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Have you seen these alt. jumping stilts? (Bay Area Maker Faire 2013)

I'm trying to find more about a pair of jumping stilts that I saw at maker faire (2013 Bay Area) that are substantially different form any I've seen online. Does anyone know anything about these - they had a glossy metallic-red (almost Ironman-like?) nearly-knee-high boot instead of the usual clamps, and the spring power seemed to come from a lot of black rubber cording bunched in the rear as if a calf muscle (I don't recall the mechanism, but bungie cording suggests it's different to the blade-spring traditional design). Are these something that can be purchased, or were they a maker-crafted one-off?
posted by anonymisc on Nov 5, 2013 - 2 answers

I need to get out of town in my electric car with my dog. But where?

Where can I find a hotel, resort, vacation cabin or non-camping getaway within 100 miles of San Francisco that allows dogs and has EV charging - preferably this weekend? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Sep 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Five or six hours in downtown San Francisco.

What is your ideal San Francisco spring afternoon for the uninitiated? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by methinks on Apr 16, 2013 - 20 answers

Comparisons between Vancouver:San Francisco neighborhoods and real estate costs

For those with experience in both the Vancouver and San Francisco real estate markets, how would you compare the two? Can you offer any examples of similar neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Dec 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Casual dinner near Bart in SF

What are your suggestions for a casual, inexpensive restaurant close to a Bart station in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Aug 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Possibly moving to the bay area?

Help an older couple move to the bay area-My parents are interested in moving to the bay area and are visiting this week to check out some possibilities. Do you have recommendations for areas/communities that might be a good fit for them? They are in their 60's and like quiet, peaceful places, natural beauty, the ocean, slower pace, and they don't have a lot of money. They are spiritual and into alternative medicine, holistic health and gardening. Thank you!
posted by tessalations999 on Feb 5, 2012 - 17 answers

Moving from SF to Silicon Valley - need advice on cars and housing

So I've lived in beautiful San Francisco, California since 2005, but I've recently started a job down in Sunnyvale. I can take Caltrain down there, but it's an hour's trip plus half an hour on either end to get from home/work to the Caltrain station in question. This is not sustainable, so I'd like to move south. I'm 31, single, and a city boy from way back, so moving to The Suburbs gives me pause. Also, I sold the only car I've ever owned back in '05 shortly after I moved here. So I have two questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Good, reasonably priced Bay Area IT Schools?

SF Bay Area: Please recommend a school (vocational, community college, extension university, etc) for someone (age 27) to begin training for a second career in IT. [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Jul 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Suggest a wedding photographer in the Bay Area

Suggest a great wedding photographer in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on May 1, 2011 - 12 answers

need a head hunter

How do I find a good technical recruiter in the Bay Area? Of course, the catch is that I want to maintain my confidentiality due to current job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me identify this Spanish-language song I heard in San Francisco!

During a recent trip to the Mission District in San Francisco, I kept hearing a Spanish-language song with a pronounced violin section. What was it? [more inside]
posted by ciocarlia on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking for vintage store

I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
posted by serunding on Sep 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Bored in the Bay

Bay Area filter: Fun things to do solo over Memorial Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Non-profit career counseling?

Can you refer me to a non-profit industries career consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area? I am not so much looking for a headhunter but a career coach. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 1 answer

moving to san francisco

Is there anyone who has experience living in San Francisco and can give me advice about moving there? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on Dec 12, 2009 - 19 answers

suggestions for celebrating my 40th birthday?

suggestions for celebrating my 40th birthday in san francisco? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Aug 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Spectating the Tour of California

I would like to watch Stage 2 of the Tour of California. What can we expect? Where would the best places to spectate from? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Feb 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Where is there a large outdoor staircase in the SF bay area, similar to the Spanish Steps in Rome?

Where is there a large outdoor staircase in the SF bay area, similar to the Spanish Steps in Rome? Needed for wedding proposal [more inside]
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 on Nov 30, 2008 - 11 answers

The future of entertainment in the Bay Area, yesterday.

Let's say that I love Audium, the Tonga Room and Lucky Juju. Where else in the Bay Area has that same kind of fun, atmospheric, anachronistic vibe? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Nov 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Where can I get edible flowers in the Bay area (USA)?

Where can I get edible flowers in the Bay area (USA)? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Nov 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Which theaters offer quality improv classes in the Bay Area?

Which theaters offer quality improv classes in the Bay Area? I'm planning on moving to the Bay Area and am an improv junkie - taking classes concurrently at UCB, iO, Second City, The Groundlings and The WE in Los Angeles. So far I've only had BATS recommended to me... any others?
posted by ebness86 on Sep 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Know a Berkeley/Oakland mechanic who can give a car "pre-purchase inspection" tomorrow (Saturday)?

Bay Area Mefites, do you know of a Berkeley (or nearby) car mechanic who could inspect a used car for me tomorrow (Saturday)? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Sep 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Need a wedding officiant in sf bay area

Need a wedding officiant in the sf bay area. I've looked through google ads, craigslist, and celebrantsusa.com listings but haven't found anyone who seems sane yet has a sense of showmanship. We're not interested in deputizing a friend.
posted by benzenedream on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Cheap Short-Term Storage Near San Francisco?

I'm traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area with a van and a trailer, and my plans for where to put all of this when I arrive have fallen through. Where should I store my stuff? [more inside]
posted by gum on May 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Where in SF can I get a Moscow Mule in a copper mug?

Where can I find a Moscow Mule in San Francisco, complete with obscure copper mug? IF you can answer and you're in the SF area, I'll buy you a Moscow Mule too (more inside). [more inside]
posted by soda pop on Jan 27, 2007 - 5 answers

DTP Training in Bay Area

Can anyone reccomend evening or weekend Desktop Publishing Training in the Bay Area (bonus for weekend in San Francisco), general courses would be preferred, but specfic would be good too, e.g. InDesign, Quark, etc. [more inside]
posted by clarkie666 on Aug 8, 2006 - 4 answers

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