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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gsweet, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. gsweet

    gsweet Monkey

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    think about the possibilities of this material if they could make it wear/tear resistant! just the fact that it's beein invented blows my mind...god i love modern science!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23073427

    so who wants to pioneer this, make some mtb tires, and start making vertical wallrides standard practice?
     

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  2. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Might make everyone a pro trials rider
     
  3. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    'geckel' sounds like another name for man-chowder.
     
  4. redheadgirl

    redheadgirl Chimp

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    haha ^^ i thought of 'hansel and gretel' then. mannnn, that was gay! :)
     
  5. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Imagine the dents in your frame from the tires picking up rocks :(
     
  6. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Can you imagine the glove/grips, shoe/pedals they could make with that stuff?

    Gecko's can walk across vertical glass. Something to do with the microscopic hairs on their feet and molecular attraction.

    It has possibility.
     
  7. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    I can too, depending on the side.
     
  8. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    You thinkin' horizontal glass?

    Vertical both sides the same. Like a window.
     
  9. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Holy crap I read horizontal.

    My bad.:o:
     
  10. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    make car tyres out of them, and have a nascar race ..... damn some tracks would be pretty interesting.
     
  11. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    nascar? formula 1 if anything for this kind of technology.
     
  12. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Formula 1 already runs enough downforce so the cars could run upsidedown.
     
  13. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I'll bet they'd hook up like mad in a snow bank. :poster_oops:
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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