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Feb 20, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
atrau wrote:
Marc, Were they up on a multi-pitch climb? Nope. Dont make the situation here more than it is, lets talk about their situation. Could this situation be safer? Yes I don't care what people do with their time, it is theirs to spend. But if we share information, we can make situations safer for everyone. Do answer your questions Mark: I do multi-pitch climb. I am not going to give you a play by play about what I would do if my leader was knocked out. Rob


I wasn't expecting a play-by-play. I was trying to show you that rope jumping isn't more dangerous than climbing can be.
Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
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Feb 20, 2012
Mathematical!
Lets just all agree that "Yer gunna die!!!" and move on please. Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
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Feb 20, 2012
I don't necessarily agree with everything that a unique climbing accident committed on the wall would be applied here, but it is a good idea to think about a pre-plan to do a buddy pick-off. I don't have a problem with lowering a rope just to get someone down that can help themselves.

If someone does get jacked, just plan to get the incapacitated person on the deck as fast as you safely can. You can do it either as a rap-rescuer or lower-rescuer. If you can pre-rig and pre-stage the buddy rescue for each jump, that'd be cool, save you a bunch of time instead of freaking out and running around like a chicken with its head cut off; probably be a little bit safer as well.

Communication could be a problem. Maybe think about dedicating a couple of radios on their own channel. Maintaining mental composure for rescuer safety and also be able to work effectively when your buddy just got hammered will be difficult; doesn't really matter how much experience anyone may have, even as a professional.

So my thoughts are to pre-plan, think about communication, and utmost, keep anyone else from becoming a would-be rescuer statistic if the shit really hit the fan.


Overall, I think this rope swing stuff is kick ass, the initial point of mis-information was corrected, the rigging and anchor are sweet to me, happy sailing!
Buff Johnson
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Feb 20, 2012
holy shit my palms are soaked after watching that...

I'll stay out of the debate otherwise!

And, no, I don't think I would do it. Maybe ten years ago.
TBlom
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Feb 20, 2012
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December...
We have the world's highest (controlled) free-fall here in Vegas at the top of the Sratosphere. It's fun watching the professional riggers at work. and peoples' expressions, from the "I'm a bad ass, and can't wait to jump, to the. "I think I might be changing my mind, can I have a refund?" type person .

Stratosphere Jump
Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Joined May 25, 2005
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Feb 20, 2012
perfect seam
camhead wrote:
The kids in the video are definitely guilty of being douchebags, though.


Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags."

This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy.

Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.
fat cow
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fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be very inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy.


Rule Number 1? Wow.
markrineer
From Moab, UT
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Feb 20, 2012
perfect seam
sorry, but come on did you watch that shit fat cow
From St. Paul, MN
Joined Nov 17, 2009
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Feb 20, 2012
Cool video, fun to watch. But not the biggest...

This was sent to me by my buddy Tim from Australia.

youtube.com/watch?feature=play...

Cheers!
Go Up
From Bergen Park, Co
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Feb 20, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy. Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.


Yes, I wasn't going to go there, but "theater douchebags" is a good way of putting it. Now that I know they are from Utah, "repressed Mormon virgins who try to stay edgy by dressing like 2004-era hipsters" is another way of putting it.

(post will be deleted in, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...)
camhead
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camhead wrote:
Yes, I wasn't going to go there, but "theater douchebags" is a good way of putting it. Now that I know they are from Utah, "repressed Mormon virgins who try to stay edgy by dressing like 2004-era hipsters" is another way of putting it. (post will be deleted in, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...)



No, it won't.

Virginity is depressing and can lead to terrible ideas, like getting married at 18.

The biggest swing is in NZ but I don't have a link.
Johny Q
Joined Aug 23, 2011
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Feb 20, 2012
All being said...


Good potential cases for the Darwin Awards...potentially.

Rob
atrau
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Feb 20, 2012
And let the Mormon flaming begin... DallinH
From Utah
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Keeler Needle and Whitney
fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy. Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.


You must have a pretty sad and boring life to call these guys (people that are smiling and having fun with friends) douchbags, atleast they are happy. You should try making some friends and doing perfectly rigged stunts yourself. You might come out of your hole and stop hating on people that are having fun. However, this advice is coming from a non-egotistical person, so it may not work for you.
Dan L
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Feb 20, 2012
perfect seam
totally non egotistical with those pictures of yourself, and my hole is awesome so i think i will just hang out, thanks for the advice though cutie. i actually wasn't the one who said it, it was from another post, and my co-worker. but the op asked "how are we douchbags" so i gave a few reasons one might think that, and i think its pretty obvious why. again though thanks bud fat cow
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Joined Nov 17, 2009
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Feb 20, 2012
Keeler Needle and Whitney
fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy. Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.


..Talking to himself... Look at them having fun.. What a bunch of douchebags; I wish I could have fun.. Look at his coat, I'm going to judge this guy because I totally do not agree with his style...Look at them laughing, kissing and dancing; who does such a thing...There is going to be a disaster, because they do not look like and act like me, and therefore they do not know how to rig properly....
....I wish I could do something besides play around on a boulder by myself...
Dan L
From ZION
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296 points
Feb 20, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
The Larry wrote:
Now THAT's the definition of crusty.


Get off my lawn, damned slackliners!
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
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Feb 20, 2012
that retro jacket lost it for me. But the chick at 30 sec. regained my attention, then the whole dancing thing....i'd watch the first 30 sec. again. mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
Joined Aug 29, 2009
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Feb 20, 2012
It isn't the largest rope swing. But pretty awesome.
Everyone just hates because they have nothing better to do but post on MP because they aren't getting replies on RC.com

Sure they dress kinda hip. But same could be said for all you patagucci and arcteryx rockin middle aged men. They are having a good time and obviously lived.

As for the safety and exposing it to the masses? Dean Potter, Alex Honnold on national television?

Or how about Dan-O and Hugh? way before this and probably more views.
PosiDave
Joined Dec 7, 2011
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Feb 20, 2012
PosiDave wrote:
...and arcteryx rockin middle aged men. They are having a good time and obviously lived.


yeah, babay
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
Mar 2, 2012
king
definitely badass
but wtf is with the random shot of kissing
camwhores!
SteveP
From tehachapi, CA
Joined Apr 22, 2009
11 points
Mar 2, 2012
Shit, I wanna hug and kiss em' too. . . . I'm jealous as all hell of heaven!
Rat bastids proving that they're having a shit-ton more fun than me!

If ya'll need a 12th wheel sometime, yeah, um, maybe drop me a line?
Umph!
Joined Nov 8, 2004
277 points
Mar 3, 2012
Me scaring years off my mom's life
SteveP wrote:
definitely badass but wtf is with the random shot of kissing camwhores!


We just got engaged. Cut a brotha some slack!
Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
101 points
Mar 3, 2012
the man was smart
Dont sweat it Austin, I'd be kissing and dancing a lot too if I was a virgin in my twenties. T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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Mar 3, 2012
the dragon's tail, or dragon's tooth, or whatever....
^^^ Funniest. Post. Ever. MegaGaper2000
From Indianola, Wa
Joined Apr 6, 2011
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