I've never done it. I really have no interest. But I seem to be bumping into a lot of people that have done it recently.
And .... I wonder ....
I've never heard of anyone trying it and burning themselves.
I wonder if this is one of those things where people feet don't burn easy. I wonder if has nothing to do with the power of the mind over .... getting burned.
I wonder if somebody that is into piercings, tattoos, scarring, etc. would get all excited about getting burned, then do the same thing everybody else is doing and get to the end of the coals without a burn. (Damn!)
Whenever I've seen anyone do this (on TV) it appears (to me, anyways) that they don't stay on the coals long enough to really get that burned. I wonder how much is mind over matter and how much is just lack of foot sensitivity. I walk around barefoot a lot during the summer. I get callouses on my feet & they are not very sensitive.
Brenda Groth wrote: i always figured that they soaked their feet or put something on them to get them unburnable for that little amount of time that they are on there..maybe a salve or something
I don't think so... They also did this on last season's Amazing Race (I watch too much TV, I think) and they did nothing to prepare but strip off their socks. I think you also have to be careful not to jostle the coals too much since that would possibly expose the hotter coals under the ash.