#1767: RopeRecord

I came across an article talking about how best to maximise the speed of a record-breaking skipping rope.

Today’s invention contributes to this specialist arena by making the rope out of very thin wire.

Onto this are strung small flat ‘beads’, each with an aerofoil section and the ability to rotate about the wire.

Each bead could also be individually weighted to ensure that, at speed, the catenary shape taken up by the rope would be the one with lowest overall drag.

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