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2013-03-22 11:40:34 AM
Rooftoppers, you might be wondering, are photographers who take photos of themselves from the tops of buildings and other structures.

I think I know how this trend ends.
 
2013-03-22 11:41:34 AM
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
 
2013-03-22 11:58:29 AM
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.
 
2013-03-22 12:01:58 PM
He probably has something to hold on to.
 
2013-03-22 12:09:22 PM
NOPE.
 
2013-03-22 12:09:43 PM

jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.


I would hope so, but it wouldn't make a difference to me.  I could be cabled in five different ways and I would still lose my shiat.

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.
 
2013-03-22 12:09:53 PM

moops: NOPE.


NOPE.
 
2013-03-22 12:12:17 PM

jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.


This.
 
2013-03-22 12:12:38 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


Nope...Stomach got butterflies watching that stupid video, hands got sweaty. Fark you very much.
 
2013-03-22 12:15:07 PM
My palms are sweating just looking at that pic.
 
2013-03-22 12:15:27 PM

Biological Ali: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

This.


Looking at the picture I can see part of a lanyard so I imagine he's wearing a harness.  Although I don't think I'd want to be dangling that high off from a 6ft section of nylon...
 
2013-03-22 12:15:30 PM
Nnnnnope nope nope nope.
 
2013-03-22 12:15:45 PM
no... just no.
 
2013-03-22 12:16:20 PM
Excuse me while I excavate my testicles from my abdomen after viewing that photo.

/heights are not my favorite thing
 
2013-03-22 12:16:34 PM
How did he get up there to start with?
 
2013-03-22 12:16:42 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.


Thanks for that. Between that and the photo from the article, I have acrophobia again.
 
2013-03-22 12:16:50 PM
But can he see his house from up there?
 
2013-03-22 12:17:09 PM
How do you climb up there in dad-jeans and boat shoes?
 
2013-03-22 12:18:05 PM
JUMP!
 
2013-03-22 12:18:25 PM
I don't like that photo very much

/ Tightly gripping my desk
 
2013-03-22 12:18:50 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.


I'm pretty sure the impact with the water would still kill you at that height.
 
2013-03-22 12:19:04 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


Oh man I'm getting vertigo sitting in my bed.
 
2013-03-22 12:19:38 PM

astro716: How do you climb up there in dad-jeans and boat shoes?


He told that nag and those little monsters they were driving him up a wall, but did they quiet down? Nooooooo.
 
2013-03-22 12:19:48 PM
I like this one.
www.eccentrichotels.com
 
2013-03-22 12:19:48 PM
How can they tell his testicles are large from that picture?
 
2013-03-22 12:19:57 PM
they say the fear of heights is not the fear of falling, it's the fear that you might jump.
 
2013-03-22 12:20:37 PM
That picture made my hands sweat.
 
2013-03-22 12:21:34 PM
It seems a bit extreme just to sneak a drink away from prying eyes.
 
2013-03-22 12:21:45 PM
No way, no how.
 
2013-03-22 12:22:02 PM

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.


Nope. I'm pretty sure that terminal velocity is low enough to survive. You just have to fall spread eagle.
 
2013-03-22 12:22:49 PM
That's "We're making our final approach to the airport.  The captain has turned on the 'fasten seat belt' sign.  Please bring your seats upright and close your tables" height.
 
2013-03-22 12:23:34 PM
FTFA: Rooftoppers, you might be wondering, are photographers who take photos of themselves from the tops of buildings and other structures. We're guessing for nothing more than shiats and giggles or to show off their testicular fortitude

Welp, that was a nice hobby while it lasted. You've all been bested. You'll look like a pussy now standing on the Sears Tower. Nothing more to do until the next country decides that it needs to have the worlds biggest building...for some reason.
 
2013-03-22 12:23:45 PM

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.
 
2013-03-22 12:24:30 PM

Jubeebee: moops: NOPE.

NOPE.

 
2013-03-22 12:24:39 PM
My nuts tingle when I see pix like this. Not in a good way either.
 
2013-03-22 12:25:29 PM

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.
 
