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A new jetpack just for skiing...this is nuts

post #1 of 19
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Looks like this thing is the real deal. What a fun new way to access the backcountry (if even legal).

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H5oYHs7EJw

 

 

 

post #2 of 19

That is interesting. I'd be curious what it weighs and what effect the propulsion has on those behind it. IE if another skier crosses behind the one with the jet pack will it knock them over? Also is it using compressed air? (It didn't seem to be a combustible propulsion system). 

post #3 of 19

Awesome....what helmet is that?

post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

That is interesting. I'd be curious what it weighs and what effect the propulsion has on those behind it. IE if another skier crosses behind the one with the jet pack will it knock them over? Also is it using compressed air? (It didn't seem to be a combustible propulsion system).

I second that. It sure sounds like a jet engine but sounds can always be added to a video. I wonder what angle it could push an average weight male up, lets say 170lbs.

post #5 of 19

What happens when the skier falls?

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post #7 of 19
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What happens when the skier falls?

 


Does the name Wyle E Coyote mean anything to you?

post #8 of 19
I can see it now....

Man arrested at JHMR for jet skiing up trails. Let the carnage begin! biggrin.gif

Rick G
post #9 of 19
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I can see it now....

Man arrested at JHMR for jet skiing up trails. Let the carnage begin! biggrin.gif

Rick G


Why would he be arrested? I don't recall them having any policy about jet packs. snowfight.gif

post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 

From what I can tell there are fuel lines on his sides and at the top of the pack, implying combustion type propulsion. I also noticed his actions on the throttle (right hand) sync up perfectly with the noise of the engines, which is definitely a jet engine whine. He did mention climbing black diamond rated slopes, which is of course a subjective rating, but it would suggest the ability to go up most anything, with a slight traverse for the steepest inclines. Seems like an average build/weight guy.

 

post #11 of 19

It's real. He'll be using the same mini jet engines that rich nerds use for massive remote control model jet planes (search model 747 or the like.) 

 

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=model+turbines#sclient=psy&hl=en&q=model+jet+engines&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.1,or.&fp=2ce4b7de8d5212a

 

The guy with the wing suit who flew over the english channel used them as well.

 

The big ones have up to 50+ lbs of thrust, so we're not talking vertical flight here (unless you've ever skinny and you strap 6 of them together, and you're insane), but put a couple on your back and 80lbs of push is enough to get you moving down a slippery surface (IE snow w/ skis) at a rapid clip. A novelty really.

post #12 of 19
Now there's a fellow who will go far in this world (and quickly)!

Pretty sure it's combustion-based propulsion, at least that's my take after seeing the opening page of his website...

.ma
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Beefstuinit View Post

It's real. He'll be using the same mini jet engines that rich nerds use for massive remote control model jet planes (search model 747 or the like.) 

 

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=model+turbines#sclient=psy&hl=en&q=model+jet+engines&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.1,or.&fp=2ce4b7de8d5212a

 

The guy with the wing suit who flew over the english channel used them as well.

 

The big ones have up to 50+ lbs of thrust, so we're not talking vertical flight here (unless you've ever skinny and you strap 6 of them together, and you're insane), but put a couple on your back and 80lbs of push is enough to get you moving down a slippery surface (IE snow w/ skis) at a rapid clip. A novelty really.


I just read that these engines are twice the size of the Jetcat P-200 you are referring to. So he's got around 200 lbs of thrust, which of course still won't permit flight, but would definitely get you uphill.

 

post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 

 

I just read that these engines are twice the size of the Jetcat P-200 referred to above. So he's got around 200 lbs of thrust, which of course still won't permit flight, but would definitely get you uphill.

post #15 of 19

Expanding any combustion based entertainment and recreation is a step in the wrong direction, IMOnonono2.gif. Wind, solar, and gravity power is the wayicon14.gif. If skiers embrace less efficient energy instead of beginning to green up their resorts, the world should condemn them.  Of course this whole thread is just light joking and the thing has no broad application. All personal flying devices have been evaluated as massive energy consumers at this point, minus new technology.

post #16 of 19
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I just read that these engines are twice the size of the Jetcat P-200 referred to above. So he's got around 200 lbs of thrust, which of course still won't permit flight, but would definitely get you uphill.


"CAN fly!"tongue.gif

toy-story-3-buzz-lightyear.jpg

 

 

post #17 of 19

 using the jetpack can lead you to infinity and beyond!

post #18 of 19

Another version.

p13_jetski_500x400.jpg

jetski1.jpg

post #19 of 19


Isn't that from the movie Ski Patrol?

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Another version.

p13_jetski_500x400.jpg

jetski1.jpg



 

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