A 15-Foot Tall, 8,000 Pound Exoskeletal Suit Made For Racing

March 30, 2018

This is a promo video for the Furrion Prothesis exoskeleton, a giant 8,000 pound mech that was designed for mech racing and not for punching through the wall of an enemy's house and stomping them like I would have expected. That's a shame. The exoskeleton's battery lasts about an hour and the unit can allegedly do 20MPH and jump 10 feet high, although there's no evidence of either one of those claims in the video. I feel like if your mech can really do 20MPH and jump 10 feet high, you'd want to show video of that. Now I'm no expert (yes I am too and you know it), but that thing looks like it would be lucky to do 5MPH, and ever have all its limbs off the ground at once. Tell me I'm wrong. "You're not." What? "You're not wrong." Mark the calendar!

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to speakerbox, who agrees that's a hell of a questionable design for a mech built for racing.

  • The_Wretched

    I'm guessing it reaching 20 mph by rolling down hill.

  • Only way this can "jump 10 feet high" is if it means it's 9 feet 10 inches tall and can jump 2 inches. Show me a 10 foot vertical jump in this thing and I will eat my shoe.

  • Lone Skeleton

    Something like a Big Dog with a seatbelt and a crash helmet would be way more efficient.

  • kennedyb

    Yeah, after watching I don't see that thing going more than 3 mph and maybe 3 feet high MAX.

  • Garrett Jackson

    so, it's just a piloted strandbeast.

  • Eleanor

    Yeah, after watching I don't see that thing going more than 3 mph and maybe 3 feet high MAX.

  • Ethan

    Yeah, after watching I don't see that thing going more than 3 mph and maybe 3 feet high MAX.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Racing meh is more like it. I bet these can't clear obstacles that basically every rock crawler would get bored with.

  • asdfadfs

    damnit gw, does disqus pay you to use their shitty comment section? if so just admit it. if not, ditch the botriddled shitshow and go back to the old forums. no way in hell do you think this is better than it was

  • Jonathan_Berisford

    They do pay, and well.

  • The bottom of these comments are really becoming a mess.

  • Jonathan_Berisford

    Just don't read them. Disqus pays either way.

  • They do? I don't think I've been getting my checks.

  • Jonathan_Berisford

    Sorry for any confusion. You don't get anything. I get it as long as you guys keep commenting on my articles.

  • Your articles? Wait, who is this?

  • Jonathan_Berisford

    No comment. Except it's a comment. Do you get it? I don't.

  • Cat's outta the bag now!

  • Bling Nye

    I thought it was just another copy/paste bot that happened to be replying to comments... but it appears to be a genuine GW, spotted in the wild like Sasquatch without a fur suit...

  • EmmaS

    And you put " 'feet' " in written air-quotes because you of course mean it as a euphemism for double robo-dongs.

  • kiara

    so, it's just a piloted strandbeast.

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