Meet Jean-Yves Blondeau, better known as “Rollerman”, inventor of the 32-wheel roller suit!!!
Meet Jean-Yves Blondeau, better known as “Rollerman”, inventor of the 32-wheel roller suit!!! “Rollerman” is a French designer and a stuntman that is prepared to do some really exciting things to get his adrenaline pumping. This suit places a number of rollers on most of the major joints, the torso, and the back, which allows him to travel in many different positions, adjust his steer around corners as well as the speed. The “Rollerman” can ride in a variety of positions (upright, prone, supine, on all fours, etc.) at speeds of up to 70 mph (112 km/h) in downhill. He has been featured on television shows in several countries on all continents. The buggy rollin wheel suit can be used on any surface suitable for roller skates.
Blondeau built the roller suit as part of his graduation project at the industrial design school Olivier de Serres in Paris. The research phase lasted for 6 months, followed by 1 month of synthesis and 2 months for producing the prototype. Then followed a year of secret patent application writing, finally published in June 1995. Blondeau’s Rollerman suit, also known as Buggy Rollin’, allowed him to live a life that is rather unconventional and bought him the nickname “most extreme man on the planet”. When traveling downhill Rollerman can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.
Rollerman has been shown up in several Hollywood productions, most notably Stan Lee’s Superhumans show, several internationally-aired commercials, and the Jim Carrey film Yes Man. Although, This Buggy Rollin wheel suit looks like it was taken straight out of Transformers. Watch Rollerman as he steps up on the scene and launches himself down the Amabtrieb downhill in Germany.