Posted by JoVaara
It’s been a long while since I posted anything on this blog. Part of the reason being it was kind of Christmas…part of the reason is that Dudes of Hazard has undergone a major turning point in dynamics. Regrettably Chuck is no longer part of the Dudes of Hazard team as he chose to pursue separate interests. The bright side is that Pete and I continue to build on the brand, and effectively introduced a new segment called Xtremity!
Soon after Chuck decided to part with the team, we sat down and had a long and serious talk (over a couple of cold one’s of course) and decided that we have worked to damn hard can came too far just to pack up our shit and leave. It might seem like a futile expedition we are currently on, and no one cares about our stuffs….but I beg to differ. We have a growing fanbase, both in South Africa these last 2 months, as well as a brilliant array of international fans and friends, including the awesome Jason Farmer (Also known as Stuntman89) and Ralph Lowden from Outcast Stuntz to name but two.
Featured on Attack Of The Show in the US, where we were the top video for 5 weeks in a row, it must mean that we are doing something right. Although it’s broadcast on the G4TV network in the US, and probably reached like 2% of the South African population, it still is some pretty decent exposure. Any and every little bit helps, and if South African channels and shows could feature us it would be super awesome. However, we lack these kinds of shows that showcases South African shows, talents and antics. If a TV channel should start such a show, it would be one of a kind, and a massive hit.
Lucky for us, there are some awesomely awesome people left in South Africa who has a kind heart and willing to help fellow acts and preformances in South Africa.
Our number one lady is Cat van den Berg from Black Mountain Magazine (Facebook Page / Black Mountain Website) who is the only (and if I say THE ONLY I do mean it) website/company owner who actually likes what we do and actively promotes our show and stuffs. We would like to thank her for giving us the opportunity to market ourselves through her Facebook Page, Website and Magazine (Yeah, she actually does own a magazine).
Now back to the matter at hand. Building on the Xtremity segment, Pete and I have changed much of the dynamic and ideas. The main idea behind Xtremity is to test various items and how much pain they can inflict. It mostly involves household items or cheap items easily acquired without a budget.
The pilot, called Staples & Traps, is the general idea in which we want the series to head in. Since then we did another episode called Blowpipe Time, where we tested home-made blowguns on each other. That was some serious fun!
It’s quite easy actually to construct one of those blowguns, and if you sharpen the skewers to perfection I rate it could do some real damage!
While I work on another entry, enjoy this little video. It’s called Stapler Augmentation, and I felt like doing it in a Russian accent.
Much Love! JV
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