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Posted: 8/22/2017 2:41:37 AM EDT
People Are Insane (Intense Edition)
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:48:41 AM EDT
[#1]
I feel Darwin approaching.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:54:09 AM EDT
[#2]
No problem with heights.

Sticking the landing, however...
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:59:38 AM EDT
[#3]
i'm afraid of widths.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:31:01 AM EDT
[#4]
I am. And yet i clicked on the thread [banghead

I see many nope sauces all over that shit! ]
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:34:29 AM EDT
[#5]
I love heights.    I also love snakes and spiders and red headed nurses who ride horses.

I keep trying to spin this into a positive but I keep coming back to maybe I'm just too stupid to know better.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:54:25 AM EDT
[#6]
The older I get, the more that heights terrify me.

I used to make very good money doing commercial A/V, but, I can't hang speakers or monitors from 80' in the air anymore.

I did it for years...20+ years. Now, I simply freeze up.

Weirdness.

25 years ago, didn't bug me a bit. Now? I get 15' above the earth and I'm about to pass out from terror.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:34:49 AM EDT
[#7]
Nope..
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:38:00 AM EDT
[#8]
Whole lotta nope in that video
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:01:21 AM EDT
[#9]
Nope. Nope. Nope. Just watching that video made my butthole pucker. Heights are my kryptonite.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:13:15 AM EDT
[#10]
I do not do heights.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:18:59 AM EDT
[#11]
Not really... but then I do this awesome shit:

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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:26:36 AM EDT
[#12]
year back I had no problem with heights. Now, a lot less thrilled. As long as I'm in control, it's a not as big a deal. Things like drop towers at amussment parks are not fun anymore.

That said, what a bunch of those people were doing is just fucking dumb. One minor mistake and your life is over. I understand doing stupid shit for the kick, but lets say I crash my car. There is still a chance I'm walking away. You fall 100+ft, your done.  Someone will chime in about living for the moment. Yeah that's fucking stupid. Think about missing the next 50 years of moments.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:44:54 AM EDT
[#13]
I've met people who claimed to have no fear of heights, but in the end, yes, they had the same natural fear as anyone else.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:11:46 AM EDT
[#14]
It depends.

I can hang out the door of an aircraft all day while wearing a parachute, but I hate standing on the edge of a cliff unless I'm roped in.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:20:44 AM EDT
[#15]
Got used to height when I was cutting a 60-70 foot tree in my backyard.  The opportunity came up and I got to walk the cables to the towers of the George Washington bridge in NYC.  The toughest part of that was climbing the 15 foot ladder to get to the cable where it came to its lowest point.

Now I can still get up there but it is no longer as much fun as it used to be.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:22:27 AM EDT
[#16]
/Heights don't exist because the earth is flat. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:22:44 AM EDT
[#17]
I was up on a 20 ft ladder recently and that was too damn high for me. Those people are out of their minds.

Nope nope nope nope NOPE!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:45:19 AM EDT
[#18]
No problem being up high.  Looking down has never been a problem for me... it's looking up that gets me. If up high and I look up, I get a little queezy 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:58:35 AM EDT
[#19]
I don't mind heights if I have something to hold onto with my hands. But I absolutely hate the act of getting onto and off of a roof using a ladder, haha.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:06:03 AM EDT
[#20]
Yes, to a point..

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:10:43 AM EDT
[#21]
Where's the video's of these guys going 'splat'?  Seems to be tons of video out there like this and I can't believe at least a few by now haven't slipped or fucked up somehow.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:11:56 AM EDT
[#22]
Nope.

The older I get the less I like them.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:35:57 AM EDT
[#23]
Heights are no issue...now the openness that goes along with lots of that video..nope. High up in a plane, no issue, in a building no problem, edge of a cliff with nothing around. Yeah forget that.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:38:00 AM EDT
[#24]
I don't mind heights but I hate parkour faggots
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:40:09 AM EDT
[#25]
No!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:52:47 AM EDT
[#26]
Sorry...too many workplace accident investigations over my 23 year career.

