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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 2:38 pm 
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The newest gimmick
HoverGlide: Worldís First Floating Backpack


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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 2:57 pm 
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That is simultaneously the stupidest and most awesome thing I've seen so far this year.  The large version is 9 pounds ...
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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 3:06 pm 
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Whether it works bio-mechanically is one thing; the longevity of the moving parts will be the real tell, eh?  Years of use under normal trail conditions - lots of grit, moisture, etc.

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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Looks very tiring -- jogging with an multiday pack.
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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Ah, but it will give an "edge" to those marathoning, record-setting PCT et al thru-hikers.  clown.gif

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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 4:32 pm 
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neek wrote:
That is simultaneously the stupidest and most awesome thing I've seen so far this year.  The large version is 9 pounds ...

Then I halfway agree. smile.gif
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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 10:41 pm 
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neek wrote:
That is simultaneously the stupidest and most awesome thing I've seen so far this year.  The large version is 9 pounds ...

Let me try to sell you on the patented idea of hiking uphill at high tide for a gravitational assist from the moon?  It's the equivalent of removing almost 2 grams from your body, without dieting!

None of the gas stations in Wyoming had tide tables though.
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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 10:52 pm 
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Reduce impact forces of walking or running by up to 86% with one of the biggest backpack innovations in decades!

This type of impact strengthens your bones and helps you avoid osteoporosis.
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PostMon Jan 28, 2019 2:40 pm 
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It took me a minute, and then I knew where I'd seen this before -- Woody Allen in Sleeper (at the 4:20 mark):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f4QvqtmKJ4).

I do think it would be better if the guy wearing the pack in the video was jumping in the air and flapping his arms while running like Woody Allen.

(Sorry, could only find Spanish speaking version of clip)
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PostTue Jan 29, 2019 2:57 pm 
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Combine that pack with these shoes:


https://enko-running-shoes.com/en/
and you will be going somewhere fast.
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PostTue Jan 29, 2019 4:02 pm 
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At first glance, I thought that shoe was supposed to be the two-legged person's answer to Oscar Pistorius's bionic running prostheses.  Maybe it's the answer for folks who simply MUST heel-strike.

This guy would ROFL:


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PostTue Jan 29, 2019 4:51 pm 
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https://goo.gl/images/y5MwS9
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PostTue Jan 29, 2019 4:59 pm 
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^^^^^^ rotf.gif   Job security for ER docs & orthopedic surgeons.

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PostTue Jan 29, 2019 5:44 pm 
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I kept waiting for the running man to jump into the water... doh.gif
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