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Shark Rider

Selachimorpha Saddle
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This like a leather horse saddle except its made for sharks. Its a shark saddle for humans to attempt shark riding.

Mounted around the shark torso in front of the Anterior Dorsal Fins and behind the Pectoral Fins.

vfrackis, Aug 07 2017

Woops, sorry, Shark Riders. Shark_20riders
Yippie Ki Yay Mother Nature! [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 08 2017]

http://imgur.com/gallery/xVrvc [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 10 2017]


       You might just get away with this on a Basking Shark, which although very large is a harmless filter feeder.   

       Other species may well be significantly uncooperative, however.   

       If you can produce a video of your attempt to fit a saddle onto one of the less docile types, we will watch it with great interest, as no doubt will the coroner at your inquest.   

       Presumably you will be satisfied with a simple memorial service, as generally sharks don't leave enough bits to justify either interrment or cremation.
8th of 7, Aug 07 2017

       Leather no, wetsuit material yes.   

       Western, Aussie or English?
normzone, Aug 08 2017

       I remember a West Australian marine biologist on the radio once saying "I have no doubt it is possible to annoy a shark." Can't think why that just came to mind.
pertinax, Aug 08 2017

       // "I have no doubt it is possible to annoy a shark." //   

       ... but "you're gonna need a bigger boat".
8th of 7, Aug 08 2017

       He said "possible", not "advisable".
pertinax, Aug 08 2017

       Remarkably reticent for an Aussie. Their normal reaction to any dangerous life-form is to poke it vigorously with a stick to see what it does ...
8th of 7, Aug 08 2017

       Funny, my daughter had me post an idea called shark rider.
She wanted to know if sharks had an open locked-jaw like alligators do if you tap their snouts with a stick after they've opened their mouth.

       Check out some of the later links on that posting and you'll see that it might very well be possible to get a great-white to let you saddle it if you can get one to let you rub its nose just the right way.   

       ... hmmm maybe we should focus on a shark massage-bot before fitting the saddles.   

       Sorry shark rider(s).   


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