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:lmao: you suck at the sirch.

Seriously. a search for "jessi" in chit chat returns 5 results. 2 for this thread, and 3 from the other one.
 

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:lmao: you suck at the sirch.

Seriously. a search for "jessi" in chit chat returns 5 results. 2 for this thread, and 3 from the other one.

And a search for "jessi Combs" only returns this one, now, none before. Good to note not to search TWO whole words at the same time.
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This was going to happen no matter what. I hope it makes the family both happy and proud of the accomplishment. I always had sour grapes that she started in front of me at KOH by her self. She was placed there for publicity and got to start alone with out someone next to her, I was pissed that morning. Everyone was pushed back a spot for the female celebrity. Looking back, it was just racing emotions, which are much different than normal emotions. Who cares and it didn't really matter, I couldn't really compete for a top spot anyway. I was not being realistic.
 

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This was going to happen no matter what. I hope it makes the family both happy and proud of the accomplishment. I always had sour grapes that she started in front of me at KOH by her self. She was placed there for publicity and got to start alone with out someone next to her, I was pissed that morning. Everyone was pushed back a spot for the female celebrity. Looking back, it was just racing emotions, which are much different than normal emotions. Who cares and it didn't really matter, I couldn't really compete for a top spot anyway. I was not being realistic.

I haven't seen a cucked Baizou comment like this in a while, and I surf reddit every day.

Congratulations.

Jessi should be remembered for her record, AND she should have gone her turn like everyone else. :shaking:
 

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Jessi’s documentary has a trailer and is going to air on October 20 on HBO Max—The Fastest Woman on Earth

She states in the trailer, “I’m not afraid to die, but I’m not ready to die.”

 

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Jessi’s documentary has a trailer and is going to air on October 20 on HBO Max—The Fastest Woman on Earth

She states in the trailer, “I’m not afraid to die, but I’m not ready to die.”

I loved Jessi. She was cool to everyone that she ever interacted with, really the ultimate cool chick, IMO. It is sad that she got involved with such a sketch attempt at the LSR, male or female. Look at the resources involved with the Andy Green record at Black Rock, vs. what she did before her untimely end.

All that being said, and i'm sincere about all that, there are certain sports that should not have a M vs F designation. Billiards, car racing (but not MC racing), LSR's, certain shooting and/or archery competitions, etc.
 

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I'm still glad I got to meet her at a bar in Nashville not long after she started working on the show. We had a decent conversation about wrenching and building vehicles. I will always remember while we were talking some random dudes came up to her but knowing who she was and acted like her tattoos on her arms were fake.
 

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Jessi’s documentary has a trailer and is going to air on October 20 on HBO Max—The Fastest Woman on Earth

She states in the trailer, “I’m not afraid to die, but I’m not ready to die.”

Has anyone watched the newly released documentary?
 

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They ever figure what the car hit? I couldn't even imagine doing 500+ mph.
 

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Has anyone watched the newly released documentary?
I wouldn't have called us friends but my buggy was on Xtreme 4x4 (that she hosted) back in '07 and I talked to her dozens of times over the years at SEMA, Jeep Safari, afterparties, etc. She'd remember my name at the least every time we saw each other.

Good documentary, they didn't try to make it sad but it still was. There was crash footage I hadn't seen anywhere else, that was rough. I signed up for a month of HBO+ just for that and I'd do it again, will probably watch it again a time or two. RIP Jessi
 

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I'm not sure I am ready to watch that...
 

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I think posthumous awards are nice for the community, fans, family. For me, not so necessary. I'll watch the documentary knowing (having been around some people who were the subject of films and docs) that they in no way capture what things were actually like for everyone. I only knew Jessi from tv and online stuff, but she seemed like a really decent person who was doing what she loved.

One of the challenges of pursuing the things you love, once money (or the need for money) the compromises begin and control recedes.

The world is less without Jessi Combs. I just really wish that had not happened and sometimes there is just nothing anyone can say or do to change those realities and that brings the grief that we feel.

It is like the kubler ross stages of grief thing... my least favorite stage is the recriminations part. where people blame each other or get caught up in all of that and forget to just grieve the loss.

I was watching Matt's Offroad Recovery the other day and thought that the kid that matt has on the show is like Jessi... just a total gamer. hard worker, good natured, fun, talented, smart and loves what she's doing, respects everybody.

Jessi inspired a lot of people. That is the part that I hope lives on.
 

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Forgive me If I missed something but I remember after the accident happened there was a lot of debate about how sketchy the car was, even in comparison to its contemporaries. From the pictures I saw at the time that appeared to be the case but I know fuckall about land speed cars.

The post from Terry above seems to be saying that Jessi was aware that the car was not safe and was complaining to someone about it but she got in and drove anyways? Some sort of contract or sponsorship pressure? I dunno, I've admitted on here that I might be a giant pussy, but if I did not have complete confidence in a car pushing those type of limits...
 

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I watched it. It is a complex story told pretty well. One part of the documentary addresses Jessi's frustration at her relationships. (just one part) and a lot of the story is Jessi working through what she wants, why she does what she does etc. I think it was well done and fair.

When I was in high school, a dad of a classmate had been a boxer (well known but not rich or anything) anyway, they had a ring in the backyard and if you had a beef, once a month this dad would let guys come, put on the gloves and fight it out. They had a keg and for a couple of bucks you could go and watch people whale on each other. It was 'pretty well' supervised but, you know, it is all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

One of my brothers had gotten in scuffle and the other guy said,'lets box' and so, I was in 8th grade, but I went. the had about 5 fights before my brothers. I knew from boxing in the backyard, your arms get heavy fast...and most of the fights were 2 rounds with one guy getting smoked because he either got tired or gave up the attack and tried to 'rope a dope' which didn't work.