2013-03-22 12:25:45 PM
Looking at the landscape below, I'm thinking: this is what I want my next city sim to look like.


AdolfOliverPanties: and tumble to my death.


Tumble, yes.  To your death, depends on how hard you smack into the side of the building as you reach the end of your safety rope.

In the picture, you can see a red strap behind him.  99% sure the guy is physically attached to the building.
 
2013-03-22 12:26:31 PM
Alright let's threadjack this one like I did the last one: Imagine instead of being safely on top of the world being 100 storeys up with nothing, no medical services, and a lawless vertical community under your feet.
www.architizer.com
(Click on it.)
 
2013-03-22 12:26:35 PM

chimp_ninja: Rooftoppers, you might be wondering, are photographers who take photos of themselves from the tops of buildings and other structures.

I think I know how this trend ends.


Slowly at first?
 
2013-03-22 12:27:57 PM

tommyl66: But can he see his house from up there?


He can see everyone's house from there....
 
2013-03-22 12:28:12 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

I would hope so, but it wouldn't make a difference to me.  I could be cabled in five different ways and I would still lose my shiat.

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.

4.bp.blogspot.com
kuwaitiful.com

I think he got there via helicopter but I still wouldn't do it.
 
2013-03-22 12:28:33 PM
Jump! Jump ! Ju --- oh, wait . . .
 
2013-03-22 12:28:49 PM
 
2013-03-22 12:29:00 PM
Saudis are so cool.   Let's have sex with them.
 
2013-03-22 12:29:13 PM
I wish I'd gotten this in before the tower climbers video because that one's a tough act to follow, but this one is both crazy and beautiful for those who haven't seen it.

Climb-y Goodness
 
2013-03-22 12:29:21 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


The view is amazing, but those things really need to be easier and safer to maintain.
 
2013-03-22 12:30:16 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


No bonus point for me.

/farkin' A!
 
2013-03-22 12:30:29 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.


From a half-mile up? No, you'd be very dead.
 
2013-03-22 12:30:35 PM
I would notice one of my pants cuffs was caught in my shoe top and just reach doOOOOOOOAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa
 
2013-03-22 12:30:37 PM
Tom Cruise did that during one of the Mission Impossible movies:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-22 12:30:43 PM
i291.photobucket.com
I get nervous standing on my chair.
 
2013-03-22 12:30:56 PM
Evolution in Action™ commences in 5.4.3.2 ....
 
2013-03-22 12:32:40 PM

Odd Bird: AdolfOliverPanties: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

I would hope so, but it wouldn't make a difference to me.  I could be cabled in five different ways and I would still lose my shiat.

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.
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[kuwaitiful.com image 600x490]

I think he got there via helicopter but I still wouldn't do it.


I still think that he is nuts, but I will have to give him some props for that. No way in hell would I do that.

/nauseous just thinking about it.
 
2013-03-22 12:32:54 PM
He should have peed off the side of it.  So it could be the Wizz Khalifa.
 
2013-03-22 12:33:31 PM

FARK rebel soldier: Alright let's threadjack this one like I did the last one: Imagine instead of being safely on top of the world being 100 storeys up with nothing, no medical services, and a lawless vertical community under your feet.
[www.architizer.com image 560x373]
(Click on it.)


I would be ok doing what was in the article (or at least trying, can't really know until you do it but never had a very strong fear of heights).

But shiat like that post freaks me out.
 
2013-03-22 12:34:15 PM
Shows how they get up there (around the 1:00 mark)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfIxvbsZYKM
 
2013-03-22 12:34:25 PM
 
2013-03-22 12:34:37 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


Awe Hell No!
 
2013-03-22 12:35:19 PM

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?
 
2013-03-22 12:35:21 PM
midget
rich
gay
batshiat crazy
entertainers get to do all the fun shiat for free
 
2013-03-22 12:35:55 PM
I actually love heights....
 
2013-03-22 12:35:56 PM
Balls just crawled up into my sternum...
 
