Cool idea

This is a really cool idea.  I’m not so sure about the name though.

The Rapunzel is a great new idea for escaping a burning building (or really any reason you’d need to get out of a building) when you’re on a floor above the ground level.  I’m wondering though, how does it connect, what are the weight limitations and how far would it be able to drop you down?  Also, what would the speed be on the descent and how exactly does it lock in.  Does it use electrics?

I don’t know what Disney would think of them naming this after one of their characters though either, so I would imagine it’s going to be something else.  It is definitely something like what Batman would have, but his would not only let you down, but also fire out the projectile to a ledge to pull you up.  Hmmm, sounds like a hackers challenge if it is made.

Like I said, I think it’s a really cool idea and it’s time is definitely due.

Escape Route Number 2 via Yanko Design

You can easily mistake the Rapunzel for a canister, instead its an easy-to-use safety-descending device. Designed by SADI student Sin Sun Ho, this safety line can be used in highrise buildings. You more or less have to glide down the side of a wall (Batman style), holding onto its secure wrist capsule design.

~ by Normanomicon on January 4, 2011.

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