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February 19, 2012 6:36 PM   Subscribe

Bicycle, Unicycle and Trampoline...Oh My!
posted by Confess, Fletch (27 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I liked it, especially the spinning and bouncing parts.
posted by oddman at 6:42 PM on February 19, 2012


When I saw what the cyclist in the red shirt was doing to his unicycle's seat when the video started, I wondered what it meant by "Hors". Enough distraction, back to the cool acrobatics.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:43 PM on February 19, 2012


That was fun. Granted, I've seen all those tricks before decades ago, but it had a whole Cirque du Solei kind of vaudeville skit feel that made it all new again.
posted by mathowie at 6:47 PM on February 19, 2012


Oh, sure, mat, YOU'VE seen everything a person can do on a bicycle without causing permanent damage (and many that would), but if I set up a large screen next to the bicycle lane in front of my place and showed that video on a loop, I wonder how many of the cyclists on their daily runs would drive into the ditch...
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:56 PM on February 19, 2012


That was great, thanks for this. Anyone know what the music was?
posted by Daddy-O at 6:57 PM on February 19, 2012


The music in the first 4 minutes, I mean.
posted by Daddy-O at 6:58 PM on February 19, 2012


I like the beard.
posted by panaceanot at 6:59 PM on February 19, 2012


First 4 minutes was the Clash from London Calling - Brand New Cadillac.

Those guys were amazing. I wince to contemplate the damage when getting the routine down.
posted by leslies at 7:10 PM on February 19, 2012


I wince to contemplate the damage when getting the routine down.

Exactly, which is why when I say that's not my bag, I mean it literally.
posted by resurrexit at 7:20 PM on February 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


There was a point in the first half when they were both bouncing on the trampoline, when my brain pretty much refused to compute what was going on.
posted by carter at 7:24 PM on February 19, 2012


Wow that was hipsterrific!
posted by OHenryPacey at 7:31 PM on February 19, 2012


Nah, OHenryPacey - actual hipsters might get stoned and talk about doing something like this but would never actually go ahead and put the huge amount of work in required to actually do it. Actually doing it is pretty much the definition of not being a hipster.
posted by motty at 7:39 PM on February 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


I envy their clear skill and agility, I don't envy their producers insurance adjuster.

So there's these two performers, and they want to do what?!?!? Around a trampoline backwards with a beard how long?!?!? Doing flips on the trampoline while riding a what!?!?! Being dragged by the others suspenders how many laps?!?!? What do you mean by falling onto the trampoline and being ejected from it onto a unicycle?!?!? AND they double bounce?!?!? They will at least have their feet at shoulders distance apart while their interacting with the trampoline right?
posted by Blasdelb at 7:57 PM on February 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


I didn't necessarily mean that those guys, who obviously have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to gain those skills, are hipsters. It just has a rather contemporary hipsterish aesthetic. or French.
posted by OHenryPacey at 8:01 PM on February 19, 2012


First 4 minutes was the Clash from London Calling - Brand New Cadillac.

Thanks leslies!
posted by Daddy-O at 8:03 PM on February 19, 2012


There were points in this video that I was shouting at my monitor in disbelief.
posted by Sternmeyer at 8:22 PM on February 19, 2012


Music 2 was Santana's "Samba Pa Ti", if anyone's taking notes.
posted by Mike D at 8:48 PM on February 19, 2012


It just has a rather contemporary hipsterish aesthetic. or French.

I totally kept thinking they were mimes normally.
posted by usagizero at 9:04 PM on February 19, 2012


This is so fantastic. Several times were were watching one dude and the other one does something awesome and it was all "WHOA how did he when did he what?! We need to watch this again."
posted by WowLookStars at 10:14 PM on February 19, 2012


I don't care if it's been done a million times before, it was still cool as fuck.
posted by daniel_charms at 11:13 PM on February 19, 2012


I can't believe they weren't wearing helmets!
posted by rongorongo at 12:59 AM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's a magic trick. The fact of the unicycle is meant to distract you from the utterly amazing WTF of the bicycle.
posted by chavenet at 4:05 AM on February 20, 2012


*head explodes in wonder*
posted by Ron Thanagar at 4:36 AM on February 20, 2012


Jesus, that was awesome. For those keeping score, I still think any use of a trampoline=broken neck. Just like a math equation.
posted by OmieWise at 5:32 AM on February 20, 2012


That's all for this week! Tune in again next week where we watch a septet of skydivers make perfect landings using suspension mountain bikes with the saddles removed. All that and more on... IRON CROTCH!
posted by ardgedee at 6:51 AM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't know. I'm pretty sure that about half the time the old prospector guy wasn't riding that bike correctly.
posted by found missing at 9:06 AM on February 20, 2012


stay on for the last 5 seconds too....
posted by Redhush at 5:35 PM on February 20, 2012


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