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Friday Feel-Good Video: A Wee Day Out

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Re: Outtakes...
Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/26/2017 11:33:37 AM
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@David: ...I look forward to you teaching me how to do it at ESC then...

Why don't we make it really fun -- I'll teach you to do it on my off-road unicycle (wear your relaxed-fit trousers)

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David Ashton   1/23/2017 4:52:26 PM
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@Max... "I can't tell you how many times I had to show him that railway jump..."

I look forward to you teaching me how to do it at ESC then.....  :-)

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Re: Epecuen
Max The Magnificent   1/23/2017 4:34:58 PM
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@Antedeluvian: ...and no outtakes...

In fcat there are some outtakes right at the end of the video showing that he did come off the back more than a few times

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Epecuen
antedeluvian   1/23/2017 12:53:15 PM
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Mr MacAskill doesn't seem to be wearing any protective gear in the Epecuen video. The environment seems more like to inflict a more serious injury though, and no outtakes. I can't believe he didn;t come off a few times, but he looks unscathed.

Anyway I went to look up Epecuen. I had never heard about it, but the cause of its destruction (a seiche (standing wave)) is quite fascinating. Apparently it can happen in almost any enclosed body of water, and that is mildly concerning since I live near Lake Ontario plus several other bodies of water. There is nary a story about it in the urban memory- they remember Hurricane Hazel, but no mention of the subsequent seiche. All the more interesting because there is almost no tidal effects even though they are huge bodies of water. Storms can be pretty fearsome if you are on the lake (see the Wreck of the Edmund Fiztgerald),

As they say on the Comedy channel, time well wasted. Thanks for the link.

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/23/2017 11:08:32 AM
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@David: ...a hugely impressive display of skill.

I'm just pleased he remembered all the tricks I taught him -- I can't tell you how many times I had to show him that railway jump before he finally got it right!

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David Ashton   1/22/2017 4:04:50 PM
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@Crusty...yeah he would have a few bruises.  But at least we know he is human :-)  He was pretty well kitted out so hopefully nothing too bad.

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Crusty1   1/22/2017 4:44:48 AM
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Feel good just think how much the out takes hurt. Still what a performance

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Outtakes...
David_Ashton_EC   1/20/2017 5:24:27 PM
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I'm glad they put the outtakes in at the end,  it looked too good to be true.  Nonetheless a hugely impressive display of skill.

 

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And then there's Epecuen
Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/20/2017 1:13:14 PM
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There's another of Danny MacAskill's videos that deserves to be seen, but I didn't want to include it in the main "Feel Good" column because ... well, to be frank, it doesn't make you feel very good. Epecuén is an amazing and thought-provoking video, but it's a bit of a downer, so you might want to save it for a Monday morning on the basis that things at that time are already as bad as they are going to get for the week LOL

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