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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
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]
Flying squirrel suit
Sans queue [AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 10 2005]
FJ's turtle take on the theme
says 2 fries shy of a happy meal [FarmerJohn, Mar 10 2005]
Probably faster than my jellyfish suit
[RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2005]
||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?
||//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.
||awesome! could i get a suit that's a little
more like a flying squirrel? weeee! [+]
||[Normzone] orders one of these suits, and calls the local dive shop for the schedule of beginning divers first ocean dives [snicker]
||<dons suit. struggles into BC vest. wonders if this is how a croissant feels.>
||I want one to go to work in.
||I just want the money for one.
||Supercool, after having got the knack, you'd be able to navigate with the slightest of motions.