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  1. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    Oscar Pistorius is an Oakley sponsored athlete (I think). He is a double amputee...who is trying to qualify for the Olympics. I guess some are saying he shouldn't be considered due to him having a possible advantage?
     
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  2. JOBEN

    JOBEN Oakley Collector

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    Yea they say it's an advantage because there are less muscles to use and feed and they don't get tired
     
  3. jk-27

    jk-27 Moderator Premium Member

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    I've seen clips of him running yeah. He doesn't have an advantage in terms of time, he's generally 2 seconds off the top times, but it's been shown he uses less energy and effort to do those times than an able body person (about 20-30% less energy) so, in that regard, he does have an unfair advantage.
     
  4. O-man

    O-man Oakley Beginner

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    All I've heard about him is the stand up bit that Katt Williams does on him. Poor little tink tink...anybody else seen it?
     
  5. swordsman

    swordsman Oakley Beginner

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    It appears that finally prosthetic science is showing us the potential for us to augment ourselves to be something more.
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I'll hang on to my ankles for the time being, thanks.