Thread: Burnouts are burnouts
22-10-2011, 01:25 AM #1
Burnouts are burnouts
Only kids call them SKIDS, look up the word skid in the dictionary and that description is nothing like a burnout, the burnout was an early drag racing term when they put a flammable liquid on the tires and lit them up so as to "warm" the slicks then they had to spin the wheels to put the fire out hence the term "BURN OUT" now lets not call them skids, kids
22-10-2011, 01:47 AM #2
ive heard of people around here "laying patches" i thought it was an interesting term!
22-10-2011, 02:18 AM #3
I'm no kid, 39 in fact and the term "skid" has been around a LONG time. When I was 17 I knew a local speed shop owner, very old school, and he used the term skid a lot. More when you just stand on it and fry the tyres up the road, not so much an actual burnout with the brakes on.www.alsspeedshop.com.au ......Coming soon......
22-10-2011, 08:49 AM #4
Usually because they started calling them a skid when they were a kid and never broke the habit, I've also heard them called, "laying a scar", "fish hooks", "gravel diggers", keep it a "BURN OUT"
22-10-2011, 09:10 AM #5
yeah, you got it. Skids are for the kids. You come in hot and give the back pedal brake on your dragster ( push bike) all she's got and do a skid... A skid is when you leave rubber from hitting the brakes hard... not the throttle...
Burnouts and smokies are for cars and motorcycles..
Keep up the old standards I say... And educate the idiots..
22-10-2011, 09:44 AM #6
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22-10-2011, 11:35 AM #8
My son BOOF a 17 year old calls them single pegger ( non lsd ) or twin peg ( LSD )
23-10-2011, 08:49 AM #9
23-10-2011, 09:13 AM #10
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23-10-2011, 09:47 AM #11
23-10-2011, 10:01 AM #12
I call em skids. And agreed on the flammable liquid, by your definition, if it ain't on there, it ain't no burnout. I say if it is brakes planted and away we go it is a burnout. If it is let it go and pick up speed with tyres frying then it is a skid.
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23-10-2011, 10:09 AM #13
When you go to the drags you do a burnout, not a skid before you start. That term sounds like something the rice burner kids would say..because they have no idea..
Last edited by Area51; 23-10-2011 at 10:14 AM.
23-10-2011, 10:13 AM #14
23-10-2011, 11:37 AM #15
Ever heard of something called "slang"? Good old Aussie vernacular can shorten anything. Hence, skid works fine. It's still a burnout. Nobody's dying if it's called otherwise.
But i suppose you're not allowed to call fat tyres bags because they might not actually be baggy in a street car with full pressure. BBC isn't a rat because clearly it's not a living creature. Tranny is not actually confused about its sexuality, it just shifts gears.
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