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Old 06-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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wow, not a freaking chance i'd do that...amazing how casual they are about tying off, they seem as comfortable as if they were five feet off the ground.

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Seen that quite a few times, I always get sucked in and watch the whole thing.
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There is no freaking way. I want to see the video of the trip down. That is always harder. I can stretch and step off a ladder, but getting back on is sometimes the hardest part. I can't imagine it at that height.

You would think they could design a safety system that allowed you to tether in as you go. It could follow along and then clamp tight if it is triggered.

We need to have a tie off 10 feet up, but they can go 1,700 feet up and not? I can't even put one toe on a 10 foot unrailed balcony. Must be a very powerful union.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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There is a lot of discussion on the net over this video and the lax osha rules on free climbing.
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My brother in law's wife's cousin fell 30+ ft about an hour ago in north eastern ohio to his death.
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This looks like a job for STUPENDOUS MAN (480 Sparky)

He could really raise some good money jumping off of this.
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Seen that quite a few times, I always get sucked in and watch the whole thing.
Me too. I think it's freakin' crazy and amazing that they can do that. It always amazes me that I can walk on the edge of a deck that is 4' off the ground. I jump and teeter on the edge and not break a sweat. Get me on a two story roof and my knees become jelly.
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Holy crap! I got nauseous and sweaty palms just watching this vid. The lack of tie off is crazy, and even then, a big hook on an open climbing rung. Not much security in that! I hope the pay is good.. like a million dollars a day
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ive wanted to be a high voltage lineman for years, i thought it was nothing on the first part of the video, but then he got higher and everything went to peg's instead of ladders. yeah, no thanks.
just insanity and a huge pair. my hats off to those guys and lineman around the world. i would think they have some kind of parachute? like others said, they seem pretty casual about tieing off.
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There are reasons I do excavation......That video is one of them.....No Thanks, heights make me woozy.
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Hell no!!!! Not enough money
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I got an anxiety attack watching that
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I kept hoping he was wearing one of those fly suits and the was going to jump to the next tower.
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I've seen the video before and I get all jittery thinking about when I saw it, NO THANKS! not enough money in the world.
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My brother in law's wife's cousin fell 30+ ft about an hour ago in north eastern ohio to his death.
Jesus, I'm sorry, Matt.
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Jesus, I'm sorry, Matt.
I never met the guy but its a crappy situation. Had a good long talk with my kids about taking risks.
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I would have loved to do that when I was younger. I've gone from mountain goat to old goat
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I threw up twice just watching that...NO WAY - NO AMOUNT OF MONEY!
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I would BASE jump off of that. No way I would want to waste all that time climbing down.

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