Shakin_Haitian: If I see the phrase, "and it's pretty awesome," one more time, I will murder all of you.
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Shakin_Haitian: If I see the phrase, "and it's pretty awesome," one more time, I will murder all of you.Fourteen unbelievable ways that Shakin_Haitian will murder all of you, and it's pretty awesome.
Rev. Skarekroe: What if someone attacks him with a point-ed stick?
topcon: This is bullshiat for nerds who collect swords. Tell us when it's bulletproof.
tarkin1: Effective demonstration of being able to take a blunt attack. BUT:1) Did not see any slashing or piercing attacks.2) Did not see any real gymnastics performed in video.3) Did not see any attacks aimed at the joints.Conclusion:Not particularly better than standard body armor.You want to impress me, then either use a knife/spear, do some handstands etc., or show the guy hitting your elbow or at least the hip. (where they had to use soft, flexible stuff, rather than hard plastics)
cgraves67: I don't know...If I were looking for a 'real' batsuit, I go to the people who make actual combat equipment for the military, not "...a LOTR and Hobbit armor specialist".
StrangeQ: cgraves67: I don't know...If I were looking for a 'real' batsuit, I go to the people who make actual combat equipment for the military, not "...a LOTR and Hobbit armor specialist".I wouldn't. The military is only interested in acquiring inexpensive, mass producible armor that will protect a soldier's vital areas 90% of the time and little else. It's not going to spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars required to create fully articulate suites of armor that would have to be tailor fit to each individual solder.
psychometrix: The suit isn't intended as self defense street-wear, it's specifically for armed combat sports.
grinding_journalist: psychometrix: The suit isn't intended as self defense street-wear, it's specifically for armed combat sports.I'm just happy I live in a future where self driving cars, broadband information transfer and combat sports armor are things.
fireclown: [www.blogcdn.com image 280x400]meh. Wake me when he makes an IRL Iron Man suit./Hurtibise is crazy in the best way.
psychometrix: The object isn't to become part of "MMA proper", it's to start a new armed combat sport league, comparable to MMA in that it's open to all styles
Crudbucket: Shakin_Haitian: If I see the phrase, "and it's pretty awesome," one more time, I will murder all of you.Epic lolz
abhorrent1: Can it stop bullets? Casue if it can't, it's useless
Running a-puck: I think people are mistaking the purpose of this armor. Despite the io9 headline, this stuff is about creating better pads for full combat martial arts. The idea is to create a protective garment that will allow people to smack each other with staffs, batons, full strength kicks, etc.In other words, this is better SPORT gear, not intended for military or police (or batman) purposes. It's not for beating up thugs, it's for beating up your buddy with a waster using full strength blows and not breaking him or her.And from THAT perspective, it also looks like it has a few problems.-The gorget piece looks like it's not high enough to protect the throat from a shot glancing up from the chest. Though I can't tell if the helmet locks into the breast plate, if it does then that would solve the issue.-It looks like they haven't solved the issue with the pauldrons restricting you from lifting your arms above your shoulders.-Big gap between the pauldron and the breastplate-There is no protection for the front of the hips, and let me personally assure you that it SUCKS to take a shot in the hip flexors. Get some Cuisses or at least tassets.-The leg armor is supported by a pretty skinny looking waist belt, I bet that'll dig in like a mofo. You want a nice wide belt to support the weight on your hips. Or, even better, have it secure to the torso piece and support the weight with your shoulders.-All those cool looking ridges and armor sections on the breastplate have got to go. You want blows to glance off, not stick in a crack.It does look a lot more flexible and comfortable than a steel kit, I'll give them full credit for that. And most of the problems I listed above also existed in the armor I wore. And it certainly looks like it'll be more pleasant to ride a horse wearing that stuff (with the possible exception of the cup, that might suck a lot on a saddle).
dready zim: lso, hit him on the hips. That is all.
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