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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:I just followed a link given by Dark Devil on another thread for www.zippotricks.com this used to be a site for tricks/manipulations with zippo lighters, but it's been pressured into closing down.

From http://www.zippotricks.com/
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" GAME OVER!
Dear Fellow TrickHeads:
I have some very bad news for you all. For the past couple of months zippotricks.com has been under tremendous scrutiny from various US groups, organizations and even political figures concerning the potential dangers involved with tricking.

Although I personally don't agree with these concerns, we have reached a point where we are left with no other alternative other than to shut zippotricks.com down, effective immediately..."
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Might have some implications for us all, especially now spinning has got so popular, and with the accidents involving fire breathing.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:Oh the horror!!

I wondered why they would buckle under the pressure like that..Course I wondered just how many tricks you could actually do with a zippo..

Does this mean HOP could be next?
Thank god the site is hosted in NZ..
This countries stupidity can be depressing sometimes..


First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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DarkDevil


DarkDevil

member
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland.

Total posts: 233
Posted:OH MY GOD NO! OH DEAR LORD! OH MAN!

That site was soooo god. I loved zippotricks, unfortauntly when my zippobroke i had to send it to bradford for repairs (covered by a lifetime warrenty) so i didn't get to do any tricking for 3 months... (groundmail sucks) so i only remember 3 or 4 of my big tricks i learnt from zippotricks... and now i have to hear from dave that its been closed! oh dear lord no!


Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a trick, this is a stunt. The difference between a stunt and a trick is that a trick is something that tricks or fools the audience, a stunt is something that only an idiot would do -Ivan, Ash Circle, 10/04/03

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Is this yet another example of the nanny-state treating us like we are three years old. Man, you'd think we do stupid things like whirling bloody great balls of flame around at high speeds, or something.

Someone, somewhere in power has a morbid fear of anyone having fun.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

Total posts: 6207
Posted:

Can we have a min's silence!?


Step (el-nombrie)

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frostypaw


Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:Land of the free....

I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Posted:Why not move the hosting to another country?

the US Govt. may try to police the world, but it can't police all of the net too.

PsyB.


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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:Man I really want to learn zippo tricks now.
Were they cool???

that sucks it getting shut down btw. How did it happen I wonder? Did they threaten them or was some law changed or something...


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:Found this while looking for tricks.
early pressure

the craic


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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DarkDevil


DarkDevil

member
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland.

Total posts: 233
Posted:Actually, I emailed the guy... He said it got political, and no waver in the world can beat that... but.. ahem... ehay intedhay on a ewnay itesay in hetay earnay uturefay.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a trick, this is a stunt. The difference between a stunt and a trick is that a trick is something that tricks or fools the audience, a stunt is something that only an idiot would do -Ivan, Ash Circle, 10/04/03

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Kaji


Kaji

Quantum Theorist
Location: Vansterdam

Total posts: 564
Posted:quote:

NFPA calls for end to fire tricks' promotion
Zippotricks' exposes public to fire injury and possible death

possible death? from a zippo? The flame on these thing are only a bit bigger then a bic

what are they going to do if they find HOP. I hate the US and there bloody lobby groups. Good thing HOP is hosted in NZ.


In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.

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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux

Total posts: 403
Posted:Stopping fire tricks?
just let them try,
let all wicks burn,
let staffs/chains turn,
we'll make them cry,
(hitting them with devil sticks)



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Kaji


Kaji

Quantum Theorist
Location: Vansterdam

Total posts: 564
Posted:quote:Originally posted by squarefish:
Stopping fire tricks?
just let them try,
let all wicks burn,
let staffs/chains turn,
we'll make them cry,
(hitting them with devil sticks)

lol


In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.

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DarkDevil


DarkDevil

member
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland.

Total posts: 233
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Frost:

possible death? from a zippo? The flame on these thing are only a bit bigger then a bic
Well, the problem with zippo's is that they don't go out to just any gust of wind... if you blow on them like you would a wick, then yes, they'll go out. But if you are doing a trick, sayyy... the teleporter, where the zippo starts in one hand, lights and flys to the second hand in an instant, and you miss the zippo and the lighter drops on a pile of gas soaked rags then they'll go up and if those rags happen to be sitting next to an elderly lady who is more than 6 metres from her walker, and she happens to be huffing naptha then she might die, but if you were playing with a bic that wouldn't happen.


Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a trick, this is a stunt. The difference between a stunt and a trick is that a trick is something that tricks or fools the audience, a stunt is something that only an idiot would do -Ivan, Ash Circle, 10/04/03

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Kaji


Kaji

Quantum Theorist
Location: Vansterdam

Total posts: 564
Posted:lol

I guess it could happen but if you were practicing proper fire safety those fuel soaked rags woudn't be there. And you wouldn't be letting grandma huff naptha fumes.


In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.

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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux

Total posts: 403
Posted:But what if she really, REALLY LIKES the fumes?
Just you try keeping her away!


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frostypaw


Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:Owning a zippo isn't defined as a right in the constitution eh

I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

Enter a "Title" here:
Location: San Diego California

Total posts: 2905
Posted:Well... you'll never hear me say that the US is perfect... and it does do some really stupid stuff. I think this is definatly in the top ten!


You see, this is the problem. Somebody see something they dont like, they get organised. They do whatever it is they need to do to lobby their complaint, they get support from wierd places, namely people with too much money and are willing to give it out for a tax cut, and then they get into a politicians pocket. Game Over.

Yes it sucks, but here is the thing. Zippotricks.com probably had a good year that (if they had forseen this comming) they could have put an end to the BS. They didnt see it comming, they wernt organised and they got squished.

The cold hard reality of it, now something that is really cool, has been destroyed.


A wise suggestion for Malcolm would be to look around his Gov. and see if anyone is trying anything similer with this site.


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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funkymonky


funkymonky

member
Location: oxford

Total posts: 192
Posted:what is it about cool web sites getting shut down as a way of me finding out about them? this is like the 3rd its happened to me this month...... grrrrrr.

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

Enter a "Title" here:
Location: San Diego California

Total posts: 2905
Posted:Thats kinda like asking, why is it that I only need money when I dont have any?!?

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1017
Posted:New Zealand does have some good things going for it.
I can not see HOP being closed down ever.

At the moment we can not organise a fire event in New Zealand as there are some issues with events after a death in a local bike race.
See Guilty verdict has implications for local events
The above case is being revisited.

"Poi, guns, cars and zippos do not hurt people... It is the people who use them that decide that."


"May your balls always burn"

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