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April 23, 2007 12:03 AM
Broken: Walker feet
From Kazanjy's Flickr photostream:
A lady in downtown Palo Alto, California let me take a picture of her walker legs. This picture exemplifies one of the failings of a common user hack to make walkers actually work: tennis balls over the feet.
The problem is that tennis balls are made of low impact rubber, which doesn't perform well under the duty cycle of scraping along pavement all day.
Someone should design a walker properly so that the user doesn't need to modify its feet.
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