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Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 11:58 PM
Yesterday, I had the unusual job of taking photos of a leg wax. :cool:

Below you will meet 'Wingy' ... or 'Wingadelic' as he calls himself. Wingy is a mate of mine ... and my current employer for the 'Set Carpentry' I do for theatres, casinos, stage performances, tv shows, and various other galas and openings etc.

Wingy is also training for a very tough 7 day mountain bike race next month and I've been helping him train by getting him onto a road bike and teaching him to go where no wingadelic has ventured before ... into the pain barriers he didn't know he had ;)

Wingy is doing this for charity ... a kids charity and I came up with the idea that a) he needed to shave his legs because it's important for massage, you get less dirt sticking, sunblock goes on much easier, you clean up easier, and it just looks damn good when you've got some muscle to show off :D Which, at the time, he didn't ... and b) we could charge members of one of my cycling websites to come and rip a strip off him in a wax wingy's legs morning. We raised about $1200 by doing this yesterday through donations over the past few weeks.

And yesterday was D Day. Or W Day. Or Faaaaaark that hurts Day :D

As a side note: I was offered a $50 donation to the cause if one of them could tear a strip of one of my legs ... so yes I took the $50 and gave it to Wingy. My right calf will now have a shiny strip up the center of it for the next few weeks whether I shave or not now! :rolleyes:

So ... here's a few shots I took ... forgive them a little it was very dark due to the rain we had ...

Goooo Nads!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1239.jpg

The forest we had to deal with and me without my whipper snipper (weed wacker, grass slasher thingy)
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1241.jpg

Wingy smiles in readiness ... "Piece of cake"
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1254.jpg

more in a sec ...

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 11:59 PM
Nads goes on ...
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1243.jpg

Hair comes off!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1247.jpg

Wingy isn't smiling now!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1255.jpg

I'd paid a $20 to tear a strip strip off too so I chose ... the inner thigh knowing I could garnish the most pain from there!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1257.jpg

The result? A lovely bruise! Yes!!!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1260.jpg

But there were other results too ... a rash
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1256.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 12:00 AM
A rip or two in motion
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1272.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1285.jpg

Has the training been working?? Have a look at that quad!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1290.jpg

Shame the calves aren't showing the same form. I'll have to look at Wingy's pedaling style me thinks!
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/wingy-leg-wax/_MG_1292.jpg


That's it :)

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 12:01 AM
Just checked out his blog entry for yesterday ...


Today I delivered on my promise to have my legs waxed for charity. It started out with a ride at Bunya for a couple of hours and then culminated in a festival of pain as my so called friends tore strips off me, literally. About 4 weeks ago when I set the target of $1000 I thought it would be a tough ask to reach. I thought my hairy legs were safe. How wrong could I be.
The event has raised well over the $1000 for Working Wonders and has reinforced the knowledge that I will have a number of keen supporters as I traipse across the country side. Quite humbling.
I promise that in the next few days I will post some photos and a much longer description of the whole disaster. Right now, I need a beer, a sit down and a little sob quietly in the corner as I lament 40 years of old growth leg forest having been clear felled and laid waste.
Fair well old friend.

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 12:12 AM
Out of interest this is a link to Wingy's donation page at the Everyday Hero's site for kids. Everyday Hero: Become an Everyday Hero and work wonders for sick kids! (http://www.everydayhero.com.au/graham_menzies)

Basically he's trying to raise $10,000 which goes to the Working Wonders department of the hospital to help support the children and the families of the seriously ill children. Wingy (Graham) almost lost his first son to a serious illness when he was very young so this is his way to give something back.

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 07:53 PM
<cough cough> get your <cough> lazy <cough> asses in here <cough cough> and comment !! :wall-an:;)

casil403
02-22-2010, 08:07 PM
Looks like fun...shaving is so much more painless though...I wonder how much you could have raised had you decided to go with a Brazillian?! :evil2:





<cough cough> get your <cough> lazy <cough> asses in here <cough cough> and comment !! :wall-an:;)
I kinda felt the same way when I posted some shots from Banff for your pleasure (some Mountain shots for MA I believe was the thread title) and not one comment. :sad: Sadly I deleted the post. I guess they must have really sucked. :shrug:

Bambi
02-22-2010, 08:11 PM
these are great pictures MA. Not your usual style, but compelling for sure :eek:

They underline the idea that no one will ever get near me with wax! EVER!

