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    My God! Now e-Shorts!

    Harvard has done it to the next level:
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/15/th...t-exoskeleton/

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    cool. thanks for bringing a non bike related argument to the forum. LOL

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    Those shorts will continue to get lighter and more powerful. They'll definitely lead to trail damage. They'll also start to look more like regular shorts. If rangers can't tell the difference, they might just ban all hikers from parks.
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    Good God this technology can't come fast enough for Wilderness purist advocates to have aneurysms over!

    If mechanical/motorized advantage can be hidden in one's shorts, all hiking should be banned in Wilderness... as they say about ebikes & bikes.

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    Where is STC on this one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Good God this technology can't come fast enough for Wilderness purist advocates to have aneurysms over!

    If mechanical/motorized advantage can be hidden in one's shorts, all hiking should be banned in Wilderness... as they say about ebikes & bikes.
    Will Sustainable Trail Coalition balk at this? I think Sierra Club members will be confused more now than ever.

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    What does this have to do with California?

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    ^ We've been on the cutting edge of e-shorts since the beginning. The first pair was developed so that rangers could run down the repackers (first mountain bikers) on Mt. Tam. And e-underwear was invented in CA to combat ED. Also, CA pioneered the use of electric condoms (patent pending). The more ya know...
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    Yeah, but where are the flying cars they promised us?
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    I've heard of electric underwear for women but I think that's a different thing entirely.

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    Great. Now they're gonna ban shorts in parks.

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    that picture was photoshopped


    we all know that dude was really standing still in the middle of a singletrack intersection staring into a smartphone screen, all downcountry like
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    I'm waiting for the weight to be reduced by 25% before I buy.

    Perhaps a class 1 version, that's allowed everywhere non-assisted people are, that's between that full power version and nothing at all, that has the battery integration more streamlined, so it looks like it's a regular pair of shorts.

    Not only is all that weight going to suck on the downhills, but I dread carrying the extra weight when it runs out of battery assistance.

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    You guys have it all wrong. Now you can thru hike the PCT with all your fat friends! It opens up a new group of people to hiking, so it's actually a good thing for hikers and will help advocacy! It doesn't cause any more trail wear either, I jogged behind this guy and his foot prints in the dirt looked the same!

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    Notice that it does not say in the video by what amount it assisted the wearer. My guess is, not a lot. Certainly wasn't running like Lee Majors.

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    They call that engineering? Pfffft.

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    Clearly the wrong trousers and they've gone wrong.


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    This is gonna get complicated, and ludicrous too. I dunno which will come first......

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    The accompanying E-shirt gonna be hated on like fire (from lithium battery fires) + arms = firearms. They're no doubt a weapon! What's going to keep someone with an e-shirt from bullying others when they pass by? Why can't they rely on calling the cops after the victim has been violated like every other civil person?

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    When they come out with a pair powered by my own farts, I will be the next Usain Bolt.
    Veni vidi velo!

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    Usanal Bolt has a nice ring to it!
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    Did someone say e-shartz?
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    I can see these malfunctioning, and people running around full speed all asian comic like,

    or the batteries catching on fire, l dont want my shorts on fire, ever.
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    What happens when the battery dies and they are 10 miles away from the trailhead? Who is paying for search and rescue!?!

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    The manual for them says any moisture build up or a leaky bladder can short them out and in such events, it has a Limp mode to still get you home.
    2 fully rigid sizes available, 27.5 or 29
    bachman must spread some Reputation around before giving it to himself again. :madman:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Notice that it does not say in the video by what amount it assisted the wearer. My guess is, not a lot. Certainly wasn't running like Lee Majors.
    In testing, the suit reduced the metabolic load of walking by 9.3% and running by 4%. That might not sound like much, but they weren’t looking to create an Olympic-quality cyborg — just show reliable gains from a soft, portable exosuit.

    Ima gettin' these to ride my ebike; see ya.
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    If you need a bit more acceleration, just eat a can of Bush's Baked Beans.

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    Is that a battery in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

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