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It's a weight training type belt with a
tow-ball fixed to it at the back. This
enables you to attach your appropriately
enabled luggage or shopping cart behind
Wear it on the outside, or let its shiny
protrude through a neat little hole, that
protected by a storm
flap when not in
fashioned in the back of your clothes.
Complemented by a range of small carts
so that you can drag around other items,
like sacks of coal, logs for the winter
stove, lazy children or fagged out pets
(?) Wheelie Walking Trailer
A hitch-ball-free approach to the design problem. [jurist, Dec 15 2006]
||Dammit, I thought that this was an idea for a tow bar so that the annoying/otherwise incapacitated pedestrians (mimes, living statues, all the other ones that annoy me) could be taken away. Oh well...
||Pulk sleds are sometimes used by cross-country skiers for towing loads in snow. I Googled around a bit, and cannot find any that use a tow ball. They seem to find that two poles, one to each hip, give better control. (Which may just be a hold-over from the days when folks couldn't build tow-balls.)
||This would help people who run for exercise to get extra exercise. Pedestrians with roller blades could wait and seize such an exerciser as he or she passed by, then tow along towards the destination. It would only be polite for the rider to himself wear a towball, so that additional riders might also latch on. Everyone wins!
||//Which may just be a hold-over from the days when folks couldn't build tow-balls.//
||I think it has as much to do with weight distribution, With a hitch ball you create a lever action with the ball, on the hips the weight is distributed evenly on the hips.
||that wheelie walker is too specialised....
works with itself, and turning corners
with it must be a nightmare. My tow-
ball is simple, universal, cheap and it's
very shiny too !