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#148886 - 05/25/05 02:03 PM Needle Breaking Glass ?
ezanotto Offline
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I wonder if somebody could help me in finding more info on some chinese or corean technique to break a glass window with a needle. Any information would be welcome, a photo would be excellent, directions to download a video would be SUPERB! Thank you very much, EDcapoeira

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#148887 - 05/26/05 08:42 PM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: ezanotto]
Rayman452 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/05
Posts: 76
Loc: Canada
If you launch the needle at the glass at over 500KM/H, then I believe that you can break the glass that way. This forum won't teach you how to break into houses... A brick does better...

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#148888 - 06/03/05 04:23 PM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: ezanotto]
schanne Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
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"Korean" (spelling).....never heard of that, where did you hear about the needle and glass thing. Speed is the key factor, I know from my little boy BB gun days a BB will make a little hole in the glass with out breaking the glass if it has enough forse and speed, something to think about.
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#148889 - 06/03/05 04:38 PM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: schanne]
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My folks have seen pine straw stuck into the sides of trees after hurricane fredrick (probaly due to micro burst of wind or even possibly tornadoes). I also know a little gimmick where you can pierce a potato with an ordinary drinking straw. So I don't doubt a needle breaking glass.

I think the speed IS the key factor.
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#148890 - 06/05/05 09:18 AM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: ezanotto]
original_tai_chi Offline
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Registered: 06/04/05
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I think I saw a Shaolin Monk did that in some famous kung fu magazine. I quite recently actually. I think I saw it last month in Chapters. Of course we are not talking about 10 or 20 meters throw. The distance that I saw in the magazine is not very long. I think about 3 to 5 m.

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#148891 - 06/06/05 07:02 AM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: original_tai_chi]
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Registered: 01/13/05
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It is part of the most recent shaolin monk touring show (available on dvd- think it is 'wheel of life') as said above it is from close range, he takes 3 throws vith a needle and it cracks, then penetrates a tank of water.
impressive, but strangely unspectacular to watch.
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#148892 - 06/06/05 10:49 AM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: Cord]
DefenselessChild Offline
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Registered: 03/16/05
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That's a pretty impressive skill. I mean, if he wanted to become an assassin he could. He could get into all sorts of weapon restricted areas with like a needle in his boot and KILL KILL KILL...
yeah...I got too into it...

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#148893 - 06/06/05 01:35 PM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: DefenselessChild]
Cord Offline
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Restricted areas that didnt have metal detectors that is.
Also this monk had to do all that chi channeling stuff for about 3 mins before chucking the first needle- i would have torn him a new one before he turned me into a dartboard

It is an impressive, but useless skill. However, the speed, focus and power necessary to succeed, i suspect can be used in more practical ways.
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#148894 - 06/06/05 04:33 PM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: Cord]
DefenselessChild Offline
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Normal metal detectors don't normally pick up things as small as needles. My little brother got through 3 airports with a pair of scissors for crying out loud.

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#148895 - 06/06/05 06:35 PM Re: Needle Breaking Glass ? [Re: DefenselessChild]
Cord Offline
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Heh, i got picked up every time for my nipple piercing
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