Anvil's Away

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  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting activity. Fun video.

    Here's a link without an advertisement at the front end --> Anvil Video.

    "Anvil shooting has a long proud history in America."

    Snort!™ :D
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Holy crap I didn't expect it to shoot up that high.


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    Nor make a hole that deep. :eek:
     
  7. TheOnlyJon macrumors 6502a

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    OH DANG. Wow. Hahaha. Now I understand the obsession - that was great! What a cool guy too. He'd be a fun grandpa. Such a happy guy :D
     
  8. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    There is a suburb of Vancouver called New Westminster. Starting in 1870 they have been firing a "21 anvil salute" on the Victoria Day long weekend in May. (some histories say it was the fire department - the 'Hyacks', others say it was the Royal Engineers) It started as a way to honour the then Monarch, Queen Victoria, when you didn't have cannons (Monarchs would traditionally get a 21 gun salute on their birthday). It has continued every year since (140 years now) because blasting anvils is fun.

    The New Westminster anvils only use 2 oz of black powder, so no major air time. On the other hand the fellow lighting it off gets close and uses a long stick to set it off. No 'light the fuze and run'.... as soon as the light on the stick touches the powder its' BOOM time. Twenty One times.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That sounds like a fun even to attend. :)
     
  10. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    You know, I've never gone. If I was visiting Vancouver as a tourist, it's something that would be on my list .... funny, eh? :)
     
  11. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    That was awesome it went really high. I'd like to see it in person though.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, that would be awesome to see in person. Thanks for sharing OP, my son and I had a great time watching this video.
     

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