Friday, December 26, 2008

Troofer Burn Video

Some of you may recall that the Troofers raised $20,000 to put together this sign, which the artist was going to destroy the vertical supports of with diagonal thermite charges at Burning Man.

Technical assistance was reportedly provided by Steven Jones. It was going to be a demonstration of how thermite brought down the towers.

But as with everything the Troofers touch, it didn't quite work out as planned. It was windy that day, and so what they did instead is burn some thermite in a pot under the sign (shown in the video). Of course, that doesn't explain why they couldn't have done the destruction of the sign on a non-windy day. My first guess is that the diagonal thermite charges didn't work.


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