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Deathgrip Glove

Hold on tightly
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A deathgrip glove looks like a regular glove, except there’s a big knob on the back, which, when turned, clamps your fingers tightly around whatever you happen to be holding on to. The only way to let go is to turn the knob the other way. (Naturally, you should use a deathgrip glove on only one hand at a time.)

The deathgrip glove is useful for carrying a heavy suitcase, hanging from the skid of a helicopter, or any other situation where you need to hold on without letting go.

AO, Sep 17 2003

altogether now - "hand jive" http://www.mamarocks.com/hand_jive.htm
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Power Glove http://www.vrealities.com/power.html
"I love the PowerGlove. It's so bad." [DeathNinja, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Dr. Strangelove http://www.indelibl...ers-strangelove.jpg
Maniacal glove [dweeb, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Tool glove http://www.occunomi...oads/torque_glv.pdf
Slip free grip on tools [dweeb, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Sports glove http://www.usagpi.com/sgg1.html
Pretty much the same idea using Velcro [dweeb, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       I'll take two dozen, please. Uh, I'll pay cash.
DeathNinja, Sep 17 2003

       I'd like two pair black leather, please. +
ghillie, Sep 17 2003

       And what stops your hand from slipping out of the glove?
DrCurry, Sep 17 2003

       Can we get some sort of R/C servo add-on?
DeathNinja, Sep 17 2003

       shift: I was thinking about the physical limits of flesh and sinew (especially mine). It does need that integral shoulder brace or body harness.
DrCurry, Sep 17 2003

DeathNinja, Sep 17 2003

       Deathgrip thong?
wombat, Sep 17 2003

       I was thinking more of power kegel panties. It is funny though, how stuff like hair and electrical cords self-knot.
wombat, Sep 18 2003

       The R/C deathgrip body suit would be something out of Wallace and Gromit.   

       Deathgrip gloves could help make elevators obsolete because every one could just hang onto a motorized cable and pulley system.   

       Neato +
sartep, Sep 18 2003

       I seem to remember my grandma having one of these when I was a kid. +
nichpo, Sep 18 2003

       Who was your grandma? Dr Claw?
DeathNinja, Sep 18 2003

       Goddamn. Where the hell were you when I needed these, AO? Huh?
thumbwax, Sep 18 2003

       [DN] All grandmas are Dr Claw in disguise. Have you not noticed that no matter how old and frail old women look they always have an icy vice like grip.
nichpo, Sep 18 2003

       What 'Bubba said, except for the soul part - trust me, she ain't got one.
thumbwax, Sep 18 2003

       keep out of draughts UB
po, Sep 18 2003

       This would be useful for the deadman's grip on the lawnmower, shopping carts and if I ever wanted to take my own life.
FarmerJohn, Sep 18 2003

       This would be sold standard with every TV remote control. +
k_sra, Sep 18 2003

       You're mine now, pickle jar!
Worldgineer, Sep 18 2003

       When you mentioned that you could only use one hand at a time, my first thought was that a great prank would be to take someone wearing two of these gloves and clamp both of them to some imovable object. If they were put into a position where they couldn't reach the release mechanism with their teeth they'd be stuck until someone came along and loosened one of the gloves.   

       It would be better if there was some way to operate these with the hand in the glove you want to lock/unlock. Perhaps some sort of toggle mechanism: close the hand and release presure and it stays in the death grip. Squeeze the hand again and the death grip is released. Similar to the button on the top of a ball point pen. That way when you're hanging for dear life from the skid of a helecopter, you don't have to let go with one hand to lock the grip on the other.   

       For a safer version that avoids having your arm ripped off when the pressure gets to great, but doesn't invlove a complex harness, make it so that the grip will let go at some force that the user is capable of exerting without the glove. It still has the advantage of maintaining that strong grip indefinitely without the user tiring. Perhaps there would be a way of adjusting this emergency release when they decide that it's preferable to dislocate a sholder than fall hundreds of feet from the helicopter.
scad mientist, Sep 18 2003

       "Wanna shake on it?"
RayfordSteele, Sep 18 2003

       I would think you could have it go into deathgrip mode when you exert a squeezing pressure, and release mode when you exert an opening pressure.
Worldgineer, Sep 18 2003

