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    Default Great vid!

    Awesome!..I can relate to that type of crazy.

    But that said, "Don't do this at home folks lest you become a pavement pizza".

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    Psychopathic personalities are said not to have the same fear responses as normal people. Maybe these guys are psychos or have depressed amygdala function or some such shit.

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    I watched a program on cable the other day that talked about how these base jumpers were literally addicted to the adrenaline rush from it. The one guy had watched his girlfriend die when her chute got tangled. He was still going out doing it, regardless of the traumatic event. They had specialists on saying, that was a sign of a pure addiction. Apparently these people feel miserable, or don't really feel alive unless they are risking their lives.

    At some level, I can understand the sense of 'being alive' from 'being in the moment'. I know that I have that same sense when I'm deadlifting or doing some other heavy feat at my max. I'm just not playing with sudden death. The worse that can happen is I tear something or damage a joint, but I train smart and with proper form to minimize that risk.

    Al Kavadlo has a vid of him doing some stuff off a bridge, but it's nothing like the vid above. If he fell, there's a good chance it wouldn't be life ending. But it still gives one the willies watching it.

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    bwwm, interesting point. The thing that gets me though is that some of those moves would surely require 100% concentration, leaving no mental space for the appreciation of the internal "high" they would get from danger. If this is true then they are able to some degree to switch the thrill seeking aspect of their personalities on and off. Sort of like an ultimate junkie...

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    I started working on roofs the day I turned 18. I have no fear of heights but I do have a healthy respect from them. Working in that industry there are falls. Several years ago a lifelong friend of the family fell 60 feet and died. A few months ago an employee fell 10 feet and fractured his back, fortunately nothing too serious. Having worked at heights and seen what happens when people fall watching this sort of thing is not fun for me. If you want to do this kind of thing at least be smart about it and hook up to a safety harness and tie off.

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    Those guys looked skinny...was that some sort of photo shop trick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Really drives home the point of not training to failure....
    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!!!! These are guys that totally have to leave a couple reps in the bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Hillis View Post
    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!!!! These are guys that totally have to leave a couple reps in the bank.
    *highfive* I like to do finger tip pull ups and such with I-beams, but I choose ones that only put me about 1 foot off the ground or less!!!
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    Definitely not a location to do rafter pull-ups (at least for me).

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