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Problems with heights.....??
« on: December 04, 2010, 12:24:43 PM »
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 01:17:23 PM »
I can walk steel at four or five stories. But that is out of the question. That takes a certain kind of person for sure.
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 01:33:44 PM »
I can walk steel at four or five stories. But that is out of the question. That takes a certain kind of person for sure.

I've jumped out of a plane, but this just seems dangerous!  :o
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 02:10:24 PM »
 I've been clocked doing 165mph in the rain @ daytona on a motorcycle but no frikkin wayy would I ever do that  :o


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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 02:27:11 PM »

I kept waiting for him to stop climbing.
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 04:18:45 PM »
I get queasy sitting on rest area toilets. But, that dudes glutes must look amazing!!   ;D
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 04:50:10 PM »
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 04:56:17 PM »
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2010, 07:22:47 PM »
I used to not be afraid of heights.  In about 81, when I was touring as a roadie, I decided I'd take a job as a rigger hanging points for chain motors.  I could make an extra $100-200 a day in just a few minutes.  Everything went fine until we were playing a hockey rink somewhere in Canada.  As I was crawling out a beam to hang a point, I looked down and thought "I could die".  That was all it took.  It took me nearly 1/2 an hour to inch my way back.  My palms are sweating as I type this just thinking about it.  To this day, if I do much more than stand on a chair, I start losing it.  I even have a hard time watching movies involving heights.
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2010, 07:59:41 PM »
I'm not afraid of heights, but that made me nauseous.  Err, let me re-phrase that, I'm not afraid of heights in enclosed spaces - elevators, skyscrapers, airplanes etc - but is I'm up so high that the wind (or any other weather) could cause me to fall, I'll tense right up, especially if I have to rely on my own coordination and agility (or lack there of) to survive.

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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 08:04:57 PM »
Im not afraid of heights, its the fall that Im afraid of.
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2010, 08:09:35 PM »
I've been on a lot of roofs, doing HVAC work, dropping flu-liners. I can do with a ranch house, if the pitch is not to bad. But, get me a two story, or anything over a 8-12 pitch, and I'm done. I do ok in a scissor lift, no matter how high. I've been in many ceiling that were a 20' drop or better. Ok, with that too. Funny thing, I'm not scared of the height. I'm afraid of what I'll. When I get up high, I get an almost uncontrollable urge to jump. As dumb as it sounds, I really have to talk myself out of it, and it's not easy. I heard a few other guys that have the same thing happen.
  I have fallen out of one attic, and through the drop ceiling. Took the whole grid down with me, about a ten foot drop. Ironically, it turned out to be my last day working for that company..... :-\
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2010, 08:09:58 PM »
Im not afraid of heights, its the fall that Im afraid of.

I'm not afraid of the fall, just the sudden deceleration at the end.  :D
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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2010, 08:12:37 PM »
Im not afraid of heights, its the fall that Im afraid of.

 Tubercle too. A terrible way to die. Too much time to think about it. I saw the films of those folks jumping out of the trade towers.

 Not afraid of heights but what is holding me up. Buildings & planes OK, scaffolding not so much.

 Watching this video made me sick. Had to drink a few extras to regain my composure.

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Re: Problems with heights.....??
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2010, 08:16:42 PM »
When I get up high, I get an almost uncontrollable urge to jump. As dumb as it sounds, I really have to talk myself out of it, and it's not easy. I heard a few other guys that have the same thing happen.
 

 That's weird. I had the same feeling standing at the back of a cruise ship watching the wake. It's like "go ahead...it's OK". I liked to freaked the F&%c out!

 Later, much later, this was mentioned to Ms. Tubercle, she said she had the same experience. What causes that?!?
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