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HoverGlide × First “Floating” Backpack

Lightning Packs Introduces HoverGlide – The World’s First “Floating” Backpack

Pack Features Patented “Suspended Load Technology” That Reduces Impact Forces on Users While Walking or Running by Up to 86%; Kickstarter Campaign Launches Today to Fund Its Final Development

Lightning Packs today introduced HoverGlide, the world’s first “floating” backpack. Featuring patented Suspended Load Technology (SLT) that has been scientifically proven to reduce impact forces on users while walking or running by up to 86%, HoverGlide is the perfect solution for people looking to reduce stress and weight load on their backs, necks, knees and ankles while hiking, trekking or even commuting in the city. The Kickstarter campaign, which is being managed by the Launchpad Agency, launches today with a funding goal of $75,000 USD. The campaign features limited Super Early Bird Specials at $349 as well as several other rewards for backers to choose from. The campaign can be seen at: kck.st/2IbKMUf

HoverGlide’s industry-first functionality is due to its patented double-frame and suspension system design (a.k.a. SLT) that features two frames – a fixed frame, which incorporates the harness that users wear on their back, and the moving frame, which incorporates the bag and can slide relative to the fixed frame. The moving frame is suspended from the fixed frame by a patented shock reducing mechanism, which is tensioned such that during walking or running, the pack stays at a constant height relative to the ground even as the user’s torso moves up and down.

HoverGlide is available in two frame sizes and four distinct packs. Sitting on a 24” frame, the HoverGlide “Trekker” is a 55L rugged gear hauler for backcountry adventures that securely holds enough equipment and food for two- to three-day trips. Weighing in at approximately 9 lbs, the Trekker features a sleeve for a hydration reservoir, zippers and pockets for easy access to essentials and compression straps to secure the load. The Trekker’s 24” frame permits users to suspend up to 55 lbs (more weight can be carried but the SLT must be locked).

HoverGlide is also available on a patented 20” modular frame design, which can accept three interchangeable packs – the 28L daily “Commuter,” the 30L “Hiker” and the 30L “Tactical.” The small packs weigh in from 5.5 lbs to 7 lbs depending on materials, and the maximum load that can be suspended on the 20” frame is 27 lbs (more weight can be carried but the SLT must be locked).

“HoverGlide is the result of years and years of development and testing, and the result is a fundamentally different way for people to carry loads,” said Dr. Lawrence Rome, founder, Lightning Packs. “HoverGlide dramatically reduces the impact forces during locomotion, even permitting running comfortably with heavy loads. The lower forces reduce the potential for acute and long-term injury and also reduce the metabolic energy needed to carry a backpack. So, people can move faster with lower exertion.”

About Lightning Packs

Lightning Packs, LLC was founded by Dr. Lawrence Rome, a muscle physiology expert and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Using Suspended Load Technology, a technology that Rome invented and patented (5 US Patents, 3 Canadian Patents, 2 European Patents and 1 Australian Patent issued), Lightning Packs is creating backpacks for consumers that “float” on a user’s back, dramatically reducing stress and weight load on their bodies as they walk or run. Field-tested and approved by the US Army and US Marine Corps, Lightning Packs backpacks offer rugged functionality and are one of the most significant innovations in backpacks in the last 30 years. For more information, visit lightningpacks.com.

BTS’s “Fake Love” MV

K-pop group BTS (Aka Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Bangtan Boys) has broken records with their latest MV reaching an outstanding number of views within just 24 hours. The South Korean group released their MV “Fake Love” as the title track for their Love Yourself: Tear album on May 18 at 6pm KST. Within the first 6 hours of their release, they gained a staggering 14 million+ views. Now after a full 24 hours has passed, the video reached 40,961,289 views, but an official count from Youtube is currently being anticipated. With this number, BTS has set a new record for the highest views of a K-pop MV seen within the first 24 hours.

The seven-member boy group was formed by Big Hit Entertainment and they debuted on June 12, 2013. They have come a long way since then, becoming one of South Korea’s influential celebrities. Pre-orders of their newest album became available on April 18, and they sold an outstanding 1.44 million copies in South Korea within the first 6 days of the pre-order period.

Congratulations to BTS! They will be performing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 20 along with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and many more. BTS will also be returning to The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the second time on May 25 and perform “Fake Love.”

See their “Fake Love” MV here: https://youtu.be/7C2z4GqqS5E

Dark Sky Movement

Once monthly from May through October Holiday River Expeditions (http://www.bikeraft.com/) shares the mystery and romance of the Dark Sky with star-struck guests who are participating in one of this veteran travel company’s 2018 Stargazing adventures.

“It’s easy to get excited about this special trip series. Seeing how it has deepened our guests’ understanding and our guides’ awareness of the night sky is reason enough to offer these trips,” said Lauren Wood, Holiday Trip Director. “The inexplicable boundlessness you feel staring up at the stars is just a bonus.”

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2017 EOD Undefeated Bike Ride

EOD Warriors Hold 2017 EOD Undefeated Long Distance Bicycle Ride to Benefit Bomb Disposal Techs

Cycling enthusiasts can choose a ride to raise money for the mission of helping EOD Warriors

On Saturday October 7, 2017 the annual EOD Undefeated Bike Ride will kick off at locations around the country, benefitting the EOD Warrior Foundation. The annual fundraiser will offer various ride distances, some spanning two days and over 150 miles, giving cyclists various rides to choose from, while supporting a great cause. Ride participants include wounded EOD warriors, active duty military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, veterans and civilians. All funds raised from the event go to support the EOD Warrior Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for the EOD family by providing financial relief, scholarship opportunities, physical, social, and emotional support.

