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Bergmönch, Hiking Up and Wheeling Down


Bergmönch is an interesting idea! Now you can climb a mountain with a backpack, and then unfold the backpack into a scooter of sorts so you can wheel your way down. The question: is a speedier descent worth carrying the extra weight up?

Link - via artsyspot

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You've seen Pirates of the Caribbean have'nt you? I agree with whitcwa The hamster ball is the best way to go downhill. Everything else hurts.
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My knees are such that this sort of thing may be my only way of continuing my passion for backpacking. I can go up and up and up, but a half hour downhill and my knees send bolts of pain through my body like no other.

I am a gear weight freak; but this may soon be my only option.
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Those look like bicycles, not scooters, and it isn't new. It would be Neatorama-worthy if they used pogo sticks or giant hamster balls to go downhill.
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