Ballistic ???


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David
August 28, 2004, 11:47 PM
I saw on one of the TV shopping channels a presentation for some luggage. The salesperson said it was made of "ballistic nylon".

I always thought the word "ballistic" related to ammo and to the trajectory of ammo (or someone who goes into a sudden rage -- i.e. going ballistic).

My question: Why would any type of nylon be called "ballistic"?

:neener: :confused: :neener:

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Delmar
August 28, 2004, 11:55 PM
Originally developed by DuPont for bullet-resistant vests and military flak jackets, ballistic provides a smooth, bright, high-quality look and feel for luggage, packs and bags.

From Dupont

joe sixpack
August 28, 2004, 11:57 PM
Was hoping to buy a ballistic nylon windbreaker recently. At least I know now not to ridicule the local g's while donning such with the idea of
being swathed in pure nylon ballistic protection.

cheers, ab

Jim K
August 29, 2004, 02:18 PM
"Ballistic" is the latest "cool" buzzword. Look for "ball-istic" jock straps (pun very much intended).

Jim

Vern Humphrey
August 29, 2004, 03:19 PM
Many years ago, I was experimenting with my .22 Hornet, and wanted to try WW 296. I took my lunch hour to get a can, and coming back to work, realized that I couldn't leave it locked in my pickup in 95-degree weather. And I didn't want to take it into the office.

We had a small gym in that building, so I took it into the gym and put it into my locker.

Now picture this -- in those days, the powder was in a tin can, with a paste-on paper wrapper that said very prominently "BALL POWDER" with the number stamped underneath in tiny numerals.

As I was putting it in my locker, a guy came out of the shower, scratching himself. He looked over my shoulder, "Hmmm. <scratch, scratch> Ball Powder. <scratch, scratch> Does that stuff work?":D

Jim K
August 29, 2004, 10:05 PM
This is way OT, but no, ball powder doesn't work for that. But Vicks Vaporub kills athlete's foot fungus and jock itch. The foot treatment requires only a couple of applications, the other area needs more time.

Jim

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