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Posted: 10/20/2016 12:59:28 PM EDT
Looks pretty neat. I like it. Uses "industrial grade" suction cups to create 750lbs of adherence to the violator's windshield.

Giving the old parking boot. . . the boot!







http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2016/10/20/parking-boots-are-being-replaced-by-this-yellow-monstrosity.html
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:04:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2016 1:05:25 PM EDT by gogetumnow]
Meh, someone will drive off with their head out the window, cause an accident, and the victims will sue the company into oblivion.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:05:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:06:37 PM EDT
I wish more cities would just build more decks and get revenue by HELPING their citizens find (and pay) for parking, versus ever escalating punishments and shrinking numbers of spots.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:06:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
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Yeah, I'm not seeing how that immobilizes anything.

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Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
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Also does not DISABLE the vehicle. All I have to do is use my forward facing camera which is already grill mounted.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:07:50 PM EDT
Why not just slide a coathanger or something similar under and release the suction?
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:07:58 PM EDT
Funny. Just saw it on facebook. Good concept and ease of use.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:08:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By phatmax:
I wish more cities would just build more decks and get revenue by HELPING their citizens find (and pay) for parking, versus ever escalating punishments and shrinking numbers of spots.
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I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:09:34 PM EDT
In before someone posts they popped it off with a couple of scrapers.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:10:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:


I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Originally Posted By phatmax:
I wish more cities would just build more decks and get revenue by HELPING their citizens find (and pay) for parking, versus ever escalating punishments and shrinking numbers of spots.


I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.



Best answer so far.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:11:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:


I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Originally Posted By phatmax:
I wish more cities would just build more decks and get revenue by HELPING their citizens find (and pay) for parking, versus ever escalating punishments and shrinking numbers of spots.


I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.



Well, this is the best idea.... Parking Enforcement is a great expression of government power and a warning....that no one is listening to.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:11:36 PM EDT
Nicknamed: Madonna
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:12:04 PM EDT
Chicago will never use it. Doesn't damage the vehicle our punish the citizens enough.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:12:08 PM EDT
All you need is a cordless drill in the trunk and that suction cup means exactly dick. Drill 2 holes where the suction cup is and throw it in the street.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:12:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Originally Posted By phatmax:
I wish more cities would just build more decks and get revenue by HELPING their citizens find (and pay) for parking, versus ever escalating punishments and shrinking numbers of spots.
I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.
This man gets it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:12:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sandboxmedic:
Why not just slide a coathanger or something similar under and release the suction?
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Or, for even drastic counter-measures, a pin-hole through the windshield will do it too!
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:12:50 PM EDT
Good concept with some pretty significant advantages over the boot.

Still I can't believe they trust the violators to return the device to the cop shop after paying. I hope these are cheap because I predict that very few will be recovered.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:13:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
Meh, someone will drive off with their head out the window, cause an accident, and the victims will sue the company into oblivion.
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good.

pay parking (outside or private places) is absolute bullshit.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:14:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:

Yeah, I'm not seeing how that immobilizes anything.

http://www.floridamovielocations.org/wpimages/wp0_wp57ce6b65.png
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
Meh, someone will drive off with their head out the window, cause an accident, and the victims will sue the company into oblivion.

Yeah, I'm not seeing how that immobilizes anything.

http://www.floridamovielocations.org/wpimages/wp0_wp57ce6b65.png

Yeah, but you would get pulled over in 87 seconds.

Especially if they put a small GPS unit it there.

Then you'd probably get hit with a Reckless Driving charge on top of the ticket.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:14:34 PM EDT
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Well, this is the best idea.... Parking Enforcement is a great expression of government power and a warning....that no one is listening to.
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Originally Posted By phatmax:
Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:

I just wish more people would wake the fuck up and stay out of the shitty Marxist urban cesspools altogether.



Well, this is the best idea.... Parking Enforcement is a great expression of government power and a warning....that no one is listening to.


I've said it before. Our modern tech in communications, automation, and transportation should be causing the population to spread out, not pack into urban centers more and more.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:14:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mountainsurvivor:
All you need is a cordless drill in the trunk and that suction cup means exactly dick. Drill 2 holes where the suction cup is and throw it in the street.
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Like through the windshield?
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:15:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mr_Smiley:

Yeah, but you would get pulled over in 87 seconds.


Especially if they put a small GPS unit it there.


Then you'd probably get hit with a Reckless Driving charge on top of the ticket.
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Originally Posted By Mr_Smiley:
Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
Meh, someone will drive off with their head out the window, cause an accident, and the victims will sue the company into oblivion.

Yeah, I'm not seeing how that immobilizes anything.

http://www.floridamovielocations.org/wpimages/wp0_wp57ce6b65.png

Yeah, but you would get pulled over in 87 seconds.


Especially if they put a small GPS unit it there.


Then you'd probably get hit with a Reckless Driving charge on top of the ticket.

