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MindFreak:SUV Nail Bed

Posted by JD on August 3, 2006

Mindfreak: SUV Nail Bed

SUV Nail Bed: Criss expands upon the traditional bed of nails trick by lying on a bed of nails while a Hummer (a particularly large type of SUV) rolls over him. He was seriously injured in the process.

Ok! This was probably Second most Impressive Episode after the Levitation ordeal…simply because it wasn’t over the top…(well, not with C.angel standards)

The Main Effect was this stunt where Criss would lay on a bed of nails and then a Hummer (SUV) was rolled onto his chest..
leaving him to bear 1/4 weight of the vehicle sandwiched between a board and a bed of nails…

You’re Probably saying….aaah! phoooey…i’ve seen that on Ripley…
Sure…but Just because you’ve seen it a million times on tv doesnt make the stunt any less
dangerous

Effect 1
Needles From the Belly thingy…

A very Squirmy Effect…Criss shows some spectators some needles…he puts 5-6 of them in a glass…fills it with wine…and then gulps it down…then he shows you a thread which he consumes…after a bit of “digestion”…he starts pulling out a thread from INSIDE (yeah! INSIDE) his belly…with the thread sewn through the needles…

Well, its obvious the second thread was always there…then again you gotta hand it to him…it was friggin amazing watching him pull it out…

Earlier, in Supernatural he had pulled our razor blades in a similar fashion out of his mouth…

Kids, Dont try this at home…aaah! you’ll probably will and end up with a swollen belly…

Effect 2
Pyschic Glass Shatter

The Scene, a Restaurant, Criss walks up to a table…[after some intro]… places a pen in a wine glass and asks the people at the table to “concentrate” on the pen …HARD! the pen miraculously (oooh! boy) levitates out of the glass…
(clearly done with a Invisible thread)

(..after a few moments of gasps from bystanders…)

Criss again puts the pen back in the glass…asks the people (at the table) to stand up
and concentrate on the glass…after a few deep moments..BAM!! the Glass SHATTERSS into
pieces…

NOTE: This Glass Shatterring thingy was done by David Blaine on Vertigo…
i hardly expected criss to repeat a trick already done by his close rival (blaine)
but he did…and its NO BIG DEAL really…Blaine Himself had repeated the
“Arm Twisting Illusion” earlier
The Secret was also Revealed in an Episode of ” Psychic Secrets Revealed”…
The Secret can be found on the Internet via Google…:D

Effect 3
Frisbee Float

This was another of Criss’s Attempt to pull a miracle at a “spontaneous” situation…
After this elaborate skit where his crew is slacking off at the location of the stunt
and playing with their frisbee…
“NO Good crew Men”…Criss joins in and then the magic happens…
Criss makes frisbee float from the ground to his hand and then proceeds to rotate
it mid air…(WHOOOOO!!!)

…and then the frisbee becomes a normal frisbee…(BORING!!)

Again, IT (?) was used…

Quite a creative idea to use it on a frisbee since it already appears to levitate when in use…

Effect 4
Walking on glass

As Part of his Training for the main Stunt (SUV Nail Bed) criss keeps jumping up and down
this spread of shattered glass…again this wasn’t really an elaborate effect…
they didn’t make a big deal out of it…
why should they? People watch this stuff everyday on TV…

Effect 5
Bed Of Nails

The Main Effect was this stunt where Criss would lay on a bed of nails and then a Hummer (SUV) was rolled onto his chest..
leaving him to bear 1/4 weight of the vehicle sandwiched between a board and a bed of nails…

now, i know it’s quite a cliche in the modern world of Reality TV with shows like Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
and Guiness World Records,etc etc…but it was a great stunt…

sadly, there’s nothing much i can write about it…

There was a couple of comments from the “Mindfreak Consultant” Banachek…
and there was also this guy “Todd ..something..” who likes to hammer a 8-inch nail into his nose…and has no qualms for doing it for TV…

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