       Now how is that different from a regular glove?
k_sra, Sep 18 2003

       ha! I meant mechanically. I'm thinking of something like a vice-grip with a release mechanism. Or use servos and pressure points on the glove.
Worldgineer, Sep 18 2003

       can we have individual finger control?
yamahito, Sep 18 2003

       The universe is now mine to command...TO CONTROOOOOLLLL!
Eugene, Sep 18 2003

       //can we have individual finger control?// when yama says things like that, be very afraid.
po, Sep 18 2003

       I already have a deathgrip, but this might help to magnify it. Finally I could do 007 costume parties and be oddjob...Now where did I put those golf balls and my steel rimmed bowler hat...

[yama] How long have you been back?
silverstormer, Sep 18 2003

       Po, what are you implying?   

       SS: about ten minutes
yamahito, Sep 18 2003

       Welcome back. Is this the resurrection, if you pardon the phrase?
silverstormer, Sep 18 2003

       you can contact me personally, if you find such details fascinating - truth is, i don't really know.. The ol' HB has become harder to maintain since graduation and loss of high bandwidth connections - and an unfortunate period of employment has severely limited my activities here - both moderation and otherwise.   

       Watch this space.,,
yamahito, Sep 18 2003

       //an unfortunate period of employment//   

       Aren't they all?   

       BTW, I'm having a good time watching this one soar to the top. Really phenomonal, [AO], per usual...
k_sra, Sep 18 2003

       I'm holding out till [jutta] starts employing full-time moderators.
silverstormer, Sep 18 2003

       Reminds me of Dr. Strangelove with strange glove. (link).   

       Partially baked for tools (link) and for sports (link).
dweeb, Sep 18 2003

       "Grasshopper, what is the sound of one hand gripping?"   

       "Master, why must I never use my deathgrip to open jars of preserved fruits?"   

       "Focus, Grasshopper..."
moPuddin, Jan 30 2004

       Wouldn't be much use when playing tennis - having to change grip and all that. (or, 'I have you now, Paracetamol bottle!')
Herbicide, Mar 19 2004

       Don't.....blub blub blub.......wear it........blub blub......waterskiing!
MuddyBuddy, Mar 19 2004

       James Bond would love this.
DesertFox, Jun 09 2004

       I bet Stallone wish he had one in the opening scene of Cliffhanger.
simonj, Jun 09 2004

       This would be 'handy' for making presedential hand shakes. Never again will I have to feel the shame of being told that my grip is weak
spiritualized, Jun 16 2004

       Maybe that is what Michael Jackson was always wearing on one hand. But his was silver and had sparkles.   

       Also, when you try to losen a bolt on a car tire, heat helps. So, is there a hose hook up on the glove so I can have a butain canister on my back attached to the glove and shoot fire out of my pinky?
macncheesy, Jun 16 2004

       << Keep on turning the knob till your fingers curl all the way around the other way and you have two left hands. >>
mailtosalonga, Jun 16 2004

       I always wondered how Bob Dole was able to grasp that damn pen so firmly.
spira2, Jun 16 2004

       HAH! Overly filled grocery bags shall never hurt my hands again!
nonpet, Jul 15 2004

       "So, it's to become a Deathgrip Bodysuit? is that it?"   

       What a great idea! Croissant all the way!
croissantz, Jul 16 2004

       I sure wish I had them last time I was hanging onto a helicopter with one hand
tasman, Jul 16 2004

       Do you half-bakers know about General Electric's Hardiman project? Think the "Aliens" power loader that Ripley used to fight the alien queen, except they actually built it, and it supposedly did not work very well, particularly the walking legs. What you are proposing is a very scaled down version of a "man amplifier" or as SF folks tend to call it, "powersuit."   

       The problem with only strenghtening the hand is that the arm would be the next to fatigue. If one is balanced in strength development, and no particular pathology e.g. arthritis is involved, a booster glove alone isn't much help.   

       I also think there are passive, molded-plastic strap on devices to help hold on to things like wire or twine that could otherwise cut the hands while pulling.
TD3, Sep 06 2004


       I remember before the crash, this had 40+ positive votes.
DesertFox, Feb 28 2006

       Maybe [TD3]'s annotation caused the crash.
bristolz, Feb 28 2006


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