Shu Roo at work

Submitted: Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 11:56
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Had to laugh when I saw this ad currently in the Melbourne Trading Post:

Shoo roo current model elec operated, cost $330 sell $160 can see operating (03) 93xxxxxx (0421)xxxxxx Gladstone Park

Can see operating ???? LMAO
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Reply By: Barry B - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:06

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:06
Well when was the last time you saw a roo in Gladstone Park?

I've often wondered if those things work.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:29

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:29
Bought mine from Supercheap, cost around $4 only. Never hit a roo in some really infested areas, so I suppose they work. Probably have to be doing a certain speed to get air flowing through them to create the whistle noise.
Wouldn't pay hundreds, but being electric they would work at all speeds.
Wonder how you can see them work?
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Reply By: Bazza - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:48

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:48
G'Day Wazza,
I've had the non-electric version on my bike ( wing ). A few months ago I must have connected with the only deaf cockatoo about. It did'nt do him a whole lot of good! He went to parott heaven!
Regards,
Bazza.
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:59

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:59
They work in George st, not a roo to be seen.
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Reply By: Member - Pluto - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 13:39

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 13:39
Wazza,

I've only ridden in one vehicle fitted with a Shu Roo (electric not the little wind driven ones). It was from a Gas Plant south of Onslow to Karratha. The fisrt part of the trip was approximately 40km off road through country heavily infested with roos.

The Shu Roo had the effect of startling all the roos we saw (100's) and encouraged them to scatter. The other observation I made was the Roo’s absence of a sense of direction! They are just as likely to run at the vehicle, as away…

These things work in theory, but I’m yet to be convinced that they actually reduce roo strike.

Regards
Pluto
Get out there & have Fun!!!
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Follow Up By: Wazza (Vic) - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 13:54

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 13:54
I know how many roos you are talking about as well, I did the trip in a taxi (minibus) when our ship pulled into Onslow and we were on the way back from the Karratha International !! Missed them with skill and finesse of the bus driver!
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 14:12

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 14:12
We lost count of the dead roos on the road between Wooramel and Carnarvon a few months ago, there were literally hundreds.
Even the truckies were talking about the amount and the shire sent the truck out earlier than usual to get them off the road a bit, or pick them up and take them wherever.
But I didn't hit one so maybe the wind driven model works. Cost so little they can stay on the bar anyway.
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 14:18

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 14:18
Its hard to tell isn't it.

Have it fitted, and never hit a roo . . . good luck or good management.

Have it fitted and hit a Roo, a once off, and just plain bad luck, or don't the things work ????
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Reply By: Flash - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 14:25

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 14:25
It's just luck, pure and simple.
Yeh wazza, I share your humour on the ad.
Cheers
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 15:41

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 15:41
Hi guy's,
Hmmmm just had mea brilliant idea.
If only they had something similar that works on the wife, can you imagine that, hit a certain speed and whammo..she does the bolt. Now thats a great holiday trip indeedI love it when you talk DIRTY !
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Follow Up By: PatC - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 16:24

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 16:24
Hear Hear!! (Even tried the Mute button on the remote.)
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:02

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:02
I am going to tell my missus to walk the river before i cross it next year... (Jardine River) hehehehe....._____________________________________________
Cant think of anything to put here just yet !
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Reply By: lindsay - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:14

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:14
Did you hear about the bloke walking down Burke St in Melb, had a bag of salt over his shoulder and was scattering it around. Cop came up and said "what are you doing mate?" Bloke says it keeps the crocs away. Cop says don't be stupid there are no crocs here. Bloke say effective isn't it.
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:53

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 17:53
I hit a roo with 2 of those air type on the front bull bar ,bloody roo broke both of them off , I recon he didnt the sound Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Lyds - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 22:31

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 22:31
No good on Emu's though.Cheers,
Stuart
- To err is human, to moo bovine -
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Reply By: Andrew - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 08:45

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 08:45
Can the roo's hear them? Yes if you are close enough (electric one's that is)
Are they effective? Probably not
Reason: An academic type did some actual research on the effective range and the effect on roos. It turns out that the range is so short that if you are travelling at any realistic speed, then you will still be on top of the roo before they can react.
The company was up in arms quoting heaps of testimonials about their effectiveness, but there is an old saying "use testimonials when the scientific evidence doesn't support you"

regards

A
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