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Suitcase with skis

Little skis that fold down and snap into place over the wheels
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If you've ever had to haul wheeled luggage through snow... you already know.
21 Quest, Dec 29 2020

War Wolf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwolf
"... believed to be the largest trebuchet ever made ..." [8th of 7, Dec 30 2020]


       Funny - I was just looking at an old idea I never posted for pram skis [+]
xenzag, Dec 29 2020

       [+] for the idea.   

       An obvious enhancement would be the addition of one or more pyrotechnic rocket engines.
8th of 7, Dec 29 2020

       Pyrotechnic rocket engines have a way of making most anything better.
21 Quest, Dec 29 2020

       I was driving a customer to one of the local universities, and it was not only her first time visiting the mainland, but also her first time seeing snow (she was from Hawaii). Her parents had made sure she was dressed appropriately for the weather, her father being from here originally, but when it came time to get her stuff from the cab to her dormitory, she asked me how one goes about dragging a wheeled suitcase through the snow... and it was at that moment that I was struck by just now absurd it is that we haven't actually come up with a solution to that problem by now.
21 Quest, Dec 29 2020

       But in a very real and meaningful way, is this problem not crying out for the employment of a trebuchet ?
8th of 7, Dec 29 2020

       //is this problem not crying out for the employment of a trebuchet ?//   

       I was thinking RATO, but whatever turns your crank.
FlyingToaster, Dec 29 2020

       For a reasonably sized trebuchet, either half a dozen men-at-arms, or a couple of donkeys. For something like the War Wolf <link> a proportionately bigger power source is needed.   

       It rather depends on how rapidly you want to shoot with it.
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020

       Modified potato gun?
21 Quest, Dec 30 2020

       Why would you want to shoot modified potatos?
pocmloc, Dec 30 2020

       Because above certain breech pressures, unmodified potatoes tend to have a Total Reality Failure and leave the muzzle as a spray of starchy tuber rather than a coherent lump capable of inflicting pain and injury.   

       The higher accelerations cause a loss of structual integrity - hence the urgent need to selectively breed (or genetically modify) potatoes for improved non-culinary physical properties.
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020

       Yes fine but I meant in the particular context of luggage handling.
pocmloc, Dec 30 2020

       Ok, they have these little thumb sized wind-up toys for about $2 (retail) that have lift and stride legs. I think they could put those on your suitcase with skis invention and the battery powered suitcase could actually *walk uphill* for you on cross country skis.
beanangel, Dec 30 2020

       No, because in this case you don't peel them with your metal knives ...
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020

       Simply buy smaller potatoes, but more of them There you are, problem solved.
8th of 7, Dec 30 2020


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