adidas Springbade - Unleashes Explosive Energy

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Jul 2013
1:48pm, 25 Jul 2013
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Tav H
Just think, if Spring Heeled Jack were around now (assuming he's not of course). He'd be like "Hey mofos, look at me, I am jumping over your house!", and then we'd be like "Yeah, so?".

Poor Jack.
Jul 2013
2:14pm, 25 Jul 2013
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HappyG(rrr)
If you land on your heel (where those perfectly geometrically tuned energy return spring blades are thickest) you'll end up with broken ankles, hips and/or knees. Enjoy! :-)G
Jul 2013
2:15pm, 25 Jul 2013
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HappyG(rrr)
Sorry, that "Enjoy!" is to Adidas not to you K5Gus! :-)G
Jul 2013
2:16pm, 25 Jul 2013
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HappyG(rrr)
Have you seen the ones that are going to be made by a mattress company from Manchester with actual mattress sping pockets in them?! WTAF!? :-)G
Jul 2013
2:21pm, 25 Jul 2013
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Dvorak
If it works as they say, it should be banned from competition. Maybe it already is - I believe that the Laws of Association Football have provision to outlaw such apparel.

I am also concerned that despite being "precisely tuned in geometry, thickness and position", it some cases, eg a lighter runner on a steep downhill, the user may experience excessive boinginess and counteract gravity to a extent which may prove injurious or at the very least severely discombobulating.

I presume each pair will come with a watertight disclaimer. (Still, that's also handy for keeping your phone in.)

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