Umbrella vs tornado simulator

A Senz umbrella is tested in a wind tunnel.

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+12 1. therippedpage commented 14 years ago

he is so pumped about getting his socks blown off =]
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+40 2. Usdevildoggmc commented 14 years ago

Woa pretty durable Umbrella.... but any kind of wind like that I would not want to be carrying something that could send me off like Marry Poppins or poke both my eyes out :S
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+3 3. yahoo514 commented 14 years ago

at 1:8 it shows that it is 83 MPH, for those that didn't catch it.
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+2 4. prankphonecall commented 14 years ago

couldn't help but think he looked like harry potter trying to cast a spell in a hurricane.
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-10 5. PortugaL26 commented 14 years ago

you can stand under my umbrella ella ella eh eh eh.. :D
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+34 6. messmaker commented 14 years ago

Being in a 133km/h tornado, the rain would be the last of my problems.
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-5 7. Usdevildoggmc commented 14 years ago

Im submitting about 15+ videos throughout these days =) I'm pretty sure most will get posted cuz I thought we needed some really good ones lately O:)
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+6 8. antrax13 commented 14 years ago

this umbrella should be tested in scotland
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+12 9. Chrisofskjern commented 14 years ago

Awesome video. Im surprised he was actually able to hold the umbrella and not get swept away.

The new layout rocks!

Thank you SnotR!
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+13 10. Alucard commented 14 years ago

LOL,at speeds exceeding 100Km/h he's gonna be needing an anchor not an umbrella.
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-5 11. Vizzer commented 14 years ago

Honestly... Nice umbrella with excellent build quality but if I get caught in a tornado I think I will die leaving my umbrella for someone else to pick up.... I don't want someone else to have my $100+ umbrella.
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+8 12. OPixel commented 14 years ago

It's made in TUDelft , Netherlands, and costs around 120 Euros !!

but the wind here is that high that you need to buy at least couple of normal Umbrellas each year, (non will last) but this will last at least! :) :)
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-4 13. Daire commented 14 years ago

theres so many things i would do with one of these machines! >:)
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+4 14. ONE-NL commented 14 years ago

cool video, I never saw the complete test.
But why don't test till it broke?

and I believe it's not made by TU Delft, but by a few guys studying at the TU Delft (probably not anymore)
I got 3 of these now, 1 at home, 1 at work and 1 in the car I really don't want without. (55 euros at the TU Delft shop ;-) everywhere else "only 60". they simply hold out in any circumstance

Gerwin, Philip and Gerard: great job! please also post the jump from the airplain >:)
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-5 15. irishgek commented 14 years ago

And theres still how many people die'in of aids and cancer , hey buy at least there dry on the way to chemotherapy or to get there drugs


And the standard classic is only 49.95 euro not 120
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+3 16. Chingis commented 14 years ago

It could have been more interesting, if Pumbaa stood otherside of blowing machine. :D
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+2 17. Salem commented 14 years ago

That's awesome!
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+5 18. zerorain commented 14 years ago

at over 132km/h no matter wat kind of umbrella u have your going to get wet...

crank it up higher next time.
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+3 19. NathaneM commented 14 years ago

so you just use an umbrella when a tornado passes by and you'll be safe? :D
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+4 20. LB187 commented 14 years ago

#18 I was noticing the same thing. It was very impressive that the umbrella held up against 83 mph winds but it was not giving any protection is there was rain involved. The moral of this story is that if you are caught in 83 mph winds and rain, GET YOUR ASS INSIDE! Your expensive umbrella will not save you and you will still be wet! >:)
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+1 21. w333zy1 commented 14 years ago

Damn thats one strong ass umbrella!
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+3 22. deenajs commented 14 years ago

that umbrella is made of the same material as Batmans suit :D
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+1 23. Sizzlik (admin) commented 14 years ago

What is the need of an umbrella in a tornado...i woulnt care to get wet..i would care to not be blown away :P
But the umbrella is pretty tough..i wonder if it works vice a paracute
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+1 24. svabo666 commented 14 years ago

lol.... i cant believe the umbrella didnt get torn apart ^^
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+1 25. Zumo commented 14 years ago

Nice video :D
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+3 26. dropclip commented 14 years ago

turning and facing the other direction should have been apart of the umbrella's test, how much wind power to cause it to flip inside out
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+2 27. joeman commented 14 years ago

"I'm soaked, but a gust of wind can't ruin MY umbrella..."
I want one.
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+3 28. monkeyboy commented 14 years ago

yeah i dont think the umberella is helping much mate ::(|)
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+2 29. imagic commented 14 years ago

look mom, i survived the tornado and i am still dry too
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-1 30. loscohones commented 14 years ago

i wanted to operate that fan..hmmmmmmm let's just put a cacti behind the guy and inrease the blow to 350 km/h >:)
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+1 31. Highmeadow commented 14 years ago

"So, what do you do for a living?"
"Oh, I generally get beat about the head and chest by an umbrella."
"I see, that explains the bruises."
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-1 32. RandurSource commented 14 years ago

so boring, I expected the umbrella to wrap around that guy and smashing him into the wall or something... >:)
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+2 33. Mout commented 12 years ago

"So... what's your job again?"