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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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You have to see this! its cool as hell!!

ok you have to see this vid! its a dude in a rollerblade suit flying down the swiss alps!

http://www.youtube.com/v/fo9BEHteACk&rel=1
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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All I can say is ----what a stupid bugger. He must have picked a time of the month & correct hr of the day to have such little traffic on the road, considering at times he was all over the darn road.
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oh yes...very stupid....but very impressive!
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I wonder what that guy of the bikes reaction was when he got passed by that guy on blades.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Now that was awesome! Does anyone know anything about the setup this guy was using? Was is powered? If not, what in the backpack, and how did he get so much speed in the tunnel?

Damn, racing a bike seems artificial by comparison.



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Definately very impressive! i would love to know what that biker was thinkin!
i dunno about doin it with that suit...... but the twisties looked kinda fun
Kids please dont attempt this at home
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seen this a yr or so ago on another forum. ill see if i can find anything more out about him and his FUN contraption.

id do it in a heart beat. but only on a close road and no clifs to fly off of if something were to go wrong.

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From his chest area to his abs there was something that he was rolling on, still what he had at his toes to act like a rudder, is a good question. Some of the other gear would be similiar to what the winter "Skelton" people use.

You can see elbow protection, gauntlets well armored, so it would be the same to his knees, but toes I am lost for he used them so much. I do not know about the rest of you, but as a kid I use to be at the top of a steep slope (often by a railway crossing of a river so longer & steeper run) with a small wooden skelton-like sled, with steel runners & just grab slots cut in RATHER then so many that sat on their winter sleds.

I was able to clock far faster times & STAY on the sled from top to bottom without being throwen off. Fact is even in being 7 to 8 yrs of age I knew how to use my Fathers jig-saw & other tools to make up the snow sleds I used, plus selling the original (my dad made it up for me so watched him from start to finish also his guidence in using his tools, to a friend & making three better ones for myself & a few friends.

Believe me my the toes of my boots along with body lean is how I got around the downward bends, not hitting power poles, rocks, or whatever.

Crash helmet? No way man for this was in '37 to '38 so a wool toque.

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ya the suit is cool as hell. There are some more videos on youtube about him and the suit.

Its not powered at all vash. The backpack thing is just like a frame to attach wheels to. hes got 2 wheels on his chest and 1 down above his crotch, 2 on each knee and it seems sometimes he has rollerblades on and sometimes he has on like a wide roller skate, on his hands its like.....captain hook execpt all plastic and a wheel on it instead of a hook. Looks like a ton of fun.
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wonder how many times he ate it bad before he got it down ...looks like a good way to die
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