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(Sly Oyster)   No big deal, just a photo of some guy standing atop the Burj Khalifa looking alllll the waaaay down   (slyoyster.com) divider line 187
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2013-03-22 02:59:35 PM  
over_and_done:
My friends had mentioned that when they went out the side of the jump plane, they tumbled a single rotation (normal for tandem jumps) but had no memory of the tumble.  Something in their brain just cut out recording for that first second or two.  One instant they're in the door, next thing they remember they're spreadeagle and falling, with no memory of the transition.

I go up my first time, telling myself "You know to expect this, you WILL remember the tumble."

One instant I'm in the door, next thing I remember I'm spreadeagle and falling.  No goddamn clue what happened in between.


That's actually interesting to hear that from someone else.  Doing high falls into airbags has a similar effect.  You teeter...then you're six feet above the airbag/crash pad and are popping into your landing position, with no memory of the intervening space.

I've always wondered about that.
 
2013-03-22 03:03:56 PM  
Did somebody leave the gate open?
 
2013-03-22 03:32:59 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


I don't get the bonus points.

There isnt enough money in the world.

/I think ill go sit down now, and have a beer or three to calm my nerves
 
2013-03-22 03:34:03 PM  
 
2013-03-22 03:35:18 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


Seen that before.  I consider that, and have touted it to many, as the scariest video on YouTube.  When I watched it, I could feel my balls shriveling back up inside my body.
 
2013-03-22 03:38:44 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


Sweet merciful crap.
 
2013-03-22 04:03:18 PM  

Elegy: Diener:

That video is deliciously terrifying and terribly arousing at the same time. Thank you for reminding me of it.


Jeez, I think she had a spontaneous orgasm there.
 
2013-03-22 04:04:33 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


Pussies.

Then they had to climb back down!
 
2013-03-22 04:08:28 PM  

midigod: URAPNIS: I'm pretty sure the impact with the water would still kill you at that height.

Nope. I'm pretty sure that terminal velocity is low enough to survive. You just have to fall spread eagle.

Ha ha. You would be traveling ~124 MPH when you hit the water, at which point you would be transformed into a splash of grease and bone fragments.

Nah. Feet first, toes pointed. I probably shouldn't say this, but I learned how to jump out of a whirly-bird @ 2500 feet using this method back when I was in SEAL team 7. I think it's been declassified by now.

No - you just have to drop a hammer in the water just before you hit, then you're golden.


You guys are all lame.  The only problem I would have would be aim.  Assuming no wind gusts, I'd be okay and would aim for the deep end of the pool (just in case.)  I would have some friends there waiting for me, watching, and just when I was about to reach the water, I'd have them start making ripples in the water so it wouldn't be a straight surface.

No problem.  I would still point my toes though, just in case.
 
2013-03-22 04:23:41 PM  

Uisce Beatha: Got a cite for that? Not doubting, would like to learn a bit more about him.

Sure do  (end of the post on the second one)


Many thanks.
 
2013-03-22 04:28:25 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


I had butterflies in my stomach the whole time just watching that thing!  Just when you think 'oh man thats farked up' it gets even worse...  I wonder how much they pay to have someone do that.  I worked for a company that had tower crews go up 200' on cell towers and hang dishes for microwave tower-to-tower links. They got paid huge and it was nothing like that.. fack
 
2013-03-22 04:38:14 PM  

Gyrfalcon: The worst video ever is a short clip of a radio tower collapsing and the three workers falling 1500 feet to their deaths. Because AAAAAAAHHHHHH....oh, wait, I haven't even reached the ground yet....AAAAAAHHHHHHH.


georgesjournal.files.wordpress.com
Don't worry... the moment has been prepared for...
 
2013-03-22 04:53:43 PM  

k00k: I worked for a company that had tower crews go up 200' on cell towers and hang dishes for microwave tower-to-tower links. They got paid huge and it was nothing like that.. fack


Must have been a union company.
9 dollars an hr. 1500 ft up. A long time ago.


i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-22 05:08:54 PM  
Luckily, at that height, there wouldn't be too much wind.

