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Plunge

Postby gramcracker » Thu Jan 03, 2019

How we spent New Years Day on the mountain in WV.
(short vid of one plunger)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzG03rPq4XA&feature=youtu.be

These eight neighbors did it for 2019.
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Re: Plunge

Postby Rodebaugh » Thu Jan 03, 2019

:lol:

That's great John. Did you partake?

PS: A man aught to plant himself a Giant pumpkin beside that pond. ;)

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Re: Plunge

Postby BotanicusRex » Fri Jan 04, 2019

That man ain't right.

We got a lot of Swedes and Norwegians up here that cut holes in the ice on New Years day and do the polar bear thing. Then run like hell for the sauna and beat each other senseless with birch branches. Then the first keg gets tapped and a bucket of lutefisk is brought in. Then they do it all over again. And again and again... until they can't find the lake or they run out of lutefisk.
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Re: Plunge

Postby trapperrick » Fri Jan 04, 2019

Brrrr! :shock:
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Re: Plunge

Postby gramcracker » Fri Jan 04, 2019

Rodebaugh wrote::lol:

That's great John. Did you partake?

PS: A man aught to plant himself a Giant pumpkin beside that pond. ;)


Yes Doc, I was the oldest guy that did it. You are invited next year Jan 1 2020 1:00 PM. Are you coming?
If you do it, I will post it. Who wants to see Doc take the plunge?

I am probably too lazy to attempt attempt extending the lineage of Girthtrude.
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Re: Plunge

Postby shinnosuke » Fri Jan 04, 2019

gramcracker wrote:
Rodebaugh wrote::lol:

That's great John. Did you partake?

PS: A man aught to plant himself a Giant pumpkin beside that pond. ;)


Yes Doc, I was the oldest guy that did it. You are invited next year Jan 1 2020 1:00 PM. Are you coming?
If you do it, I will post it. Who wants to see Doc take the plunge?

I am probably too lazy to attempt attempt extending the lineage of Girthtrude.


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Re: Plunge

Postby gramcracker » Fri Jan 04, 2019

BotanicusRex wrote:That man ain't right.

We got a lot of Swedes and Norwegians up here that cut holes in the ice on New Years day and do the polar bear thing. Then run like hell for the sauna and beat each other senseless with birch branches. Then the first keg gets tapped and a bucket of lutefisk is brought in. Then they do it all over again. And again and again... until they can't find the lake or they run out of lutefisk.


Yeah, lots of people do this and it is a centuries old tradition. I wish we would have had some ice and snow but it was plenty cold to get a good shock :shock: It is an extreme sensation. We did not have a sauna, just a lousy smouldering fire. No keg but there seemed to be a variety of hard spirits being passed about.

Come on.....I know in this crazed community there are others who do this. Confess!
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Re: Plunge

Postby gramcracker » Fri Jan 04, 2019

Thanks Shinnosuke! That is what I want to hear. Doc is less than an hour away too.

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Re: Plunge

Postby Rik Bitter » Fri Jan 04, 2019

Extremely cold water and balls do not mix. Pass.
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Re: Plunge

Postby shinnosuke » Fri Jan 04, 2019

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Re: Plunge

Postby bigjohn » Fri Jan 04, 2019

gramcracker wrote:
BotanicusRex wrote:That man ain't right.

We got a lot of Swedes and Norwegians up here that cut holes in the ice on New Years day and do the polar bear thing. Then run like hell for the sauna and beat each other senseless with birch branches. Then the first keg gets tapped and a bucket of lutefisk is brought in. Then they do it all over again. And again and again... until they can't find the lake or they run out of lutefisk.


Yeah, lots of people do this and it is a centuries old tradition. I wish we would have had some ice and snow but it was plenty cold to get a good shock :shock: It is an extreme sensation. We did not have a sauna, just a lousy smouldering fire. No keg but there seemed to be a variety of hard spirits being passed about.

Come on.....I know in this crazed community there are others who do this. Confess!

I am too chicken but my father in law does it religiously just like BotanicusRex described it. Last year, we was on a trip to Siberia over the holidays and did it in 55 degrees BELOW zero. I watched the video, it’s pretty gnarly. The water freezes instantly, someone has to stir the water and constantly remove the ice from the hole. There is a wooden branch over the hole for you to hang onto while you plunge and you must wear mittens as your hands would instantly freeze to it otherwise.
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Re: Plunge

Postby MaryB » Fri Jan 04, 2019

I have done th polar bear plunge int he past... now the arthritis would cause instant severe pain hitting 32 degree water...

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Re: Plunge

Postby 93 OCTANE » Sun Jan 06, 2019

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