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December 8/9 2007
Cherry Harmony Festival
2007 will feature
The Australasian GlobeVista
the 2007 New
Pip Spitting Champion from Cromwell, NZ
and heat winners from Manjimup, Mount Barker and Donnybrook
and, yes, it's ON
they are keen to win
they have taken it seriously
it's another Trans-Tasman rivalry
THE WINNER WINS:
A free trip to New
and the right to represent Australia in the
Cherry Stone Spitting Championships
(yes, they call the pips stones, which they are, really.)
Manjimup Cherry Harmony
Vista - Manjimup
Check this out:
Top Pip Spit Tips:
> stretch your cheeks before you start.
> make sure your lips are supple.
> you need to ensure the musularlity of your tongue. This
is easy to achieve by simple tongue exercises
> marshal all of the wind availabe in your body
> ensure the direction of your wind is upwards. You don't
want wind rushing out of any other orifices.
> before the wind gets to your mouth you should have alreaady
created an aerodynamically perfect structurwe wiuthin you mouth.
> lips should be pursed in order to obtain maximum velocity.
> bring all of the above tips together and spit.
> there are three basic spitting techniques:
1 - the tongue tip flick
2 - the straight through tongue blow
3 - the pip between the lips blow
2005 is all over
special singing guest: Daryl Braithwaite
the festival featured:
The Australian Cherry Pip Spitting Championships
Chris Rishworth: World Record Holder (we think)
Chis Pip Spat: 14 metres at Young Cherry Festival 2005.
(Ok, yes, we have heard about that bloke in America who reckons he
spat 17 metres, but we don't believe an official from the World Governing Body - Cherry Pip Spitters International
Measuring Authority - was in attendance.)
Anyway, we flew Chris, the Young NSW champ, over to Manjimup and
he took out the final with a spit of 11 metres.
Jamie Nicolaou, the Manjimup champ, spat 12 meters in a heat but
couldn't get enough wind up for the final. And his great footy rival, the Pemberton coach Paul Omodei Jnr pipped
him in the final and will fly to Young NSW for the Australian Championships.
The Pollie Spit Off was won by Fremantle Mayor Peter Tagliaferri,
who beat Paul Omodei (leader of the Opposition in the WA Parliament), Mark McGowan (Minister for the Environment)
and a collection of local pollies including Nigel Hallett, Shire President Wade De Campo and some bloke who talked
An estimated 2500 people formed a crowd and watched the Big Blokes
They stood well back for health and safety reasons and the SES stood
ready with giant tarpaulins to collect stray saliva.
For live spitting, check these out:
(Many thanks to the Golden West Network, Bunbury, West Australia, for the news-footage.)
Singers of Renown (well, not really), at the Long Table Lunch in
the Newton Brothers' shed.
Radio: a great website to plan your West Australian holiday