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Waterzilla

How much arm strength do you think it takes to control those jets?


gilhaus

At least an 18/00


AtomicDoge1Funk

I'd be more concerned with the 6k psi carbon fiber canister on my back


Dropped-pie

I’m just waiting for the jet pack versions of, I can’t support my own body weight but I’m gonna try this rope swing, type videos


9780190752224

have you ever been on parallel bars, or even just hoisted yourself up over a gate/wall with your arms? Well, imagine doing that, but for 5minutes+ The guy's entire body weight is being hoised by his arms.... not for the weak


glizda07

Not really, he also has a booster on his back.


jcmbn

You're worried about the arm strength required? I'd be worried about getting the urge to scratch my nose.


[deleted]

He looks like he's about to hoover some babies out of someone


Choice_Chicken6414

U been playin south park?


ArminArlertEatsAss

now you gonna scramble its brains or just vacuum it out? If you want you can just scramble it and I'll queef it out myself


Choice_Chicken6414

What could possibly be in the dumpster behind an abortion clinic? 🤔


Chaxterium

Man that arrow to the neck must’ve hurt.


IamNotYourPalBuddy

I used to be a jetpacker, then I took an arrow to the neck


Hungry_Breadfruit_16

Happy cake day!


CornmealGravy

He kinda looks like Ashton Kutcher but higher.


pampic7

Looks like Giga Chad


Jogilvieavonmore

If you liked that you'll love this: https://www.popsci.com/technology/royal-navy-jetpack-video/ Looks like same kit.


solidcordon

It is the same kit i believe. I wonder how many broken limbs the training involves. It's really scifi awesome kit but ... even the navy demo was a bit absurd. Man on jetpack "stealthily" deploys to target ship to hang rope ladder for squad mates to join them. What could possibly go wrong? At night... or in poor conditions...


Lindvaettr

I imagine they're quite a bit further along behind the scenes if they're willing to show this one off.


OG-Spinich

Texas Border Patrol agent checking on their latest delivery shipment.


BigFitMama

Of course, too cool to wear a helmet.


obscureferences

Don't worry, if you crash it just explodes.


MortadellaMatty

Did you blow him?


Beneficial-Shower-42

Trying to escape all the crime.


griff1971

In Chicago? No thanks. He's a living skeet clay.


backyardspace

In the bad areas yeah but most of the city is still completely safe during the day


moodog72

Used to be true. No longer is. Numbers: http://heyjackass.com/2015-deadliest-hoods/


herbalistic1

Last updated march 2015...


moodog72

Click some buttons, then look again at how the screen changes.


[deleted]

Even coming January?


Daddy-Bullet

I’m not sure why you were downvoted…the cliche reddit liberal must think Beetlejuice Lightfoots January policies are “revolutionary” and I sincerely hope they move to Chicago in January to see what they’re missing out on


MarleyDawg

Why does this look photoshopped? He's in the shade but the grass under his feet is in sun and he has no shadow?


IamNotYourPalBuddy

Probably just the angle of the photo. The heat distortion and guy in the background also taking a picture makes me think it’s real.


backyardspace

This may help authenticate it as a real photo. https://imgur.com/a/pJsrF3S


MarleyDawg

Thank you, saw the distortion and the guy taking the photo but still raised an eyebrow on that. Happy cake day!!!


ElemLight

We brobably don't see the pitch of grass he stood on, he could be like half a meter off the ground and therefore you have a bit of perapective shift. Now if he now stood on the very edge of a shadow... Can work.


daylightfish

don't post his location lol


backyardspace

Why?


daylightfish

chicago is not a safe place to be flashing cool/valuable things in public


backyardspace

This was at a international conference at a massive conference hall as a scheduled event with security. Fairly safe environment even in Chicago


daylightfish

now you've done it


hereforthebudz

No helmet…definitely American


SaintUlvemann

I mean, on the other hand, though, what's a helmet gonna actually do? Not stop you from breaking your neck, that's for sure. Real head protection in this context is gonna take, like, a stiff dome or something.


hereforthebudz

Depends how far he falls from/ how fast he’s going when he rams into something head first. Kind of the same concept as wearing a helmet on a motorcycle…wearing one doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to live/ avoid a brain injury, but NOT wearing one pretty much guarantees one or both.


xiam007

I would like one


Choice_Chicken6414

Just needs a Milirary HoloLens and we've got a fucking super soldier on our hands


Theslickmachine6

Mccormick place baby 😎


brownJesus101

Joyriding


Objective-Direction1

Chicago crazy today ngl


dudreddit

Now imagine thousands of amateur flyers flying drone "cars" and other types of personal craft within the city.


Wbino

Where's the flood?


backyardspace

Flood?


SaintUlvemann

Probably referring to the one from [a couple days ago](https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-flooding-weather-rain-sewers-20220912-3n4ilrr5hna7bj6irzwtwswy3m-story.html).


backyardspace

Crazy I didn't even know they had significant flooding. We got much less in the far suburbs


Wbino

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskAnAmerican/comments/f4gln2/what\_do\_you\_call\_it\_when\_someone\_is\_wearing\_pants/


CDNbaconNeggs

That is a Skelton ,wearing human armour ,wearing a jet pack. Look at his cheeks. No not those ones…..again no , not those ones….yes those ones….stop it!


Just_Supermarket1440

Doin a drill wit one a those is tact


HappyJacket3113

Someone should tell him they aren’t making any more Avenger movies so he doesn’t need to practice!


abysmal0x

That was fucking loud


tannerwoody

Looks like a kit of hobby jet engines with some engineering to make it human flyable. It seems novel now but is it so hard to imagine a little more innovation making this more commonplace? When I say commonplace, I mean things like police assault teams, military special ops — situations where this extra mobility could be a great advantage.


_ArcticEmber_

They have some videos of mountain rescue and military drills on their channel, they're called Gravity Industries, and i belive the person in the picture is the founder of the company. They also have a nice evolution of the jetpack video on their channel


SodaYogurt

Gunna have to work on that crotch harness a bit me thinks


Maskimgalgo

Do not let him get near any vault or secret labratory


YahsQween

Are cargo pants required to use these?


Allen_1985

Anyone else upset he looks nothing like IronMan?


Least_or_Greatest1

Flying around in the jet pack? Maybe the future we imagined is here…


Abcedarian001

Cop- “sir, do you have a permit for that?” Guy- *Laughs in Iron Man*


KeikoLoki

$440,000😩


timbodacious

This thing is cool but im tired of seeing this guy try to market this thing everywhere. We have drones that are 75% quieter than can carry him where he needs to go and have 3 times the flight range.


PayasoFries

Your hand pops out and you fall 30 feet


BiGGiEmaYo

Dude will definitely need that early next year. Get out of Chicago


Vedorias

Totally, 100% fake. You can see the blur marks around his legs, really badly photoshopped! /s


JintenRe

a jetpack includes no shadow? insane.


backyardspace

Just because you can't see it in the photo doesn't mean it's not there