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Re: Miss Electra on Ripley's

Original poster: "Mark W. Stolz by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <mark_w_stolz-at-hotmail-dot-com>

Hi All,

I taped it since I wasn't home.  Upon watching the tape with my wife, she 
got bored saying "I've seen better than this in the garage." :-)

I watched the tape several time in varying degrees of slow motion and 
wondered if anyone noticed:

1. The metal gloves she was wearing had wires running up her arms taped at 
the shoulders and then down her back.
2. The platform that she sat on was not the TC but an insulated platform 
connected to the TC.  She was sitting on a plate on that platform.
3. The current draw at the initial spark throwing gag was ~22 amps, so this 
wasn't a big coil.
4. During the light bulb gag the assistants were standing on boxes, I assume 
to be insulated since occasional sparks hit their hands.
5. The rod she was holding at the end with a light bulb in it which 
apparently was a resistive load to drain any remaining charge.

Remember, don't try this at home Brent and Danielle are highly paid...er I 
mean trained professionals.

Mark Stolz
Houston, TX

>Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
>Hi Vince,
>I just saw it :-)
>It was actually quite good!!  We got to see Danielle Stampe and Brent
>Turner up close without too much goofy fanfare and stuff.  Sort of like a
>quick little street party with lots of fun :-))
>I would have added a few little explosives to the "dummy" test :o))  But
>that may have broke the coil...  Danielle and Brent didn't exactly look
>"nervous and terrified" but rather as calm normal people that had done this
>before ;-) Brent looked especially confident and came off looking really
>good! ;-)
>I "tought I saw a photo trick" during the lighting of the bulbs trick ;o))
>But it would not have looked good without it.  The effects were added very
>well actually.
>Kelly is probably not a decedent of Albert Einstein...  "DanYELL!!..." :o))
>  But I guess she explained it all pretty well to the audience.
>All in all, a very good show!
>Of course, I (and we) strongly discourage others from trying stunts like
>this just as we would discourage folks with motorcycles from trying to jump
>the Snake River...  Danielle and Brent are true professionals that know
>exactly what they are doing.  There experience dates back longer than many
>of us have been alive...
>	Terry

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