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Australian Tightrope Walking

cross tightropes like an Australian
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"Australian Tightrope Walking" is the name given to the process of negotiating a tightrope whilst walking upside down. Here's how it's done:

The tightrope is composed of a heavy duty ferro-magnetic wire. The walker wears a set of strong electro-magnets built into the soles of their boots, each boot being capable of independently supporting the full weight of the walker. As each foot is flexed forward, its magnets gradually switch off, allowing for a controlled foot peeling-off action to be initiated. This action facilitates normal walking, only in an upside down orientation.

This means that the walker can traverse the entire length of the tightrope just like an Australian.

xenzag, Mar 18 2016

Colin Furze walking on the ceiling with electromagnetic boots https://www.youtube...watch?v=uRKHCRR9-C4
[notexactly, Mar 24 2016]

This might help... https://www.youtube...watch?v=IANBoybVApQ
...scroll ahead to the 3:00 mark for the start of the cool stuff. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 24 2016]


pocmloc, Mar 18 2016

       The electromagnets, and their power supply, will be quite bulky and give off a lot of heat.   

       As an alternative, why not use gravity? Just move ~5.972 × 10^24 kg of rock from below the tightrope to above it.
Wrongfellow, Mar 18 2016

       // like an Australian //   

       Doesn't that imply "Off their face on that foster's horse-piss they swill down in huge quantities" ?
8th of 7, Mar 18 2016

       Hey, they used to make a good beer, Tooth Sheaf Stout. Gone by the wayside now, I believe.
normzone, Mar 18 2016

       We understand that once, long long ago, they had a cricket team.   

       Haven't heard much about that lately, though.
8th of 7, Mar 18 2016

       Don't be too hard on them, [8th]. After all, they've still got a Queen.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 18 2016

       // This action facilitates normal walking, only in an upside down orientation. //   

       Colin Furze sure didn't walk normally with his electromagnetic boots on: [link]   

       Those things are heavy, and gravity is toward your head.
notexactly, Mar 24 2016

       What [poc] said.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 24 2016

       I have literally,to the best of my memory never seen an Australian drink a Fosters unironically. It is absolute swill. It makes American beer taste good, and that's saying a whole lot.   

       What I don't understand is how all you foreigners like it so much that they're still in business.
Custardguts, Mar 28 2016

       [Custard] The mini-keg of fosters was all the rage back when I was new to drinking and didn't know beer could taste good. I'd purchased and drank many.   

       Now, however: Hoeggarden, Leffe, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout and Guiness Extra Stout.   

       I'm also open to suggestions as long as they are good suggestion.
MikeD, Mar 28 2016


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