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5923 clicks; posted to Geek » on 18 Aug 2017 at 11:30 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-08-18 10:29:21 PM  
Women cross the bridge like this.
men be all mommy?
 
2017-08-18 10:40:00 PM  
With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old
 
2017-08-18 10:49:02 PM  
I have severe vertigo, I wouldn't even try.
 
2017-08-18 11:24:22 PM  
China has some pretty awesome things up in those mountains.
 
2017-08-18 11:34:30 PM  
They are both braver than me. Even going near the edge of the bridge would make my testicles crawl up to my throat
 
2017-08-18 11:36:13 PM  
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
 
2017-08-18 11:38:43 PM  
fark off.  I have acrophobia.  Not for a million dollara.
 
2017-08-18 11:45:53 PM  
Fear of high places is something that developed only after I was an adult. Maybe it is a cube/square thing, maybe it is an extension of mortality awareness, whatever it is I would have run at 14 and crawled at 41.
 
2017-08-18 11:51:03 PM  
one more activity to go on my not-on-my-bucket-list list.
 
2017-08-18 11:54:42 PM  
She can cross my bridge
 
2017-08-18 11:58:46 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old


How do you feel about Chinese safety and manufacturing standards as well as liability laws?
 
2017-08-19 12:01:14 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old


 Ditto.

I will climb ladders and fear of falling can really get to me (I push through it, I'm not a coward). Put me into a hardness with a safety line, though, and I'll have no fears at all. Heck, I'll purposely jump off stuff screwing around. I think it's the harness and how it's snug, because I don't have any issue with skydiving, either. But those ladders are scary!
 
2017-08-19 12:06:19 AM  

cgraves67: MaudlinMutantMollusk: With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old

How do you feel about Chinese safety and manufacturing standards as well as liability laws?


We did a long zipline in a Chinese forest. My friend looked up halfway along and noticed his carabiner wasn't closed.
 
2017-08-19 12:07:47 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old


Yeah but it was made in China...
 
2017-08-19 12:16:20 AM  
Both of them did a decent job. I liked that she stopped to look down and enjoy the view toward the end. For him, he was flat out scared and still went across and didn't turn back.
 
2017-08-19 12:17:51 AM  
She was skilled, but I have to give him more credit for crossing the whole thing.
 
2017-08-19 12:41:23 AM  
I'm with him.

/nope
 
2017-08-19 12:54:38 AM  

CodeMonkey4Life: Fear of high places is something that developed only after I was an adult. Maybe it is a cube/square thing, maybe it is an extension of mortality awareness, whatever it is I would have run at 14 and crawled at 41.


Ditto for me, I must have finally fallen off somethings that I got a concussion and forgot
 
2017-08-19 01:13:57 AM  
... that has no railings, glass, or safety net...

Yeah, just a farking safety harness... You don't need any of that other shiat when someone is strapped in. Seriously, it's cool and all but stop with the sensationalism. I mean, you're starting to sound like the Daily Mail.

Oh, wait...
 
2017-08-19 01:25:48 AM  

CodeMonkey4Life: Fear of high places is something that developed only after I was an adult. Maybe it is a cube/square thing, maybe it is an extension of mortality awareness, whatever it is I would have run at 14 and crawled at 41.


I'm fine unless I think about it...

I was working construction and went down to Phx to do some work on a church we were picking up a contract on. There was a 6 or 8 inch beam that I had been walking across all morning, 20 feet or so up. Once I thought about what I was walking in, I had to crawl back across and get down.

Then, a few years later, when I was working at the Grand Canyon, we'd get drunk and scramble up and down the cliffs in the dark. I could also do it during the day, and climbed down while rockhound in. It was about 10-15 feet down to a ledge that was 3 feet or so wide, and then a thousand foot drop at least. I got down just fine through a chimney in the rock, but when it came time to climb back up, I froze. I thought about the climb, and what would happen if I slipped. It took me 10 minutes to convince myself to climb back up, and that's only because the people I had driven out to Point Sublime with would never figure out where I'd climbed down at, so I didn't know if they'd be able to find me.

Lie I said, I'm fine until I think about what I'm doing, and I freak. I could do this though, because they've got you rigged to a safety harness. Worse that happens is you slip and knock a tooth out on the bridge, or slip and straddle one of the steps and rack your balls...
 
2017-08-19 01:39:46 AM  
NO. I like to live my life by the principle that I should never willingly choose to engage in any activity that requires me to wear a safety harness. Some people get a thrill out of toying with death. I am not one of them.
 
2017-08-19 01:46:38 AM  

cgraves67: MaudlinMutantMollusk: With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old

How do you feel about Chinese safety and manufacturing standards as well as liability laws?


Liability laws? If the harness fails I'd probably be dead so it wouldn't really be my problem who is responsible.
 
2017-08-19 01:47:11 AM  
Ric Romeroton just realized that people are different in ways unrelated to gender.
 