/fark, I can't even ride a chairlift
 
2013-03-22 05:36:19 PM  
I understand like motorcycles and mountain climbing, some people thrive on this sort of thing and yes they make the point "death will find you even in your basement hiding under your bed."

So to each their own.

I don't know whether to give him props for standing on the top of the Burj Khalifa or for being in Dubai in the first place. He better not forget his liquor license.
 
2013-03-22 05:38:55 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Pichu0102: AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

The tower climbers video makes my balls hurt.  And not in a good way.

I'm pretty sure the impact with the water would still kill you at that height.

Dude.  It's WATER.  As long as I remembered to arch back up to the surface as soon as I was in the pool, I'd be safe as houses.


Uh, pretty sure the surface tension of the water would kill you.  Especially from that height.  Ever seen someone jump off a bridge?  It's not the fall that kills you, it's the impact.
 
2013-03-22 05:41:00 PM  
In my teens & twenties, I use to climb radio towers to do work on antennas.
Someone asked me what the difference was between a 50 foot tower & a 200
foot tower.  I told them, nothing except for the amount of time you have to think,
before you hit the ground if you fall.  I knew guys that would climb with a safety
harness all the way up & down, but I just free climbed until I got to a rest point or
at the top.  The harness, for me, just got in the way on the way up or down.  If you
just don't think about "oh my, I'm up high!" and just climb the damn tower, it's not a
big deal, plus, when you get to the top & hook on, to rest for a bit, you get one hell
of a view.
 
2013-03-22 05:55:58 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Gyrfalcon: The worst video ever is a short clip of a radio tower collapsing and the three workers falling 1500 feet to their deaths. Because AAAAAAAHHHHHH....oh, wait, I haven't even reached the ground yet....AAAAAAHHHHHHH.

[georgesjournal.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]
Don't worry... the moment has been prepared for...


Holy crap, I thought I was the only person on the planet who thought immediately of that scene.

/like the cut of your jib
//it has a stalk of celery on it
 
2013-03-22 06:12:18 PM  

andychrist420: AdolfOliverPanties: Pichu0102: AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

The tower climbers video makes my balls hurt.  And not in a good way.

I'm pretty sure the impact with the water would still kill you at that height.

Dude.  It's WATER.  As long as I remembered to arch back up to the surface as soon as I was in the pool, I'd be safe as houses.

Uh, pretty sure the surface tension of the water would kill you.  Especially from that height.  Ever seen someone jump off a bridge?  It's not the fall that kills you, it's the impact.


It's not FROZEN water man!  And I would have friends making ripples in the water to disperse this so-called surface tension of yours.


/how many more times do I have to repeat this garbage before people know I'm joking?
//from that height a splash and a splat are the same thing
 
2013-03-22 06:24:29 PM  

Pixel_Jockey: My palms are sweating just looking at that pic.


The sensation I get when my fear of heights kicks in, is my balls start to tingle.  Might sound like a pleasant feeling, but it definitely is not.

I don't know if that's a normal reaction or not.  Anyone else get tingly balls at great heights?
 
2013-03-22 06:29:29 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


I watched the whole thing and I gotta say... that's a lot of work just cuz some guy in Burbank want's to change his TV channel from ESPN8 to QVC...
 
2013-03-22 07:47:08 PM  

mat catastrophe: mat catastrophe: AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

From a half-mile up? No, you'd be very dead.

Which brings us to point number 8: Why even build that building? Who wants to even be INSIDE at that height?


The Burj Khalifa is a cool building. The elevator ride was intense, and of course that didn't even go to the very tip top. I think it covered 30 ft/second, and there was some sort of sick-making light display thing happening at the same time. After I got out of the elevator, it was all good. Plus, the views of Dubai (25 years ago and now) were pretty amazing.
 
2013-03-22 09:17:14 PM  
I got vertigo just reading that headline.
 
2013-03-22 09:21:55 PM  

sxacho: I like this one.
[www.eccentrichotels.com image 850x544]


holy shiat!
 
2013-03-22 09:57:25 PM  

sxacho: pute kisses like a man: they say the fear of heights is not the fear of falling, it's the fear that you might jump.

