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Re: Vertigo

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↑ Cool. I'm more afraid of the propeller than the void.





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Re: Vertigo

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https://i.redd.it/ijoih4w8w3q61.jpg

Living on the edge
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Re: Vertigo

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Until a hungry hawk comes around.
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Re: Vertigo

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Nah, even an eagle might avoid that badass fucker
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Re: Vertigo

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One has to wonder who took that picture
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Re: Vertigo

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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:55 pm
Spoiler:
https://i.redd.it/ijoih4w8w3q61.jpg
Living on the edge
Another caption for that photo: "Are you eyeballing me?"
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Re: Vertigo

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https://i.imgur.com/IRqKpdO.jpg
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Re: Vertigo

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I understand the thrill of doing something crazy. I've been skydiving. What I don't get . . . is doing it without a "safety net".
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Re: Vertigo

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I've noticed where the rope and piton has been rather poorly 'shopped out. It is shown in a higher resolution image at this site with an interview of the climber, about that specific climb.

http://stara.emontana.cz/adam-ondra-daw ... interview/
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Re: Vertigo

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Didn't some guy free climb El Capitan in Yosemite?
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Yeah they made a doc about it.
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Re: Vertigo

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Nuts.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adve ... el-capitan
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Re: Vertigo

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that is how he will die.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:02 am Nuts.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adve ... el-capitan

He's done a number of unbelievable free solos.

In fact, there's a story about Honnold on one of the big climbs (not sure if it was El Cap) and forgot his chalk. So he borrowed some from other roped-in climbers halfway up.*

Here's some video tailor made for this thread:



* How'd you like to be one of the guys sweating his ass off on El Cap, Half Dome, wherever, and some guy shows up without a fucking rope, asks to borrow some chalk, and then climbs away?

Ha! Ha!
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Re: Vertigo

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What if the guy didn't have enough chalk?
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Nice video, Gramm. That's exactly the kind of thing that inspired me to become a pilot. And then when I got my license, I did a lot of flying in the Idaho mountains. Not quite as dramatic as that bird's experience, though.
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Flight Instructor: "When you routinely and voluntarily reduce your margin-of-error to zero, as that guy in the video is doing, then don't complain when someday you accidentally but inevitably exceed that margin and get severe butt-hurt."

Awed Bystander: "Yeah, but he died doing what he loves."

Flight Instructor: "There are bold pilots and there are old pilots. But there are no old bold pilots."
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Re: Vertigo

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I will happily watch the videos.

But that speed flying stuff is not for me.
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Re: Vertigo

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To each their own but this seems very Russian-roulette-esque.
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Re: Vertigo

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Must have been a very still day. While my little pink ass stays firmly on the ground flying cellular kites. They do fold up to fit in yer mama's underwear drawer quite easily.
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Re: Vertigo

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No one gets hurt but you may not have the nerve to watch the whole thing.
NSFW:
https://old.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/q ... upervised/
Happy Halloween, this is some scary shit.
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Re: Vertigo

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Evolution at work.

– J.D.
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Re: Vertigo

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So yeah I had that vertigo the other night in the comfort of my own home.

And yesterday at the doctor's office.

And later at the ER.

Where they did a CT scan of my head and found nothing.

I also passed all the "touch your nose, touch my finger" tests.
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Re: Vertigo

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Pyrrho wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:18 amWhere they did a CT scan of my head and found nothing.
Quell surprise.

– J.D.
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Re: Vertigo

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Doctor X wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:55 am
Pyrrho wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:18 amWhere they did a CT scan of my head and found nothing.
Quell surprise.

– J.D.
:jaded: :crazy:
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Re: Vertigo

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Touch your nose, but "my" finger. . . .

Were there other such . . . tests?
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Is that Sanctioned?

– J.D.
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Re: Vertigo

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Doctor X wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:21 am Is that Sanctioned?

– J.D.
No idea. I assume if it is not specifically prohibited by law, then by default it is legal.

It is sponsored by Red Bull though.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:02 pmNo idea. I assume if it is not specifically prohibited by law, then by default it is legal.

It is sponsored by Red Bull though.
https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set= ... t.chain%5D

https://i.imgur.com/F6BUZHd.gif

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Re: Vertigo

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Dragon: Twice a year I have to have my blood completely replaced.

Hemlock: With what?
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Re: Vertigo

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Oh, I guess that reference went whoosh, over my head.

Pearls before swine, Doc. :oops:
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Re: Vertigo

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It . . . is . . . not a good movie, but it has some epically awesome scenes of cheese. The creators of The Venture Brothers found it a source of inspiration.

I believe the Japanese Original author Rod "Trevanian" Whitaker intended it as a spoof.

– J.D.