2013-03-22 12:37:18 PM
I am remind of parachute school. I was more spooked looking over the edge of the 10 meter tower in training than I was looking out the door of the jump plane. I could imagine falling from a 3-story building and busting myself up. But looking at the ground 4,000 feet below me looked like a photo of a landscape, and it was all so surreal that it never really registered. I think it's one of those primitive brain things where it cannot conceive of stuff that ancient Homo sapiens never encountered in his evolution.
 
2013-03-22 12:37:29 PM
Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.
 
2013-03-22 12:37:46 PM
twimg0-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-03-22 12:38:49 PM
beautiful architechture....
that's what happens when governments spend money on construction rather than destruction.

/ safety harness visible in red. but this guy still has some big ones to stand there!
 
2013-03-22 12:39:37 PM
This does not make my tummy feel good.
 
2013-03-22 12:40:55 PM

MadMonk: Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.


Considering the direction that graffiti is written, it's likely that the graffiti was done when that part was on the ground, laying on its side.
 
2013-03-22 12:41:00 PM
Wendy, I can fly.
 
2013-03-22 12:41:09 PM

awalkingecho: I wish I'd gotten this in before the tower climbers video because that one's a tough act to follow, but this one is both crazy and beautiful for those who haven't seen it.

Climb-y Goodness


My original comment stands.  Mind you I've ziplined across gorges (including one that ended with me releasing the bar I was holding and dropping into a lake), did some rock climbing, and rappelling, but all of it above a certain height was tethered--I knew if I farked up, my equipment would save me and I had confidence in it.

Also note the comments on the video in your link:

He actually died in a different fall, no kidding. Real sad. I went here and did a small part of El Camino del Rey and that was enough... I was frickin terrified. Never ever again!

That's why you tether.
 
2013-03-22 12:43:21 PM
Wonder if they turned off the WiFi and cell transmitters on the tower?

/cancer
 
2013-03-22 12:43:56 PM

hermitage_deux: beautiful architechture....
that's what happens when governments spend money on construction rather than destruction.


On one hand, yes. On the other, I wouldn't spend much time extolling any virtues about Dubai's government.

/you know, the whole slave labor and building a lot of pretty things off nothing but lines of credit and wishful thinking thing...
 
2013-03-22 12:44:41 PM
"Guy with Large Testicles Good Photoshop Skills Takes Alters Photo Taken from Atop the World's Tallest Building"

Probably more true....
 
2013-03-22 12:45:57 PM

tomo12144: He should have peed off the side of it.  So it could be the Wizz Khalifa.


I was thinking that his stream of urine would end before the start of it even hit the ground. No idea why I thought of that. Just one long stream of urine in the air.
 
2013-03-22 12:46:08 PM
The guy in the article is an amateur. Do a Google image search for a Russian kid who goes by the name 'Mustang Wanted.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:06 PM

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


This one of the Camino del Rey is even worse for me.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:14 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


Watched this with Porcupine Tree's "The Sky Moves Sideways Part Two" playing in the background for extra tension...  awesome.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:23 PM

Boonlert Boonpan: The guy in the article is an amateur. Do a Google image search for a Russian kid who goes by the name 'Mustang Wanted.


No.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:35 PM

Treygreen13: MadMonk: Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.

Considering the direction that graffiti is written, it's likely that the graffiti was done when that part was on the ground, laying on its side.


IIRC, that graffiti is from workers who were up there, uh, working.

Anastacya: Odd Bird:  ...helicopter...
I still think that he is nuts, but I will have to give him some props for that. No way in hell would I do that.

/nauseous just thinking about it.


I wasn't down-playing the act, the helicopter comment was a troll deterrent.
 
2013-03-22 12:48:17 PM
 
2013-03-22 12:48:23 PM

wambu: Jump! Jump ! Ju --- oh, wait . . .


Might as well. It ain't the worst that I've seen.
 
2013-03-22 12:48:35 PM
Amateur.

i.space.com
 
2013-03-22 12:49:04 PM

Jubeebee: moops: NOPE.

NOPE.


Am I strapped to the building for safety, wind protection? No? NOPE. Yes? STILL NOPE!
 
