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NASA reinvented the wheel…and it’s made of chain mail!


During the mid-2000s, NASA Glenn engineer Vivake Asnani worked with industry partner Goodyear to develop the Spring Tire, an airless compliant tire that consists of several hundred coiled steel wires woven into a flexible mesh, giving the tires the ability to support high loads while also conforming to the terrain. The Spring Tire has been…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 10 “The Championship Joust”

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This is it! The Wildcard joust and the Championship joust. How will they pick the Wildcard and who will it be? At the end of it all the first Full Metal Jousting Champion will stand tall. Let’s get started… Episode 10: ‘The Championship Joust’ The competitors are in the house and Shane and the coaches…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 9 “Charge On”

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The two semifinal jousts are set and after this episode we will have two jousters left to face off for the championship. Episode 9: ‘Charge On’ The competitors are treated to a nice dinner and get a chance to relax a bit before the semifinal jousts. Jake talks trash about the joust with Matt and…

Full Metal Jousting: Semifinal Sneak Peek

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This Sunday is the are the Semifinal jousts on Full Metal Jousting. The semifinals should be good. Two hard hitting jousters, the underdog and a philosiphy student. Two will move on, two will be eliminated. The semifinal match-ups are: Black Team: Josh Knowles vs Red Team: Josh Avery Black Team: Matt Hiltman vs Red Team:…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 8 “Go To War”

Not one, not two but all three remaining quarterfinal jousts! Who will win and move on to the Semi-finals? Let’s find out. Episode 8: ‘Go To War’ The episode opens with the jousters showing off their injuries. There are bruises in a variety of places but the worst is injury to Matt’s leg. It’s about…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 7 “A Killing Machine”

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One final joust before the quarterfinals begin. No major injuries this week but we see a massive hit that results in a double unhorsing! Episode 7: ‘A Killing Machine’ The episode opens at the jousting match-up platform. The jousters need no introduction, they are the only two who remain. The final joust will be Joe…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 6 ‘Ready to Rock’

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This episode was completely nuts! Multiple injuries, two joust and an eliminated jouster gets a second chance. Episode 6: ‘Ready to Rock’ This episode doesn’t open in the locker rooms, instead we see Shane standing atop the jousting match-up platform. The teams arrive and the first joust is arranged. With Rope’s win last week the…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 5 “Hits Like A Truck”

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We are at the half way point of Full Metal Jousting. This week focuses more on the competitors and less on the practice. We get to see some Monty Python-esqe tomfoolery and a scene stratght out of Blazing Saddles! Episode 5: ‘Hits Like A truck’ Matt is celebrating his victory and applauds John for jousting…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 4 ‘Blood and Guts’

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Don’t miss the previous recaps: Episode 1: The Ultimate Extreme Sport and Episode 2: Unhorsed Episode 4: ‘Blood and Guts’ In the Black Team’s locker room Rod is telling Joe that he had a great joust with a broken lance and unhorsing, that’s all they are asking for. Joe is still disappointed with his loss….

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 3 ‘Death Sticks & a Coffin’

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Don’t miss the previous recaps: Episode 1: The Ultimate Extreme Sport and Episode 2: Unhorsed Episode 3: ‘Death Sticks & a Coffin’ In the Red Team’s locker room everyone is celebrating Jakes victory. Jake states that everyone thought he was a clown but after his “epic victory” they will now see him as more a…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 2 Recap

Did you miss the previous recap? Read the Episode 1 recap. WARNING: As with all recaps there will be spoilers, including the eliminated jouster. Episode 2: ‘Unhorsed’ In the Black Team’s locker room we see Josh K. and his teammates celebrating the victory. Over in the Red Team’s Mike is apologizes for his lack of…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 1 Recap

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Full Metal Jousting (FMJ) debuted on the History channel Sunday night pulling in over 1.9 million viewers, finishing second in its time slot. FMJ is produced by Pilgrim Studios which has produced other hits including Dirty Jobs, American Chopper, Top Shot and The Ultimate Fighter. Their use of high speed and aerial cameras is superb….

Full Metal Jousting: Video bios of the jousters

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A lot can be said about the contestants on the new History reality show, Full Metal Jousting. But wouldn’t you rather hear it straight from the horses mouth… Enjoy the bios and share with us in the comments who you pick to win the show. David Prewitt Nathan Klassen Josh Avery Paul Suda Joseph McKinley…

Full Metal Jousting: Meet the jousters

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Hot on the heels of Knights of Mayhem comes Full Metal Jousting, the History Channels new competition based reality show. Full Metal Jousting is hosted by Shane Adams. Shane is the one-time friend, now arch rival to Charlie Andrews, the head of Knights of Mayhem. And now they have rival shows. While Knights of Mayhem…

Lances, bones break for medieval fun

Most days Callum Forbes is a mild-mannered financial planner. But put him in a suit of armour, hand him a lance and that all changes. The Upper Hutt man becomes a warrior, a jouster, and he’s proud of it. “Jousters were like the Super 14 players, or the All Blacks of their day,” he said….