Winter does funny things to people. Other than cabin fever, a man can be driven to blow up the snow on his yard or build a small tracked engine to propel himself in skis. Apparently this Russian dude had a better idea: Strap on a propeller and zoom! MacGyver would be proud.
The grainy picture above is taken from a YouTube video he posted showing off his exploits in the snow. The hardware involved is actually a cannibalized lawnmower engine which he converted into a wearable back-pack type device.
Lo and behold, this amazing build can reach speeds up to 25mph. We don’t know about the injuries though.
What would really blow us away is news a few months from now reporting that Russian Special Forces have adopted this as gear for winter operations.
Would this actually work well in mountain slopes without triggering an avalanche?
Via The Awsomer
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