How not to hitch a lift
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The trouble with the Leyland 1728 Roadtrain is that it doesn't know its own strength. One supplied by Ford and Slater Truckhire to the International Parasending Display Team acutely embarrassed two performers in raising multiple canopies to heights varying from 600ft to 1,000ft.
The team's driver opened the taps wide on the Roadtrain and unleashed 290 rampant horsepower, which snapped the tow rope and caused the unfortunate parasenders to loop the loop just 500ft off the ground. That will teach them to hitch a lift from a lorry driver.