Human Slingshot: Banshee Bungee
Since I found the Banshee Bungee, I've been undecided as to whether it looks fun or just downright dangerous. Somewhere in between, I think. Unlike traditional bungee that prevents you from accelerating straight into the ground, the Banshee Bungee is designed to heighten your acceleration, albeit in horizontal form. Anchor the bungee down onto a sturdy object that's not directly in your path, pull it back and harpoon yourself forward like a marbel out of a slingshot.
Banshee bungee was created for use with board sports like skim boarding, skating and snowboarding. The device is particularly attractive to skaters and snowboarders who don't have any mountains or huge vert around to provide gravity-based acceleration. Banshee bungee provides a way to get the speed needed to launch tricks and have a productive day in the park. They claim you can get up to 30MPH and 50 feet of air using the system.
While the potential for speed and adrenaline is high, so is the potential for injury and misuse. If this device got into the wrong hands, there could be all kinds of havoc. Check out the video and decide for yourself. Harmless fun or accident begging to happen?
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