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There's a problem with running with a large balloon to try
get that less gravity effect that would allow you to take
leaps and ten foot steps. As soon as you run forward, the
balloon or balloons fall behind due to wind resistance, stop
lifting you and just turn into dead drag. They
only catch up
and supply lift when you stop running in a sort of Catch 22
The solution is a long trailing balloon or series of balloons
that form a sort of zeppelin with you at the front forming a
relatively small cross section to the wind.
Now here's the counterintuitive part. To keep the end of
long sausage shaped balloon from floating up and causing
problem first mentioned, you have a counter weight on the
end that's the same weight as you. To keep the thing from
bowing up in the middle you've got a stiff spar running
the length of it that makes this a semi-rigid airship.
It's a bit of work, but with stuff you could buy at your local
hardware and party goods store you run with ten foot
and hop around like you're on the moon.
I see the actual application of this being parades where the
balloon or balloons themselves are painted to be some kind
character like an earthworm or snake. Ohh! Chinese
There you go, floating, undulating Chinese dragon parade
float with the head jumping in big ten foot strides.
Plus it's exercise equipment.
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||[+] Sounds fun, though I foresee acceleration
challenges due to inertia increasing by 3x and
tractive force (proportional to weight) decreasing to
1/6x for a reduction in how quickly you can change
directions to 1/18 of normal.
||This is just a plan to make it look like joggers are being chased by giant penises isn't it.
||Are the ridges to help with aerodynamics?
||(The title still says 'Riged')
I agree with [FT]'s point.
||Fixed (again) and //This is just a plan to make it look
like joggers are being chased by giant penises isn't
||I suppose you could have the counterweights in two
large balls at the other end to complete the effect.
||That gives me an idea. How about pants for wiener
dogs that look like balls?