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Online Alex

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Tape measure tricks
« on: January 15, 2010, 12:26 PM »
Who can do this with his tape measure?


Offline Mac

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 01:00 PM »
Haha!! Awesome.    [big grin]  I love the light switch...


Offline woodguy7

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 05:29 PM »
Yea, very good.  Glad i ain't his boss though, i doubt he gets much work done with all the practising  [crying]
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Offline proclive

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 06:29 PM »
It's fake. About 21 seconds in he is throwing the tip and the whole blade goes from being in his hand to magically below it. Somehow he not only knows how to do these tricks, but he can phase through matter. He clearly shouldn't be doing construction if that's the case.

Offline joiner1970

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 06:39 PM »
It's fake. About 21 seconds in he is throwing the tip and the whole blade goes from being in his hand to magically below it. Somehow he not only knows how to do these tricks, but he can phase through matter. He clearly shouldn't be doing construction if that's the case.

Its not thats just where the tape flicks look at it again in slow mo you will see.

Offline wnagle

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 06:50 PM »
I took the laser site of my Glock and installed it on my favorite tape measure...I still can't hit anything.  [eek]

Think I should try a metric tape?  I keep hearing metric is better than imperial!  ::)
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Online Alex

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010, 07:32 PM »
It's fake. About 21 seconds in he is throwing the tip and the whole blade goes from being in his hand to magically below it. Somehow he not only knows how to do these tricks, but he can phase through matter. He clearly shouldn't be doing construction if that's the case.

No it's not a trick. At 21 seconds he's trying to catch the keys that lay on a shelf right in front of the camera. When he hits them and the tape retracts the weight of the keys pull the tape to the ground when they clear the shelf. It all happens in a split second so maybe that confuses you. 

Offline proclive

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2010, 09:28 PM »
It's fake. About 21 seconds in he is throwing the tip and the whole blade goes from being in his hand to magically below it. Somehow he not only knows how to do these tricks, but he can phase through matter. He clearly shouldn't be doing construction if that's the case.

No it's not a trick. At 21 seconds he's trying to catch the keys that lay on a shelf right in front of the camera. When he hits them and the tape retracts the weight of the keys pull the tape to the ground when they clear the shelf. It all happens in a split second so maybe that confuses you. 

It is a trick with editing. I am not confused at all when the blade of the measuring tape magically passes through his fingers that were holding it a split second earlier. There was already a discussion on another board with people who do video editing for a living and who dissected the whole thing. But if the video itself doesn't convince, again where the blade magically passes through his hands, then let's take a look at some more of his "real" videos.

Guy drawing mona lisa with nail gun without missing a single shot


Guy splits a nail with a nail gun shot


Guy can magically throw nails harder and faster than a nail gun


Guy cuts 2x4 by throwing blade through it


These are viral videos supposedly created by Integrity windows to sell their product. I personally think this is the dumbest use of this type of marketing ever. It really doesn't fit with the type of person that they are trying to go after and whomever they hired to do it should be fired and sued so that they can recoup their money.

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2010, 01:00 AM »
The last one where he throws a saw blade perfectly on a line cutting the 2x4 was featured on FineHomebuilding.com's online extras :)  To me, it's like reality TV: not real, but intended to be entertaining.
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Online Alex

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010, 03:32 AM »
Well proclive, I must admit that you're right after all. I could believe the tape measure thing but those other videos you posted where just completely over the top and obviously doctored.

Offline woodguy7

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2010, 07:19 AM »
Yes, it would appear they were, but really good to watch though.  There is talent in being able to edit video that well though  [huh]

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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Tape measure tricks
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2010, 09:50 AM »
Well proclive, I must admit that you're right after all. I could believe the tape measure thing but those other videos you posted where just completely over the top and obviously doctored.

DITTO ........ they get more more fake especially the saw blade one. Still entertaining though.