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Old 08-10-10, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question Bed of Nails advice

I'm a newish sideshow performer: I've been doing fire for a couple of years, glass walking, blockhead and have just finished a bed of nails- my problem is that it is SO painful! I assumed the weight distribution (7' nails 1' apart) would mean, while no exactly being pleasant would be bearable but I cannot lie on this thing for more than a few seconds :-( I'm quite a lean lady so I don't know if that has anything to do with it... ANY tips would be greatly appreciated, I assumed this would be simple!
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Lily, I've PM'd you.
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Old 08-11-10, 04:28 AM   #3
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Sounds like your nails are too sharp. Also, you don't say how many nails you have, maybe not enough ?
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Sounds like your nails are too sharp. Also, you don't say how many nails you have, maybe not enough ?
The bed goes from my neck to below my butt in length and more than the width of my body (20" x 25" -I'm very small!) with a nail at 1" square intervals so that's 456 nails. The nails were VERY sharp so I blunted them slightly by hitting the tips with a hammer once the bed was finished and I realised I couldn't even begin to lie on it. It's now slightly better but still sooo painful.
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I just replied to your PM. Note sure if it went through; let me know if you don't receive it.
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Old 08-12-10, 10:32 AM   #6
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I think one I saw, they were a half-inch apart. One inch sounds like too far apart no wonder they hurt.
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