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mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
totally nicked from tribe.net... Posted there by kenrom, but here without the annoying qt plugin crap.

https://homepage.mac.com/kenrom/.Movies/WFKC2004_1st.mp4
= 15.9mb

totally rockin'!

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


fluffy napalm fairyCarpal \'Tunnel
3,638 posts
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land


Posted:
how are his footsies not burned off? eek

Oh man i gotta learn to breakdance now................

*trundles off to spin about on her back like a confused tortiose*

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank


RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
so what do you need to view mp4?

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
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"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown


Fire_Eyesnewbie
12 posts
Location: Cocoa,FL


Posted:
I was wondering the same thing ...i thought I had all the players you could get on this blasted machine

Good Harvest and Good Hunting,
Fire-Eyes

*we will not remember the harmful words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends*
-martin luther king jr


mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Rev


so what do you need to view mp4?




linux? wink biggrin

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


Fire_Eyesnewbie
12 posts
Location: Cocoa,FL


Posted:
yeah...I am getting there
you need a codex...blah blah blah
download ffdshow-20050216.exe
for windows meia player......
https://www.aziendeassociate.it/cd.asp?dir=/ffdshow
It took some looking but That is what I fond

Good Harvest and Good Hunting,
Fire-Eyes

*we will not remember the harmful words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends*
-martin luther king jr


FlamingOberonGOLD Member
ohm mani padme hum
134 posts
Location: Worcester, MA, USA


Posted:
saw a routine very similar to this in one of the cirqu du soleil shows i have seen... dont remember which one, either dralion or allegria... amazing stuff... the one i saw did the balancing on foot trick too

why are the called fire knived though? is the longer end (hypotheticallY) a blade of some sort?

LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
Managed to play it with Quicktime.
Pretty cool, man does that bloke like to pose!!! Mind you I probably would if I was that skilled with a drumming band behind me... Liked the mental breakdancey bit, specially with the 'linked' knives!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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FlamingOberonGOLD Member
ohm mani padme hum
134 posts
Location: Worcester, MA, USA


Posted:
how did he link those knives? that took me by surprise, never seen that before...

CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
Yep there hooked knives with towel (usually) wrapped around them. The cirque show was Alegria. There spinning style is deeply rooted in tradition so yes to a point they all look the same.

biggrin

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada


FlamingOberonGOLD Member
ohm mani padme hum
134 posts
Location: Worcester, MA, USA


Posted:
wow helpful on more than one thread! thanks!

CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
Yep, I'm a fire geek. wink

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada


GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
What a performer. Loved the energy and the music.

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


OrbitSILVER Member
enthusiast
270 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Kenrom is probably at this year's Fireknife Championships right now taping more amazing footage.



This guy didn't even win... he was first runner up!



Here's Kenrom's message on tribe:

Written by:



To honor of the 13th Annual World Fire Knife Championship starting tomorrow here on Oahu, I'd like to share with you a clip of last year's Finals performance by 1st Runner Up, Tuione Tovo, from Henderson, Nevada. This fellow's performance was my favorite, not because it was flawless, but because he managed to recover from a big mistake in the middle of his routine--with kick-ass style, skill and a lot of heart...








And here's a link to information about this year's competition, happening right now!



https://polynesia.com/fireknife/fireknife_competition2004.html

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kenromBRONZE Member
Member
2 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Hi MCP ~

I'm the guy you stole the link from on Tribe.net! While I totally don't mind you linking to my content and like the fact you want to share in our artform, I'd prefer you do it next time by linking to my page, instead of the mp4 file. That way, you see, I can tell how many people are seeing my vids! That's useful information for me--hope it's not too much to ask...

Aloha,

+kenrom-

mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
Yeah.... I'm sorry. It's just that if I go directly to the page, on linux I can't view it, cos on the uni computers I can't install plugins, so the only way for me to view it was to directly download it.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Nice stuff.

