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Old 09-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think going down would be the scariest part, but still. WOW.
Which method of going down would you be using? The slow or fast way?


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Inevitably, I'd get all the way to the top and then have to use the bathroom...

Maybe you'd get a daily Depends undergarments allotment?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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buddy of mine did this, and was a free-climber... I had no idea it was this sketchy. seriously, WTF. I would never.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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What happens if he drops his wrench?
Someone way down on the ground gets to experience first-hand what it feels like to have a wrench go in through the top of his head, out through his ***, and then bury itself into the ground.....
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'll post picks of some billboard work we did in houston that hurricane Ike tore up
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Someone way down on the ground gets to experience first-hand what it feels like to have a wrench go in through the top of his head, out through his ***, and then bury itself into the ground.....
contrary to popular belief, dropping things from extreme heights doesn't make them any more lethal than dropping them from a few storeys up... terminal velocity with air resistance isn't that extreme. now say, a wrench in a hurricane, that would be impressive.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:31 AM   #17 (permalink)
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contrary to popular belief, dropping things from extreme heights doesn't make them any more lethal than dropping them from a few storeys up... terminal velocity with air resistance isn't that extreme. now say, a wrench in a hurricane, that would be impressive.
I know about terminal velocity--I recently calculated how long it would take to fall from 72 miles up, to the ground, upon ejecting from a plane....

I was just being creative
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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We had a guy on our crew fall 20 feet off a billboard and survive but he broke both wrist and cracked his head and cracked a few ribs
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:56 AM   #19 (permalink)
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That first tower they showed, Sutro Tower, is in San Francisco. And that thing is TALL. Like looking up at it from the base makes you feel like you're gonna fall over backwards. I can't imagine how 1700+ feet would look like. I don't have a fear of heights, in fact I've stood on the "Diving Board" at the Half Dome in Yosemite and looked down 8000 feet into Yosemite Valley and took a piss.

But I don't know about that job, I probably wouldn't do it either. But maybe I would. I love heights.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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It's not so much the height it's landing 90,000lbs of steel critical lifts in a game of inches when cranes are at just about max and you have in climate weather it's pretty intense all eyes on you and you gotta land steel at that height
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