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magicofCurtis
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Greetings,

What are some good recourses for endurance type of stunts?


Cheers
Harley Newman
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Curtis, what are you talking about? Should this be discussed in public?
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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magicofCurtis
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Any books, videos, links etc to Endurance type of stunts....

I just want to get the brain juice flowing. I googled a few, but lots of DB stuff popping up.

Cheer
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Fill your bathtub with ice water and hold your breath.

To increase the difficulty factor, get in the tub and go under the surface.
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Hahaha Jay,

But looking for something grand.
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On 2014-02-03 20:10, magicofCurtis wrote:

I just want to get the brain juice flowing.

Cheer


Make that the endurance stunt
sit down and come up with an idea from your own imagination.
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Ok....so Curtis, don't google Guinness.

And while reading that see how many people you recognize.

I'll give you a hint, the most represented group there, is probably this group, here.
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I know a lot of Guinness-holding people. Once, just for fun, I made a list of all their records that I could break in a well-choreographed morning. It was 27. That was all it took to be satisfied.

Endurance records, of course, can't be broken in a morning.
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Harley Newman,

HAHAH.....

Which ones can you break by brunch? lol
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The shorter ones I would guess?
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I thought the record picking the cuffs under the water would be the easiest...
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The problem that I have with a lot of the stuff that David Blaine does, is that it can not be done. That is the layperson sees him in a block of ice for how long? No water. No food. No bathroom. That is not humanly possible. Therefore it is a trick.

His underwater record attempt,trying to set the record for longest time holding his breath, looked pretty good. I could have been real. It probably wasn't, but to John Public it could have been.

I think that would be the key to a good endurance stunt; making the audience believe it could be real.
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The advantage of stunts is that they ARE real. There are always some people who need convincing, but so what? You can't please everybody, so why bother trying? It's better to focus on making your work interesting.

Blaine in ice...the interesting part, to me, was that he stood in one place for 3 1/2 days.

I was about to sign a contract (at that time) to do Frozen for a week, with a friend doing a duration hook suspension over me. Considering the money involved, it was a major disappointment to have the deal pulled. To the sponsor, it would have seemed a copycat, and lost its commercial value. It wasn't a disappointment not to have to look at my friends face for a week!
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This is probably the first time in the history of the Café, someone quotes a signature alone.

Here is Harley's current signature “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

Now look to the left.

Keep looking...

A little longer...

THAT was your endurance stunt. Glad I could help.
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On 2014-02-04 19:36, magicofCurtis wrote:
I thought the record picking the cuffs under the water would be the easiest...


Is the endurance part of that not picking the cuffs and having to stay in them? I can't really see how that is endurance? Or are we extending it to any record now?

How about picking cuffs under water in a ye-oldie diving suit ....it's not got the same level of fitness a s running a marthon I one but it may suit your needs. (Sorry pun was intended).

Still might be fun?
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Harley Newman,


OH that would have been cool! Too bad it didn't push through.

I do think DB did shine the light on this aspect of the industry. It seems e. stunts are becoming more popular these days.
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Curtis you get tied to a chair. Toothpicks keep your eyes open. Now you must watch 24 hours of Criss A's Mindfreak!!!

I challenge anyone to beat that!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone?
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ROTFLMAO Richard!

That is not an endurance stunt, that is torture!
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Hmmm, so what other torture stunts do you have in mind Richard? lol
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So is the all tied up section now a b0ndage site rather than escapology?
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