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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have been waiting for this for a long time and finally it is here. Very difficult to get going and after 2 minutes I was done...super fun! Movie Below...




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aDPFpN7cNc
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That's some crazy use of physics and engineering. Found some other interesting toys on their website.

From afar it looks like you're performing some miracle religious stunt.
JC would be jealous.

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Too weird, lol. Looks tiring that's for sure! []
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It takes what, six to eight beers to get it going ?
Looks like a helluva workout, so what made you choose this over the Bowflex ?
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When you watch vids on it on thier promo site they make it look easy. This was only my first day on it but some other fit guys could not go more than a minute. In the afternoon after only 2 beers I made it around this small 5 acre island. It was the new record. It is not hard physically but after a minute you are breathing like you are running straight up the grind...super fun though. The only problem is that when you fail you are in the water and can't restart. you can only go from land or a boat...next olympic sport? I think so...
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Reminds me of the good old handcar, which must be where the idea was born. I've tried those, and they are hard work indeed

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dude that's awesome/hilarious. There's gotta be a way to make it re-start-able though.

Then you could try to cross the Straight with it.
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LOL - that's pretty cool!

So Dave... when's the maiden voyage from Nanaimo to the mainland happening?

edit: damn - beat me by *that* much!
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Looks like a great workout Dave. You get that rigged for passengers and maybe then compete with BC Ferries when they break down, run aground etc...
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They are working on one that can restart from the water except if it does it would be easier as it would not sink if you lost the rhythm. I would definately do the crossing on that if i thought it could be possible...hmmmm
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Right on man! You always seem to have all the toys...
I seen this product on CNN, they talked about it for about 10 mins.
Looks fun!

PS: Nice video



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WOW! That is cool! Man I gotta get me one of them. I have never seen anything like it.
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That's awesome! It's the funniest thing ever [8D][^]
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quote:Reminds me of the good old handcar, which must be where the idea was born. I've tried those, and they are hard work indeed
I do recall a handcar at Brandywine station on a siding in the 70's which we investigated. Is that the one you played with Mick?
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