Jet Boots C&P
C&P: I am not certain this is true.
MOSCOW - You would think these little gems came out of Japan,
but the inventor of the world's first gasoline-powered boots
is Roman Kunikov, one of the professors at a prominent
Russian engineering institute. The boots incorporate one-foot
pistons that strap along the calf and fire downward after the
wearer steps down, pushing a metal plate away from the bottom
of the shoe - and the wearer up into the air. Tests have
shown that wearers can achieve speeds of up to 25 mph. "A
person can move with significant jumps or strides," said
Kunikov, "there have not been any accidents so far."
Is is just me, or can the rest of you not wait for these
things to hit the market? It's got to beat flubber, right?