“This is our largest annual fundraising event, and it is one that people look forward to year after year,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation.

The 2017 EOD Undefeated Bike Ride has routes scheduled that go through San Diego and Orange County in California, as well as Gulf Coast ride from the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. There are additional rides scheduled in Denver, Virginia Beach, and there is a virtual ride option in Texas or on your own. There are various pledge amounts and ride lengths to choose from, including 6 miles, 25 miles, 60 miles, 100 miles, and 200 miles, giving everyone an opportunity to join in.

The annual EOD Undefeated Ride was started by Navy EOD Commander Kevin Childre. He passed away in 2015 as a result of injuries he sustained during a bicycle accident while raising awareness for the EOD Warrior Foundation. The annual ride that he started has not only raised over $2 million for in support of EOD Warriors, it also helps keep his memory and passion alive.

“Those who love to bike can take a beautiful ride and raise money to help bomb disposal technicians,” added Motsek. “Get registered, air up your tires, and enjoy a day of exercise and camaraderie all in the name of fun and charity. It will be a great day for everyone involved.”

The rides that have been staged include:

  • West coast 2-day ride – October 7-8, 2017, starting from Carlsbad, Calif. This route offers a scenic coastal ride, and a 4,900’ climb.
  • West coast 1-day ride – October 8, 2017, starting from Carlsbad, Calif.
  • Gulf coast 100/60/25/6 mile ride – October 8, 2017, starting from Eglin Air Force Base in Fla.
  • East coast ride – October 7, 2017, starting from Virginia Beach.
  • Denver ride – October 8, 2017, starting from Denver.
  • Virtual ride – October 7-15, 2017, starting from a location of your choosing.

To get more information and register for the 2017 EOD Undefeated Ride, visit: www.eodride.org.

The EOD Warrior Foundation is an organization that helps the families of the 7,000 people in our military who are Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, and perform bomb disposal duties. Engaging in the most dangerous job in the military, EOD technicians often sustain serious injuries, lose limbs, or are killed in action. The EOD Warrior Foundation helps this elite group by providing financial relief, therapeutic healing retreats, a scholarship program, care of the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla. and more. Their work is supported by private donations and the generosity of those who support the organization. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their fundraising events calendar, visit their site at: www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.

About EOD Warrior Foundation

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help EOD warriors and their family members with a priority on wounded EOD warriors and the families of fallen EOD warriors. Specific programs include financial relief, college scholarships, hope and wellness programs that include therapeutic healing retreats, and care for the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their events calendar, visit their site at: www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.

PBS Primetime Program Highlights + Sept 17-23

Week of September 17-23, 2017

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).

 

In this week’s highlights:

1. On-air Picks of the Week

2. New and Notable Videos​

3. Local Connections Google Map

4. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

 

On-air Picks of the Week

• *NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR. Premieres Sunday-Thursday, September 17-21, 8:00 p.m. ET, with an immediate repeat.

 

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

 

BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE full-length episode. Premieres Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

WALT DISNEY: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Part 1 full-length episode and Part 2 full-length episode. Encore broadcasts air Tuesdays, August 29-September 5, 2017, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “La Traviata” full-length episode. Premieres August 2017 (check local listings).

Embeddable Clips:

DIANA – HER STORY trailer. Premieres Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Eugene Onegin” trailer. Premieres in August 2017 (check local listings).
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “Déjà Vu” (VWAR) (#101) (TV-MA, V)

After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided into North and South.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “Déjà Vu” (VWAR) (#101) (R) (TV-MA, V)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 
 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “Riding the Tiger” (VWAR) (#102) (TV-MA, V, L)

As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with American involvement in South Vietnam.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “Riding the Tiger” (VWAR) (#102) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS


 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “The River Styx” (VWAR) (#103) (TV-MA, V, L)

With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ begins bombing the North and sends US troops to the South.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “The River Styx” (VWAR) (#103) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 
 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “Resolve” (VWAR) (#104) (TV-MA, V, L)

U.S. soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, while the antiwar movement grows.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “Resolve” (VWAR) (#104) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “This Is What We Do” (VWAR) (#105) (TV-MA, V, L)

President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “This Is What We Do” (VWAR) (#105) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#5712) (EXEMPT)

​Join Robert Costa and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WASHINGTON-WEEK.aspx

@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

 

8:30-9:00 PM:

*NEW* THIRD RAIL WITH OZY (THIR) (#103) (EXEMPT)

Emmy-winner Carlos Watson moderates a weekly debate on a provocative topic, with input from viewers.

 

9:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (CRSU) (#511) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHARLIE-ROSE-THE-WEEK.aspx

@CharlieRoseShow

 

9:30-10:00 PM:

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* CRAFT IN AMERICA “Borders” (CRIA) (#901)

​Explore the relationships and influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CRAFT-IN-AMERICA

​#CraftinAmerica
 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

9:00-10:00 PM:

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Florence + the Machine/Andra Day” (AUCL) (#4204) (R) (TV-PG)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx 

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