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Jackalope: Spring Boots

From: Vanguard
Category: Superhero Chat
Date: 25 Mar 2006
Time: 08:24:52 -0600

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Jackalope- On October 13th, 2005, you requested info on Spring Boots. These are the closest available commercial offering: http://www.powerskip.de/mainpage.html http://www.kangoojumps.com/ http://www.nicekicks.com/air-kicks.html The top ones look to be the most effective. Unfortunately, they don't have a lot of flair, and make crimefighting a bit more difficult; a dramatic exit and entrance cannot be made if you're changing your shoes ala Mr. Rodgers. If you insist on jumping, you may want to try the mythical method of planting some corn and jumping over the stalk every day as it grows, and (supposedly) you'll train yourself to jump 5 feet in the air (or higher). That takes a lot of dedication... but if it works, you'd certainly be the Jackalope! However, check out this interesting R&D from our old red -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/820398.stm and http://www.imperialyt.com/boots.htm Loud, but interesting. Other ideas for locomotion: Heelys - these concelable and removable skates/sneakers may give you an edge during a foot chase (or retreat!) http://www.heelies.com/ The Wave Board- this new type of skateboard allows you to ride without ever taking your feet off the board; through a twisting/leaning motion, you can propel the board, even uphill. http://www.streetsurfing.com/ I'm considering getting a pair of Heelys myself. Happy Hunting, -V


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