Watch these impressive Slinky moves by a street performer


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#2

Slinky moves:


#3

It’s cool, but a snappier term than “slinky manipulator” seems needed. Slinkist?


#4

Not directly related, but I tend to come away from some of these manipulated demo videos (forward/reverse editing, etc.) feeling kind of cheated.


#5

Besides his all-too-brief performance, the best part of his Gong Show appearance (not in the linked video above) was when one of the judges – Jimmy Kimmel I believe — gave him a crappy score and said that anybody can do slinky tricks. Slinky Josh immediately invited him to try, and Jimmy failed miserably. Josh makes tricky stuff look easy.


#6

Best to avoid copyright infringement too. “Springmaster”?


#7

I saw them live once, probably in the early 90’s at Pepperdine, and it was a childhood dream come true.


#8

I knew there was so much more you could do with a Slinky then only sending it down the stairs, alone or in pairs, making slinkyity sounds.


#9

Slinker?

Slinkspert?

Slinkpro?

UnSlinkingbelievable?


#10

… and people say that the Swiss are stiff…


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