The StreetFlyer Vehicle gives you the ability to "fly like a bird without taking off the ground", three feet off the ground actually and without the dangers associated with hang- or paragliding or other flying sports. It also makes you look pretty ridiculous and your friends are probably going to make fun of you if you show up on one of these. Hey but who cares, if you like the rush forget em'.
Created by Dr. Carsten Mehring, the StreetFlyer straps you into a horizontal hang-gliding type position via a body-harness attached to the structure. The vehicle frame is retractable, collapsible onto the user's back and can be telescoped out or deployed before transitioning from running to "flying". The vehicle concept can also be used for rehabilitation purposes since it allows the user to be in a suspended vertical position while propelling him/herself forward with zero impact the limbs.
Currently, StreetFlyer's only exist as prototypes, but a marketable and 'practical' version is being designed so you could see it on the street someday soon.
February 3, 2011 1:18 PM | New Sports