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Tight Rope Treadmill

cross the grand canyon in a gym near you
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Works like any other gym treadmill, except this one only has a single piece of wire upon which the user must balance and walk as it moves underfoot.

Beginners will chose "the thick, slightly flattened rope" option, whilst advanced élite users will graduate to a speed walk on a slack piano wire.

Delux machines come with a selection of projected vertiginous views that move accurately underneath as you step gingerly forward.

xenzag, May 18 2009

Wii Fit Tightrope http://www.youtube....watch?v=9d4GtAG4mgs
[Jinbish, May 19 2009]

A goodie! Barefoot_20In_20the_20Park_20Treadmill
You know, the park is where alot of kids do tightropes, tie 'em between trees and have a go. Should have both settings, maybe? [daseva, May 19 2009]

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       to have servos sway the cable as a half-mile cable would sway by itself might be hard, but should not be un-doable. with the current fad (at least in germany) for slack-line walking, this might prove a hit.
loonquawl, May 18 2009

       That would be good too.
xenzag, May 18 2009

       [+] I believe a slack rope is easier to walk than a tight one, so your beginners to elite adjustment would be pretty easy - no need to change the rope itself - just move some pulleys. Plus, as the rope gets tighter, you have further to fall :-)
VaquitaTim, May 18 2009

       If this were an attachment to an existing treadmill then an aerial image slowly creeping on the main tread may even induce vertigo. I likey.   

       tutu and pole included? (+)
blissmiss, May 18 2009

       Brilliant, [xenzag].
nomocrow, May 19 2009

       Certainly better than the hot coals treadmill.
ldischler, May 19 2009

       I gotta get one of these!
Jscotty, May 19 2009

       I do believe that "jump rope treadmill" and "hot coals treadmill" need to be developed in their own right.   

       I could be wrong - while those two have their own appeal, the inevitable broken glass treadmill would not hold a similar appeal.
normzone, May 19 2009

       Unicycle treadmill too.   

       And for the little ones, a hopscotch treadmill. It never ends!
mitxela, May 19 2009

       The servo point is well made, but definitely still doable. Other kinds of treadmills would be far easier to implement and far less inspired. +   

       Ok, I take that back some (not the bun). <linky>
daseva, May 19 2009

       You also need a hitchhiker treadmill.
Jscotty, May 20 2009


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