An oft heard refrain. True, if you are ride monster you won't find much at the CNE to entertain you. You go to Wonderland. I enjoy rides but I need more than that so for me, Canada's Wonderland gets real old real fast
To each their own as long as my own gets done first. Sez I
But anyway ... Collette and I decided this year to take advantage as much as we could of all the things you can do at the Ex beyond the midway and eating deep fried marshmallow-cockroach-peanut butter-trout lungs
I've already posted about the Air Show and Konterschwung but as they say on late night TV .. Wait! We're not done yet!
The last time the CNE hosted a water ski show was four years ago and we were there. The premise was the same, water skit stunts based on a loose comedic script about "skiologists" who design wacky water apparatus
What was new this year was something that barely existed four years ago: The flyboard.
A skiologist would pop up and now again, clothed in a white lab coat showing us that their phDs should be called into question
... and females who perfectly demonstrated the beauty of strength and the strength in beauty
From the water we went to the land, and to a group of young men who seemed to hate the land, they spent so much time trying to jump off to it. That would the extreme pogo demonstration
So the pogo guys thought they could fly and they used their little custom machines to achieve that. We saw a show that featured another group of people who think they can fly and to assist them, they use whatever is at hand in their environment. That's not a bad definition of parkour, or free running.
We saw this group last year when they did a show loosely based on some fictional scene, this year it was billed as a competition between teams of two but really, it was just an excuse to have forerunners do what forerunners do.
So yeh, not much to do at the Ex. And the video? Yeh, nothing much going on there either
Canadian National Exhibition Highlights from Victor Kellar on Vimeo