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Always make sure you take the bits of label out of the glass. That stuff is dangerous.
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Yeah, you wouldn't want to get a papercut. Smile
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On 2012-11-22 11:09, Steve_Mollett wrote:
I've done some sideshow stunts (fire; traps; human pincushion), but will never consider either glass walking or sword ladder.
I have this 'thing' about cut feet--made worse by being diabetic.


Wise move. I'm a nurse in "real life" and I've seen diabetic foot injuries that just refuse to heal; not pleasant.

In the healthcare vein, I've been thinking. Super glue is a really good idea for emergency repairs, but if you're not confident in your ability to clean, debride, and glue your wound shut... you should probably go to a doctor. It'd be pretty easy to seal an infection or slivers of glass in if you didn't know what you were doing.
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I agree with Eric. I have no authority to give advice as I am a professional idiot. Please disregard my careless comments but enjoy my careless performance.
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The ides of having sealed slithers of glass inside a wound (at the same time as sticking my hand to my foot) is to an appealing one ..... Even for someone who is not diabetic.

What makes foot wounds so bad for diabetics?
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Reduced circulation to the lower extremeties. Same reason scar tissue shouldn't be pierced or tattooed. You see, blood carries all the stuff your bodt needs to live and heal from wounds. When the blood has difficulty getting to the wound, there is an increased chance of bacteria proliferating at a high rate. With no white blood cells to fight off micro organisms, small cuts can get so out of hand that death can result. More often than not, many diabetics lose their legs below the knee. Obesity and old age make things even worse. So, here in America where 62% of the population is overweight AND that we have some of the longest lifespans on Earth... it's almost common knowledge.
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On 2012-11-21 10:54, thegreatnippulini wrote:

Continuing: Others WILL chime in here.... I highly advise against using a true stunt as a part of an illusion show. You will confuse your audience. They may believe it is fake glass, another illusion. Then they will assume ALL glasswalkers are faking it. A good presentation of the stunt ALONG with the illusions (and stating very clearly, "THIS IS NOT A TRICK!") may make it work for you. There have been a few successful illusion/sideshow crossover acts.... there have been many many bad ones.

TGN


No need to worry here, no more Magic or Illusions in my Shows from now on... Smile

And...

Thanks for the advise everyone! Will put to good use... Smile

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On 2012-11-21 10:58, thegreatnippulini wrote:
Oh, and for set up.... depending on venue (and ability), drink a bottle of beer in 5 seconds (I can do it, so can you). Smash the bottle to prove its real, use the 'good bits' and add to a canvas full of shards. Store the glass in a plastic bucket with a tight fitting lid for storage and transport.

If you don't know what the 'good bits' are, STOP immediately and seek a qualified professional to teach you.


Am doing the bottle breaking but Malaysia is a Muslim Country, no beer drinking onstage for sure... Smile
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I see, I do understand, then I was in Thailand the view is pretty much the same. Well, see if you can find some glass bottled D'Nar Cola!
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[quote]On 2012-11-25 13:06, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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but Malaysia is a Muslim Country,... Smile


Hmmm, Can you still steal one-liners and Bar Gigs?...
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[quote]On 2012-11-25 16:02, The Curator of the Unusual wrote:
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On 2012-11-25 13:06, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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but Malaysia is a Muslim Country,... Smile


Hmmm, Can you still steal one-liners and Bar Gigs?...


Smile
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Cheers Nipps. I knew these that diabetics had feet problems but had never known why.

So no piercing or inking scar tissue. Can I get a zip tattooed at the end of my scars that run up my legs?
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That all depends upon the discretion and/or ability of the tattoo artist. I knoe people who have had football tattoos to go with stitching on surgical scars (yes, American football). Zippers have been done for a long time, especially on heart surgery scars.
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Zippers up C-section scars are also all the rage, it seems.
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Dang how do you ret inside the heart to do zippers on the scars on the heart?


So if I came to you Nipps what would recomend on my scars? If I wanted to be more original than a zipper?
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I couldn't say, I am a mere body piercer.... no inking at all. Of course I do love my own tatts, and getting tatts. Its entirely a personal decision.
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Ok, we are on to tatoos now... Smile
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Pakar,
I've self taught myself to walk on glass. it was easy, I've never cut myself and I even put my face in it and let my GF stand on my head.
I made the mistake of teaching a few people how to do it, and now they go to my gigs and tell everyone in the audience how easy it is and ruin that bit.

it's all drama. act like it hurts and you're afraid and all that. be a showman, 'cause it's not a hard stunt to do!
so if you do it, don't let anyone else walk on your glass!
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All drama? You will get cut eventually. Many times, if you do it much. Just remember to laugh at yourself about it!
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Be a dramatic showman but remember to laugh at yourself. Sounds just contradictory enough to be show business! Smile
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How come no one ever trys the Bullet catch on the Fly???...w/out Pro assistance? using a .22??? or a .38???...
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