I'd agree with that. I think this is kind of a "dream" fear where your subconscious comes up and whispers terrifying things that you can't quite understand enough to make words out of.

I've gone skydiving a bunch of times and was never as afraid as I get when watching crazy high videos or seeing photos like this.


This...

I have jumped out of an airplane many times, I have fast roped out of a helicopter, and I don't even mind flying in turbulent weather. Standing near the edge or climbing to any height bothers me. The video above actually made me turn away a few times. I don't even like climbing a ladder.
 
2013-03-22 10:06:04 PM  
I used to be a paratrooper for like 8 years. Funny thing is I'm okay jumping from a plane althought I got butterflies. I'm just not good with being on the edge of anything. Yeah I'd shiat in my pants on a tower.  I think it's perspective or something.
 
2013-03-22 10:40:43 PM  

UnspokenVoice: I have fast roped out of a helicopter,


Rainbow Six!
 
2013-03-22 10:46:40 PM  

jaylectricity: UnspokenVoice: I have fast roped out of a helicopter,

Rainbow Six!


LOL Nah, Marine - a long time ago. It was a minimum four year commitment and my retarded ass did it twice. (I had to pay for an education somehow.)
 
2013-03-22 10:49:48 PM  
For those interested, there was a show called "World's Toughest Fixes" on NatGeo.
One of the episodes involved a crew replacing an antenna from a 2000 foot tower.
Last I checked, Netflix had it steaming.

It was interesting to watch..I was especially curious how they put the towers together in the first place.

After watching it, I only slightly curse when my cell phone has crappy reception (even though this was a TV tower).
 
2013-03-22 11:03:29 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


It took me until now to be able to get home and watch this on youtube.  Reading through this thread, i could only wonder why people were getting uncomfortable watching the video.  while doing so, i noticed my heart rate getting a little erratic and a nervous feeling in my stomach.  I guess i failed the test too.  I'm glad i have a job that doesn't require me to do that crap.
//oblig oh hell no
 
2013-03-23 12:34:12 AM  

UnspokenVoice: jaylectricity: UnspokenVoice: I have fast roped out of a helicopter,

Rainbow Six!

LOL Nah, Marine - a long time ago. It was a minimum four year commitment and my retarded ass did it twice. (I had to pay for an education somehow.)


Oh, so you're NOT a video game hero? Sorry about that!
 
2013-03-23 01:10:30 AM  

jaylectricity: UnspokenVoice: jaylectricity: UnspokenVoice: I have fast roped out of a helicopter,

Rainbow Six!

LOL Nah, Marine - a long time ago. It was a minimum four year commitment and my retarded ass did it twice. (I had to pay for an education somehow.)

Oh, so you're NOT a video game hero? Sorry about that!


I am not even a real life hero. :(
 
2013-03-23 04:58:15 AM  
I've read all this on my phone while laying in bed. Even watched that tower video. Now I have to go to sleep and I think not dreaming at all is the best I can hope for.
 
2013-03-23 05:52:35 AM  

Maud Dib: Elegy: Diener:

That video is deliciously terrifying and terribly arousing at the same time. Thank you for reminding me of it.

Jeez, I think she had a spontaneous orgasm there.


That video would be a good training manual on Russian cuss words

/блять!
 
2013-03-23 01:41:40 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


I think I could do the climbing part but could I maybe get a helicopter to give me a ride back down?  Putting the Christmas lights on the house next year might now result in less complaining...
 
2013-03-23 07:11:36 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

The tower climbers video makes my balls hurt.  And not in a good way.

-=-

Yeah, even the pics do it to me too. Of course, I just had to look at all the pics posted. I need a Valium.
 
2013-03-23 11:04:33 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: That's why I have to give mad respect to Tom Cruise for filming a lot of his own scenes in MI:4 on the outside of that building.  Yeah, he was cabled in, and yeah, he probably figured Xenu would save him or some shiat, but he was out there, running along that outside of that farking tower. Farking hell.


You are obviously a wog, otherwise you would know that Xenu has bestowed upon Tom Cruise the power of flight.. ... so it really was no big deal.
 
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