Troy Hurtubise's grizzly-proof suit
December 11, 2001 12:21 AM   Subscribe

Troy Hurtubise's grizzly-proof suit truly can repel a grizzly. In a matter of speaking.
posted by rocketpup (14 comments total)

 
That would be 'manner' of speaking. Sorry. That grammar is a product of a mere 2/3 of my first cup of morning coffee. I'm feeling much better now...

...and so is the grizzly now that that crazy bastard and his suit are out of her cage.
posted by rocketpup at 12:51 AM on December 11, 2001


Another article about the suit, including a few small pictures.
posted by johnnyace at 1:03 AM on December 11, 2001


He looks like a Transformer. Video clip.
posted by pracowity at 1:11 AM on December 11, 2001


Yeah, if this whole bear thing doesn't work out he could rent the suit for B-sci fi movies.

"The fearsome humans have landed!"

I can picture the obligatory alien love scene, "Oh but you're so soft and warm beneath that suit. Are men on your planet attracted to female aliens?"
posted by skallas at 2:06 AM on December 11, 2001


Still, unlike Capt. Kirk, he'd have a hell of a time getting his shirt torn, resulting in the coincidental exposure of his waxed, manly chest.
posted by rocketpup at 2:25 AM on December 11, 2001


To infinity and beyond!
posted by mathowie at 2:54 AM on December 11, 2001


The suit's creator won an Ignoble Award for "Safety Engineering" in 1998.
posted by mlinksva at 3:02 AM on December 11, 2001


Leave the grizzly in peace! "These great bears once numbered more than 50,000, and roamed the prairies, forests, shorelines, and foothills from the Great Plains to the California coast and south to Mexico. Now there are fewer than 1,100 grizzlies remaining in less than 2% of their original habitat."
posted by Carol Anne at 4:58 AM on December 11, 2001


maybe it also works for cougars?
posted by Voyageman at 6:14 AM on December 11, 2001


that guy is my hero. seriously.
posted by lescour at 7:32 AM on December 11, 2001


Though it ripped off chunks of rubber, all was well until the bear began to shred the protective chainmail and was called off by the handler.

That's some scary shiznit.
posted by Sinner at 8:24 AM on December 11, 2001


i dunno, the suit is lacking something...grenade launcher, nailgun...something. Very HALO.
posted by th3ph17 at 11:38 AM on December 11, 2001


Is there really a market for this? I can help but ask... "Why?" Is this going to turn out to be the height of fashion with mountain trail hikers? I can't imagine wearing one and managing to do anything productive, besides sweating.
Though I'm with th3ph17 - he needs a nailgun, or flamethrower, or something.
posted by Nauip at 1:13 PM on December 11, 2001


that guy is my hero. seriously.

these guys might be your hero too...
posted by badstone at 2:28 PM on December 11, 2001


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