Disaster struck almost immediately in the form of my general knot-based incompetence. The speakers came untied a few seconds after the road haul began. My assistant/fiance saved the day with a proper knot and a long glare that spotlighted my incompetence, and then started down the road, with me running behind the car with the camera.
If you're too busy reading this article in a public bathroom / office to play that video, I'll summarize the highlights:
1. My fiance/assistant refused to ghost ride the whip, no matter how many times I yelled at her. We are now separated.
2. The speakers continued playing even when the car drove through puddles and hit bumps, only becoming inaudible about 1:50 in, when they got too far away.
They didn't get out of the road haul unscathed; you'll notice that the downward facing side was scraped pretty badly.
However, the wire looked fantastic. 10/10.
If the test had gone on for another two or three miles, I think we might've worn out the casing entirely. When Outdoor Tech releases their next generation of speakers, I'd recommend a detachable road-hauling case, ideally made out of a metal that generates a shitload of awesome sparks when dragged across asphalt.
Overall Score: 8.5/10. The Turtle Shell handles short-term road-hauling like a champ, but it has some issues with distance.