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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 22, 2016 - 02:45pm PT
I am tired of waking up the damn hill. We have segways, hoverbords, hell I have even seen a motorized "wheel" around town. When are we gonna get motorized skins? Maybe something like a cordless belt-sander to just zip you to the top for some freshies.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2016 - 02:46pm PT
I have also now heard of a motorized ice screw placer. What will get motorized next.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 22, 2016 - 02:51pm PT
Motorized hauling pulley ?
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 22, 2016 - 02:51pm PT
Mighty be called a snow mobile?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2016 - 02:57pm PT
Oh yeah a snowmobile. I thinking more twist up rubber band airplane than rocket.
squishy

Mountain climber
Jan 22, 2016 - 03:03pm PT
grover

climber
Castlegar BC
Jan 22, 2016 - 03:07pm PT
Credit: grover



http://www.mattrackspowerboards.com

Get one of these and there's no chance of being
pushed off the lift.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 22, 2016 - 03:30pm PT
Not what you asked for, I know.... but an interesting ascent method:

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 22, 2016 - 04:06pm PT

Helps keep your trim, boyish figure, Mike!!!!

hee hee hee. . .
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 26, 2016 - 10:27am PT
Not what you asked for, I know.... but an interesting ascent method:

Ho man, I shouldn't have watched that. There are quite a few powered paragliders that launc near my house and the wheels have started turning. As an option for heliskiing from your trunk, or from our boat that's just crazy appealing.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 26, 2016 - 12:33pm PT
That is pretty rad.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Feb 26, 2016 - 12:57pm PT
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Feb 26, 2016 - 01:56pm PT
If you could figure out a way to make the cilia on the bottom of the skins move in a wave-front down the length of the skin, like a centipede.... well, if frogs had wings, right?

Nano technology to the rescue!

DMT
couchmaster

climber
Feb 26, 2016 - 02:01pm PT


Already making them Mike M. They're called Snowmobiles. Ya know, surfers use ski doos all the time to tow into waves, so maybe.....LOL
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Sep 25, 2016 - 05:43pm PT
Paul, here's a summer version of the flying rig for doing ski drops.

kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Apr 20, 2017 - 08:29pm PT
Paul, am wondering if you got into motorized paragliding?

Slipstream has a 53 minute video, "Degrees North" of Xavier De Le Rue's adventures, in Svalbard & Alaska, with the rig shown a few posts up. So cool! Shows the evolution of the drop in they are doing.

https://www.watchslipstream.com/film/582f1ecdcd19d70010b8cbdc
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Where Safety trumps Leaving No Trace
Apr 21, 2017 - 04:18am PT
Eventually we will have robots making these kinds of films and we can just watch 'em safely from our couch. yeah, they will do the dirtbagging.

The edirtbike cruises the closed roads of the VU
The edirtbike cruises the closed roads of the VU
Credit: Dingus McGee
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Apr 21, 2017 - 09:35am PT
Ding-US, Are there pegs on that thing or does it still have cranks/pedals?
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Where Safety trumps Leaving No Trace
Apr 21, 2017 - 10:59am PT
It has pedals and crank arms coupled with freewheel carriers to the motor/drive chain -- 18 speeds 2 x 9. About 42 mph max on the flat.

On one breakdown I pedaled 18 miles to the car.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 21, 2017 - 11:02am PT
I know you opened a thread about that bike but I'll just ask here.

Is that a commercial rig or home build?

Do the pedals fold out of the way when you don't need them?

Thanks
DMT
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