Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

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Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby raftin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:07 pm

For those that have never been in a Burning Man dust storm here is just a quick clip from 2010 of an average event. The filming took place at Altitude Lounge, a 40 foot tall tower we build. At the top we have viewing platforms, couches, bar, and LED beacon. It's nice because when you get 30 - 40 feet up you get above all the large particles that sandblast your legs.


http://youtu.be/fKBA9uQs4yY
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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:14 pm

Moving this to the 'Experiences At Burning Man' board.
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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby raftin » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:14 am

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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:21 am

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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby BBadger » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:56 am

Demonstrating the lovely exfoliating properties of the playa! It's like a health spa!
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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:13 am

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Yes, that is a real, recent picture.

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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby TomServo » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:42 pm

Beautiful video! I have to point out...remembering back...and since it hasn't really been mentioned here...Not all of the dirt out there is talc! And that wind will pick up small pebble size chunks. Creating that "exfoliating" effect. Bad for eyes...Bad for lungs..and a little painful on a bare ass...the latter isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but I went to the Temple of Atonement for that pleasure.
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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby Rice » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:07 pm

TomServo wrote:Beautiful video! I have to point out...remembering back...and since it hasn't really been mentioned here...Not all of the dirt out there is talc! And that wind will pick up small pebble size chunks. Creating that "exfoliating" effect. Bad for eyes...Bad for lungs..and a little painful on a bare ass...the latter isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but I went to the Temple of Atonement for that pleasure.

Getting one's ass sand-blasted is not really the problem. Facing the wrong way, into above-mentioned wind - ... ouch {wimper} Lesson learned: Wear at least underwear if walking into major dust storm. (thanks 12 hour dust storm in 07!)
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Re: Average Dust Storm, Burning Man 2010

Postby trashmansion » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:47 pm

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