A short film featuring sticks, control and practice
March 27, 2013 9:49 AM   Subscribe

This is why clowns are taken seriously in places like Russia.
posted by cthuljew at 10:12 AM on March 27, 2013

Very mesmerizing AND amazing! Thanks for sharing.
posted by michellenoel at 10:16 AM on March 27, 2013

In Soviet Russia, clowns take you seriously.
posted by found missing at 11:06 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]

The entire time I was watching that video, I felt like I was about to be murdered.
posted by Fizz at 11:18 AM on March 27, 2013 [3 favorites]

The performer's muscle control is amazing.
posted by cranberrymonger at 11:21 AM on March 27, 2013

I had to fast-forward to the end. The anticipation was making me crazy.

Great video though. (I went back and watched the rest...)
posted by Pecinpah at 12:41 PM on March 27, 2013

Very cool! I'm picturing a few stick-balancing/slackliner rumbles at the park this summer.
posted by bonobothegreat at 1:17 PM on March 27, 2013

The guy is ripped and I realized by the end that you'd need incredible stamina to do it, not just brute strength but with fine motor control, too.
posted by not_the_water at 2:06 PM on March 27, 2013

He was on Japanese TV competition show, doing the balancing live. The ending, at the 10:30 mark, is cool. Here's the youtube link. There's multiple cameras covering his act, including an overhead one. He has to hold the whole assembly over his head for couple of minutes.
posted by jjj606 at 4:37 PM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

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