2013-03-22 12:49:06 PM

awalkingecho: I wish I'd gotten this in before the tower climbers video because that one's a tough act to follow, but this one is both crazy and beautiful for those who haven't seen it.

Climb-y Goodness


And the guy who made that one?  Fell to his death in May 2011.  Ya rly.
 
2013-03-22 12:49:56 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.


Just land feet first and you should be ok.
 
2013-03-22 12:50:34 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


Wow, that was the first time I think I have had measurable physical reaction from watching a video. Yes, surer than shiat, they are. You could use this video on a tablet at bar to win bar bets.
 
2013-03-22 12:51:14 PM

pat2e666: How can they tell his testicles are large from that picture?


Those two brown things are  his testicles, the poor devil.
 
2013-03-22 12:52:27 PM
Heh.  So many acrophobic comments confirm that Farkers prefer to live their parents' basements.
 
2013-03-22 12:52:41 PM

URAPNIS: 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.

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.
 
2013-03-22 12:53:11 PM
Meh. It's not like he climbed all the way up. Wuss.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-22 12:53:22 PM

Odd Bird: Treygreen13: MadMonk: Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.

Considering the direction that graffiti is written, it's likely that the graffiti was done when that part was on the ground, laying on its side.

IIRC, that graffiti is from workers who were up there, uh, working.

Anastacya: Odd Bird:  ...helicopter...
I still think that he is nuts, but I will have to give him some props for that. No way in hell would I do that.

/nauseous just thinking about it.

I wasn't down-playing the act, the helicopter comment was a troll deterrent.


Working while suspended perpendicular to the pole?
 
apt
2013-03-22 12:53:23 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


That video gave me full body sweats and possibly my first panic attack.
 
2013-03-22 12:53:52 PM
But do they nap

depletedcranium.com

or snack??

drx.typepad.com
 
2013-03-22 12:54:05 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


My hands didn't sweat. I was too busy trying not to crap myself
 
2013-03-22 12:54:32 PM
my hands started sweating just looking at the picture.
/NOPE

JC
 
2013-03-22 12:54:54 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'm not afraid of heights, but even that video made my palms sweat a little.

Standing on top of great heights - not a big deal.

Climbing things to great heights - way different.
 
2013-03-22 12:55:25 PM

jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.


I don't know about that but he is def. attached to something.  you can see it in the picture.  Either way, it's scary as hell to me.
 
2013-03-22 12:57:15 PM

Jubeebee: moops: NOPE.

NOPE.


Challenge accepted.

/C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!
 
2013-03-22 12:58:02 PM

red5ish: URAPNIS: 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.

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.
 
2013-03-22 12:58:38 PM

JacksonBryan: Biological Ali: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

This.

Looking at the picture I can see part of a lanyard so I imagine he's wearing a harness.  Although I don't think I'd want to be dangling that high off from a 6ft section of nylon...


In terms of pure proximity to danger, it probably wouldn't be much more perilous than driving or even walking beside a busy road (in the sense that you're often only a few feet or meters away from what would be a lethal impact). The only thing different about standing at a great height is that your visual assessment of the danger is quicker and more intuitive.
 
2013-03-22 12:58:44 PM

awalkingecho: I wish I'd gotten this in before the tower climbers video because that one's a tough act to follow, but this one is both crazy and beautiful for those who haven't seen it.

Climb-y Goodness


I emailed Daniel Ahnen several years ago to ask him how he shot the El Camino Del Ray footage.  He had a small Sony Handicam on a Stedicam, which means he only had one hand free to hold on to and no safety harness.  Found out just recently he fell to his death in May of 2011.

I've know a couple of the tower guys.  They usually can't get insurance due to what they do.
 
2013-03-22 01:06:46 PM

Odd Bird: Treygreen13: MadMonk: Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.

Considering the direction that graffiti is written, it's likely that the graffiti was done when that part was on the ground, laying on its side.

IIRC, that graffiti is from workers who were up there, uh, working.

Anastacya: Odd Bird:  ...helicopter...
I still think that he is nuts, but I will have to give him some props for that. No way in hell would I do that.

