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Old 04 March 2009, 04:55   #1
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Personal shock absorber

Just spotted this http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/...nd-hospitals/4

"It has been tested on US marines, who regularly get injured while standing in fast-moving inflatable boats that slam down hard after jumping waves. In that situation a person's knees must absorb the equivalent energy to jumping off a 2.5 metre wall every few seconds."
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why dont they just sit down
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It's bound to end up being cheaper than the Ullman shock mitigation seats, so get's my vote
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Could do with some shock absorbers fitted to my Knee Brace .
Wonder how much it costs ?
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