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ssucahyo
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Anyone,

I really like to do the Blowing Hot Bottle (rubber) effect. Like Todd Robbins does.

Ps anyone know where I can get the trick or any dealer that sell it??
Thanks.
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Hi I was told that Todd Robbins does not like to teach this. It has to do with the ribbeds on the hot water bottle There are 3 types of hot water bottle ribbed both sides ribbed one side non ribbed you can get all of these Here!
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Ssucahyo: I don't know if this effect was origniated by Todd Robbins, but it is one that he is known for. He is a member her and you could send him a PM. Ed Gilmore
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It is an old strong man stunt and is still used by some body builders and as part of the Power Team gospel show. I don't teach is do to the fact that it could induce a stroke or other serious or fatal injuries. If someone wants to do it, they better have a VERY good reason to be doing it. As I have gotten older, I have been getting away from doing it in my shows.
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For years I had a friend at Branson that did the stunt. I hope he finally out grew it. It is not something to encourage children to try. Frankly, it added nothing to his show.

It's not for me.

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As someone that played Branson, and has the scars to prove it, I can't imagine this stunt playing well there. Where did he do it there?
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Can you describe how the presentation look?
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As mentioned above, it is a strong man/woman stunt. It is not an effect, it is a stunt and it takes lungs!

What happens is that the performer takes a rubber hot water bottle and blows it up like a balloon until it explodes (bursts). Yep, that’s it. Blow it up and it breaks. It is considerably more difficult than blowing up a 260 (twist/animal balloon) and you probably know how hard that is.
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This is one I have never tried. Perhaps one day, when I feel I can spare a lung Smile
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I remember at the 1st Sideshow Gathering Strongman Mighty Jack Hartley was there. He would rip entire phone books in half and break a chain that was locked around his chest by just using his lung power. Then, later on, Todd Robbins gets on stage and does (among other amazing feats) the water bottle. I was standing next to Jack and he said, "No way in Hell would I do that. It's way too dangerous. If it's done incorrectly you're lungs could explode."
So, I would say that if you just want to appear to have super human strength, rip a phone book in half. But if you truly want to risk your life and possibly die attempting a stunt, then blow up a hot water bottle (That's sarcasm. Don't try the hot water bottle stunt).
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You can also completely wreck havoc with your sinuses. They're not built for that kind of pressure. Howie Mande messed his up, just doing the rubber glove thing, which isn't even close.
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Just a secondary note, balloons (or a hot water bottle) can gige you one H**l of a slap in the eye(s) when they burst.
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People actually blow up 260s with their mouths?!!!! I don't believe it.
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Well, I once blew up(by mouth) more than 2600 at a radio event in NY to set a record.I made them into real balloon animals, not the dreck of today. Near the end of the 24 hour gig I had to repeatedly dunk my hands in ice water, but my lungs were fine. I never have been able to really blow up a hot water bottle.
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Slim,
Check out: http://www.johncassidy.com

John is out of Philadelphia and holds several Guinness records for balloon twisting. Also, I caught his show at Monday Night Magic a year or two ago (thanks again Todd) - it's amazing what a fine line there really is between genius and complete insanity. John Cassidy is one of the best!

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John work Monday Night Magic last night. He is the poster child for Prozac. He did those 529 by blowing them up without a pump. It's amazing what some people will do it keep from getting a real job.
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Well it always kept me from getting a real job... BTW The gig I spoke of was for radio station WGR in Buffalo, but Guiness would not acknowledge it "because there was no precedent." Go figure...
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On 2005-03-08 16:39, Todd Robbins wrote:
John work Monday Night Magic last night. He is the poster child for Prozac. He did those 529 by blowing them up without a pump. It's amazing what some people will do it keep from getting a real job.


No Pump!!! That reminds me...
At the end of every summer in my home town the Dutchess County Fairgrounds would once again be filled with Reithoffer rides and games. One summer when I was a kid of about 10 or 11 and was not old enough to actually WORK for them the week they came to town, I would run around and ask (or annoy if you were to ask them) different people at the rides and especially the games if I could do anything. Like get them coffee etc to be able to play the game or ride the rides for free. Well that week aside from running around on a wild goose chase for an hour looking for yellow light bulb grease and the key to the midway, one game finally hired me. The dart/balloon game. He said he needed extra balloons and my job was very important. I was to blow all of them up by using good old-fashioned lungpower!!! Because his pump broke!?!?... Well at the end of my 3 hour shift my throat, ears and jaw hurt for like two days. That's about when I decided it would be a lot wiser to be WITH the show. Instead of thinking I could outsmart them for a free ride or game.

What was the point of this? Oh yeah, John using no pump is crazy and I'm also annoyed that I forgot that he was going to be there this past Monday. And the second point is don’t try to outsmart a showman. It’s late, I’m tired thanks for listening.
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Is the powder in balloons not dangereous for the lung??? Especially if we often blow toooo many balloosn for a day??
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