2017-08-19 01:58:19 AM  

AquaTatanka: fark off.  I have acrophobia.  Not for a million dollara.


I think there's an unguent for that.
 
2017-08-19 02:09:41 AM  

Uzzah: cgraves67: MaudlinMutantMollusk: With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old

How do you feel about Chinese safety and manufacturing standards as well as liability laws?

We did a long zipline in a Chinese forest. My friend looked up halfway along and noticed his carabiner wasn't closed.


And is was made out of lead.
 
2017-08-19 02:11:02 AM  
Look at the boards your walking on not past them into the abiss.

/got nuthin'
 
2017-08-19 02:30:54 AM  
Looks more like a variety tv show bit than anything else.

Is that guy a local tv celeb?
 
2017-08-19 02:51:00 AM  
It's not going down domestic stairs, I'd be cool with that.
 
2017-08-19 03:09:25 AM  
shiat. I used to live in the mountains and you guys should've seen some of the rickety crap I had to cross to get the groceries home.
 
2017-08-19 03:14:27 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Looks more like a variety tv show bit than anything else.

Is that guy a local tv celeb?


Probably local radio DJ
 
2017-08-19 06:08:03 AM  
L'appel du vide is a French term meaning "the call of the void". Exercise left to the reader.
 
2017-08-19 06:39:19 AM  
I would have been doing more than screaming and crying.  That girl gets nerves of steel points.
 
2017-08-19 07:51:43 AM  

CodeMonkey4Life: Fear of high places is something that developed only after I was an adult. Maybe it is a cube/square thing, maybe it is an extension of mortality awareness, whatever it is I would have run at 14 and crawled at 41.


I've never been a big fan of heights, but strangely I used to love going high on a rollercoaster. Now, even going near one makes my heart race, and not in a fun way.
 
2017-08-19 08:33:04 AM  

Gordon Bennett: NO. I like to live my life by the principle that I should never willingly choose to engage in any activity that requires me to wear a safety harness. Some people get a thrill out of toying with death. I am not one of them.


I'm on your team...

I go so far as to think that motorcycles are dumb as hell. It's not that they are inherently dangerous, it's that other people are. Think about it, what are the odds that during your life you will NOT get into a serious automobile accident of some kind? They are very very low. Therefore, I would much rather be in a car. I also have serious trust issues with other drivers... I try my best to avoid putting my life into other people's hands.

Jumping out of a plane? Now that's just dumb. Sure, I guess you get some rush, and I'm sure the falling is a great experience... but no. Unless you are assaulting Normandy, jumping out of a plane sounds like a really dumb idea.

My desire to live and subsequently not do dumb things, drastically outweighs the need to bolster my ego.
 
2017-08-19 09:27:30 AM  
Who is the braver? The person with no fear, or the person who conquers it?
 
2017-08-19 09:38:00 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With a frikkin' safety harness?

/sheeee-*t
//I could dance across that, and I'm old


It's China, you're just as likely to die from the "safety" feature than from the act itself.
 
2017-08-19 09:46:39 AM  
I do love me some schuan cuisine.

/Laziji is awesome.
 
2017-08-19 12:44:25 PM  
95% of fear is confidence in the safety apparatus. Most of us wouldn't go down a San Francisco hilly street in a shopping cart, but we'd gladly get in a metal tube that does Mach 0.8 at 30,000 feet.
 
2017-08-19 12:52:22 PM  
Spent a few summers working up,on some pretty high scaffolding. Fear of how heights is pretty easy to get past. Just let the adrenalin rush pass and your good.

 Until you get too used to it a start doing stupid things. Like realizing you forgot to clip in your safety harness an hour ago. That snaps you back to reality pretty quick.
 
2017-08-19 01:22:47 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: 95% of fear is confidence in the safety apparatus. Most of us wouldn't go down a San Francisco hilly street in a shopping cart, but we'd gladly get in a metal tube that does Mach 0.8 at 30,000 feet.


That, and perception. You might feel differently if the plan was just a transparent tube.
 
2017-08-19 04:07:56 PM  
People have phobias,  NEWS at 11
 
2017-08-19 07:12:13 PM  
I think he was faking terror, hamming it up for the camera.
 
2017-08-20 12:49:54 AM  
I got stuck on a zipline in costa rica due to severe winds and rain slowing me down and the fact that the run was long enough and the grade shallow enough that the line sagged a bit. I had to haul myself (and my wife strapped to me) until I was close enough to the end platform that the staff hooked on the line and came out to help me haul us in the last of the (slightly uphill) way. wifey is not a fan of heights and was not terribly pleased.
I was irritated that the line was set up poorly. but at least now i have a csb
I think this is the same run.
the hanging bridges had some loose panels and small holes in them due to rust. and they swung back and forth a bit. wifey tried to run across quickly. i just jumped up and down a lot.
my biggest fear is that i'll die in a way that wasn't stupid and completely avoidable
 
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