Tell your friend that he's braver then at least one Canadian Woman and I am impressed with how good he was. :1st:

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 09:16 PM
I tried to get him go for the back, crack & sack but he wouldn't be in it ;)


I kinda felt the same way when I posted some shots from Banff for your pleasure (some Mountain shots for MA I believe was the thread title) and not one comment. Sadly I deleted the post. I guess they must have really sucked.
I wouldn't know ... I never saw them. Sorry ... been very busy with having Leanne with only one wing working properly. By the time I get through the housework, ride my bike, and do some work, I'm bound to miss a few threads I'm afraid. Also remember that when you post yours up ... I could be asleep and by the time I wake up, and get through all that it can be close to or more than 24 hrs before I discover some stuff.

He was mad Bambi ... I originally said 'Shave' but he decided that would be worse than waxing! Who am I to argue? :)

Bambi
02-22-2010, 09:29 PM
I kinda felt the same way when I posted some shots from Banff for your pleasure (some Mountain shots for MA I believe was the thread title) and not one comment. :sad: Sadly I deleted the post. I guess they must have really sucked. :shrug:

I never saw this thread either Casil. Can you repost?

MA didn't respond to my picture for him either.

FYI MA it's here: http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f20/hey-mad-aussie-7396.html

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 09:36 PM
Oh boy that one came and went didn't it!! I never saw that one either. But we had Chantelle, Allyce AND Leannes mum staying here that weekend and Leanne with her shoulder problem meant that yours truly was very busy so I'm not surprised.

PM's to alert me to any threads I've missed that you particularly would like me to see will be met with a warm reception you know? ;)

I never snob anyone, and although I try to find time I just can't reply/comment to every thread and photo put up here. I try but often I'll look ... see that there are several comments and I'll move on at present to try to see as much as I can before I run out of time.

Getting back into cycling regularly has really cut into both my photo taking and my forum time. :headslap: Unfortunately it's important for my health.

Bambi
02-22-2010, 09:40 PM
Oh boy that one came and went didn't it!! I never saw that one either. But we had Chantelle, Allyce AND Leannes mum staying here that weekend and Leanne with her shoulder problem meant that yours truly was very busy so I'm not surprised.

PM's to alert me to any threads I've missed that you particularly would like me to see will be met with a warm reception you know? ;)

I never snob anyone, and although I try to find time I just can't reply/comment to every thread and photo put up here. I try but often I'll look ... see that there are several comments and I'll move on at present to try to see as much as I can before I run out of time.

Getting back into cycling regularly has really cut into both my photo taking and my forum time. :headslap: Unfortunately it's important for my health.

hey no worries!! I didn't take it personally. I figured you were busy or perhaps had become hypothermic imagining the temp of the water!!! And you don't have to respond to every thread, just mine :rolleyes: -lol, kidding, really.

the time difference doesn't help and sometimes I forget what about it.

crystalb
02-22-2010, 09:49 PM
My god! No wonder he had bruises!


There's a technique to waxing...

Hair should be around 1/4 inch long, apply wax in direction of hair growth, apply strip, pull skin taut, pull strip in opposite direction of hair growth

This way would less painful for the waxee, but not as much fun for the waxer:evil2:

Foots
02-22-2010, 11:25 PM
Brave Man - or else very dumb - or a little of both.

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 11:44 PM
This way would less painful for the waxee, but not as much fun for the waxer:evil2:
See ... now you're getting it!! :evil2:

On a few occasions I caught him unawares after the nads had been applied and he looked to see who was next. He'd gotten used to me being close with the camera so when he looked away I'd grab and rip! The look on the face sometimes was just plain hilarious. You know the look a dog gives you when it trips over it's own feet and then blames you for it?? :)

crystalb
02-22-2010, 11:47 PM
:laughing::laughing:

Priceless:thumbup:

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 11:52 PM
And don't worry Crystal ... we did apply the gel in downward strokes so all the hair flowed one way and then ripped upwards. :)

Proof of this is the photos in the link that show Wingy covering his 'Sir Hard and the Twins' in case my hand slips and slaps him one he remember his whole life ;)