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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« on: 28/08/2009 04:50:37 »
Have people done this sort of thing before?
Will the giraffe hold or will you just end up on your backside?
« Last Edit: 28/08/2009 10:10:57 by chris »


 

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Re: Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #1 on: 28/08/2009 08:38:27 »
Although not a terribly useful reply [:I] - if anyone knows whether it is true that zebras duck their heads to avoid being lassoed (and consequently riden)I would be grateful.
 

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Re: Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #2 on: 28/08/2009 08:58:24 »
Considering the slope of the Giraffe's back, I wouldn't think it possible.

No doubt some prawn has tried though. Probably the same burk who's been tring to ride Zebras!
 

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Re: Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #3 on: 28/08/2009 09:54:37 »
Although not a terribly useful reply [:I] - if anyone knows whether it is true that zebras duck their heads to avoid being lassoed (and consequently riden)I would be grateful.

Hi Mazurka,
Hows this?




http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=d-Y4T70Ws5UC&pg=PA261&lpg=PA261&dq=zebras+ducks+head+avoid+being+lasso&source=bl&ots=6uCX0pAoY8&sig=1Bh5FIpscsZZwRWXcEY1W5BDxVU&hl=en&ei=e5qXSpWWO4yOkQXMztS-BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false [:0]
 

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Re: Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #4 on: 28/08/2009 10:02:43 »
Their backs are quite sloped..  following the slope of the neck almost... even if it was possible to sit.. I wonder if a giraffe could hold the extra weight...
 

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Re: Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #5 on: 28/08/2009 10:04:55 »
i don't know the answer, but it sure would be awesome.
 

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Re: Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #6 on: 28/08/2009 10:07:13 »
Yes, I think you're right. I had forgotten about how big their backs are.

 

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Re: Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #7 on: 28/08/2009 10:09:34 »
i don't know the answer, but it sure would be awesome.
Yes, I think it will be too.
Obviously the people who photoshopped this do too. :)

 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #8 on: 28/08/2009 10:12:20 »
That's brilliant - I'll show that in my lectures...
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #9 on: 28/08/2009 12:22:02 »
Agreed...excellent editing ...nicely done Chemistry4me
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #10 on: 28/08/2009 15:16:35 »
Smashing thanks.

Leet photoshop skillz there.
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #11 on: 28/08/2009 16:39:12 »
a careful observer or ex-photoshop lover (ahem) might notice that she is slightly more blurry than the giraffe. definitely a great edit though, you found the perfect fit for it :)
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #12 on: 28/08/2009 19:16:35 »
I think if you could design an appropriate sadle, train a wild animal to cope with being ridden and the giraffe can cope with the wait then, I'd give it a go.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 28/08/2009 19:21:19 »
I think if you could design an appropriate sadle, train a wild animal to cope with being ridden and the giraffe can cope with the wait then, I'd give it a go.

This is me riding an ostrich when I was 7..it's not a giraffe !!





 

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« Reply #14 on: 29/08/2009 00:00:09 »
Just to clarify, I didn't photoshop it. No way! ;D
Some other clever bugger did it.
« Last Edit: 29/08/2009 00:03:07 by Chemistry4me »
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #15 on: 29/08/2009 02:00:10 »
How would you get up there? Pole vault?
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #16 on: 29/08/2009 09:55:57 »
i think the best way would be to climb a tree :P
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #17 on: 29/08/2009 12:10:10 »
One would need to be quite skilled at lassoing to catch them in the first place.
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #18 on: 29/08/2009 13:37:57 »
Just a thought, but if daddy giraffes didn't ride mummy giraffes there wouldn't be any baby giraffes.
Since an adult male giraffe weighs a lot more than a person does I think it's fair to assume that the animal's back is strong enough to be ridden- but building the saddle would be a challenge.
 

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Is it possible to ride a giraffe?
« Reply #19 on: 29/08/2009 23:55:42 »
Just a thought, but if daddy giraffes didn't ride mummy giraffes there wouldn't be any baby giraffes.
Haha, good point!
Wooppeeee...
 

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