iriejohn wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:39 pm
Perhaps instead of foot hooks you could use straps which release above a certain load,
like ski bindings do for example?
I just thanked everyone that bothered to answer ; after
searching (images) i got a Good idea on how to build one
from carbon sandwiched SYNTEX™.
My new leg is made with that lay-up ; the builder followed
my recommendation, and i even supplied the expensive material,
but it was Worth It, because i can't break the damn thing !!!
That could be a problem
; the next thing in line
that's gonna break, is my real hip .
SO -- that last suggestion from "riejohn" ; that's what's gonna
make this thing work !!
I got some really old ski bindings, that use an adjustable spring
to press a steel bearing into a set-hole ; it's ability to release
in tension, is determined by tightening the back of the spring
with a set-screw.
I'm gonna copy that design for the release mechanism on my
I'll place plastic on my fake foot for a release agent, and make
my unbreakable foot-hook so it holds my prosthetic in place, with
If i could actually Bend my ankle ; non of this would be necessary.
Thanks everyone : Bille