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  • DET59
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    60's/70's LA Valley/Arizona Sate Pole Vaulter/decathlete TIm Knappen, aka Zuma Tim, aka Snake puts all of today's safety conscious "X gamers" to shame in this video below. For years, drivers going westbound into the Malibu tunnel were greeted with the graffiti "Zuma Tim" ...how he got in position to spray that is mindboggling. Watch light tower Tim below:


    https://youtu.be/-AyOqRi_Reo

    RIP Tim Knappen 1949-2017
    Last edited by DET59; 08-14-2022, 11:39 PM.

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  • guru
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    Solid reviews from both critics and audience

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fall

    They've already made back their budget in the opening weekend so should make a tidy profit.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    That looks completely idiotic.
    LOL!! Me too. Like 127 Hours, I don't want to see what might happen to me when I hike. Hear no, see no!

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  • Conor Dary
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    That looks completely idiotic.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by guru View Post
    Yeah, that'll be a hard pass!

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  • guru
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    oh boy...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa5MXOMN1lM

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  • Daisy
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Moonwalk. Movie doesn't really capture the danger but it's beautiful.

    http://vimeo.com/56298775#

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  • guru
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Originally posted by Conor Dary
    Originally posted by guru
    Impressive as it was, the fact Nik Wallenda used a safety harness for his Niagara Falls crossing definitely took the edge off it.

    Somewhere, Philippe Petit was shaking his head...
    It was NBC(sic) who insisted on that. Having a fatal accident on live TV is not a good thing.

    That's part of the deal when you decide as a network to broadcast something like that. And I'm sure dangling from that wire in the middle of the walk would have been a much better situation.

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  • Dutra5
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Originally posted by Conor Dary
    Originally posted by guru
    Impressive as it was, the fact Nik Wallenda used a safety harness for his Niagara Falls crossing definitely took the edge off it.

    Somewhere, Philippe Petit was shaking his head...
    It was NBC who insisted on that. Having a fatal accident on live TV is not a good thing.
    It was ABC and they threatened to pull the broadcast if he removed it.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Originally posted by guru
    Impressive as it was, the fact Nik Wallenda used a safety harness for his Niagara Falls crossing definitely took the edge off it.

    Somewhere, Philippe Petit was shaking his head...
    It was NBC who insisted on that. Having a fatal accident on live TV is not a good thing.

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  • guru
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Originally posted by DrJay
    Great documentary about Philippe Petit and the World Trade Center walk, called "Man on Wire." Netflix has it.

    Yep, actually won an Oscar I believe. Sundance runs it occasionally.


    No safety harness. No strap to help support the weight of the balancing pole.

    http://glencove.files.wordpress.com/200 ... n-wire.jpg

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  • DrJay
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Great documentary about Philippe Petit and the World Trade Center walk, called "Man on Wire." Netflix has it.

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  • guru
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Impressive as it was, the fact Nik Wallenda used a safety harness for his Niagara Falls crossing definitely took the edge off it.

    Somewhere, Philippe Petit was shaking his head...

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  • DrJay
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Wasn't sure whether to put this here or on the Darwin Award thread. Don't think we've had any slacklining posts here. Google "Taft Point Yosemite slacklining" for more photos and videos. I was at Taft Point last Friday with my kids and there were some guys slacklining, but they had on climbing harnesses and a tether to the line, should they fall. And a long fall it would be....3000', no exaggeration. So some people, like Dean Potter, a climber who also solos a lot of rock climbs, have done it without a tether.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVwQAVxfQkw

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  • guru
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    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Frontline this week with an excellent report on cell tower workers and the dangers they face, often due to ignoring safety measures and free climbing

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline ... er-deaths/

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