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Old 12-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #41
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Btw there is a man lift first 1000' or so.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #42
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What would you tie to? The pegs? That is why he isn't tied off lol. Fall 18ft total... bounce... hook is now off pegs.... 2000ft here we go.
Id prob wrap once then hook on. Would take slightly longer but should eliminate the bounce off effect. And if you get the right type of hook it shouldnt bounce off in the event off a fall, especially if the pegs have a stop on the ends
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #43
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Fuck all that. Peg ladder with no cable grab? I'm free climbing.

Fuck a double lanyard for 1000ft
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #44
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Fuck all that. Peg ladder with no cable grab? I'm free climbing.

Fuck a double lanyard for 1000ft
Hey not saying it wouldnt suck or take FOREVER to climb. But def the most safe way.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #45
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I disagree. The effort it would take to double lanyard that far makes it less safe than just climbing

And osha agrees with me
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #46
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I disagree. The effort it would take to double lanyard that far makes it less safe than just climbing

And osha agrees with me
and OSHA is ALWAYS in the right.....

Granted Id prob start out double clipped thinking its safer, but eventually get tired of it and go free. LOL. It def is a pain in the ass and no argument here that it wears you out much quicker. Just talking safety in the event of a fall. Chances of a fall are super slim though. Usually have to be dicking off or in very bad weather for anything to go wrong as long as you're watching your hand/foot placement.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #47
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

I jump from 1200 ft... it's awesome looking out the door of a C-17/UH-60/C-130/C-212 etc. from that height... airborne!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:51 PM   #48
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I used to build cranes for a living that went on jack-up boats that worked out in the gulf and later on for jack-ups that went over to Dubai (sp) and any giving time the crows best was 80-100ft off the deck of the boat and then the boats could have an air gap from 1-200ft off the water. I wasn't nervous at all climbing to any point on the crane. But leanin over at the top of the crows best and peering over the side of the boat with a 200 ft air gap gave me butterflies every time.

Worst experience with that is when one of the legs punched thru the "hard" mud bottom (we only had about a 15ft air gap) and it kinked the other two legs and the whole boat fell to the water. Luckily it was at night an we were all in our bunks


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Old 12-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #49
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

I think that someone who doesn't get butterflies when they're looking off the edge of something several hundred or thousand feet high is it's natural. Thing that separates people is whether they like those butterflies or not...
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:11 PM   #50
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I think that someone who doesn't get butterflies when they're looking off the edge of something several hundred or thousand feet high is it's natural. Thing that separates people is whether they like those butterflies or not...
I don't.. Not looking over/down. Not even a little.

Only time I ever do is making odd transitions (im often hanging under something supported by only my harness for example) or during bad weather... wind rain etc. And then is not really nervous just more caucious.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #51
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #52
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

like I said...





it's about the thrills for me
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #53
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

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Hell yea. Lol

On a typical tower... 150-200 ft. I generally stop every 100ftish to rest hands. That is a bunch of stops lol. It is awesome for cardio though.

Your local gym stairmaster ain't got shit on this lol.
I wouldn't make it, too beat up and out of shape

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like I said...

I agree Kevin, these guys are fucking bonkers. Just looking at that pic Joe posted makes me queasy.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #54
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

show and tell time, eh?

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #55
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

I would love a job like this
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #56
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show and tell time, eh?

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With a normal civilian canopy.... sure.

Round military canopy? Fuck you. Landing is way too hard. Not scared just would rather not lol.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #57
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

LOL crash-10 yes it sucks, you're hitting the ground at about 24 fps. They always say at airborne school "it's like jumping off a two story building." I didn't believe em till I worked out the math for myself... they weren't lying, you're going about that fast when you free fall from a two story building. Theoretically anyhow...

MC-6 on the other hand... closer to civilian canopy, it's a directional chute with about 8 kts of forward movement, you can head into the wind and flare for landing... relatively soft.

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #58
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

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Do you ever just lay on the ground with your legs spread at the base of one of those pillars and look up at teh sky and pretend you've got a 300 ft cock.
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I thought so, you just do it from the opposite direction.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #59
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.. that is a big knob lol. Doc may need to check that out.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:36 PM   #60
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Re: I'm not scared of heights but......

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Not much different most of the time. Just dirty . Shit doesnt fall that fast. Not most stuff. The terminal velocity of stuff like coins, nuts/bolts etc is only like 20mph +/-. The bigger shit gets, the faster it goes though, and the faster it goes, the deeper it goes .

Not that I would EVER throw shit off the tower


Id just make it a point not to park the work truck close to the tower.

Hey and I didnt say I would be throwing off little shit. But I know there is only so much you can carry up with you. Wait, you guys carry whole welding equipment up there, fuck that. A whole tv and old vcr is possible to take up.
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