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Bootstrap pulling

Now short people do got a reason.
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Ever been a few rows back at a concert, and were unable to see past the leather clad biker in front of you? How about missing the best floats at a parade, or losing sight of parts of your family while shopping because you can't see over the shelves?
Well now you can just reach down, give a little hop, and pull yourself up by your own bootstraps (your Pa would be so proud).

These after market footwear attachments are adjustable to fit any shoe size and with our patented ratchet pantograph technology you can pull yourself up just a little or with multiple jumps, you can increase your height by a full three feet.
Do to material strength and stresses upon moving parts, pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps is not recommended for individuals whose weight exceeds four hundred pounds.
Drinking while bootstrap pulling is strictly prohibited.
Do not wear while swimming.


Tall Man Cam http://www.halfbake...ea/Tall_20Man_20Cam
Get the tall punks to wear one of these, and turn the camera around [spiritualized, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Adjustable Stilts http://www.marshall...tem.asp?edino=16408
Do these fit the bill? Used by plasterer's and the like in the UK. With a few mods maybe, for 'inflight' adjustment? [Anchovy, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

beat's workin' on your hops http://www.strength...content=18882540589
[yabba do yabba dabba, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       Great, great. Really. I love it.
Cats Whiskers, Aug 15 2004
  

       Ahhhhh 2 frys, who could ever bone this?
DesertFox, Aug 15 2004
  

       +
gnomethang, Aug 15 2004
  

       Can also be used for getting in/out of 4x4s. [+]   

       [bwv61] Shorter women naturally fit better under a guy's arm, why change that?
destructionism, Aug 16 2004
  

       I hate not being able to come up with anything witty to reply with...
destructionism, Aug 16 2004
  

       Ah, shaddup and keep jumping.
david_scothern, Aug 16 2004
  

       Can I pojo stick instead?
destructionism, Aug 16 2004
  

       Without her updo, Marge Simpson is invisible to the naked eye.
spiritualized, Aug 16 2004
  

       How about a device to make the person in front of you shorter...
SourceHammer, Aug 18 2004
  

       An axe?
harderthanjesus, Aug 18 2004
  

       //Ever been a few rows back at a concert, and were unable to see past the leather clad biker in front of you? How about missing the best floats at a parade, or losing sight of parts of your family while shopping because you can't see over the shelves?//...Let's see...no...no...and no. But can I still wear these boots? I like the idea. [+]
Machiavelli, Aug 18 2004
  

       Love the idea, but how do you get back down?
bonsai_rainbow, Aug 18 2004
  

       Fall, usually.
david_scothern, Aug 18 2004
  

       Ah getting back down is the rub. There would be a ratchet dis-engage switch allowing you to give one last hop descending the whole distance in one go.   

       <not racist> Does the lowrider version have hydraulics?</nr>
destructionism, Aug 18 2004
  

       (queue in lowrider song)   

       I'm scared that if I were to ever have a head-on collision with a lowrider, my axle would only make their car a convertible. I hope they're smart enough to duck.
destructionism, Aug 18 2004
  
      
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