This week, we took note of not one, but two propulsion systems that skiers have successfully used to get around without an incline. In Exhibit A (seen above), a mad Slovakian (with the help of Red Bull) strapped a full on jet pack to his back and ripped around the city streets. According to the video’s description, the jet pack was able to propel the skier at speeds above 120 Kilometers per hour (74.5 miles per hour). Unfortunately, the exhaust from the pack reaches temperatures of up to 850 degrees Celsius, making it commercially nonviable.
The good news though, is that the second propulsion system to hit our screen this week is not just commercially viable, but is actually for sale right now via a pre-sale on the brand’s website. Going under the name “ThrustMe,” this new product is essentially a backpack with four small propellers attached that apparently pack quite a punch. Primarily targeting skiers, the ThrustMe aims to enable skiers to go up hills and across flats effortlessly. If you’re interested in learning more, head over to the ThrustMe website.
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