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Re: High Voltage Stunt on Fear Factor tonight.

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Steve,

You think it's fake?


Well, yea ok... The sparks don't follow the laws of physics, but I am sure they were real sparks and filmed for real at one time in history ;-)) The video dubbing was pretty good unless it was against a light background. The usual corny reality show...

Of course, only idiots play with real electricity ;o))


And yes, the my DRSSTC is putting out little streamers now ;-)))

Nice to hear from Sam and know he is doing cool stuff!!



BTW - I used to work on line carrier equipment at substations. You would get up on a ladder about 7 feet from the lines and mess with the voltage pickoff equipment. Everything metal would just shock the crap out of you from all the static electricity. It got "real old" after a few hours... I wish I could say it did not have any permanent effects on me %:o))

At 07:00 PM 1/31/2005, you wrote:
I caught the last 10 minutes or so of the show (before they cursed
each other out), i didnt catch the introduction to the "stunt", but it
really looked faked to me.  It looked like they edited in little SSTC
or VTTC brush discharges to dramatize the whole thing.  I would not be
surprised if the metal parts were actually charged up, but the little
streamers that we see on TV do look completely fake (why would they
spray out into the air when a grounded human touches them?).  Please
correct me if im wrong.

Any comments on this Sam?

Steve W.