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“Body blading (also known as buggy rollin') is an extreme sport that involves descending down a slope while wearing a flexible aerodynamic plastic roller suit that has wheels on the feet, knees, torso, and arms. This suit was created by Jean-Yves Blondeau, and he is one of the premier body bladers. Body blading is similar to roller blading, and in fact a body blader often starts out using the rollers on their feet in the same fashion as roller blades in order to gain initial speed, but then the rider generally assumes a position laying on the stomach facing down the hill. A body blader is capable of reaching very high speeds. Maneuverability is achieved by moving the body into various positions to change direction”. – Wikipedia

Photo: French designer Jean-Yves Blondeau demonstrates his “Buggy Rollin” suit during a performance on August 16, 2007 in Beijing, China. Blondeau is able to roll along in any position and can achieve high speeds wearing the suit. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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Blacksmith Johann Schmidberger works on a suit of armour for the Vatican's Swiss Guards at his workshop in Molln, Austria, March 29, 2017. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

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Cemetery workers repaint tombs inside the municipal cemetery in Navotas city, north of Manila October 29, 2015. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)

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A visitor views the work of artists Gonzalo Duran and Cheri Pann at their Mosaic Tile House in Venice, California U.S., August 26, 2016. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

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Dogs pose for a photo in the likeness of a photo time line of Face Book during the “Blocao” dog carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, February 14, 2015. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)

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