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Date: 01/27/11 02:25 PM

51 Responses to Playdoh + Protective Armor = Flexible Stuntpadding

  1. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    Link: Playdoh + Protective Armor = Flexible Stuntpadding - For any IAB visitors who also partake in deadly secret assassination missions at night!
  2. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    What about the crotch area??

    I can imagine a bunch of lunatics like Phoenix Jones using this
  3. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    But can it stop bullets?
  4. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Pretty cool stuff, man!
  5. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    I want some
  6. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    And it tastes great!
  7. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    ``But can it stop bullets? ``

    For bullets you gotta use phonebooks.
  8. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    "What about the crotch area??"

    I just went to their website. They make shorts with this stuff too.
  9. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    i can do most of that without that padding with no problem.
  10. Profile photo of Kleidermotte
    Kleidermotte Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    And again, for the viewers from Germany:
    http://tinyurl.com/XionGear
    The video seems to contain UMG-licensed background music...
  11. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    Pretty cool. Looks like it has similar properties as water with corn starch where the cornstarch is made up of long chains of atoms.... The polymer chains let it act as both a liquid and solid... or in this case a solid and a harder solid. lol
  12. Profile photo of Matholameu
    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Awesome. When grown-ups play with play-doh, better things happen.
  13. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    I wonder how much the suit weighs, if it`s light enough and you can stick a couple of plates to it, you might have something.
  14. Profile photo of digbychicken
    digbychicken Male 18-29
    235 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    maybe he is just nails hard
  15. Profile photo of Darkhumour
    Darkhumour Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    it`s a drating rubber mallet
  16. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    Non-Newtonian Play-Doh?
  17. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    interesting
  18. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    That`s... pretty damn cool actually!
  19. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    > Matholameu
    > When grown-ups play with play-doh, better things happen

    What kind of nut would waste good play-doh on kids!!????
  20. Profile photo of cman7721
    cman7721 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    my world has been rocked...MOM!! WE GOTTA GO TO WALMART! RIGHT!! NOW!!

  21. Profile photo of EvilDictator
    EvilDictator Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    its D3O, a weirdo compound, not playdoh, lets save a poor iaber from trying that out.
  22. Profile photo of Zombiemike
    Zombiemike Male 18-29
    552 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    @ Darkhumor

    Rubber mallets to the head still hurt like hell.
    and I don`t think the brick was rubber.
  23. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    January 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    I think I heard about this stuff being used for motorcycle safety as well
  24. Profile photo of RyuKaiser
    RyuKaiser Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    "I think I heard about this stuff being used for motorcycle safety as well"

    Funny, the second I saw this, I checked to see if it could used it for motorcycle riding. Looks like it could work(as it meets certain CE standards), but it`s just so darn expensive. It`d be cheaper to just get a regular motorcycle jacket with the armor already in it, AND you`d get abrasion resistance. No thanks on this!

    But for those doubting the materials impact absorptivity (right word?), some of their armors meet CE standards for impact resistance, so it`d be great for most outdoor suicidal activities. :)
  25. Profile photo of 0Sigma0
    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    Newtonian fluid = same concept? Very hard when hit hard, but very soft and oozy when hit slowly.
  26. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    weak demo, hurt your self more for our amusement
  27. Profile photo of SteelAtlas
    SteelAtlas Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    I cant find any place that actually sells products that incorporate this stuff though :(

    I want like a wetsuit made from this stuff !
  28. Profile photo of GasMaskKid
    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    yea, it`s newtonian fluid
    mix corn starch and water, fun stuff happens.
  29. Profile photo of Willowwatch
    Willowwatch Female 30-39
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    January 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    @steelatlas- the stuff is called d3o it comes from the U.K.
  30. Profile photo of SteelAtlas
    SteelAtlas Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    @Willowwatch

    I`ve discovered that much, but there arent a whole lot of products as of yet that use the material. I`ve found a bunch so far but many of them are via companies based solely in europe (which would make sense)

    Still, interesting to know that if I did want to spent the insane monies the products are there. (mostly kneepads, gloves and other misc protective gear)
  31. Profile photo of Delta2Alpha
    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
    128 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    First time I remember seeing some thing of this was when they used it for beanies for skiers to wear on the slops. Then just a standard beanie was like a helmet and still comfortable. Then etnie started putting it in the heel of some of their shows for skaters/bike riders for when you have heavy landings.
  32. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    @gasmaskkid: It is a non Newtonian fluid.
  33. Profile photo of W2
    W2 Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    I need some play-doh and some rockets.
    if this works we might be able to rocketjump irl
  34. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    I found that wickedly uninteresting.
  35. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    More like silly putty really.
  36. Profile photo of furrything
    furrything Male 50-59
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    January 27, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    This is called a non-newtonian `fluid`.
  37. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:06 am
    Chuck Norris playdoh :-P
  38. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
    480 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 2:03 am
    non-newtonion fluids for the win!
  39. Profile photo of 9000penguins
    9000penguins Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 2:42 am
    so fudgein sweet.
  40. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 4:57 am
    "it`s a drating rubber mallet"
    that would still hurt, rubber mallets are still heavy they just don`t scratch up the surface
  41. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:17 am
    dont be a shytty ninja and no need!......problem fixed
  42. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 7:34 am
    That dude sure falls down alot. Thats nopt very ninja.
  43. Profile photo of XxCraigxX
    XxCraigxX Male 13-17
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    LOL somehow I actually want that...
  44. Profile photo of RevWubby
    RevWubby Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Oooohhh, Aaaaahhhh... Oh wait, it`s called SILLY PUTTY! It`s been around for like, 60 years!

    Too bad I never thought of using it as armor. That`s some cool ass non-linear thinking.
  45. Profile photo of scienceguy47
    scienceguy47 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    HOW IT WORKS:
    the polymer in the putty, when stimulated slowly, can unfold easily without much interference. EG, the other particles in the putty (i.e. water) are pushed out of the way along with the polymer

    when it is hit with a lot of force, the H2O in the polymer is quickly squeezed out of the affected area and the polymers are exposed, and they tangle up, forming a solid-like state.

    sorry if its confusing
  46. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    isn`t this the same concept as non-newtonian fluids?
  47. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    To expand on what scienceguy47 is saying. It is basically a non-newtonian fluid. But this one in more of a solid putty state. Lots of cool videos about it on youtube and Mythbusters did a bit to run across a body of "water".
  48. Profile photo of evaqua
    evaqua Male 18-29
    60 posts
    January 29, 2011 at 3:12 am
    You can`t just buy the goo. It`s not available to the public. :(
  49. Profile photo of jman2
    jman2 Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    @evaqua
    yes you can
  50. Profile photo of aersixb9
    aersixb9 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    The playdough is a pretty pooty shock absorber. He`d be better off with pretty much any foam, or even cloth or a bunch of tiny springs than play dough, which can be made with flour + water + colorant.
  51. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:09 am
    @aersixb9

    And salt. Don`t forget salt.

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