I think he needs to spin them slightly faster though.
And pull more faces wink

*Wanders off to join the Fluffster in the "crouching tortoise, hidden crab" practise*

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


kenromBRONZE Member
Member
2 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Oh. I didn't know that about Linux. No worries, Sweetie. Please do feel free to keep sharing my links!

Aloha,

+kenrom-

RyGOLD Member
Gromit's Humble Squire
4,496 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Gee. I'd hate to be one of his feet.. eek Is there footage of the guy/girl who came in first?

graldnewbie
22 posts
Location: frankfurt/germany


Posted:
we discussed a vid from cirque de soleil show allegria. i think that was, what flamingoberon saw:

https://www.firesouls.de/files/board_files/cds-alegria-fs.avi

have fun!

g

OrbitSILVER Member
enthusiast
270 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Hmm... who's got more poses... this guy or Ben-ja-min?

Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
a great performer!
amaxzing link, meghan - you must have a killah lib of performance videos!
it's an exciting performance and is an example of how entertaining a performance with great speed and little grace can be.
I never stop learning new things on HoP!

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GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Hmm....I actually rather watch Ben. biggrin

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


strugzBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,964 posts
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
So would ben wink

smile

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mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: strugz


So would ben wink

smile




ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

but this guy has more pointing... Plus I think he occassionally makes warrior like crys.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
*imagines Ben doing ultra-slow doubles, whilst giving "the eyes" to the audiance, then bellowing out a war-cry*

Ah, he's so close...

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Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


RyGOLD Member
Gromit's Humble Squire
4,496 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Written by: FlamingOberon


how did he link those knives? that took me by surprise, never seen that before...




Found this just now while looking at batons..

RyGOLD Member
Gromit's Humble Squire
4,496 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Written by: grald


we discussed a vid from cirque de soleil show allegria. i think that was, what flamingoberon saw:

https://www.firesouls.de/files/board_files/cds-alegria-fs.avi

have fun!

g




Thanks g! Awesome video! Much enjoyed it.

FlamingOberonGOLD Member
ohm mani padme hum
134 posts
Location: Worcester, MA, USA


Posted:
ge,
i actually saw alegria in boston, i didnt realize it had been discussed here before... but i have also seen dralion in hartford and varekai in NY, and mystere in vegas and i couldnt remember which of the shows it was that had the fire dancing...

the fire dancing on that link which is from the alegria DVD, is not as good as the show was in person... and i dont just mean the excitement from being second row away from the fire... i mean the actual performance was better live, it was longer and more varied than the one on the DVD was, though the DVD was released far before I saw the show, so I am betting as the show has grown, certain acts have grown as well...

I wonder if fire knife dancing has similar rules to figure skating, in so much that you cannot compete if you are part of a performance, thats once skaters are no longer good enough to win top prizes in olympics or other competitions thy go to touring shows, but once they get involved in those they can compete...

the reason i wonder is because, although the cirque show was better in real life than the dvd, i am not sure which i liked more, the cirque or this video clip... and i am wondering if their involvement with either is a testament to their abilities as fire knife dancers...

the cirque show didnt have the cool breakdancey-linked knives stuff, but it you look the knives in the cirque show were not knives just shortened staves with two different sized wicks, the wicking was flat and there would be no way to link them together...

hmmm.. just pondering... i guess i will have to watch both over and over again smile

Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
wow for such small hooks, they do the job of linking well!
i use hooks as large as a fist, so i appreciate the added difficulty of such a small attachment!

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OrbitSILVER Member
enthusiast
270 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
From an old post by TeeJay:



[Old link]



I found this link:

https://www.sivaafi.org/



Which has a page on how to make fire knives... which is where I first saw the hook on the end of the knife.

https://www.sivaafi.org/Dancing.html



and if you read the history page...

https://www.sivaafi.org/history.html

you'd see that this started in San Francisco in 1946!
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