Gotsta catch me first, copper!
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:16:34 PM EDT
That thing looks easier to defeat than the boot.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:17:44 PM EDT
I severely hope it is used on a widespread basis. Cogitating a patent for "The Barnacle Scraper" as we speak.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:19:07 PM EDT
Carry a sheet pan around and use it like a giant and very thin scraper to reach under and release the suction cup, then toss the barnacle into the street and drive away.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:19:49 PM EDT
Won't a product like RainX provide a slick enough surface to slide it off?
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:21:02 PM EDT
":Hello, Safelight? I need someone to come out and replace my windshield. I was parked on the street and came back to find someone had smashed my windshield and torn it out"
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:21:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sandboxmedic:
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Plastic paint scrapers, but yeah. I bet I could remove one without too much difficulty.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:22:10 PM EDT
How does this attach to a curved windshield?
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:22:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:

Yeah, I'm not seeing how that immobilizes anything.

http://www.floridamovielocations.org/wpimages/wp0_wp57ce6b65.png
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
Meh, someone will drive off with their head out the window, cause an accident, and the victims will sue the company into oblivion.

Yeah, I'm not seeing how that immobilizes anything.

http://www.floridamovielocations.org/wpimages/wp0_wp57ce6b65.png

Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:22:51 PM EDT
Park where you're supposed to and no problems. But that's bullshit, so are the boots, and towing, fucking with people's vehicle in any way. Issue a fine if they don't pay the fine they can't renew their registration, or licenses. Don't need any stupid assed schemes to bilk people out of their money right now.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:23:27 PM EDT
so my wife keeping her windshield filthy is actually a strategy, eh
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:23:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
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Hinged in the middle.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:23:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wganz:
Won't a product like RainX provide a slick enough surface to slide it off?
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I was wondering about snow and ice
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:24:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:
Park where you're supposed to and no problems. But that's bullshit, so are the boots, and towing, fucking with people's vehicle in any way. Issue a fine if they don't pay the fine they can't renew their registration, or licenses. Don't need any stupid assed schemes to bilk people out of their money right now.
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do you wear gloves when picking up the can?
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:25:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2016 1:25:21 PM EDT by mr_camera_man]
1. If I frequently parked on the street in a hellhole that used these, I'd investigate something like those "tear-off" films used on racing windshields and helmets.

2. This device is a complete waste of time if the cost to remove it is more than ~$250.


Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:26:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:

Like through the windshield?
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By mountainsurvivor:
All you need is a cordless drill in the trunk and that suction cup means exactly dick. Drill 2 holes where the suction cup is and throw it in the street.

Like through the windshield?
Are the tickets more expensive than the windshield?
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:27:53 PM EDT
Just start the car and turn your heat and defrost on.

Once the gas trapped in the suction cups expands it'll just pop loose.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:28:22 PM EDT
Yeah throw it in the street and ignore it. Then you'll get a hit with theft and destruction of property as well as the parking ticket. Brilliant!
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:29:04 PM EDT
You guys are so badass! Yeah, pop it off! They would never record your tag number or anything. It doesn't matter if you remove it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:29:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
Are the tickets more expensive than the windshield?
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Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By mountainsurvivor:
All you need is a cordless drill in the trunk and that suction cup means exactly dick. Drill 2 holes where the suction cup is and throw it in the street.

Like through the windshield?
Are the tickets more expensive than the windshield?



You drill from the top. All you have to do is break the seal and let the air into the cup and it will drop right off.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:29:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TruckinAR:


do you wear gloves when picking up the can?
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Originally Posted By TruckinAR:
Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:
Park where you're supposed to and no problems. But that's bullshit, so are the boots, and towing, fucking with people's vehicle in any way. Issue a fine if they don't pay the fine they can't renew their registration, or licenses. Don't need any stupid assed schemes to bilk people out of their money right now.


do you wear gloves when picking up the can?
Yeah, sure. Whatever people do.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:30:53 PM EDT
Number 80 drill bit. Good luck figuring out where the hole is, and why it doesn't hold
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:31:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TruckinAR:

good.

pay parking (outside or private places) is absolute bullshit.
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Originally Posted By TruckinAR:
Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
Meh, someone will drive off with their head out the window, cause an accident, and the victims will sue the company into oblivion.

good.

pay parking (outside or private places) is absolute bullshit.


Yup, fuck em.

Taxes already pay for the streets. Pay parking is just another form of taxation. I never pay meters so every few years I get a ticket which is cheaper than I would have paid feeding meters all the time.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:31:33 PM EDT
Ive got complete glass coverage on my insurance which also guarantees no upped premiums for its use.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:32:08 PM EDT
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Dupe
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Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:33:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Market_Garden:
Carry a sheet pan around and use it like a giant and very thin scraper to reach under and release the suction cup, then toss the barnacle into the river while driving away.
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Fixed.

"I didn't see anything on my car. What are you talking about?"


Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:34:43 PM EDT
FPNI yet again.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:35:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CaverX:
Just start the car and turn your heat and defrost on.

Once the gas trapped in the suction cups expands it'll just pop loose.
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I think it has logic built into it that keeps the suction going. I am sure if they put one on at 5 AM and it was 40 degrees out, then the temp went up to 75/80 during the day, it would stay on.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 1:36:59 PM EDT
The city should make it look like a lawn chair if they want to save their parking space with it...
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