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Window shopping for feet
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:07:35 PM »
For you nerdy types who have expressed an interest in the technology that I will be sporting on my new leg, here's a few feet that I quite like the look of.
Click on the titles to link to the web page for each foot.


Freedom Innovations Renegade All Terrain





College Park Venture





Ability Dynamics Rush





Whichever type of foot I end up with, it will be attached to this sort of thing, with a sock and shoe on the fake foot.

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 11:26:40 PM »
The first one looks like it came off the bionic man ! ..... That's the one I'd have

Can you get them "5-ten"'d ... On the soles ?

Hope all is well with you mate and fingers crossed see you out riding again :)
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 11:46:37 PM »
The first one looks like it came off the bionic man ! ..... That's the one I'd have

I like that one too.


Can you get them "5-ten"'d ... On the soles ?

Yes, you just put on a 5.10 shoe.


Hope all is well with you mate and fingers crossed see you out riding again :)

No need to cross your fingers, it's going to happen.
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 12:01:24 AM »
What's the gubbins in the shin part of the leg? More shock absorption?

The venture doesn't look as if it's made to be as dynamic as the other two, but that could be me assuming how much flex they all have.

Will you get chance to try before you (presumably the NHS) buys? If not it's going to be hard to get right??   :-\


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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 07:15:35 AM »
The venture is a high impact foot like the others it has two elastomer shock absorbers inside it. The great thing about the venture is that it rotates really well, it's also very adjustable. If you watch the video, you can see it in action.

The shin bit of the leg is called the pylon, which is a piece of tubing that connects the socket to the foot. The one in the pic is made of aluminium or titanium, mine is going to be carbon fibre.

My prosthetist is giving me something similar to the venture to start with, it will be a very adjustable, high impact foot. He will set the ankle tension, then I will be able to adjust the foot tension myself to see what works.
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 07:54:11 AM »
Ah yep, I see. So actually the Venture might make a better riding foot? What about skating?

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 10:04:16 AM »
it has two elastomer shock absorbers inside it

Elastomer? Oh, come on. Insist on air/oil...

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 10:31:39 AM »
Don't order the jumbo size!



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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 10:37:38 AM »
I  like the first one and like the elastomer sprung ones less. Is it because the first looks more space-age than the others despite being leaf spring technology? But it's made of CARBON!!!! (Sorry random thoughts while being attacked by my two year old.)
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 11:50:30 AM »
Jon mun! The second one is made from carbon and titanium - complete techno wank fodder.
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 12:04:48 PM »
The first one = Oscar Pistorius (minus wife shooting exploits.)

The second one = Robocop.

The third one =  modified door stop.

Am I helping at all?  ;)

Seriously, they are all so full of tech - and I think prosthetics can often look beautiful in terms of the combination of curves and form/function. It seems a shame to cover them up.  :)
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 12:56:25 PM »
The second one looks wider and lower profile.  Seems like it would be good for stability.  The other two look like they'd give a good spring but not sure that's what you'd want on the bike / board? 

The first one looks the coolest though!
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2013, 01:33:21 PM »
Mark have you considered these ones? I forget the manufacturer's name - Cyberdine Systems or something? Reputedly almost indestructible.


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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2013, 01:35:59 PM »
It seems a shame to cover them up.  :)

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 02:11:26 PM »
Mark have you considered these ones? I forget the manufacturer's name - Cyberdine Systems or something? Reputedly almost indestructible.

Surely these:

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