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Author Topic: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!  (Read 7128 times)

jim in paris

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Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« on: September 26, 2012, 08:23:30 AM »

hi all
good show on a classic trick

and in honour of MH

I hereby dutifully launch the new and unique
"top firing a match" contest

all contestants are required to shoot a short video with a top firing a match
duration limited to one minute
video editing allowed
deadline for the vid Oct 31st
prize to win : a set of custom-made strings + a wood top (home-turned of Corse)
jury
MH himself and his acolyte
Mike's red hair sister
if they accept the challenge

anyone "in" should declare him/herself as a contestant
make entries visible only five days before the deadline

 the grand moderator may displace this post if needed for clarity

jim (creative mode again) 8)
« Last Edit: October 12, 2012, 10:08:01 AM by ta0 »
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Re: Light a match wtih a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 09:53:57 AM »

Here is my entry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhdcEyHkofM&list=UUKd0Pi8a3umNz1x17szQC-A&index=1&feature=plcp

I didn't have strike anywhere matches so I made do with what I did have. :-)
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Re: Light a match wtih a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 11:35:12 AM »

As Mark said on the original thread, that is a fantastic idea and should be fun.

czyoyo, the impatience of the fire of youth :D
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make entries visible only five days before the deadline

On my Over the Top, aka Macarena, video, I light a match towards the end using a top.  But, of course, this type of thing Steve Brown would have tried early on.  I remember he mentioned he had done it out of the boomerang but that he would only be impressed if the match was held in the mouth (and from the boomerang).  If somebody tries it, please use safety goggles as one little piece of burning phosphor in the eye would end the fun.

Count me in  ;D
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Re: Light a match wtih a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 12:10:20 PM »

Why were you so slow in your entry, czyoyo!

I like the video.  Thanks!

So far, I do not have any match flaming top spinning ideas but I will let it simmer for a bit and see what happens.
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 07:58:06 PM »

I am in!
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 10:31:38 AM »

I am in!
Mmm, it may be difficult to beat you, Neffistopheles!!!  >:D




Anyway, I ordered some large size strike-anywhere matches . . .  ;)
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 02:45:21 AM »

i'm in...........

"up to no good " (rancid)

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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 10:56:36 AM »

I had forgotten about this: deadline is Wednesday!   
Czyoyo is winning by default.  Chris is in.  Who else has fire within?  :P
I guess I will be making some smoke this weekend . . .   >:D
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 11:27:10 AM »

I love this concept and the game idea.  I just haven't been able to get on it.  Sorry.

I sure would like to give it a try but I will definitely not be able to get on it this weekend.
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 01:18:53 AM »

my gear is ready, shooting this afternoon

 ;D
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 12:59:20 PM »

The best laid plans of mice and men...

http://youtu.be/pu95UICKf6Y

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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 04:23:24 PM »

Wow!   8) 8) 8)
A Top-o-Lantern just in time for Halloween! Double points!  And the video is hilarious (and sometimes a little scary).
I don't think I can beat that (and I wouldn't risk getting my Holey top on fire).
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2012, 06:25:36 PM »

that's one coool vid !

thanx chris!

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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2012, 02:41:29 PM »

I recorded something and did not burn down the house.  I should be able to post before the deadline this time (tonight if I can)  :)
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Re: Light a match with a top: new contest!!!
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