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Manta Ray Diving Suit

Dive suit design that "smears" the body shape into the water
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Like force fins for the whole body. The mantaray suit could be made of closed-cell, crosslinked foam and coated with teflon or shark skin material. The overall shape of a suit could be personalized to a diver by taking a 3D scan of the diver and smoothing out the edges evenly all the way around the body to a knife-like edge in the shape of a ray. Diver could control the edge of the suit with artificial tendons which could be made by 3D printing the suit and including higher density sections in the shape of cords into the foam.
JesusHChrist, Mar 10 2005

Force Fins http://www.forcefin...S/scuba_catalog.htm
[JesusHChrist, Mar 10 2005]

Flying squirrel suit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/830210.stm
Sans queue [AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 10 2005]

FJ's turtle take on the theme http://www.geocitie...johnnie/turtle.html
says 2 fries shy of a happy meal [FarmerJohn, Mar 10 2005]

Probably faster than my jellyfish suit Jellyfish_20Propulsion_20Wetsuit
[RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2005]

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       Oooh I want one! I wanna be a teflon manta ray. Better yet, I'm going to name my band "Teflon Manta Ray". Um - I assume there is an oxygen tank involved here, right?
submitinkmonkey, Mar 10 2005
  

       //I assume there is an oxygen tank involved here, right?// Not if you want to go deeper than about 4m - pure oxygen at a pressure of greater than 1.4 bar is potentially dangerous.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 10 2005
  

       awesome! could i get a suit that's a little more like a flying squirrel? weeee! [+]
changokun, Mar 10 2005
  

       [Normzone] orders one of these suits, and calls the local dive shop for the schedule of beginning divers first ocean dives [snicker]
normzone, Mar 10 2005
  

       <dons suit. struggles into BC vest. wonders if this is how a croissant feels.>
Shz, Mar 10 2005
  

       I want one to go to work in.
wagster, Mar 10 2005
  

       I just want the money for one.   

       Love the idea.
shapu, Mar 10 2005
  

       o .o . . .o . 'o   

         

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       . 0! [+]
skinflaps, Mar 10 2005
  

       Supercool, after having got the knack, you'd be able to navigate with the slightest of motions.
zen_tom, Mar 11 2005
  


 

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