How to Strike Matches With One Hand

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Introduction: How to Strike Matches With One Hand

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The video shows one-handed striking of matches, from a box. These are safety matches, but other friction-matches strike in the same way.

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    Excellent! He did it without any confusion. I think it is not possible with wax matches. Because wax match sticks are not that much stiff.
    http://www.arasansafetymatches.in/matches.htm

    they arent legal in Europe :/

    The shop didn't have any in this box format and I thought Swan Vestas might be too easy.

    L

    I can't do that cuz my matches come in packs of 250

    what is the difference between saftey macthes ad normal ones P.Si like the music

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    "Safety" matches only strike on the box, regular friction matches will strike on a lot of rough surfaces. Safety matches strike more easily but the shop didn't have the other sort... The tune id "Walkey walkey walk tall" (little surprise there) by a Rastafari Reggae band called 10 Foot Ganga Plant (Hillside Airstrip album) L

    I think that "safety" and "matches" are a contradiction in meaning.

    How about "Less dangerous matches"? L

    Quite, they're useful things! L

    Do you though?

    L

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    its really cool...nice music

    With a bit of practice it's not that hard - have a go. L

    wow your good with your handsyou need to do card tricks

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    Ah, I possibly should - thanks for the suggestion. L