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Nov 16, 2009, 09:10 AM
 
Wow.

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Nov 16, 2009, 09:37 AM
 
Damn. I really want to try that! Awesome.
     
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Nov 16, 2009, 01:00 PM
 
I used to see Cirque du Soleil once a year when Cisco used to buy tickets for its employees. This was many years ago. They do a lot of fun stuff with trampolines. There's one where they have two long, narrow trampolines crossing each other in an X pattern. The performers then do similar crazy acrobatics, going really, really fast down the trampoline, crisscrossing within inches of each other.

It's not as depressing and surreal as South Park makes it out to be.
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Nov 16, 2009, 02:01 PM
 
It's a shame the music they use for a family show is full of NSFW lyrics.

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Nov 16, 2009, 02:10 PM
 
I just saw the show a month ago and they did most of that so i dont know why they think it is fake
     
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Nov 16, 2009, 02:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I just saw the show a month ago and they did most of that so i dont know why they think it is fake
It's actually only in the last couple weeks I've been really noticing this kinda of Youtube culture change whereby if anything strange/crazy is posted, everyone claims it's fake.

Kinda socially interesting.

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Nov 16, 2009, 04:20 PM
 
Neat but hardly unbelievable. Simple physics.

The music sucks.
     
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Nov 16, 2009, 04:24 PM
 
You should see it under full light and atmospherics! The platforms disappear so all you see is him standing in mid air.

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Nov 16, 2009, 04:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I just saw the show a month ago and they did most of that so i dont know why they think it is fake
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Nov 16, 2009, 04:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
It's a shame the music they use for a family show is full of NSFW lyrics.
I was thinking the same thing. Makes it awkward to pass on to grandparents.
     
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Nov 16, 2009, 05:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
That's hilarious. I've gotten banned from 4 automotive forums posting some crazy ****, then having people "claim it was fake, PS, or CG", and then me ranting about how ****ing retarded they are, then googling for half an hour finding video evidence that said object was real, telling them that they should have been aborted, and to castrate themselves so they don't pass on the "stupid" gene.

This was many years ago though... I'm not that mean now.
     
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Nov 16, 2009, 06:09 PM
 
I'm pretty sure that comic is photoshopped.
     
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Nov 16, 2009, 07:03 PM
 
Definitely. The pixels are all wrong, and the shadows are obviously faked. 'Shopped. Definitely.

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Nov 17, 2009, 12:32 AM
 
Which show is that for? I'm going to Vegas this weekend and if it's there I want to see it.
     
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Nov 17, 2009, 07:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
Which show is that for? I'm going to Vegas this weekend and if it's there I want to see it.
It's in one of their touring shows, not a resident show here in Vegas. Mystere has a pretty awesome Tramp act and LOVE has trampolines as well.

But be sure to check out KA and LOVE while you're here... or O or Mystere.

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Nov 17, 2009, 10:45 AM
 
That's the worst CGI I've ever seen.








that was frickin amazing.
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Nov 17, 2009, 11:20 AM
 
So, what exactly NSFW music are they playing?
     
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Nov 17, 2009, 01:31 PM
 
He drops the F-bomb a few times.
     
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Nov 17, 2009, 02:18 PM
 
more than that; lots of sex talk etc.

but cool vid.
     
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Nov 17, 2009, 03:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by misc View Post
It's in one of their touring shows, not a resident show here in Vegas. Mystere has a pretty awesome Tramp act and LOVE has trampolines as well.

But be sure to check out KA and LOVE while you're here... or O or Mystere.
I saw Love last time I was there and LOVED it! I really do want to see "O" but 100+ per ticket is hard to justify these days. This weekend will be more of a "business" trip... mostly sports betting and blackjack.
     
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Nov 18, 2009, 09:07 PM
 
It's the closing act to the touring show Dralion. I have seen Dralion around 10 times and find it amazing every time. Damn, guess I'm going to watch the DVD now.
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Nov 18, 2009, 09:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
It's a shame the music they use for a family show is full of NSFW lyrics.
The do not use the music from the youtube video in the show. The act and song go by the name "Kamande" and is very family friendly. Very heavy on the drums.
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Nov 19, 2009, 12:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by jonn804 View Post
The do not use the music from the youtube video in the show. The act and song go by the name "Kamande" and is very family friendly. Very heavy on the drums.
Right, but if they're promoting it on the 'net, why use music like that?

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Nov 19, 2009, 12:26 AM
 
There's a gymnast at our local gym club who does something very similar. Not nearly as high or as complex, though. But, he jumps against the wall, runs up it a bit and does Spidey poses.
     
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Nov 19, 2009, 01:59 AM
 
Watch the trailer here and you can see part of that wall act:

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Nov 19, 2009, 09:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Right, but if they're promoting it on the 'net, why use music like that?
It's not an official promo video, it's the trampolinist trying to get laid.
     
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Nov 19, 2009, 09:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
It's not an official promo video, it's the trampolinist trying to get laid.
Like, like a peacock?

Peacocks on trampolines. I like it.
     
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Nov 23, 2009, 12:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by misc View Post
It's in one of their touring shows, not a resident show here in Vegas. Mystere has a pretty awesome Tramp act and LOVE has trampolines as well.

But be sure to check out KA and LOVE while you're here... or O or Mystere.
...or Zumanity. But make sure everyone you go with is 18+ for that one.
     
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Nov 23, 2009, 11:39 AM
 
It is not fake, I saw the documentary in the making of that wall its surface is made of some material on which the artist can stick to it and walk on it.

As for the performance if you ever saw those guys from up close you would realized how much they are built and can do some extraordinary things.
     
   
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