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    Scared of Heights?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dae7DdfJ1ts]YouTube - Stairway to Heaven ! Climbing Towers !!!!![/ame]
    RIP Sarah Noll~11-8-87 to 4-17-08

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    I have seen this before. It made my stomach churn. I am mildly afraid of heights but that is ridiculous.

    I'm not worried about falling but that sudden stop scares the crap out of me.
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    I'm not scared of heights, but I do have a healthy respect for the potential consequences. I can't believe they do that without a safety rope.
    RIP Sarah Noll~11-8-87 to 4-17-08

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    I have jumped out of at least 7 different 'craft. Exit altitudes ranged from 3k-16k.

    I would BASE off of that tower.
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    A guy near here BASEed off a 2000 foot tower several years back. The chute did not open. It had been raining and he left a human-shaped imprint in the ground a couple of inches deep where he hit and died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    A guy near here BASEed off a 2000 foot tower several years back. The chute did not open. It had been raining and he left a human-shaped imprint in the ground a couple of inches deep where he hit and died.
    clearly a temporal distortion issue

    there is backup equipment that should have been activated. Though not knowing the entire situation, I cannot say for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    clearly a temporal distortion issue

    there is backup equipment that should have been activated. Though not knowing the entire situation, I cannot say for sure.

    Sounds like a gravity issue to me.
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    There are just some things I don't have a big enough pair to do.

    That definitely would be near the top (pun?) Of my list.

    No way - - no how! Not in this lifetime. And likely not in the next one either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunguy View Post
    There are just some things I don't have a big enough pair to do.

    That definitely would be near the top (pun?) Of my list.

    No way - - no how! Not in this lifetime. And likely not in the next one either.

    The next lifetime could come faster if you did it.

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    Not even at gunpoint.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    I can guarantee it would, cause I would die from fright long before the fall would kill me.

    Heights an I get along about as well as snakes and I do. NOT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Sounds like a gravity issue to me.
    har x lol and lol @ all too

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    clearly a temporal distortion issue

    there is backup equipment that should have been activated. Though not knowing the entire situation, I cannot say for sure.
    I don't remember the facts exactly but he did have some improper equipment for what he was trying to do. I work with a guy that was in the Guard with him. He was in the 20th SF here.
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    %*!)#&*@*^@!!!!!!
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    Watch it in full screen, I about got dizzy and fell out of my chair watching that. I would like to know how much he makes doing that work.

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    I'd wrap my safety line around the neck and string up the person trying to make me climb that thing.
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    I worked in fire towers for a while. The first few days I would have the shakes by the time I got to the top. Windy days, the whole thing rocks. The Gamecocks stadium is designed for the top levels to sway in the wind when it's loaded with people. No thanks, never again. I'm not a fan of cliffs or bridges. And when I was a kid I had a phobia about those stairs that are open between the treads, every time I'd go into the basement I just knew I was going to fall through and die. Don't even get me started about the metal mesh stairs and walkways that you can see through while you're standing on them.

    In short, no way in hell.

    (That said, I'm fine with aircraft. It's something about being attached to the ground and yet not on it...)
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