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FacadeTheStiltBoy
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Well that was a possible name out of the list,

It's called Art Vs Mayhem, (AKA John vs the angry bar staff not expecting a sideshow to perform at their dive)


I was also just considering changing swords from the old world war one bayonette (that is 16 inches long) to something a little thinner in thickness (like some cheap pakistani sword that I wouldn't mind grinding up a bit)
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Back in '73 I did a straitjacket escape (ungaffed Humane Restraint Co.) at a local MDAA telethon, and some teen girls says "You cheated."

"How?" I asked with a grin.

"You still cheated." she replied. walking away.

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Mike: "No."
Dr. Lao: "Wise answer."
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Hahaha, man ya just gotta love answers like that!

-Matt (TK)
Cameron
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Ok I started off Juggling but this stuff all of it just drives me wild I wanna do it all I PMed Todd on regurgitation but I decided I could get some advice from more poeple on that and sword swallowing all at once =) If you don't wanna post that's fine but please PM me Id like some info on where to learn Im half tempted to just start sticking objects donw my throat but I guess that's probobly not a real smart idea... Any way a good old fashoned point in the right direction would be great either a book or a person Hope to hear some info.
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Cameron,

You defiantly need a person to teach you to SwSw. Otherwise there is a terribly high risk of fatality. Seriously, I’m not the sort who tries to overplay the dangers of SwSw... simply because you don't need to.

I don't know who's in your area doing it but I recommend that you check out the Sword Swallowers Association International for a full listing of us and you’ll likely be able to find someone that’s reasonably close.

Bye-the-by, a full regurgitation act can be very bad for your heart so you may want to rethink that one.

If I can help you with anything else then feel free to PM me and I’ll get back in touch as soon as I can.

Cheers,
-Matt (TK)

PS- if you want to get some more info on it then you should come out to our annual Sword Swallowers Convention held in collaboration with The Sideshow Gathering in the first week of September. Here’s the link for info on it: http://www.knddesign.com/tsg/home2.html
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That and the sideshow gathering is a hell of a blast to go to.

(I'm still working on my fiance to go, it's a week before we get married, but I'm trying to convince her to do it on stage)

Other than that I have been improving a little bit better with the swsw, but overall it just takes a lot of practice to really get it. (that and you gotta deal with the amount of flack when you admit to becoming a vomit fountain durring practice if you still have a senstive gag reflex)
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Here's a "Made ya think." I wonder if PK magnets will stick to a swallowed sword? On second thought, they could pull the sword off track... Not a good thing.
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Cameron
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PK magnets? *Confused*
Slim Price
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When you can actually swallow a sword, get back to me... <G>
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Doh well I could right now but I'm shure it would hurt really bad and id probobly end up in the hospital right after... does that count?
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Cameron, I think you should leave this forum before you insult anyone more. slim and everyone on this forums are proffesionals. I don't perform sideshow feats on the scale that they do. but I have immense respect for them. Getting injured swallowing a sword is not something to joke about.

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I just wanted to say that I finally got my first sword all the way down to the hilt.

Technically though it's not much of a sword, it is an old ww1 bayonet made in 1907 for the Einfield rifle.

even after grinding on it it is still 16 inches in blade lenght.
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It's not the size that counts. There are a few nice tricks you can do with a bayonet. There's a lovely flourish that Alex Linton used to do (he may have originated it) that is perfect for a bayonet. I'll PM you the details.

Todd
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Todd, The Shimmy Shawabble?" It was awesome...
Slim

BTW, My first (and only) sword was a bayonet. I was only good enough for the bally.
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FacadeTheStiltBoy
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That would be cool if you would send it Todd.

The reason that I used the old WW1 bayonette was that it was 20 bucks and easier for me to work with (grinding down, polishing ect) as compared to some cheap stainless sword that I could find at a flea market. (never mind that it is hard as hell to find one that doesn't have stupid cutouts or etching on it or looks like it comes with a set of D20 dice Smile )

http://moderngypsy.com/lj/j/swordswallow-web.jpg

Eliza my fiance took this picture last night, I just wish that I didn't have the stupid looking expression on my face about it though.
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Ok so I don't swollow swords, but... no really...I wouldn't post unless I thought it might be valid.
When a lay person says "trick" they do not alway's use the term as we would. They don't define between magic, juggling, or swsw. I often have people asking me to do some tricks, often they mean juggling as that's all they've seen me do, yet!
So don't alway's get upset, because they've used the wrong word; but I'm sure some people do think it's faked, even though it is impossible you could have faked.
Paul
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You know, the weird thing is I was asked if I had "the surgery" done on my throat so I can do it.

Personially I have never heared of such thing though.
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The annual sword swallowing convention. Where is it held?
FacadeTheStiltBoy
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The Ink in the Vally Tattoo Convention in Westbourogh PA (it is held in conjunction with the sideshow gathering)

It is an absolute blast you should come on with.
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Actually, it's in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

And it's on Labor Day weekend. Here's the link:

http://www.knddesign.com/tsg/home2.html
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