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#3726198 - 01/28/13 04:28 AM I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo  
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Worth watching full screen. dizzy

I have balls of steel and I'm not too sure about that last bit.


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#3726200 - 01/28/13 04:40 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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I'd do it. if the tower were lying on its side.


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#3726209 - 01/28/13 05:03 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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I can handle flying in a F-16 but to change the light bulb on a radio tower... no effing way.


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#3726211 - 01/28/13 05:18 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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Made me dizzy, sitting in my chair. Out of curiosity, how much does an average base jump parachute weigh, and couldn't they take one with them ?

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#3726213 - 01/28/13 05:22 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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Parachute tends to be about 35 pounds with reserve. If they did that, I be they wouldn't have a reserve and it'd suck to burn in. We had a burn in the other day. It was a hard time for the unit. frown


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#3726226 - 01/28/13 06:16 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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As someone who does that for a living (although no where near that high), this guy is asking to get himself killed. It's also completely against OSHA regulations.

#3726237 - 01/28/13 06:43 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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Keep Calm and Check Canopy

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#3726238 - 01/28/13 06:43 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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I couldn't watch past the first few steps up the ladder. dizzy


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#3726271 - 01/28/13 09:06 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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the tower association link is a bunch of BS nonsense.

people who work in high places rarely use fall protection gear. when i was young i worked as a roofer and NOBODY used their fall protection equipment except when the chance of falling was very high like on a rainy day - even then the older guys never used it.

tower workers are the same. fall protection gear gets in the way and in some cases could make injury more likely than if it had just not been used at all.

#3726275 - 01/28/13 09:21 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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Interesting. Now where is the video that shows how he climbs down again? That should be at least twice as scary.

#3726283 - 01/28/13 10:12 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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Jump out of a perfectly good airplane, 14k ft. high? Check.

Climb some tower to change a light bulb? Pass. Without a parachute? No way...

#3726331 - 01/28/13 01:30 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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I thought I was going to throw up.

#3726335 - 01/28/13 01:38 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Goalie]  
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Originally Posted By: Goalie
As someone who does that for a living (although no where near that high), this guy is asking to get himself killed. It's also completely against OSHA regulations.


You doing trees or towers?


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#3726393 - 01/28/13 03:48 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Cold_Flying]  
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I do towers, in fact in getting ready to go to work and climb a 100' one this morning to change out an antenna. Lucky for me the highest I have to climb for work is around 150-170'.

Tower climbing gear has come a long way in regards to comfort. I agree its not the most comfortable stuff to wear and double hooking up a tower sucks, but its better than falling to your death.

One slip, or something you grab on to breaks and your dead. If you look at most deaths of tower climbers its because they didn't use their safety gear properly or at all.

#3726394 - 01/28/13 03:50 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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Was posted here awhile back. There is no way in hell i'd go up that tower.

#3726492 - 01/28/13 06:57 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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I change light bulbs and drive by these towers all the time. Even I would have a hard time doing this.


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#3726516 - 01/28/13 07:32 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: WhiteStar]  
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Originally Posted By: WhiteStar
Jump out of a perfectly good airplane, 14k ft. high? Check.

Climb some tower to change a light bulb? Pass. Without a parachute? No way...





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Though, I haven't gotten the night jump yet.


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#3726549 - 01/28/13 08:24 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Timothy]  
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Ah yeah, no way.
I get nervous cleaning the flue on my Ranch House roof.
Gotta give that guy his 'propers'....he sure does earn his money.

Nope, no way.
Not for any amount of money.


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#3726580 - 01/28/13 09:31 PM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Goalie]  
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Originally Posted By: Goalie
I do towers, in fact in getting ready to go to work and climb a 100' one this morning to change out an antenna. Lucky for me the highest I have to climb for work is around 150-170'.

Tower climbing gear has come a long way in regards to comfort. I agree its not the most comfortable stuff to wear and double hooking up a tower sucks, but its better than falling to your death.

One slip, or something you grab on to breaks and your dead. If you look at most deaths of tower climbers its because they didn't use their safety gear properly or at all.


We've been putting up small towers as a side job for the last two years. 60' to 90', depending on how high we need to go to clear the tree line.

I've worked with a lot of climbers, and done some myself but not at their level of expertise, and they tell me that once you clear about 100', it's all the same. Does that ring true with you?


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#3726689 - 01/29/13 12:45 AM Re: I jump out of planes and this gives me vertigo [Re: Cold_Flying]  
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That's pretty much how I feel. If you fall from 100' your going to be dead, even from 30' your going to be pretty messed up when you hit the ground.

The majority of the towers I have to service are in the 100' to 120' range, some free standing so guyed. The highest I've climbed so far is a 150' guyed tower.

This is a picture looking down from around 120' or so. Stupid dropbox makes it so I have to link to the image.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvphigm5cadekvt/2012-09-04%2014.16.36.jpg

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Originally Posted By: Goalie
I do towers, in fact in getting ready to go to work and climb a 100' one this morning to change out an antenna. Lucky for me the highest I have to climb for work is around 150-170'.

Tower climbing gear has come a long way in regards to comfort. I agree its not the most comfortable stuff to wear and double hooking up a tower sucks, but its better than falling to your death.

One slip, or something you grab on to breaks and your dead. If you look at most deaths of tower climbers its because they didn't use their safety gear properly or at all.


We've been putting up small towers as a side job for the last two years. 60' to 90', depending on how high we need to go to clear the tree line.

I've worked with a lot of climbers, and done some myself but not at their level of expertise, and they tell me that once you clear about 100', it's all the same. Does that ring true with you?

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