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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Could you do this for a living?




Just watching it gave me the heebie-jeebies.
Free climbing a giant f'in lightning rod 1700ft up....I'd like to try it once. I"m sure I would have a panic attack and start crying first time I had to unclip though

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 06:53 PM
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Bastards.

It was a helmet cam video of a dude climbing a guided tower at 1700 feet up.

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Bastards.

It was a helmet cam video of a dude climbing a guided tower at 1700 feet up.
Yeah, the description really doesn't do it for me.

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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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uploading the video to photobucket now. Snatched it before they took it down.

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Its on College Humor also.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1941259

Holy shit. Free climbing on the outside of a tower.
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Holy crap. My heart rate increased just watching that video and thinking about what it would feel like to suddenly lose your footing.
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I bet it's a great job for those people that finally realize they can't make a living bungee jumping/sky diving/ cliff jumping/ or whatever the hell else you can think of.

That guy probably thinks a lot of people on here are crazy for going well over 100+ mph dragging their knees on the pavement on a small, two wheeled apparatus wearing nothing but cowhide and a helmet.

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Nice.

Ken, pulled a funny ^

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No F'in Way!!!! I did some gaffing back in the day and that shit is tiring, and that was only 40 feet high. cant imagine a 1700 foot ladder.




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I wonder how much it pays.

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I'm surprised Chills isnt doing this for a living. some extreme climber he is. LOL




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I wonder how much it pays.
Min wage

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I could've swore there was a dude on here back in the day, that used to do that, and even his avatar had a similar pic to what the youtube thumbnail has... Am I tripping?

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I couldn't even watch it. HOLY BALLS. It really wasn't the height rather the fact that they climb with no safety device coupled with the height. And we think we're ballsy because we are on bikes.

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Yes and the money is definitely better than minimum wage.

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Can anyone guess what this is?


When you're up tower it takes about 30 minutes to get down...
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I could've swore there was a dude on here back in the day, that used to do that, and even his avatar had a similar pic to what the youtube thumbnail has... Am I tripping?
Andy-PhllyFlyersFan or similar spelling
you still might be tripping

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1700ft beer bong?

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1700ft beer bong?
ya, sit at the bottom with your mouth open.
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1700ft beer bong?
I don't think you want to put your mouth on that one
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Real funny thing was when Geneva Vans shut down in 2001, the retard at the unemployment office said he found a job for me in Spring Green, WI (nearly 2 hr drive one way) climbing radio towers to change light bulbs for, get this, $8/hr. I just looked at him and said NO. I dont like being on a roof of a one story building much less freaking 1000' up on a tower.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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"Pyle!!! Get the fuck off my obsticle!"

Screw that shit, I would be just like the guys getting stuck on th "Stairway to Heaven" in Boot Camp.

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