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Running on water ! For real !

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 09:56 PM
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Pause at 1:41, notice how the water level is high, about a foot I would say, look at the small pine tree to the man's left. To me, that COULD mean that there is a pier or dock located just beneath the surface of the water, not a flood controlled pier with pole give though; perhaps they are running on that. Or perhaps it is legit, I doubt it, but weirder things have happened.

Living on a lake, we have a boat house in our backyard where the dock sometimes will become submerged and hidden due to increased water levels. I have actually walked down to the boat house on the dock while it was about six inches under water, giving the appearance I am walking on water, besides the fact there is a rail right beside me.

I think that is what these fellas are doing, while the water level was high the dock became hidden and perfect time to "run on water". We have some storms moving in this weekend, the level is already a little high, if given the chance, I will try to recreate this feat these men are claiming.




posted on May, 9 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Arkady
It's fake, they've just put stepping stones under the water as a prank to try and get idiots to waste their time faceplanting into the edge of ponds.
Really guys, think about it for a second and then apply palm to face.
I cannot believe how seriously stupid most people on ATS are.
LOL at the morons who believed this.
[edit on 9-5-2010 by Arkady]

[edit on 9-5-2010 by Arkady]


Yeah what this guy said.
I fully endorse all of the believers out there to try it, plz tape it cuz i love the fail type videos.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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That was pretty cool. And it had to be real if Criss Angel also does it. Na i'm kidding about that one.

Travis Pastrana did a similar thing on his bike that was really cool.

Here's a link. I don't get the video number thing from YouTube:

www.youtube.com...

[edit on 9-5-2010 by AOmonsta]

[edit on 9-5-2010 by AOmonsta]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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Your link won't work.

Use only what's behind the vid= part.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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Well...

You have got to give those guys some credit for a viral that really most definitely gets a lot of attention.


I really would like to know how they did it.

I'll have to say this again cause I feel stupid.

I posted this video because it looked amazing. I never even thought about it could be real or a hoax.
I've never heard of that brand either.

Still. It's a very cool vid.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 10:50 PM
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Well let me try this again then:




posted on May, 9 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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I can't believe the amount of people coming on claiming this to be fake just because they all are wearing hi-tec gear. Did it ever occur that possibly hi-tec got word of what they were doing and tried to sponsor them? A skateboarding video is a good example of this. Yes the sponsors are trying to make money but they are still supporting it regardless. I also find it wired how they don't even mention hi-tec...

I've said before, and now I want to address this specifically to the "de-bunkers"...try and run using the form they did and then imagine having to do that on a wet plexi glass surface or even a wooden one. I think it would be damn near impossible not to slip, and I don't mean slip and fall, but slip at all which it appears in the video he does not do. I have also read some replys such as "try it yourself and put it on youtube". Well it is not that simple and he states it in the video, you really have to believe that you can do it or you won't, and I'm sure it takes A LOT of practice. Just because someone has faked it before doesn't mean everyone has.

I really think his running style is the key. It looks like most of his weight is being focused up and forward. The high knee run and his arms really lead me to believe this.

There have been other posters offering proof that this is a real phenomenon and with the power of the human mind I really think this could be accomplished by anyone. Maybe one week I'll try and post my attempts because I have just been thinking about how I would do it and how it would feel all day, which is a good start.



[edit on 9-5-2010 by kyle43]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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I would really love to see you succeed.

I'm convinced it is a viral. Still could be plausible. I'm not sure yet, so good luck.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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On tv Criss Angel showed how the whole walking/running on water thing is done. I'm not a big fan of his, but it was entertaining to see him do the trick several places and watch reactions.

There is a plexiglass walkway a few inches below the water. From directly above and from the side it appears as though the person was walking on water. Since the walkway is below water by a few inches, it allows ripples and splashes on the surface.

Debunked



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Come on guys!! Its a viral!!
remember: GOOGLE IS UR FRIEND... SOMETIMES!!!

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Change the wooden boards for plexiglass boards and you have Hi-Tec's viral marketing.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:17 PM
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This is a sad day for ATS... and myself.

(I actually thought it was real for a brief moment.)



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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I believe anything is possible.

But, in the normal life we are used to... With enough speed perhaps you can skim across. But, you would seem to have a tendency to slow down, and sink. If you can keep your legs moving like that lizard, who knows?

Yeah, I would like to see some other folks do it.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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Off topic here but,


Hi cybertoy!

What is the picture of your avatar?



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:30 PM
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I've said before, this is just how HIS illusion was done. There are many different methods that could it could be done but Chris Angels was a TOTALLY DIFFERENT scenario.

Answer me this, the masses that are easily amused see this video on youtube, they see it go "haha wow that was cool", then more than likely move on. I saw this tonight. If this was a huge advertising scam why would is it so discreetly put in there. They don't give any hook to look more into a certain product, because they only mention they find the shoe on accident. If they wanted to buy the product do you not think they would give just a little more information on where to start or why its a "water running" shoe?

Looking at the sites
www.hi-tec.com...
www.youtube.com.../f
www.facebook.com...#!/HiTecUSA?v=wall&viewas=1560681295

You can look all around and see nothing that has to do with water running. The OP videos site has the following links:
www.liquidmountaineering.blogspot.com...
www.youtube.com...

It provides other videos, but the blog is in another language, so I can't be sure what it is saying. But I see no where to buy anything or give money, no other advertisers. Its a pretty simple set up.

I really am leaning towards believing that some guys really wanted to prove they could walk on water. They found a shoe that gave them what they needed and then sent a video into hi-tec. I'll reference skateboarding again, when you are a few levels before "pro" you get on a "flow" team...the company just gives you free products so you can rep it...this is why I think they are wearing all that nice gear.

Perhaps someone at hi-tec really sees something in this and decided to help them get it started. But as of now, there is nothing that suggests ANYONE except the people doing it are the only ones that have a hand in this. Why would anyone put money into them if they really couldn't get something impressive out?

Why else would the hoax it?



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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Look at the different styles of running, do you see how he is more or less trying to keep his balance rather than "skimming" and following a specific form? Also compare the waves that the OP video and your video provide.

[edit on 9-5-2010 by kyle43]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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It is so obvious that this is a viral video marketing gimmick for the Hi-Tec footwear company. All of these guys are not only wearing Hi-Tec gear, but notice how they put extra emphasis on the shoes and then make sure to capture all of the sweet spot angles on the shoes. Just think about it, if this was real, would they really add that clip about the shoes and then put such emphasis on the shoes leading to successful "liquid mountaineering"? This whole video just screams gorilla marketing.

We can tell just how effective this marketing is because on this thread alone, many folks have already said that they were going to buy a pair of these shoes in order to attempt this supposed new sport. Kudos to Hi-Tec for such an effective ad.

--airspoon

p.s. The lizard that runs on water, actually cups little pockets of air under it's feet, which gives him just enough buoyancy for the next stride.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:39 PM
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Strange, I don't recall EVER saying it was an advertisement. But faked? Yes I said that. Just look at the way the water moves in the areas that he just ran and off to his sides.

It doesn't move like it does in deeper water. Also why do they all run out from the same place on shore? And they go in the same direction.

Look, I realize you WANT to believe this very badly kyle43.

I don't.

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:43 PM
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I think it's one of the ugliest shoes I've ever seen.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure this is for real. They have a blog with more vids here: liquidmountaineering.blogspot.com...



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