Swimming on Your Car's Roof Doesn't Really Protect it from Hail…


There are times in life when you just have to admit defeat and understand that saving a little bit of your dignity is probably better than nothing.

It's anybody's guess why this man thought that lying on the roof of his car and imitating a swimmer would save the vehicle from hail damage, but he did it nevertheless and for quite some time.

A fellow citizen also tried to help out by applying what looks like a bed cover, but as you can imagine, that didn't work out either.

The full clip follows after the break.



KidRed said... »February 26, 2013

No concern for the car behind him that is rubbing bumpers?

psiqtas said... »February 26, 2013

Maybe it looks ridiculous, but I totally understand this guy and not laughing at all (not sure if he didn't damage his roof by himself)...

Mr.Brooks said... »February 26, 2013

Why did u post this stupid video carscoop?
U are idiots. fuck this site

Jim Wile said... »February 26, 2013

Just think how much more aerodynamic it will be.... like a golf ball......

aaronbbrown said... »March 01, 2013

You can protect your car from hail pretty easily with a few layers of packing blankets, the kind they have at U-Haul or any moving company.

Last year my mom and I got caught in a hailstorm in her Honda Odyssey, just 100 yards from her garage. It was one of the worst I've ever seen, some of the chunks of ice were bowling ball size, and there was so much of it and it was so intense everything turned white and you could feel the suspension of the van moving up and down from the impacts as it was sliding all over the road on the layer of ice being created. One chunk blasted through the passenger side sliding door window and almost got me. If anyone had been caught out in that storm they could've easily been killed.

It not only mangled her van, but blew out all the skylights in her condo, and the skylights of hundreds of her neighbors, shattered all the windows on one side of all the buildings and destroyed the vinyl siding. It was pretty unreal, the insurance company totaled her van, $8000 to do the bodywork which was only exposed to the hail for just 1 minute, around $15,000 damage to the residence, including roof repair.

Some photos of the damage.

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