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Anduril

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Carbon Fibre Clothing -- anti-Taser
« on: March 15, 2008, 04:50:54 pm »


   A friend of mine in London has found a handy range of anti-Taser clothing.

   The idea is simple: the carbon fibre cloth short-circuits the Taser electrodes.

    Making these garments might be a good line for a skilled seamstress in the US.

    Testing the idea first is probably a good idea.  You don't need a Taser: just some carbon fibre cloth, some darts and an ignition coil from a car.

     Anduril

 
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Re: Carbon Fibre Clothing -- anti-Taser
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008, 05:10:41 pm »

Got a link to anything? Maybe we would just like to buy the clothing.
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Re: Carbon Fibre Clothing -- anti-Taser
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008, 05:57:34 pm »


    Maybe.  Remember there's US Customs in between...

    Here's a video of Thor Shield which gives you some idea of what this kind of technology can do for you.

  http://www.thorshield.com/images/ThorShield.wmv

   However, Thor Shield say that they only sell their material to LEO and military outfits.

   That's why I thought it better to suggest unobtrusive local sourcing, preferably of a variety of different materials.  The research work's been done.

    Tasering is just another way of torturing people.  Torture is illegal under US and international law.  Defending yourself against torture should be everyone's right, and probably is.  Summarily applied cruel and unusual punishment is just not on.

     Just remember that some JBT might try to shoot you if his Taser doesn't "work."

     Anduril
 
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Re: Carbon Fibre Clothing -- anti-Taser
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 10:55:08 pm »

Good idea, but after having worked with the stuff I would not want it anywhere near my skin. That stuff makes fiberglass look cuddly. The fibers are sharp, and they stick in you you can't pull them out- they just break off. You have to cut them out x.x  Perhaps a steel-wool fabric instead? It might rust but there are things that can be done to prevent that.
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Re: Carbon Fibre Clothing -- anti-Taser
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 11:18:03 pm »

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Just remember that some JBT might try to shoot you if his Taser doesn't "work."

True, but there would be a short delay between firing the Taser and the realization that it didn't work.

As far as carbon fibre goes, it will needed to be bonded to something flexible to support it, unless
you intend to make rigid body armor. Otherwise you may end up with a bag full of splinters.

Ya know, rigid inserts intended to defeat Tasers (not by shorting but by being impenetrable.)
that could be held in pockets sewn into to street clothes might not be a bad idea. You could
make them in a half dozen sizes and patterns so that, oh, maybe 80% of your torso could be
protected. Hmmm....

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