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[laughingsquid] Oceanwings, A Wingsuit for Flying Underwater

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Intent on bringing the experience of flight to the underwater realm, French designer Guillaume Binard partnered with Aqua Lung to create Oceanwings, a wetsuit inspired by skydiving wingsuits. Free-diver Pierre Frolla demonstrates the wetsuit in this video by Jerôme Espla. There’s no word on whether Oceanwings are planned for production

Source ; http://laughingsquid.com/oceanwings-a-wingsuit-for-flying-underwater/


Edited by mr soft - 3/9/13 at 4:40am
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No.

Would not even consider getting near water wearing one of those. Might as well put on a straitjacket.
post #4 of 36
didnt seem very useful honestly..
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post #5 of 36
The key seemed to be the ability to have horizontal movement under water with minimal effort.
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I was expecting him to use the wings to move through the water. Looks like it just helps you glide for longer after being propelled by something else, like the momentum from diving in or something.

In other words it looks useless.
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Where can I preorder this? biggrin.gif
   
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As a SCUBA diver....

No. Not at all, not ever...

The fact that you are so limited in mobility by this makes it a dangerous idea. You simply never know what you are going to encounter underwater, situations and animal life, that might require as much dexterity as possible. The other thing is, when diving properly, you are neutrally buoyant, and can do this already. It is even easier if you just slip into a current under water and just chill out and ride it.

This product is just silly, it doesn't accomplish anything or add anything new, except increased levels of danger.
    
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I can see a strong enough current carrying you where you don't want to go.
    
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post #10 of 36
That video just looks like a nun going for a swim.
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