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Blowing minds again (hook story)

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  1. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    Well, Cap'n Hook (me) was at it again on Saturday night / Sunday morning. Me and the crew from CoRE headed down to a warehouse party in the South Bay, primarily attended by Burning Man types. We were there in support of a fire-performance group that had helped us out with supplies for an earlier show. There were aerielists, fire spinners, a hooka lounge, and topless bartenders. I didn't get to see much because I was backstage for the bulk of the night.

    I did a "rebirth" which is six points down the back, three on each side of the spine from the shoulder to the waist, which held me almost upright, but with a slight lean forward. We had some dark and heavy beats playing in the background, and I had about 20 minutes of active running/swinging around, followed by about 40 minutes of hanging out delicately on display 15 feet in the air.

    The crowd couldn't believe what they saw (which may have been enhanced by whatever chemicals they may have ingested), and I heard all sorts of statements of disbelief and amazement while I was up :confused: :eek: :shocked:

    The real crowd pleaser was when I called my grrrlie out of the crowd, grabbed her around the waist, and lifted her off the ground with me. It was about that time that I heard "Holy sh!t, this is really happening, right now!"
    :weee::weee::weee:
     
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  2. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    You are an odd man Charlie Brown. But it's part of your charm.
     
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  3. Greyhound

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    I think that is the silliest thing that I've ever heard of. But you seem to enjoy it, so I give you props for doing what you like. :thumb:
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    So as I understand, they punctured 6 holes in your back via hooks and spun you around in the air? Then you picked up your girl and flew around with her too?

    :confused:
     
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  7. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    i'll post a link to pics (so people have to decide to click on them) once i get some.

    you correctly understand the nature of the transaction.

    thanks for supporting the love of the silly. i know it is strange to most, but has meaning to me. i can't lie, i love the shock value. part of that is just the power of making people cringe, part of that is knowing that you've made some people reconsider what is possible. i also turn that inward and realize that i can push myself beyond what i understand "reality" to be. there are fewer boundaries than we think there are, and the only way to know where the real ones are is to push yourself. i have a tendency to waiver on making decisions and over-think things, i even back out because i don't feel like something will be a sure-thing for success. the hook shows force me to put up or shut up. once i've agreed to do it, there is no turning back, and i need to deal with the consequences of my actions.
     
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  8. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    f that, i wanna see video
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    So when are you gonna be on TV?
     
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    Do you stitch up the holes when you are done or have you done some sort of body mod where you have skin-tags on your back? It sounds like you have done this before.
     
  11. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    i'm gonna be on tv in july for playing bass, but not for my hook skills. though, i'd do a hook tv show.

    i've been doing this for two years now, and i work with a group that has been doing it for 10 years, the founder of which is widely known in the body mod community. all of our piercing department personnel are well trained, and most of them are pro body piercers as their day job. the holes don't need stitches unless they tear, which is a risk of doing this. we have safety precautions to minimze the likelyhood of that, and to handle it when it does happen so the damage to the performer is minimized. in most cases, you clean and bandage the wounds and they heal up on their own in a few days. the scars left behind can be almost invisible, they can keloid, or they end up somewhere inbetween. we are taught how to care for the wounds to minimize the scaring.

    as an aside, CoRE does do private suspensions (for a fee) for those interested in trying it. we also know groups around the country and the world that i can put you in touch with if you want to see this type of performance in person.
     
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    what, you don't have permanent openings like a fistulated cow?
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    I was wondering whatever happened with the whole celeb camp thing. Is that what you are talking about?
     
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    it is a high infection risk. also, it is hard to get the piercing sites to heal open, though Fakir Musafar (google with care - NSFW) has done it. of course, the rush from the piercing is half the fun.
     
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    yeah, that just finished filming, and it won't air until July on VH1.
     
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    I kinda figured as much, I just wanted to make a fistulated cow joke, and the opportunity presented itself.
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I have seen these before at the tattoo expos. Not something I would try and I think you're nuts (in a good way) for doing it, but it's damn cool to watch. :)

    It's amazing what the body can do.
     
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    Not my cup of tea, I already have all of the "body modification" I'm ever gonna need, but my hat is off to you sir. Bravo!

    *edit, you used to have a link to CoRE in your signature, some of these guys looking for pics might want to check out that. What happened to it?
     
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    i wanna see you get suspended 20 feet in the air by your nose. Then you are going to pick up a little girl who shoots fire out of her ears and swing her around the crowd. And it has to be in 1080p.
     
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    ahh, i took some time away from CoRE (and my band) and the CoRE site was getting revamped. for those that want to see it - wearecore.com
     
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    I like how this thread was better received than the unicycle thread.
     
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    for my next thread, i'll have pictures of me suspending with my unicycle.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I'm pretty much revolted right about now, but I have a feeling that's what you would expect. Moving on.
     
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    My brother did some of that when he was in his training/research phase before opening Staircase Tattoo. I will never understand it, but he seemed to enjoy it and if you do, then good for you.

    I can do without pics, thanks.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    What's the difference between mandown and a bicycle?

    A bicycle doesn't make a vanity thread when you hang it from the ceiling with hooks.
     
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    :rofl: must spread rep :rant:
     
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    just noticed i never posted pix up, so here is a link.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/monsterthompson/CoRE?feat=directlink

    the makeup was an experiment with liquid latex, which due to time constraints didn't get completed by the artist in time. i'm not a big fan of tats, let alone tribal ones, and certainly not faux tribal ones, but i'm not in the makeup department, so my taste doesn't matter.
     
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    is the link sfw?
     
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    it is to a google picasa account. i'm shirtless and there are hooks in my back. you make the call.
     
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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    i hope gifs will come back one day
     
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    nice work with the extra support.

    btw - gifs do work, you just need to click on them to get them to animate (at least on my browser).
     
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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Yeah, I know they work that way but the shock/laugh value is dead by then. I prefer it to load automatically and bog down your browser.
     
  35. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    if you work at a rendering plant
     
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    lol fistulated