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Old 02-18-2019, 04:29 AM   #41
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we could do & did many things when we were younger...
I get flashback vertigo just thinking of that memory.

Vertigo? The Dizzies?

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Old 02-18-2019, 09:30 AM   #42
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Alright I just tested some of the DiVertigo behind the ears after first going up 17 ft without it. Helped some.

If I had to put a number on it I'd say things got about 15% better, roughly. Giving a slightly more even orientation it seemed. Somewhere in-between 10-20% might be more accurate. Noting that I wasn't carry a gallon-brush either, with both hands on the ladder. One hand going off to reach only while at the top.

What also helped were a pair of reading glasses. Once I started looking off, especially without them - straying 4ft, 5 ft to the side and more, motion began to fuzz some. Regular glasses might help! Or just weaker readers than 2x for working 1' - 2' away.

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ive noticed it affecting me also.
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ive noticed it affecting me also.
In my case I'm convinced at least some of this is psychology. Question is how much.

Right now I've scheduled to work myself up in heights, 12 to 14ft which should help. Hopefully getting too used to it won't have the reverse effect!

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I had two neighbors fall off a ladder.

One is a contractor. He managed to fall off a stepladder while his helper was steadying it, supposedly. Now he walks with a permanent gimp.

The other guy is a homeowner, the not-too-bright kind. He was reroofing with a gorilla folding ladder that barely reached his gutters on a colonial. He landed on the ground and it put him out of action for about two years. After that two years, I saw that same ladder set-up near the corner of his house, so apparently he was back at it. If a leg were to sink in, he probably would have rolled off the corner and fallen onto his driveway. Dumb.
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...The other guy is a homeowner, the not-too-bright kind. He was reroofing with a gorilla folding ladder that barely reached his gutters on a colonial...
Something about those collapsible ladders I'll never feel safe climbing...
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we could do & did many things when we were younger...
HA! Went up today and did a tall foyer. All that was needed was a few dabs of de-vertigo, working myself up to the taller height on a number of previous days, downing a canister of liquid protein, vitamins, and fish oil, two or three cups of morning drip and looking through a pair of 1.25 glasses combined with the presence of mind that I must complete this so I can get paid for the rest of the job. Second lap, practically a breeze.

It was about the same as I remember it 10+ years back.

- thanks sincerely for all the posts. I had a safe day.

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