Helix Spire

Postby masho » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:17 am

We built the spire yesterday. Here are a few pix. More on our Fbook page linked in my signature


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Postby Jackass » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:58 am

NICE, that's bad ass, I wanna climb it already!
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Postby Token » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:55 pm

Helix Jenga!

Watch out, Hasbro might come after you.

Have you driven a truck into an apex at 5 mph to see how it holds up?

Congrats.
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Postby masho » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:35 pm

Token wrote:Helix Jenga!


lol, we heard a lot of "Jenga" yesterday. True story
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Postby masho » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:36 pm

Jackass wrote:NICE, that's bad ass, I wanna climb it already!


Thanks Jackass :wink:
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Postby masho » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:09 am

Critical Massive build done. An excellent experience. We had a good time and learned a few things. Here are some more pix.

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Postby bm_cricket » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:31 am

masho wrote:Critical Massive build done. An excellent experience. We had a good time and learned a few things. Here are some more pix.


Your project just made my morning. Wonderful work you've got there.
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Postby masho » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:59 pm

bm_cricket wrote:
masho wrote:Critical Massive build done. An excellent experience. We had a good time and learned a few things. Here are some more pix.


Your project just made my morning.......


And you just made our day. Thanks
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Postby capjbadger » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:11 pm

Simple yet awesome. Can't wait to climb it. :)

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Postby masho » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:00 am

Thanks Cap. Looking forward to meeting you, with a little luck :wink:
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Postby masho » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:04 am

Check out the new Helix website "here". Big Pretty Pix.
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Postby Finnegan » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:45 pm

Gorgeous! I really love it! And the rickroll was a nice touch.
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Postby masho » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:52 pm

Finnegan wrote:Gorgeous! I really love it! And the rickroll was a nice touch.


Thanks. The rickroll however is gone now that we have a real website /sigh.....
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Postby masho » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:41 pm

Helix Spire was recently posted on the Materialicious.com website. Nice. Nothing new to see really, but still nice.
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Postby mseth » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:45 pm

I can't wait to see your project in the desert. Sublime.
I'm looking forward to my first Burning Man installation for Metropolis 2010
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Postby masho » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:31 am

mseth wrote:I can't wait to see your project in the desert. Sublime.


Cool mseth. We can't wait either. Thanks :wink:
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Postby masho » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:36 am

Helix Spire was posted by Contemporist.com this morning. Again, nothing to see that isn't on our website already, but you can share your thoughts (flames?) if you are so inclined.
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Postby Orchid » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:09 am

I'm not normally much of a climber, but I can't wait to scale the helix spire. :)
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Postby masho » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:26 am

Orchid wrote:I'm not normally much of a climber, but I can't wait to scale the helix spire. :)


Cool Orchid. It's pretty easy to climb. In fact there were at least 2 or 3 people who climbed up with leg casts on :wink:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:03 am

masho wrote:
Orchid wrote:I'm not normally much of a climber, but I can't wait to scale the helix spire. :)


Cool Orchid. It's pretty easy to climb. In fact there were at least 2 or 3 people who climbed up with leg casts on :wink:


Hm..hm...

Nah, I don't think so...
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Postby masho » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:15 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
masho wrote:
Orchid wrote:I'm not normally much of a climber, but I can't wait to scale the helix spire. :)


Cool Orchid. It's pretty easy to climb. In fact there were at least 2 or 3 people who climbed up with leg casts on :wink:


Hm..hm...

Nah, I don't think so...


Fair enough
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Postby masho » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:10 am

We were funded via Kickstarter Saturday. Thanks to everyone who donated. We really appreciate your generosity. All in all, our first experience with Kickstarter was a good one. A useful tool for fund raising.

Here's a pretty good article describing how to use Kickstarter effectively. An interesting read.

Kickstarter - Fundraising "How to" article
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:36 am

Unfortunately, your tee-shirts don't come in "total sedintary life-style" size.
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Postby scott916 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:02 pm

Looks incredible! Thank you to everyone involved, can't wait to see it.
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Postby masho » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:07 am

scott916 wrote:Looks incredible! Thank you to everyone involved, can't wait to see it.


Thanks. You're welcome Scott.
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Postby masho » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:07 am

Here's a link to the recently posted city map. Helix Spire ~ 9:45 Half way between the man and the esplanade
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Postby masho » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:41 pm

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Postby Bounce530 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:51 pm

I really enjoyed the view from up top. I climbed it in 6" platform boots!
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Postby buckycat » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:34 am

Helix Spire folks, it's Bucky your next door neighbor. I'm glad we got the DG sorted and you could burn that thing! Wish I'd seen it burn. Thx for the tshirt. Get in touch if you ever want to hit up the backcountry in the Wasatch, for reals!
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Postby masho » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:22 pm

buckycat wrote:Helix Spire folks, it's Bucky your next door neighbor. I'm glad we got the DG sorted and you could burn that thing! Wish I'd seen it burn. Thx for the tshirt. Get in touch if you ever want to hit up the backcountry in the Wasatch, for reals!


Hey Bucky!

Sorry you missed the Helix burn. It went fine, but wasn't as spectacular as it could have been (not enough diesel fuel on the upper part of the structure...unbalanced burn....live and learn). Next time we'll know better :wink:

Thanks again for being so patient and helping us sort the DG mess out. I'm still marveling at the way you, Jeff, Panther, Caroline, Daniel and the other Artery/FAST folks handled the situation. So patient, rational, reasonable and thoughtful. Nothing like what I'm used to default side. Hopefully I learned from your example and can pay it forward appropriately.

Not sure I can keep up with you in the Wasatch back country but I know Chris + Dawn can and they will be game. I'll mention your offer and have one of them drop you a line.
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