/nauseous just thinking about it.

I wasn't down-playing the act, the helicopter comment was a troll deterrent.


Never thought that you were. My comment about his craziness is unrelated; probably should've clarified that ;P
 
2013-03-22 01:07:22 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.


This
 
2013-03-22 01:08:06 PM

jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.


If he did it legally he's strapped in six ways to christmas.
If he just did it on a whim, who can tell?

If you're changing a light bulb on a scissors lift you need to be should be better be strapped in.
When I would video tape the building implosions they wouldn't start the lift until everyone was strapped.
something something wrongful death something
 
2013-03-22 01:08:23 PM

awalkingecho: 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

Oh man I'm getting vertigo sitting in my bed.


And this
 
2013-03-22 01:08:50 PM

Jubeebee: moops: NOPE.

NOPE.


Hell nope
 
2013-03-22 01:09:01 PM

Amusement: Wonder if they turned off the WiFi and cell transmitters on the tower?

/cancer


No. No. No. NO. NO.

Microwave radiation CANNOT cause cancer by transmission like that. It simply lacks the energy to ionize bonds to cause DNA damage. Physics doesn't work that way.

Now, cooking you alive, on the other hand... That is well within the realm of possibility.
 
2013-03-22 01:10:18 PM
 
2013-03-22 01:10:48 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


My hands didn't sweat but my balls went into hiding and my feet got heavy and my calves started to tingle.

i might need to calm down by watching truck accident compilations or that spiders flying thru the air video or something.

now where is a freeking xanax when i need one.
 
2013-03-22 01:11:31 PM

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.
 
2013-03-22 01:11:57 PM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-22 01:13:30 PM

Biological Ali: JacksonBryan: Biological Ali: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

This.

Looking at the picture I can see part of a lanyard so I imagine he's wearing a harness.  Although I don't think I'd want to be dangling that high off from a 6ft section of nylon...

In terms of pure proximity to danger, it probably wouldn't be much more perilous than driving or even walking beside a busy road (in the sense that you're often only a few feet or meters away from what would be a lethal impact). The only thing different about standing at a great height is that your visual assessment of the danger is quicker and more intuitive.


What are the wind gusts like at the top of the Burj compared to ground level? I think that would be the most terrifying thing about it. One bad gust and you go flying right off.
 
2013-03-22 01:14:40 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: he probably figured Xenu would save him or some shiat


Xenu wouldn't let him down.

/glasses.jpg
 
2013-03-22 01:15:21 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.



A pro fires a grenade at the water before he hits. That way the water's all aerated and loose and shiat.
I learned that in the core.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-22 01:16:11 PM
Much like any risk, dealing with heights is something you can learn.  I used to do installation work for a tech company and that included climbing water towers and the like because we often had to get the technology in those kinds of places.  I've never been "scared of heights" but when you go somewhere you've never been, and especially when there is the potential for catastrophic failure, your physiology is going to respond whether you think you can control or not.  I will say that it's pretty damn exhilarating once you learn to handle your nerves.  Tallest things I've climbed would be to the top of the Talmadge (470ft) and Lanier (480ft) bridges in southeast GA.  Certainly nothing compared to this guy's accomplishments, but you're still pretty exposed at the top and the view is incredible.
 
2013-03-22 01:16:21 PM
My guts clenched just looking at that.

I didn't think I had a real problem with heights until I zip-lined for the first time.  The lines started out pretty short and slow and got progressively faster and higher.  The zip-lining itself I had no problem with - it was walking across the rickety bridges over a canyon that got to me.  When I wanted to get down and belly crawl across I knew it was time for me to stop for the day.
 
2013-03-22 01:21:53 PM

scottydoesntknow: What are the wind gusts like at the top of the Burj compared to ground level? I think that would be the most terrifying thing about it. One bad gust and you go flying right off.


You'd presumably be safely harnessed well before the wind would be a concern, and you'd also start off with at least a general idea of what the wind's going to be like on that day. There may not be much wind at ground level, but you do have to deal with humans, whose movements (both in vehicles and on foot) can be far more random and unpredictable.
 
