Ski Mojo Personal Shock Absorbers

The "Ski Mojo" is a wearable shock absorber that cradles the upper thigh, alleviating some of the stress the comes from skiing. MedGadget has a snotty quote from a "wintersports editor" at The Times of London about how these sorts of things are "in the same category as heated chairlift seats" which I think pretty much sums up my opinion on them: they sound great. The Ski Mojo clips run around $600 a pair. Too bad they aren't less expensive. I'm sure they'd be most useful to those just learning to ski who haven't yet built up their stamina. Product Page [ via MedGadget via Gizmodo]
This entry was posted in skiing. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Ski Mojo Personal Shock Absorbers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone commenting tried these? It seem like they would be a benefit to the quad muscles after knee surgery to be able to keep bouncing all day and not wearing you out by noon!

    Jim Jakosh-Grand Rapids, Mi ( just had a new knee installed)

  2. Paula Wirth says:

    Considering how many of my friends and co-workers have had knees surgically replaced/rebuilt due to years of skiing, anything that reduces stress on the knees should be considered necessary, not just a convenience…

  3. Benjamin says:

    There needs to be a new tag on BB gadgets;

    “Stuff that will make it easier for you to be Batman.”

  4. Tom says:

    This tech could also be useful for old folks with hip problems. The sports market will product test it and make it cheap, then the geriatric market can benefit. Win-win.

  5. Anonymous says:

    might be useful if your parachute fails to deploy, too!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Brought to you by Aperture Science.

  7. Anonymous says:

    As someone who has a surgically repaired knee, I’d love to get back on the slopes. However, I need to surgically improve my bank acct, given the cost of gear and the like.
    However, this seems a bit over designed for taking stress off knees, if that is ones goal. I’ve thought that a simple flexible spring (sorta like a single-leaf spring, maybe) behind the knee would do nicely as a shock absorber – though not much for lateral stress. It wouldn’t cost $600 tho.

  8. Cpt. Tim says:

    these are a triumph!

    I’m making a note here, huge success!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More BB

Boing Boing Video

Flickr Pool




Displays ads via FM Tech

RSS and Email

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

FM Tech