Author Topic: Never in a million years…  (Read 74655 times)

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #150 on: July 17, 2016, 05:22:03 pm »
Only goats, not people, but they still made me feel nervous !

Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #151 on: July 18, 2016, 12:38:00 am »
No way Ho Zay


I've done that, without the bike. I learnt to jumar on the climb up the rope.
Mind you he has a tight 50m rope, we tied two together to make 75m.

And I once shared the last of the chilli in Pete's eats with Jonny Dawes.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #152 on: July 20, 2016, 10:38:18 am »
https://youtu.be/zUIRrTxnwcA
will do for me, particularly when large lizards are rappelling down the wall just a few score feet away

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #153 on: July 30, 2016, 09:14:44 pm »
Well that is an idea ...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/29/daredevil-to-attempt-jumping-out-plane-at-25000-feet-without-parachute.html

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he landing target, which has been described as similar to a fishing trawler net, has been tested repeatedly using dummies.

One of those 200-pound (91-kilogram) dummies didn't bounce out. It crashed right through.

"That was not a good thing to see," recalled Jimmy Smith, the veteran Hollywood public relations man who, with his partner Bobby Ware, sold Fox on the idea of having someone skydive without a parachute.
#bollockstobrexit

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #154 on: July 30, 2016, 09:53:39 pm »
Well that is an idea ...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/29/daredevil-to-attempt-jumping-out-plane-at-25000-feet-without-parachute.html

I can sort of see why he's doing it with no parachute, but on the other hand I can see why wearing one would be a very good idea.

If something goes wrong, and he can't get to the net, he's stuffed, utterly.

Proving you can do it, with no backup is really just being very macho, because doing it with an emergency parachute, and not using it, is ultimately the same as doing it without that spare, it's just showing that you have more nerve, but not particularly more sense.

I doubt someone with a career such as he has can actually get life insurance, and he's married with a child.  If he dies in the process, his wife and son have to live with that.  I presume his wife accepts him doing it, since she's jumped over 2000 times herself, but the reality of an accident is likely to be quiet different, and would have to be lived with, irreversibly.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #155 on: July 31, 2016, 10:02:26 am »
Well he did it, and didn't seem to hit that close to the centre of the net ! :o

BBC Website : US skydiver jumps without parachute into net from 25,000ft
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #156 on: July 31, 2016, 10:07:34 am »
Now, of course, he will want to do to again, but from higher. This isn't going to end well.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #157 on: July 31, 2016, 10:52:15 am »
And without a net too, I bet.
#bollockstobrexit

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #158 on: July 31, 2016, 11:04:53 pm »
Now, of course, he will want to do to again, but from higher. This isn't going to end well.

We know a song about that...

http://bussongs.com/songs/he-jumped-from-40-thousand-feet.php
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #159 on: August 03, 2016, 10:55:44 pm »
like a blob of strawberry jam..
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #160 on: August 16, 2016, 09:11:03 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #161 on: August 16, 2016, 09:21:30 pm »
4,600-Feet High Glass Walkway Opens On China Mountainside



I think I'd actually give it a go.
One I'll happily give a miss.
Not coming on one your rides. M'kay?

ETA : Having seen it. F*ck that!
Don't expect me anytime soon.

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #162 on: August 16, 2016, 09:51:29 pm »
I think I'd actually give it a go.

Not. A. Chance.  I did make it over the Royal Gorge Bridge - just - and that's only 950-1050' depending on who you believe and has a nominally-opaque floor and didn't fall down when I watched a series of three ton pickup trucks drive over it.  I even got a bit twitchy on the bridge just downstream from the Hoover Dam, which has a dual cabbageway over it.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #163 on: August 16, 2016, 09:53:22 pm »
Quite.
Andrij, I think you are being deliberately provocative.
That is all.

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #164 on: August 16, 2016, 10:22:41 pm »
Who knows?  If I ever did make it there, I could end up taking one look and soiling myself, without even setting one foot upon the thing.  If I ever visit China and go to Tianmen Mountain I'll let you know how I get on.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #165 on: August 16, 2016, 10:25:31 pm »
Isn't that shared use?
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #166 on: August 25, 2016, 09:11:02 pm »

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #167 on: August 25, 2016, 09:56:05 pm »
Eeeek.
Rust never sleeps

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;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #169 on: December 14, 2016, 06:01:26 am »

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #170 on: December 14, 2016, 06:46:01 am »
https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/i-ate-the-elephant-one-bite-at-a-time/

maybe if the tires were pneumatic

And there I was considering putting it on the "I saw this and thought of you (/lot)" thread"

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #171 on: December 14, 2016, 09:36:36 am »
Well that is an idea ...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/29/daredevil-to-attempt-jumping-out-plane-at-25000-feet-without-parachute.html

I can sort of see why he's doing it with no parachute, but on the other hand I can see why wearing one would be a very good idea.

If something goes wrong, and he can't get to the net, he's stuffed, utterly.

Proving you can do it, with no backup is really just being very macho, because doing it with an emergency parachute, and not using it, is ultimately the same as doing it without that spare, it's just showing that you have more nerve, but not particularly more sense.

I doubt someone with a career such as he has can actually get life insurance, and he's married with a child.  If he dies in the process, his wife and son have to live with that.  I presume his wife accepts him doing it, since she's jumped over 2000 times herself, but the reality of an accident is likely to be quiet different, and would have to be lived with, irreversibly.

It's about jeopardy.

When I see a High-Wire act, walking across a canyon, attached via a safety line, I don't feel any excitement.  There's no jeopardy, just skill.  It's impressive in its own right but I bet the "mental game" plays a bigger part than the ability to perform on a high-wire, when the stakes are so great.

I'll be honest, going up a ladder to my guttering is more of a mental game than going up the same ladder to paint my living room window-frame, despite there being the same skills involved.

It's why F1 is so dull and why the Isle of Man TT isn't.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #172 on: December 31, 2016, 07:50:39 pm »


Rock climbing in Moab, Utah, USA.

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #173 on: December 31, 2016, 07:51:12 pm »
I wish you'd put that in spoiler tags  :sick:
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #174 on: December 31, 2016, 07:52:59 pm »
What a great looking climb. Some commitment required!
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