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Ross
19th September 2010, 05:31
Have merged with:

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?5695-Watching-this-made-my-legs-go-!!!!!!! posted by JOHN D.


Try watching this without getting vertigo...

These guys have HUGE balls...so they cant be Human:p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtgsAXmz7U&feature=player_embedded

Enjoy

Ross

Chakra
19th September 2010, 06:31
Try watching this without getting vertigo...

These guys have HUGE balls...so they cant be Human:p

Enjoy

Ross

I like the part at the end when the guy said 'oh and this is the tricky part'
Sheesh!

Ross
19th September 2010, 06:33
No harnesses....:confused:

Fredkc
19th September 2010, 07:59
No.
No thanks.
Not today. Tomorrow doesn't look good, either.

I've stood on the top of the Eiffel Tower, and been a few other places like that. I never felt a twinge.
But...........
No.
Fred

morguana
19th September 2010, 08:34
hold tight and.........breath

man or mouse? squeek up........squeek squeek

Ross
19th September 2010, 08:39
Yea yea morguana...you would just use your broom...be up there in a flash...scare the living daylights outa those men...then they would wish they had harnesses...:p

Fredkc
19th September 2010, 08:47
I kept thinking what fun that must be in 30-40 mph winds, swaying to & fro 20-30 feet at a time...

http://fredsitelive.com/images/Avatars2/TFR29.png

Makes 40 years of LA freeway driving seem tame.
Fred

morguana
19th September 2010, 08:48
http://www.wigpigs.com/witch%20flying%204.jpg

would be enough to scare the socks off anyone........

imagine dropping your lunch......would have to go all the way done to make some more! what a pain!
but i bet the view are wonderfull

Fredkc
19th September 2010, 08:54
note to Morgs;
Love the Gothic surfing pic!

By the way...
One of my daughters "side jobs" is hand made brooms for the local annual Ren Faire. ;)
She is now getting $75-$150 apiece for her work.

Ross
19th September 2010, 08:57
Dont tell morgs... but her broom needs an upgrade:gossip:

morguana
19th September 2010, 09:08
lol guys you crack me up :hug:
fred thats fab, i have been thinking of making things to sell, wands, staffs etc.....its good to hear of your daughter making a success from brooms
ross, one isnt into new fangled things

http://www.rabska.net/images/gallery/witch.jpg

jaybee
19th September 2010, 10:43
Nice...........:becky:



You've got to have a huge 'something' to ride one of those ...:p



note to mods....can we have a witch smilie...

ollie6986
19th September 2010, 11:13
That is ridiculous!!!

Operator
19th September 2010, 15:11
I kept thinking what fun that must be in 30-40 mph winds, swaying to & fro 20-30 feet at a time...

Amazing ...

I have been on some rooftops for the same kind of work ... those were only like 250 .. 300 feet high. I remember we had to hook-up
in order not to get blown of. If I look at the surrounding thunderclouds it's amazing that they even started the climb that day.

I've seen power-grid workers on high altitudes too ... sometimes they are 'brought' there by helicopters. Since those guys had to be
on the top it would have been feasible too :confused:

Beth
19th September 2010, 15:58
Can't watch it!!!

HURRITT ENYETO
19th September 2010, 16:17
Oh my frickin god !!!!! I actually feel physically sick after watching that. Those guys are insane. I too have to work at great heights(not that great) and im scared of heights...Go figure.

Caren
19th September 2010, 16:25
You are right Ross that vid really does make a person feel dizzy, and a few belly flips as well!
Those climbers are unbelievable...I wonder what the pay is like?

john.d
20th September 2010, 20:39
Sod that for a laugh .... these guys are nuts :

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Strange-News/Video-Of-Transmission-Workers-Scaling-1768ft-Tower-Becomes-Internet-Hit/Article/201009315734486?lpos=Strange_News_First_Home_Artic le_Teaser_Region_8&lid=ARTICLE_15734486_Video_Of_Transmission_Workers _Scaling_1%2C768ft_Tower_Becomes_Internet_Hit

John

Arpheus
20th September 2010, 21:17
Heh talk about crazy jobs LOL,thats nuts how they climb without safety gear ouch.Hope the guy gets paid big to do that heh.

