Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

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Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2007, 6:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v42LVMi6Suk

I've never seen it handled quite this way before...although the initial production still has me fooled. Very nice moves.

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2007, 6:56 pm

Interesting. I'm wondering where this move originated? Vernon? Ammar? Big Boy?

Gord

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2007, 6:57 pm

Of course, the origin of certain moves can be seen in a side-by-side comparison as in the following link:

click HERE to see shameless knock-off of move

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Pete Biro » February 9th, 2007, 7:24 pm

You wanna see something UN BE LEEVABLE... ARGH...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEH64F6Upk&NR
Stay tooned.

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2007, 8:49 pm

Good Lord, what to make of this!

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2007, 9:03 pm

So...I was thinking of working this whole "stabbing" thing into my act...do you guys know of any self-working methods?? :p

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2007, 9:26 pm

Sure, its called hari kari :help: .

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 10th, 2007, 12:15 am

His real name was Arnold Gerrit Henskes. He did this several times, even once allowing the doctors to push the sword themselves. There is at least one X-Ray showing the sword all the way through.

His stage name is Esperanto for "wonderful."

He died in 1948 of an aortic rupture.

Kids, don't try this at home. Only qualified and insane professionals should ever attempt this.

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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 10th, 2007, 8:10 am

Great clip! Reminds me of the guy (Yogi someone) who put a meat hook through his tongue and dragged a fire extinguisher that was attached to it by a chain across the state in Madison Square Garden.
But Mr. Esperanto! Oy.
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Re: Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

Postby Guest » February 10th, 2007, 2:34 pm

See also this site (scroll down a bit) for more on "Esperanto":
http://www.thehumanmarvels.com/

Denis


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