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Atlas Rope Ascender

by Owyn / March 12, 2007 10:13 PM PDT

"the ATLAS Powered Rope Ascender: Pulling Soldier Mobility into the 3rd Dimension

The Rope Ascender created by Atlas Devices is a powerful new tool that enables "reverse rappelling" up buildings and other vertical surfaces at unprecedented speeds.

Using Atlas's patented rope interaction design, the lightweight Rope Ascender can pull a fully-loaded soldier up a rappelling line at up to 10 ft/sec, as well as tow vehicles and even remotely move equipment and casualties.

With the capability to reach the top of a building or cliff in only seconds, new advantages are gained in urban warfare, rescue operations, and beyond."

Very cool. You have to watch the videos.

Heard about this on CBC Radio Editors Choice podcast.

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Great for firefighting and high-angle rescue efforts too!..
by shawnlin / March 13, 2007 12:30 AM PDT
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That guy is going to get really wealthy, quick. I can't believe a product of that performance hasn't been created/mass-marketed before.

I'm sure the guy will get competition pretty quick from the likes of Makita, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Hurst and other industrial tool manufacturers.

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There is VC involvement, suspect major opportunity for...
by Owyn / March 13, 2007 12:48 AM PDT

licensing or buyout.

Check the CVs of the prime players on the site.

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