos.
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Oh, bah humbug. As sure as I am that you're all saints who have never so much as taken your eyes off the road or your hands off the correct positions on the steering wheel while in transit.... get off his case! I've done this with a pad in my lap... AND I shift my own gears. Mostly I practice singing in the car though.
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Is some kid gonna jump out of a wheat field?
It's the one who jumps out of the cornfield that you have to watch out for!

I might thump my hands and fingers on the wheel, but I would never try to handle sticks while driving.

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:51 AM
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It's the one who jumps out of the cornfield that you have to watch out for!

I might thump my hands and fingers on the wheel, but I would never try to handle sticks while driving.

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That's why I live in Ks. and not Nebraska. Have you ever heard of, the children of the wheat?
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You're practicing your stroke.
Yeah, I'm going to have agree with BFY. Practicing stroke is a much more complex activity than, say, drinking a beverage or shifting gears.

Edit: And as a young driver AND practice junkie, don't tempt me with this admittedly cool setup!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:04 AM
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I know the area you're from. My dad lives in El Dorado, but I can't say that I've mixed drumming and driving.
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Oh, bah humbug. As sure as I am that you're all saints who have never so much as taken your eyes off the road or your hands off the correct positions on the steering wheel while in transit.... get off his case! I've done this with a pad in my lap... AND I shift my own gears. Mostly I practice singing in the car though.
No, I'd be willing to bet we're not all perfect drivers but the sad fact is that ANY activity which distracts you from driving (be it drumming, talking on the phone, eating, etc) increases your crash risk.
Sure, odds are he'll never have a crash as a result but is it worth risking a fine (or worse) just so you can fit in a few minutes practice time?
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Is some kid gonna jump out of a wheat field?
No but a Zombie might! Or armadillo even!

Do what you want, but don't brag about this one.
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Yeah, I'm going to have agree with BFY. Practicing stroke is a much more complex activity than, say, drinking a beverage or shifting gears.

Edit: And as a young driver AND practice junkie, don't tempt me with this admittedly cool setup!
You're right. I forget sometimes that young people are on here.
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Yeah, I'm going to have agree with BFY. Practicing stroke is a much more complex activity than, say, drinking a beverage or shifting gears.

Edit: And as a young driver AND practice junkie, don't tempt me with this admittedly cool setup!
You're right. I forget sometimes that young people are on here.
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You're right. I forget sometimes that young people are on here.
I don't think that most young people on this board (myself included) are impressionable enough to believe that your setup is a good idea.
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You're right. I forget sometimes that young people are on here.
Haha, I was joking (it really seems pretty dangerous), but yeah. Be careful with that.
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If we were meant to drum and drive we would have drum kits with steering wheels
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Not to mention those drumsticks would make nice spears to go through your head if you wreck BAD EFFIN IDEA. It's always the drivers that think ohhhh i have it all underrr control that end up killing some innocent person.

None of us are saints and we all have done dumb stuff while driving but when we look back on it we usually say holy crap I coulda died or killed someone. I wouldn't have been shocked if you did it a few times then said whoa waitttt. Dude you are up here promoting it lol. Did you ever think while gluing the pad, taking the pics, or starting the thread if this was a good idea?

Anyways enough grumbling I just would hate to see any innocent life taken over nonsense. When I first saw your pics i said coooooooool then said wait what the hell thats death on a half shell :)
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I built a custom E kit in my car for road trips.

Just set the cruise control and play along with the MP3's. When I get to a part that needs really fast fills I just drive over those plastic reflector things on the center line..

I had to move the HH to the right side and the crash (heh heh) cymbals block my view a bit and I sometimes get the gas , brake, HH control and kick pedals mixed up but I am in complete control unless I have to compose a text. That's when I put one stick down.


I had an idea to build a thin pair of gloves with sensor/triggers in the finger tips hooked to a module so you could tap on the steering wheel and generate drum sounds. Then the buzz wore off and I realized it was a dumb idea. :)
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