2013-03-22 01:22:40 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


Oddly, I feel safe when jumping from an airplane, but have panic attacks when on tall buildings even if cabled in. No way in hell you'll ever get me to do what the guy in the video (or even TFA pic) is doing. No farking way.

Maybe it's because while skydiving you're having too much fun to really think about the insanity of what you're doing. When climbing a tower like that you have all the time in the world to look down and sh*t your pants. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't really take unusually large and galvanized balls to skydive. But the dude in your video? Jesus Christ...
 
2013-03-22 01:24:04 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

That's now the record-holder for "thing I cannot look at, lest nausea and terror-sweat consume my being" (the old record-holder was THAT scene from Assassin's Creed 3. You know the one I mean).

// so scared of heights, I want to be 2" shorter
 
2013-03-22 01:25:40 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: I am remind of parachute school. I was more spooked looking over the edge of the 10 meter tower in training than I was looking out the door of the jump plane. I could imagine falling from a 3-story building and busting myself up. But looking at the ground 4,000 feet below me looked like a photo of a landscape, and it was all so surreal that it never really registered. I think it's one of those primitive brain things where it cannot conceive of stuff that ancient Homo sapiens never encountered in his evolution.


THIS this this.

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.
 
2013-03-22 01:27:30 PM
My testicles are probably at least the same size as his, but after seeing that photo, they are currently nestled up under my stomach.
 
2013-03-22 01:27:32 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


"His toolbag is being held by his climbing partner to keep it from throwing him off balance."

His ginormous, brazen balls are completely up to him, though.
 
2013-03-22 01:29:56 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Heh.  So many acrophobic comments confirm that Farkers prefer to live their parents' basements.



Pretty sure you are confusing acro- with agora-.
 
2013-03-22 01:35:52 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


Wow - all with little use of their safety clips.  Damn.
 
2013-03-22 01:37:33 PM
"Do a flip!!"

Bender B. Rodriguz
 
2013-03-22 01:38:00 PM

tomo12144: He should have peed off the side of it.  So it could be the Wizz Khalifa.


He'd probably get life in prison over there for doing that.
 
2013-03-22 01:38:37 PM

red5ish: URAPNIS: 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.

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.


what would be the terminal velocity?
 
2013-03-22 01:41:59 PM

Marcintosh: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

If he did it legally he's strapped in six ways to christmas.
If he just did it on a whim, who can tell?

If you're changing a light bulb on a scissors lift you need to be should be better be strapped in.
When I would video tape the building implosions they wouldn't start the lift until everyone was strapped.
something something wrongful death something


No, you don't need to be tied off in a scissor lift. OSHA's official answer.

You can tie off if you are a wimp, but I don't know what tying off would do for you. It won't make you any safer.

Of course, if the lift's owner says tie off, then I guess you gotta.
 
2013-03-22 01:48:04 PM
The closest thing to this I've experienced are traverses on a few peaks in Montana, with this one being the most exposed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cy4E9Et8jg

The video clip is from near the left-hand end of the red line showing the traverse:

images.summitpost.org

Not nearly as exposed as the towers shown in the thread, but with really crappy rotted Glacier limestone to walk on and a few bone-crushing impacts awaiting you before you take the big drop if you slip. Most of this trail is reasonable solid, but a few points definitely make your gut tingle, especially if you're facing outward as you descend.
 
2013-03-22 01:50:57 PM

Lando Lincoln: 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'm not afraid of heights, but even that video made my palms sweat a little.

Standing on top of great heights - not a big deal.

Climbing things to great heights - way different.


I'm going to go with "Climbing down things of great height" FTW here.
 
2013-03-22 01:52:50 PM
That particular picture does nothing to me because there's no frame of reference. He could be standing 24 inches off the ground and those are just architectural-quality models constructed to represent buildings.

The guys playing tennis, now that was a little quease-inducing. Out means out.
 
2013-03-22 01:55:02 PM

JohnCarter: But do they nap

[depletedcranium.com image 500x309]

or snack??