32-feet per second to terminal velocity. It ain't pretty, HOWEVER it is easy to tell if they survived a few seconds after the impact.

If their body tissue is all swollen and they look like an oompa-loopma, purple and swollen up like a grape, their heart was still pumping for a few seconds after impact. Bones sticking out where they shouldn't be sticking out. Dislocated jaws make funny faces. The black stare of eight-ball hemorrhages in eyes still screaming "Oh shit, this isn't fun anymore. THIS IS REAL!"

No, it's NOT a pretty sight.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:22:48 AM EDT
[#27]
I was taking some photographs last weekend and got hit with some serious vertigo.

There's a large boulder that sits cantilevered off the top of a route adjacent to the two routes in the photo.  A quick look at the boulder, and you'd think it's going to slide off; however, I've been on it enough to know it's stable, and the balance point is far enough from the edge.  To take these photos, I approached the boulder from the upriver side, the side that looks more precarious, and when moving out towards the edge, I got hit with an unrelenting feeling that this whole thing was cutting loose.  The whole time I was taking the photos, I felt like I was falling.  Not fun.

Ironically, I've done both of the climbs shown in the photo, and felt just fine.



And here's a breakfast photo taken several years ago.

We'd been on the wall for several days, and in the vertical pitch leading up to this ledge, from the belay, it looked so casual and flat that both my belayer and I commented that it looked like I could unrope and just walk up it.  Of course, that turned out not to be the case.

Funny how the mind works.

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:20:24 AM EDT
[#28]
That is something I would not do. Repel off the Westin hotel in downtown Atlanta? Not a problem. Climb a ladder to change a light bulb?  I'm a pussy.  Talked about this with my dad.  Said he was the same way and he was a gunship pilot.  Not good on a ladder, but he was perfectly at home in a helicopter.. Those guys are crazy stupid.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:34:43 AM EDT
[#29]
Russian men have a 1 in 4 chance of dying before 55.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:39:30 AM EDT
[#30]
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Heights are no issue...now the openness that goes along with lots of that video..nope. High up in a plane, no issue, in a building no problem, edge of a cliff with nothing around. Yeah forget that.
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+100
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:44:07 AM EDT
[#31]
No. Fuck heights. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:48:03 AM EDT
[#32]
So how many of those people are dead now?


Sacred of heights now yes, never was when younger.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:50:16 AM EDT
[#33]
To me it's actual safety and perceived safety when at heights. Sometimes I'm very comfortable and sometimes I'm not. The big thing for me is stacking the odds in my favor, be it work or play and incorporating a level of safety to help enjoy or accomplish my objectives.

Enjoying the great pictures in the thread, mine is tame in height compared to those waaaay up shots.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:52:25 AM EDT
[#34]
I respect heights.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:55:15 AM EDT
[#35]
Fear is instinctual. I'm not a pussy for being terrified of heights. You're biologically defective if you're not .
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 12:22:53 PM EDT
[#36]
I'm perfectly fine in anything from a single engine Cessna to a 737 at any altitude. Top of Half Dome, Chimney Rock, hanging off the side of a cruise ship, all that I was cool with.

Climb a six foot ladder or get on my roof? Fuuuuck that!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 12:49:36 PM EDT
[#37]
I'm not afraid of heights.  I'm afraid of falling.  I'm perfectly fine in airplanes, helos, on skyscrapers... as long as I'm strapped, snapped, or belted in.  As long as there's some kind of railing.  I took these pics from a rooftop 570' up.  

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No railing, and I expect I'll end up like this guy.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 12:52:38 PM EDT
[#38]
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:11:29 PM EDT
[#39]
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I'm not afraid of heights.  I'm afraid of falling.  I'm perfectly fine in airplanes, helos, on skyscrapers... as long as I'm strapped, snapped, or belted in.  As long as there's some kind of railing.  I took these pics from a rooftop 570' up.  

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No railing, and I expect I'll end up like this guy.
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Nice pics and guessing that's the newer construction up GA400.

That shot of Atlanta is a nice one.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:22:16 PM EDT
[#40]
Vertigo like a mother fucker.
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