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2 Way Pneumatic Trampoline Escalator

Added to those inflated bouncy houses, energy of the people bouncing down powers the people bouncing up
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Kind of like a pneumatic funicular staircase, two sets of trampoline stairs, one going up the other going down would be linked together with air hoses. Those going down would land on the descending stair air bladder pushing air through a tube to an ascending stair air bladder on the other side and expanding it.

Those going up would time their hops in sync with those going down and would be bounced up the stairs with relatively little effort.

doctorremulac3, May 30 2013

http://www.youtube....watch?v=CVJ-W6LioB8 [not_morrison_rm, May 30 2013]

The basic principal http://www.youtube....watch?v=OPworftI7fs
Scaled down and shaped into two pneumatically linked "staircases". [doctorremulac3, Jun 02 2013]

Drawing http://www.flickr.c...874@N06/8936537451/
Each color is an individual bag. Jump on one end, the person at the other end gets launched. [doctorremulac3, Jun 03 2013]


       Heh [+]
skinflaps, May 30 2013

       OK, I guess I'll be a little less grouchy about kids playing on the escalator.
lurch, May 30 2013

       I was thinking this would be a feature you'd add to those bouncy houses you see at fairs more than something to install in shopping malls. Maybe I should change it to "Energy of kids bouncing down..."   

       Naa, adults would have fun with this too. I'd want to try it.
doctorremulac3, May 30 2013

       Why do I see this being best explained by the two "French" guys in Monty Python with the the flying sheep idea..
not_morrison_rm, May 30 2013

       I like where the mustaches come off and they just go with it.
doctorremulac3, May 30 2013

not_morrison_rm, May 31 2013

       Excellent! Two Buns, Going up! [+] [+]   

       I can hardly wait to see the blind guy and his dog from apartment 12B give it a whirl!
Grogster, May 31 2013

       Dans ces conditions, un gorille Guide serait mieux, comme l'aveugle homme de 12B peut difficilement être tenue dans les bras d'un chien au cours de la procédure.   

       Mais alors, comment se remettre en place sans ordonnancement 8 ou tant de gens à venir vers le bas en même temps?   

       My usual facile comment, probably not worth google translating.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 01 2013

       Google translator should have a "Telephone game" feature where you translate it from English, to French, to Russian, to Chinese etc just to see how it gets mangled at the end. Just click the flow chart of languages to translate to and from, type in something mundane, mirth and merryment ensues.
doctorremulac3, Jun 01 2013

       Actually, it occurs to me you wouldn't need air hoses, you could just have the sections of stairs linked by being part of one contiguous balloon. Picture a bunch of bags stacked like a pyramid, biggest on top, smallest on the bottom. So you'd jump on the lowest bag for instance, the person on the other side would be bounced up to the next level.   

       Boy this needs a drawing. Eh, maybe tomorrow.
doctorremulac3, Jun 02 2013

       Yes, drawing please. (+)   

       Video would be better.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 03 2013

       //Yes, drawing please.//   

       See link.   

       The schematic shows the stairs in a straight line for clarity but they'd be parallel so those going up and down would be facing each other to get the timing right.   

       I probably need another picture. Maybe tomorrow.
doctorremulac3, Jun 03 2013


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