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    Moving a heavy concrete lid by kicking a pipe under it - GIF

    A nice implementation of the kick-a-pipe-under-it technique, by someone who has obviously done this before. That lifter is cool too.

    Watch his left foot.



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    My wife is always chiding me for using the toe of my boot to support something. I just tell her I thought that was why they put the steel in the toes.
    I have more problems with the steel shank breaking out of the soles than wearing the leather off the tops of them.
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    Interesting. I've done the same thing with steel and non steel boot toes without considering it, either at the time, or afterwards.

    Now you've got me thinking about shoe add-ons as tools.

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    Brain Power!

    I think the lifting tool is called a pick ax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Interesting. I've done the same thing with steel and non steel boot toes without considering it, either at the time, or afterwards.

    Now you've got me thinking about shoe add-ons as tools.
    Years ago while working in a heavy industry fab shop we had curved steel plates that strapped over the outside of our boots I think they were called metatarsal plates they protected the foot all the way to the leg in front
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    Dirt Trackers use "Shoes". Old school were Steel plate formed over the toe and a bottom plate, lashed onto the boot that were worn typically on the left foot for circle track counter clockwise. Keeps an expensive boot from being shredded in a race or two. I think they might be using an aluminum version them in GP bike races now too but much lighter. I've got a poster somewhere of GP racers boot shredded on a 6 cylinder 250 Honda (RC166 iirc) scrubbing a burm at speed, but can't remember who was riding....Mike Hailwood maybe or someone that vintage.

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    The guy lifting the slab definitely knew what he was doing!

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