A career I will never choose, not matter how much they offer!

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  1. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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  2. freeridemusik

    freeridemusik Yep.

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    Wow, that was insane! No real safety line, and he didn't even take that many breaks... crazy. I think I might strap my tool set to my chest and parachute down!
  3. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i'll do it.
    never had a problem climbing shit..

    but damn, dude was doing it freeclimbing, rarely using the safety line

    my question is... once they got up there, wtf did they repair?? did they replace the light bulb? did they have lunch and go back down???

    wtf
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Holy shit! I was OK until he started "free climbing", with no tether. At that point I started squirming in my chair, I couldn't do that in a million years.
  5. Mince

    Mince Never Dice, Always Mince!

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    My hands were sweating as I watched that video. Would never do that.

    Actually, maybe I would if I had a parachute.
  6. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Lol it would have been hella funny if he went up there just to change the light bulb!
  7. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    I can say here from my computer chair that I could do that. In practice it's probably a completely different story.
  8. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    Me neither. I remember I'd climb shit when I was a kid, but my fear of heights seems to have worsened as I've gotten older. :(
  9. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I WANT TO DO THAT.

    I am pretty surprised that OSHA allows free climbing. It really wouldn't be that hard to create a system to always be tied in without being too obtrusive.

    Here is what shocked me as a climber about that video: when he got to the top, he had to feel THREE different places on his belt to find the clip he wanted to secure himself! I wonder how often they do that, because again, as a climber, I know where everything is on my belt without thinking, it's just automatic. Maybe he actually was nervous? I can't say, but it's pretty strange to me. The other thing that just boggles my mind is how do you go up that high and not base jump from the top! Climbing back down? It's a damn shame to not jump.

    Speaking of work and high places, yesterday I climbed and pruned one of the tallest trees I've ever been in, a huge doug fir that was probably 120-140 feet tall. Awesome tree, and in great shape/health. And today I was up with a co-worker in a white pine, and he almost fell out of the tree at 40 feet right next to me. And I did a side-job after work, so I ended up with a 12.5 hour work day :p
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    They were probably changing out the illuminator. Pilots like it better when 1700+ foot towers have a beacon on top.
    I never had problems going up, it was always the return trip that screwed with my brains.
  11. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    The highest I've been outside (not counting observation decks of buildings) is climbing up the inside of a crane on the 53rd floor/skydeck. It's not bad because you're inside of the crane and there's little floors to rest on every like ~25 steps. That was fun... however, there's no way in hell I'd do the "free climbing" part where he gets up to the antenna. This guy probably makes a bunch of money.
  12. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    He was probably recruited by people who told him he could legally get high at work! :)
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    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I've got a co-worker who likes to use that line about our job :p
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    ShadowWolf New Member

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    This is the tallest thing I can stand climbing.

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    -=Lurker=- **BANNED**

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    Hah that's one of our 7 ton up-armored MTV-R's. :)
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    ShadowWolf New Member

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    Yeah, I had to ride in the back of one on a convoy once. Its a little unnerving being completely exposed from above. If the gunner started taking fire it could richochet down on top of you.
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    Yeah that would not be fun. So far we are just doing MTVR cargo trucks / wreckers and not personnel carriers. We also do MATVs and are going to put Oshkosh independent suspension on over 1000 cougar mraps.
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    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    We need a politician to join this thread, to complete Military-Industrial Complex! ;)
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    Miller Tweak Guru

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    I CANNOT believe OSHA doesn't require him to be tied off at all times, and I've got to be in a harness and tied off on a single story roof, that bullshit! They probably don't BASE jump because it a guy-wire tower, and those pesky wires probably make it kind of dangerous.
  20. czechrboard tassia

    czechrboard tassia Likes gay people.

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    I'm about ready to vom after watching that... OMG that's insane.

    Seriously... there's no better way to accomplish his task then climbing? How freaking long does that take? And those guys must be crazy ripped.
  21. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    i use to climb pretty high every day at work and pull back pipe...i almost miss climbing :D
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    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Well sure guy-wires are a consideration, but as I'm sure you know, the A in BASE stands for antenna, I'm sure those guys would love to jump off this antenna!
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    Mcss pulls pipe. Lol
  24. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Especially when you consider how strong the wind is up at that height. Ground level provides frictional forces to slow the movement of air. The higher you go, the faster the air moves, and the gusts up there can be serious news, especially from dusk to dawn, when the differential is highest.

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  25. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    only the big ones my friend...only the big ones ;)