[drx.typepad.com image 410x309]


I'm not saying these are shopped, but they are basically at an angle that makes something that was moderately crazy look insanely crazy.

c1.dmlimg.com

Bonus is that they were staged promotional photos. Those guys didn't do it for fun- they did it because their employer told them to.

Also just because I'm a downer and a jerk I hope everyone notices how there are no African or Asian Americans in the photo- because they weren't allowed to work on skyscrapers.

/YES it is still a good example of people doing crazy things at high elevations.
 
2013-03-22 01:55:19 PM
That photo actually makes my legs hurt.
 
kab
2013-03-22 01:55:53 PM

Treygreen13: [i291.photobucket.com image 200x123]
I get nervous standing on my chair.


You too?

I've come to the conclusion that heights don't bother me at all when my own physical movements aren't involved (or if it's over deep water).   Ski lifts, rollercoasters, airplanes, fine.   Ask me to climb that ladder up to the second story roof though, and I'll tell you to fark off unless it's a life or death situation :).
 
2013-03-22 01:56:17 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-03-22 02:02:33 PM

spidermilk: Also just because I'm a downer and a jerk I hope everyone notices how there are no African or Asian Americans in the photo- because they weren't allowed to work on skyscrapers.


There are almost no white folks in those photos either. High Steel documentary.
 
2013-03-22 02:04:09 PM
Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat

My Dear Sweet Jesus
 
2013-03-22 02:04:36 PM

Diener: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x387]


Wait, there was a drop in that video?! I never noticed it before...
 
2013-03-22 02:04:41 PM
As one with a fear of heights I'm getting a panic attack reading this.  I'm outta here.
 
2013-03-22 02:08:58 PM

Combustion: I was thinking that his stream of urine would end before the start of it even hit the ground. No idea why I thought of that. Just one long stream of urine in the air.


I haven't been to that part of the world... but if it's as dry as central New Mexico (and it probably is), I'd wager a shiny nickel that the urine would evaporate before it got more than halfway down.
 
2013-03-22 02:09:45 PM
YES.

Yes yes yes yes YESYESYESYESYESYES OH MY farkING GOD YYYEEEESSS!!!

.....So I like heights. Then again, everyone who knows me thinks I'm the craziest biatch they've ever seen.
 
2013-03-22 02:19:28 PM

dababler: Jubeebee: moops: NOPE.

NOPE.

Am I strapped to the building for safety, wind protection? No? NOPE. Yes? STILL NOPE!


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-22 02:24:42 PM
Next time all y'all are hunting around Netflix looking for something to stream to kill an evening, I recommend Man on Wire.  Short and well-done.

Even better if you queue it up before calling your SO into the room, so that he/she doesn't know what it's about during the opening sequence.  (The cover art used on Netflix gives it away.)
 
2013-03-22 02:28:33 PM

Diener:


That video is deliciously terrifying and terribly arousing at the same time. Thank you for reminding me of it.
 
2013-03-22 02:34:31 PM

Diener: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x387]


Darwin seen shaking his head and muttering, "What a shame, what a shame..."
 
2013-03-22 02:38:44 PM
While this is impressive and does take HUGE cojones, does it really matter once you get passed a certain number of stories/feet?  Dead is dead, whether its from 100 feet or 1,500 feet.

/unless we're talking the splatter zone.  Then I suppose it matters.
 
2013-03-22 02:42:08 PM

Uisce Beatha: And the guy who made that one?  Fell to his death in May 2011.  Ya rly.


Got a cite for that? Not doubting, would like to learn a bit more about him.
 
2013-03-22 02:44:59 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.


They make MY balls hurt, and I don't even have any. 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.
 
2013-03-22 02:50:31 PM

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.


For me, yes. I have long had a problem with heights, because I have this fear that my body--without any input from the higher-thinking portions of my brain--will give one massive twitch and fling itself off of whatever tall structure it's occupying at the time.

And thus, I echo the refrain of NOPE.
 
2013-03-22 02:56:26 PM

orbister: Uisce Beatha: And the guy who made that one?  Fell to his death in May 2011.  Ya rly.

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)
 
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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