Ross
20th September 2010, 21:20
Hi john,

I posted this a few days back, thanks anyway, I will do a merge.

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?5631-You-have-to-be-an-Alien-to-do-this-type-of-work!

Regards

Ross

john.d
20th September 2010, 22:25
Hi john,

I posted this a few days back, thanks anyway, I will do a merge.

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?5631-You-have-to-be-an-Alien-to-do-this-type-of-work!

Regards

Ross

oops , sorry , i missed it . What a mental job though ey . I wonder what they do for kicks :)

John

Ross
20th September 2010, 22:32
yep...some serious climbing...

Ross

Panta rhei
20th September 2010, 22:41
Woah....

Lol, the comments...

"It's ok, if he fell off, he'd die of old age before hitting the floor."

"Imagine "Take you kid to work-Day"

john.d
20th September 2010, 22:46
This one made me squirm a bit too but not to the same extent :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oQYlPws6_Q

Its the hardest route to the summit of snowdon in wales .

John

HORIZONS
21st September 2010, 00:50
I have to climb feed bins and It is much more difficult to go down then it is to go up - so I can only imagine what descending these towers is like. This is a true to life Jack and the Beanstalk climb.

Carmody
21st September 2010, 01:36
It is my fondest desire, to one day...have enough 'chuting under my belt to allowed to: close my eyes, put my hands over my head..and run backward out of a plane.

We used to climb local towers while er, well, you know....bent just a bit. We'd get to the top and do our darnedest to make the towers sway. Whooooo...... fun! We'd even meditate a bit.

I'm up for it. I'd love every second of it. Runs in the family, I guess. On one of the tallest stacks in the world, my dad was the guy who built the welded ladder on it's side.

An uncle of mine would take us up in private planes and do wacky things. Trying to make us puke.

Like go into a dive..gain speed.... then turn straight up......and then when the plane ran out of speed and started to stall....just before it became uncontrollable..he'd let it roll/fall straight back..and go free fall...on our backs/heads.

Wheeeeee..........!!!!!

Like taking cars and going at +170 mph..in a 4 wheel drift...around big sweeper corners.....wrapped pretty tight at the time, as death is one false move of a faction of a second away.... as you have to constantly wiggle the car and control the slide.

OK, so I'm an adrenaline junkie. Mostly retired.


"You have to be an Alien to do this type of work!"

My first 'birth to death' past life recall (age 12) was being alien. Does that count?

Little Ishta
21st September 2010, 02:39
Okay.... my legs felt weird as I watched it... man oh man... I would not like to do that. Wonder how long it takes to climb up there?

onawah
21st September 2010, 03:35
You wouldn't catch me up there!
But I actually knew a guy who did that kind of thing parttime. He got paid pretty well because not a lot of people would do it. He was not macho or anything, pretty quiet in fact and actually a bit wimpy.
He just wasn't afraid of heights.
He had a wife and 4 kids though, and I'm not sure how they felt about it...!

Ki's
21st September 2010, 05:20
whoa...and here I thought I was brave climbing a 125 ft mast on tall ships! That's crazy.

Carmody
21st September 2010, 19:47
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville

You made me think of Melville!

"For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee”, etc.

I was thinking of the idea of being tied to the top of the Main-Mast, for some imagined evil. During a major storm. Trying to avoid the nausea from the severe pitching...and at the same time thinking, 'this is pretty cool!' Way cool, in fact!

What a ride, what a rush, what a view, what a story! Of course I'd have to avoid having my innards rearranged, missing any potential, er, potential - ie lightning strikes ('potential' in electrical terms , or 'voltage') , or the snapping of the mast. I'm thinking a neck brace would be mandatory.

Great view though, might see the odd hunnert footer in the distance, or maybe just get to see it coming.

shadowstalker
21st September 2010, 20:25
There isn't enough Gold, Diamonds, cash, land, or men, to get me up there....

As my Daughter would say:
Oh HELL to the NO