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Old 11-30-02, 04:08 AM   #1
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hello! does anyone have one of those "derby" hats, round black wool ones, to either sell or donate to a good cause? I have been part of a team teaching ex-addicts circus skills and it has been amazing. One of them is very keen to continue learning hat stuff but i can't afford to buy him one...any help would be massively appreciated.....
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Old 11-30-02, 10:36 AM   #2
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It probably won't help you out for one person, but for what it's worth, I have a couple of pages on my site showing how I construct my bowler hats. Check out:

http://www.stevenragatz.com/bkstg/hat1.htm
http://www.stevenragatz.com/bkstg/hat2.htm
http://www.stevenragatz.com/bkstg/hat3.htm

There is some overhead to building the blocks, but once they're ready, you can produce as many hats as you wish for next to nothing.

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Old 12-01-02, 12:52 AM   #3
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There are LOADS of derbies in charity shops all around the UK. Usually what happens is some old geezer dies and his wife sends everything to oxfam... you can get a nice one for under 10 quid if you look around a bit.

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Old 12-01-02, 07:52 AM   #4
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ah wicked...
not being a hat girl i thought they were specially crafted for manipulation...i'll scout about...

Any other suggestions received with thanks!

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Old 12-01-02, 09:36 AM   #5
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There is a derby that is by Nils Pol which is specially weighted for hat tricks-- it is basically one hat sewn inside another.

It's really expensive and looks like a "special jugglers hat" which kind of defeats the purpose of hat tricks (extraordinary manipulations of an everyday object)


I have known Jugglers who weight their hats often put something around the brim, but it is not at all necessary.

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Old 12-04-02, 12:33 PM   #6
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what's your address? I have a couple of old hat's around. I can spare one.
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Old 12-05-02, 09:45 AM   #7
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Take the hats, Em, but if our man offers you a ride to Canada, think twice.
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Old 12-05-02, 11:50 AM   #8
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Cheers Rob!!!!!!!
have replied personally....
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Old 12-06-02, 02:20 AM   #9
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I'm just an American and all I want to do is go visit some friends for a weekend. Easy ? I ask you.
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Old 12-06-02, 07:21 AM   #10
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Rob
That deserves its own topic, "strange customs-bordering on insanity"
Go on, give us the extended version.
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Old 12-06-02, 12:38 PM   #11
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Martin,

Karl will do the story justice. Ask him the next time you stop by.
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second-hand, entirely different flavor
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Old 12-07-02, 02:05 AM   #13
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Em, You can add weight and balance to an ordinary Bowler or other hat, to make it much better for tricks, by getting an appropriate length of half inch rope, spraying it the right colour and hot-glueing it inside the outer edge of the brim, on top. The audience will never notice it and the extra weight gives amazing control, esp. outdoors in wind. You really should get used to doing it to hats if you're teaching people hat tricks. It will behave more like a reliable but lopsided quoit than a light-weight unbalanced hat.
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Old 12-07-02, 07:22 AM   #14
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Cheers petal, god i have learnt more about the simple quietness of the hat world than anything this week...i wasn't actually teaching it but happened to be the one who he persuaded to help him get one...i just wear them but i am developing a creeping interest in the fancy stuff maybe i'll have to keep it and tell him i couldn't get one...hahhahah...no i wouldn't do that...
I am bundling 15 of them into my truck tomorrow to take 'em to see 'circus of horrors', not the best choice what with all those needles and things being stuck into peoples bodies but they'll have a laugh...

Rob, what was all the middle bit of this post about? kind of went cryptic, did you want to come over for tea and biscuits??

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whats a quoit?
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QUOITS of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

QUOITS (generally pronounced "KWAITS" by most purveyors of the sport) is a very ancient throwing game that was the predecessor to the more commonly-known game of Horseshoe Pitching.spam It can be played as a simple backyard lawn game or in full competition tournament style involving clubs or leagues. Because Horseshoes evolved from the game of Quoits, both are played in a similar manner, but the "feel of the game" in Quoits is completely different from that of Horseshoes when it is conducted on a properly maintained Quoit court.spam There are numerous versions of this very old game found throughout the world, and even here in the US many variations exist, depending on the locale.spam Quoits themselves can vary greatly in composition, being made from iron, steel, brass, bronze, rubber, rope, wood, or even plastic

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Old 12-07-02, 02:53 PM   #17
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Em, that was just Taxi's way of having Rob on about a recent trip to Canada that went horribly wrong at the border. It's worth getting the full version of the Catch-22 insanity if you can persuade it out of either of them.

Rob, perhaps next time you ought to consider putting "tree surgeon" in the type of employment box, instead of "clown"?

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Its true, and I'll add that Mart's point is well taken. I think Rob or Jewels should tell that tale.

Fiasco City.

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Well, now you have whetted our appetite?
I'm curious.
Come on then, give us the yarn.

And thank you Martin, for a definitive description of "a quoit". I am so glad that you did not go into colloquial usage. That might be more appropriate to the Lepidopterous One's current performance promoted in "Hype Yourself Blatantly Here", or LDR's recent redecorating.
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Rob having trouble at the border... why am I not surprised? [img]rolleyes.gif[/img]

See ya soon pal,


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