So we’d just like to preface this by saying, if your buddies ask if they can strap two nitrous bottles to an office chair and crank them open while you ride in the aforementioned chair, just say no. When we stumbled across this video of FarmTruck and AZN up to their typical antics, we knew it would be entertaining, but we failed to realize just how insane what they were about to do was.
If you’re unfamiliar with Street Outlaws, FarmTruck and AZN are a duo that run around sand bagging unsuspecting victims into street races where they take their money. And when they’re not doing that, that are finding weird and interesting ways to keep themselves entertained between taking chump’s money. In the past, they built a “motorized scooter” that was similar to what an elderly person would use, but had the drive train of a four wheeler under it. They even used it to set a land speed record.
While we are used to their typical shenanigans, we were not prepared to witness the insanity that is the “Nitrous Chair.” In essence, they have taken a racing seat and welded brackets on the bottom of the chair to hold two 12 pound nitrous bottles—because “Let’s make it two of the big ones and Harry, and I need them by tonight.” They could have just stuck with a couple of 10 pounders, but when you are this kind of crazy, more is always better.
Obviously the idea here is to take the gag of using a fire extinguisher to propel yourself across the shop on an office chair one step further. And though this may be one of the dumbest things we have seen to date, it is also one of the most entertaining.
After creating their nitrous chair, FarmTruck and his pal The Mad Scientist attach string to the nitrous bottle’s valves in order to deploy them from a distance. Heaven forbid they get anywhere near the contraption that AZN is actually strapped to. But obviously, they take safety very serious—note the heavy sarcasm. Before sending AZN to an early grave, they install a racing seat belt on the chair to make sure he is along for the whole ride—a decision that I’m sure all of them regret. Without it, AZN would have been flung free almost instantly. Instead, he’s in it for the long haul.
Notice that they have also strung some trailer tie-downs across the garage floor to keep the chair in place—could have gone worse we suppose. AZN wisely puts on a helmet and straps in. Now, since this is on TV, everyone here in the office assumed that they had used TV magic to replace AZN with a dummy/rag doll. That was, until they show the slow motion of him hanging on for dear life.
Honestly we’ve never seen anything quite like it in all of our years. AZN goes for one hell of a ride, and what you see coincides exactly with what FarmTruck says, “You don’t really comprehend what is happening.” AZN gets flung around like a toy in a violent burst of nitrous. We’re not quite sure how he survived unscathed, or at all truth be told.
Never has the saying “Just because we’re dumbasses doesn’t mean you should be too. So don’t try any of this at home” applied more fully.