Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 85 users online :: 5 registered, 0 hidden and 80 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

throwing needle through glass

All non-spudgun related discussion goes here such as projects, theories, serious questions, etc. All "off-topic" posts (aka useless posting, determined by moderators) will be removed.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

throwing needle through glass

Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:23 pm

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=7qHL2PSpecI&feature=related[/youtube]

0:40

sick people! he throws a needle through a glass.

is it any way to find out how fast it was traveling?
  • 0

"Made in France"
- A spud gun insurance.
User avatar
SpudFarm
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 2563
Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:39 am
Location: Norway Trondheim area
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:33 pm

Probably not very fast. Remember our needle-coin experiments? It's all a matter of force over area.
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: pocket » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:34 pm

thats ninjas for ya lol
  • 0

User avatar
pocket
Sergeant First Class
Sergeant First Class
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:44 pm
Location: Grove Hills, Alabama
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:37 pm

but glass is so hard and brittle, if it goes slow it wont eat itself in it but simple slip and hit sideways.
  • 0

"Made in France"
- A spud gun insurance.
User avatar
SpudFarm
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 2563
Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:39 am
Location: Norway Trondheim area
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:40 pm

Ah, but they're not telling us how thick the glass is, or exactly if it is glass after all. Impressive physical feats, no doubt, but there's also an element of "smoke and mirrors" as well as mechanical advantage in the form of leverage etc.
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: starman » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:42 pm

Hum qi-gong...I wonder if that's the root of the name they gave Jedi knight Qui-Gon Jinn in the Episode I-III of Star Wars?

I believe with the same needle and glass, an average person could do the same thing if thrown ideally.
  • 0

Last edited by starman on Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:45 pm, edited 4 times in total.
User avatar
starman
Donating Moderator
Donating Moderator
 
Posts: 3041
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:45 am
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Reputation: 0

Re: throwing needle through glass

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:44 pm

My guess is it's more a matter of how it hits, rather than how fast it hits.

It's possible to smash an entire pane of glass into little more than dust by throwing a small shard of ceramic at it - because ceramic shards are very hard and sharp, it's not actually too hard to achieve.
  • 0

Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
User avatar
Ragnarok
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
 
Posts: 5339
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:23 am
Location: The UK
Reputation: 8

Re: throwing needle through glass

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:53 pm

I wonder if all those repeated puches/banging actually strengthen the parts of the body.
  • 0

User avatar
pizlo
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 783
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:27 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: starman » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:59 pm

pizlo wrote:I wonder if all those repeated puches/banging actually strengthen the parts of the body.


Oh yes, most definitely.
  • 0

User avatar
starman
Donating Moderator
Donating Moderator
 
Posts: 3041
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:45 am
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:20 pm

Iron shirt training you are thinking of it was on a show once.
  • 0

You can tell how awesome a cannon is by the pressure used.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/high-pr ... 12803.html
xnt rnm ne z ahtbg
User avatar
Sticky_Tape
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1175
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:35 pm
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:21 pm

Indeed - when damaged, the body repairs itself tougher.

When doing exercise, the intent (whether you know it or not) is to cause damage to the muscles to get the body to repair them stronger, constantly pounding yourself in the head in addition to risking losing brain cells, will toughen the skull.
  • 0

Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
User avatar
Ragnarok
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
 
Posts: 5339
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:23 am
Location: The UK
Reputation: 8

Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:23 pm

It's probably all "real". It's more a matter of technique and practice more than anything. By the time you can do similar stuff, it's not such a big deal. For example, alot of that stuff involves certain points of the body not prone to injury rather than actually strengthening the body.
The "chi" stuff is all just focus or mumbo jumbo for confidence(mental).

I can do some similar stuff and sometimes do, break boards, I elbow/ knee metal street posts etc. (It's all technique)
I learned in H.S. from a guy (Thai/Loatian) and he could break cinder-blocks out of walls and kick dead trees in half. Throw razor blades into stuff. Incredible to see.
When I asked where he learned I found out his uncle who taught him was the kick-boxing champion (Maui Thai) of Thailand. With the money he won, he moved here to USA!!!
I was pretty lucky, and obviously his style was useful in real fighting.
Later when I was older I had a roommate from Laos and found out he was an ex-Shoalin monk, same skills as vid.
They say the reason karate/other styles are better known is that their fighters one every year after year in contests. But when westerners were there to observe, their fighters were bribed a bunch to lose.
So it's not as well known. :roll: 8)
  • 0

-----SPEED,STRENGTH, AND ACCURACY.-----
"Procrastination" is five syllables for "Sloth".
Theopia 8)
Born To Be Alive!

THUNDERLORD
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1264
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:42 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:54 pm

I call bullshit on the spear-against-throat thing.
  • 0


PVC Arsenal 17
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1762
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:18 pm
Location: United States
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:57 pm

heck thunderlord! you are a LUCKY guy!
  • 0

"Made in France"
- A spud gun insurance.
User avatar
SpudFarm
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 2563
Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:39 am
Location: Norway Trondheim area
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:48 pm

SpudFarm wrote:heck thunderlord! you are a LUCKY guy!


I think so. People who know that stuff don't usually like to teach just anyone. For example the monks practice it only to protect thier temples. Or self /others from criminals.

I had moved to a rough city from a rural area. I saw the guy practice (privately) in the gym and kept bugging him. But he wouldn't show me anything. Then one evening I got jumped by three strangers and a broken jaw with a baseball bat.
So at school he told me come over and train with him every day for a while. At that time Jean Claude Van Damme movies were popular and the S.E. Asians were seeing their style in movies and knowing people would start to learn anyway.

There's lots of stories about the style but the language barrier is difficult sometimes. For example one style is said to come from a contest held each year, where if a criminal (from prison) could beat 50 men, he would be released.
It was more for amusement until one guy supposedly studied a cat. And also that to beat 50 men he'd have to use every body part as he'd get injured. So he won, got freed and started that style. (don't know the name due to translating difficulty). 8)
EDIT: Also, if you're young and you strike stuff over and over, you get stronger as it heals. But you learn how to strike so it won't hurt too.
When older people get injured, they don't always heal stronger.So the best guys probably learned from very young.
  • 0

-----SPEED,STRENGTH, AND ACCURACY.-----
"Procrastination" is five syllables for "Sloth".
Theopia 8)
Born To Be Alive!

THUNDERLORD
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1264
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:42 pm
Reputation: 0

Next

Return to Non-Spudgun Related Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'