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Steel Belted Pillow Monster Gets Closer to Fireworks Than You Can

Watch this mad-man build a hydro-formed suit of armor to withstand a close range explosion

  Let me begin by saying this: The guy who built King Arthur’s suit of armor is rolling over in his grave. He spent decades learning his craft. Now, his meticulous work of crafting a perfectly tailored suit of armor has been modernized by a spaz with a garden hose. Steel Belted Pillow Monster Gets Closer to Fireworks Than You Can   In the dark ages, it would take weeks or months to hand hammer the material for a suit of armor. Even with modern tools like a Pull-max, planishing hammer or English wheel, this would be a major undertaking for many, many hours. Watch this shed-dwelling mad scientist whip out a suit of armor in a fraction of the time – albeit with far less “precise” results.

Behold the Steel Belted Pillow Monster (Really. Don’t do this at home)

Steel Belted Pillow Monster Gets Closer to Fireworks Than You Can   Colin Furze, screw-ball extraordinaire, wanted to get a little closer to a fireworks display, and by “a little closer” I mean, right in the middle of it. Instead of opting for one of those “hurt-locker” suits (a logical choice) he made a pillow-shaped steel suit by pumping a $#!t-load of water into a flat welded enclosure. Essentially, he created a backyard hydro-form by using a pressure washer, with pretty good results. I hope he brings some ear-plugs because it looks like it may get loud inside that tin-can!

Pretty awesome, but to me he still looks just like this…

Steel Belted Pillow Monster Gets Closer to Fireworks Than You Can

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Adam Beck

Marketing Manager at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A graduate of the Richard Farmer School of Business Marketing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries. He enjoys many outlets for creativity including working on custom cars and guitars. He’s also a fan of Formula1 racing and the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam currently lives in Ohio with his wife Stephanie and daughter Nora, as well as his dog Hudson and the family cat Astro.

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