Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Fire Hoop: Win Or Fail?

Drunken backpackers risking life and limb in the pursuit of entertainment.

A brave/foolish backpacker throws himself through the fire hoop.
I've previously featured the fire skipping rope on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog, but the fire skipping rope isn't the only fire related nightly entertainment in Thailand.  The beach bars and clubs in Koh Phangan are obsessed with fire and also have fire jugglers, fire limbo, the fire hoop, and other fire related activities.

This week I've decided to focus on the fire hoop, and below is a video featuring drunken backpackers attempting to bravely/foolishly leap through a hoop of flames.  However, rather than just editing together a compilation of people jumping through the fire hoop, the video instead takes the form of a quiz.

The video features five attempts at the fire hoop and for each jump the action freezes just before each backpacker attempts their jump.  A clean jump is a 'WIN', but if they stumble into the flaming sides of the fire hoop then it's a 'FAIL'.  Watch the video below and see if you can guess who gets a win and who gets a fail...

The video 'The Fire Hoop: Win Or Fail?' is presented in a light-hearted manner, but in all seriousness I've seen backpackers pick up some nasty injuries from the fire activities in Thailand, so my advice to anyone visiting Thailand would be to stay safe and remember that fire and alcohol is a dangerous combination.

Just as a reminder, a few months ago I featured a compilation video of drunken backpackers attempting the fire skipping rope:
The Fire Skipping Rope: A Compilation Video

The fire hoop and fire skipping rope are part of the nightly entertainment in Haad Rin on the tropical island of Koh Phangan in Thailand.  You can find out more about Haad Rin at the following link:
Haad Rin Guide Book

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The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
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Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.