My brother got in there and the bell rings and he did what my old man always told us 'be violent, show him the left, and then hit him with the right' and keep hitting him and be super aggressive hoping that he will simply go into defensive mode. Well, the second shot, the other kid went down like a sack of potatoes. I think my brother's fight was chosen second best fight of the night.

I stood by the dad that hosted the fight and he said something like: 'Almost everyone has an off button. If you hit them and it switches them off, good for them, that is pretty safe, the guys who are good at boxing, their off button doesn't work so good, so they don't know when to stop. They can get fucked up but keep coming, it makes them good boxers, but they can get fucked up worse than the guy who gets popped and his off button goes.'

When that guy said that it clicked.

I think Jessi didn't know where her off button was. What I saw when she had scary stuff happen was that she was 'scared' but there was a surprise that nothing happened and then she could go right back out... even with her very serious back injury, it didn't trigger that. I got the feeling that she kept going for the speed record well past what she was comfortable with.

What really sucked was that the only group who would give her the keys were smart, committed people but who did not have the resources nor the 'full picture' to realize (genuinely) the threat of what they were doing.

She was and awesome person and the documentary showed that clearly. It also showed (successfully) the complexity of who she was and the drive she had as well as 'the person'.

Her family (parents and siblings) were all really good and 'normal' and it makes you ache even more. She was just getting started (even at 40) and I just hope that the next Jessi can get a ride sooner in their career and with folks who are capitalized to the degree that she could attain her goals without the 'button' (both her own AND all of the surrounding people) to know when to stop or slow down and get it right.

just a fucking shame.
 

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I finally brought myself to watch it.

Yes, they showed in-car crash video. All you see is Jessi doing all the right things and running off the end of the lakebed. I didn't see anything grotesque. They actually said the video showed that she did everything right.

Learned a lot about her and kind of got the same feeling. She may die doing what she loved, but she wasn't going to stop doing it.

I'd have had the back-up driver do the shakedown runs before jumping in. That's something that quit happening.
 

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I watched it Friday night.
I didn't know Jessi.

I only knew she died in a accident and I didn't know any of the details.

They staged all the footage to look like the last pass so when it finally was I wasn't really prepared.

(I am sort of a death porn pussy, I don't enjoy it like some of you fuckers)

I have raced cars and I didn't need to see the final scenes. It actually stuck with me pretty hard through the weekend, not something I would want to see again.
I appreciated the technical aspect or lack their of of the in car camera but damn that was tough to see/hear someone's life end.

If you knew her and or are sensitive to that stuff maybe just stop the video on the start of the last pass or just don't watch it all together.
 

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I watched it. It is a complex story told pretty well. One part of the documentary addresses Jessi's frustration at her relationships. (just one part) and a lot of the story is Jessi working through what she wants, why she does what she does etc. I think it was well done and fair.

When I was in high school, a dad of a classmate had been a boxer (well known but not rich or anything) anyway, they had a ring in the backyard and if you had a beef, once a month this dad would let guys come, put on the gloves and fight it out. They had a keg and for a couple of bucks you could go and watch people whale on each other. It was 'pretty well' supervised but, you know, it is all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

One of my brothers had gotten in scuffle and the other guy said,'lets box' and so, I was in 8th grade, but I went. the had about 5 fights before my brothers. I knew from boxing in the backyard, your arms get heavy fast...and most of the fights were 2 rounds with one guy getting smoked because he either got tired or gave up the attack and tried to 'rope a dope' which didn't work.

My brother got in there and the bell rings and he did what my old man always told us 'be violent, show him the left, and then hit him with the right' and keep hitting him and be super aggressive hoping that he will simply go into defensive mode. Well, the second shot, the other kid went down like a sack of potatoes. I think my brother's fight was chosen second best fight of the night.

I stood by the dad that hosted the fight and he said something like: 'Almost everyone has an off button. If you hit them and it switches them off, good for them, that is pretty safe, the guys who are good at boxing, their off button doesn't work so good, so they don't know when to stop. They can get fucked up but keep coming, it makes them good boxers, but they can get fucked up worse than the guy who gets popped and his off button goes.'

When that guy said that it clicked.

I think Jessi didn't know where her off button was. What I saw when she had scary stuff happen was that she was 'scared' but there was a surprise that nothing happened and then she could go right back out... even with her very serious back injury, it didn't trigger that. I got the feeling that she kept going for the speed record well past what she was comfortable with.

What really sucked was that the only group who would give her the keys were smart, committed people but who did not have the resources nor the 'full picture' to realize (genuinely) the threat of what they were doing.

She was and awesome person and the documentary showed that clearly. It also showed (successfully) the complexity of who she was and the drive she had as well as 'the person'.

Her family (parents and siblings) were all really good and 'normal' and it makes you ache even more. She was just getting started (even at 40) and I just hope that the next Jessi can get a ride sooner in their career and with folks who are capitalized to the degree that she could attain her goals without the 'button' (both her own AND all of the surrounding people) to know when to stop or slow down and get it right.

just a fucking shame.
This.

She had more balls than talent. I saw her race several times, I would not have put her in something that fast.
 

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Anybody have the time in the documentary where they show crash stuff? Don't care about the rest.
 

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The trailer was rough too me. Hearing her was not easy and I didn't know her, never met her.
 
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