Thursday, August 23, 2007

New way to rollerblade.

This week has been pretty busy, so I needed some Thursday levity.

EDIT - If nothing else, you have to watch the last video in the post.

Jean-Yves Blondeau is a French designer who came up with a sort of rollerblade suit. I had heard of this a while ago, but thought it was just some type of art project or something. (Don't see this being approved by any parental toy safet groups any time soon).
Sorry you'll just have to deal with the French narrative.



The suit might look a bit goofy, but it looks like it would be fun.



However, he has refined the suit and can do some pretty cool downhill things in it. I think it has 31 wheels total.

Can't embed this one, but you can see it at youtube. The Swiss Pass is amazingly steep and winding, and he does it in normal traffic. (Kids, don't try this at home ... or at the Swiss Pass!)

SWISSPASS 1 : FURKA

Not sure what is scarier, going downhill at this speed on winding roads, or having a car filming you right behind you at that speed. You can hear the car's tires squealing they are going so fast around some of those sharp turns!



Dang, that looks like fun!

RS

1 comment:

st_ignatius110 said...

As Elizabeth said, " He is awesome!! I wanna do that!"

Sacristan, this could have been you! The only thing missing was the beard flowing out behind him!!