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Old 12-21-2006, 01:53 AM   #1
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Inspired by this thread.


Here is what a $2000 shoe looks like. (I'm not talking about the $40 set of Adidas in the pictures)






















Its part of an experimental project from a company that develops new products for the US Military....They are starting to make prosthetic legs and just started making carbon fiber AFO braces.

The brace is preimpregnated carbon fiber, Its special in a way I forget what they said, but it is 30 times stronger than the traditional material Polyethylene......

I'm testing the brace out, AND my insurance company gets to pay for most of it I'm only left with a minimal bill like 10% or something + a copay charge


It all sounds snazzy...The point is I CAN WALK AGAIN
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SWEET!

Does this mean you can drive regularly, too?
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SWEET!

Does this mean you can drive regularly, too?
No. It is not safe to use the brake pedal with it.

I can use the gas better now though

I need some SSEi badges for it or some stickers.

Its hard to explain how it works but carbon fiber retains its energy naturally, so when I walk the foot snaps back to the correct position by itself, vs before I would just trip on the foot.
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I need some SSEi badges for it or some stickers.
na...you got carbon fiber....you need a Type R Sticker
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I need some SSEi badges for it or some stickers.
na...you got carbon fiber....you need a Type R Sticker
And a big ole wing attached to yer butt
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Does this mean you can drive regularly, too?
Apparently you never saw him drive BEFORE the accident.

Good to see you are up and around again Hans..... This has been a pretty quick recovery.
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Glad everything is working out for you so far. Keep up the recovery!!
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Seems like a nice set-up. Glad to hear it is providing you with some greater mobility. Keep up the great attitude.
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The guys at the junk yards in SLC will be happy.
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who ever layed that CF did a damn good job.

Looks nice. I bet it feels good to be able to walk again.
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