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Postby Squirrel Girl » Oct 4, 2007 4:28 pm

I don't know if this would work for caving, but it sure is cool!!!!

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Postby wyandottecaver » Oct 5, 2007 9:09 pm

might. it is soft and squishy until hit by an impact. could be nice as a helmet lining. otherwise probably too hot and heavy, although a "droppable" cave pack that goes ridgid on impact could be nice... until it bounced on down the next drop :)
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Postby Dwight Livingston » Oct 5, 2007 10:28 pm

Make your own non-newtonian liquid by mixing corn starch and water. More about non-newtonian liquids at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2XQ97XH ... ed&search=
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Postby Squirrel Girl » Oct 6, 2007 6:44 am

wyandottecaver wrote:might. it is soft and squishy until hit by an impact. could be nice as a helmet lining. otherwise probably too hot and heavy, although a "droppable" cave pack that goes ridgid on impact could be nice... until it bounced on down the next drop :)
I was thinking about knee and elbow pads.
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