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The Assault Umbrella Answered

This umbrella is so tough you can stand on it, destroy scary watermelons with it and even use it in a bit of self-defense. Apparently these are used in the Philippine Secret Service who are happy with their $180 umbrellas.

Gotta love the video, though. Seeing this guy take out the watermelon in what seems like a serious parody of Gallagher is awesome.

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heavy.metal.nguyen
heavy.metal.nguyen

12 years ago

Now terrorists have a new weapon that's completely (what's the word?)

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

Waterproof?

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

Well don't ask Georgi Markov...

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

Yep and it killed him, well the Ricin actually killed him the umbrella just shot it into his leg...(( Ya Ricin is not a new 911 weapon the US would have you believe ))

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

they don't check for it? there are so many holes in security, yet it's still so uncomfortable *goes off to start forum* there are, however metal-detector-looking-thingies made by G.E. sniff for drugs\explosives by blowing air at you...

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

It was used in 1978, well before GE developed there drug / explosives detectors ... And there is even holes in GE's systems, but why would you want to make a weapon designed to kill some one that can make it past GE's drug and explosives detector? (( and there is new X-ray equipment on the way which will find just about any thing, I know it can tell the difference between regular coke and diet coke while the cans are packed in a suit case full of junk ))

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

also the difference between purell and liquid explosive, from what i've heard. i've actually seen the things in some countries, but they're not regularly used. ps-i haven't been able to start forums or groups for some reason, do you know why???

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

They are proving them at some airports... and they are learning and building databases for new models.... So it won't be long till they are every where, but they could just use a proven third world security, they toss all the bags out ont he tarmac and while you go to board the plane you point out your bags and they load them into there containers, So if there is something there your flying with it ..... And I haven't ever started a group so I don't know why, and some times the forums have keywords that can cause a delay until a member of instructables can look it over and dis / approve it (( Or so I've heard, so please don't quote me on it ))

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

k, thanks, but it happens no matter what. for beijing olympics, they just use the classic sniff dog, i went there a couple weeks before the start of the games.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

Reply 12 years ago

Inconspicuous

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V-Man737
V-Man737

12 years ago

Try it! I should make an instructable on it...

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comodore
comodore

Reply 12 years ago

Make an Instructables please!!!!

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V-Man737
V-Man737

12 years ago

Breadsticks from Olive Garden that were placed in a fridge for two weeks. Those are harder than titanium sometimes.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

12 years ago

I can see it now...

Man wakes up in the morning, late for work. His favorite suit is at the cleaners. He walks outside it's raining and has to grab his *um-buh-rel-la-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh*. Twenty guys attack him and his beats them.
What else could go wrong
Leaves starbucks "I ordered el maximo grande and got a small!!!"

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iman
iman

Reply 12 years ago

'"and has to grab his *um-buh-rel-la-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh*."' AAHHHH! THAT SONG IT IS MELTING MY BRAIN!!!!!! that is a weapon in and of its self lol

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peytonjr
peytonjr

Reply 12 years ago

its called veinti

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peytonjr
peytonjr

Reply 12 years ago

or venti i can never remember

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

12 years ago

i thought it would be more of a KGB umbrella that shoots poison darts

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

12 years ago

rain stopper no more! it's a crime stopper now!

I hear there are hundreds of street criminals only too willing to shoot or stab you in the Philippines and that all most people have to go and learn street combat to try and stop themselves getting killed.

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Camisado
Camisado

12 years ago

Meh. Good enough. Swords are better.

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FudoMyoö
FudoMyoö

12 years ago

make the cloth out of Kevlar, and I'll be impressed - double awesome (and yes, i know at that thickness it wouldn't stop much - it just has to stop more than your shirt would - it would also partially obscure your profile if, say, someone was shooting at you)

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Wills42
Wills42

12 years ago

The Penguin from Batman approves.

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minerug
minerug

12 years ago

Poor Watermelon. (not) That is one serious rain stopper

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crapflinger
crapflinger

12 years ago

the biggest problem that i can see with this is that i've NEVER broken an umbrella in half....they always break when the little doodads on the ends of the arms separate from the arm or tear through the fabric or the arms invert themselves and go all squiddy... i'm sure you could seriously hurt someone with any standard umbrella

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Kendallkip
Kendallkip

Reply 12 years ago

yes, but can you slice a watermelon in half with a regular umbrella? O_o

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whiteoakart
whiteoakart

12 years ago

JeeZow! I'd like to see a little umbrella aikido demonstration.

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jc817
jc817

12 years ago

All of a sudden, the guy in my gym swinging two umbrellas at the heavy bag makes sense. Sort of.

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thematthatter
thematthatter

12 years ago

He looks like he is about to knock off an art museum or something. I expected that thing to at least have a sharp point at the end. or fire poison darts.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

12 years ago

:D

I can see it now; a bunch of tough guys in suits surrounding the president, all holding umbrellas on a perfectly sunny day. We must shade and protect the president!

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

12 years ago

He totally did not look like he was enjoying that. I would totally love to do that! I want an umbrella like that.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Maybe the watermelon was supposed to be his lunch...?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

What? No sword hidden in the shaft? No secret zip-gun in the handle?

Goodness me, just what are spy gadgets coming to these days?

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

All you need is a little Ricin and some 1978 ingenuity ........

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comodore
comodore

12 years ago

No freaking chance! :) I WANT!!! I thought it was a gun or something. What is it made of???

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Plasmana
Plasmana

12 years ago

Holy crap! That is a one strong umbrella!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

I've seen these one some self defense sites before...they mostly laugh at the idea =]

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n8man
n8man

12 years ago

I would not want to get on the nerves of a guy who has that umbrella on a rainy day.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

12 years ago

hooollllyyyy s***
that is one badass umberella