SOS Parachute: The New Must Have Exec Accessory?Back to Forum
Anonymous8 May 2013
Saw this on the news this morning:
A remarkable new SOS parachute which is tethered and so can be used to jump more safely from tall office buildings, hotels or apartment complexes.
Not really certain it would be safe in an emergency, particularly in built up areas where the inexperienced are likely to simply thwack into nearby buildings on their way down.
An interesting development, nonetheless.8 May 2013
Seems to be fully open after falling 4 floors then a further 2 to slow down, so only good from say floor 7 upwards. Even then, inexperienced jumpers would likely suffer broen limbs at best or death at worseif you land in the middle of a busy highway or indeed smash against another building.
I guess it would have a use in cataclysmic events such as 9/11 where there was no chance of rescue above the floors where the planes hit, but otherwise would need a good act of faith to jump with it.
Personally I’d rather wait for the rescue services with wet towels at the bottom of the door and all the other things I’ve learnt about in years of travel but happily have never had to try.8 May 2013
As an aside, I can see many foolish people trying it out just for the fun of it to see if they can land in the pool and so on. Perhaps not really a good idea?8 May 2013
I don’t normally bite, but Henkel, seeing as BT Magazine (the print version) has a gadget section almost every issue, and the above is a ‘business’ gadget, I think it really fits within the type of things covered by the magazine.
As ever, if you don’t like something being discussed, you don’t have to contribute to the topic.8 May 2013
BeckyBoop – 08/05/2013 08:43 GMT
Hhaha love it!!! 🙂
Reminds me that you can also do jumps for charity!!
Go on Henkel give it a go?
VintageKrug – 08/05/2013 08:52 GMT
….without the parachute? ;)”
More abuse from the Krughandles. No surprises there.8 May 2013
@ VintageKrug – 08/05/2013 08:52 GMT
@ Henkel.Trocken – 08/05/2013 09:24 GMT
Go on, just take a deep breath, count to 100, contemplate your navel and don’t respond….
This started out as whimsical; it has promptly turned into an exercise in axe-grinding. It gets to be seriously boring after the 500th repeat.8 May 2013
” BeckyBoop – 08/05/2013 09:35 GMT
Henkel, how was mine abuse, when i am encouraging charity work?”
Obviously you learned nothing as a result of your abusive thread created to bully another poster a few weeks back. That was stupid and insightless too.8 May 2013