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Balls of steel


#1 Capitalizt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1085 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:06 AM

Open Youtube and watch full size to do it justice. ;)


Edited by Capitalizt, 17 September 2010 - 04:42 PM.


#2 CharlieBrown   Not the cartoon... CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

CharlieBrown

Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:57 AM

Wow, that's some scary stuff.

#3 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37487 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:15 AM

my fear of heights only allowed me to watch this video for maybe 20 seconds.

#4 orphicviper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

orphicviper

Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:17 AM

I'm not ashamed to admit that my knees got a bit weak watching this... then again, I don't like to climb on the roof of my own house.

#5 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40113 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:22 AM

I wonder how much they make

#6 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:25 AM

Oh god. Oh my god.

#7 anarch   And all that could have been... CAGiversary!   2077 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:28 AM

Balls of steel indeed. Thanks for sharing that!

#8 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:46 AM

Holy Fuck. Can we get Bobby Robby Kotick this job?

The top of the World Trade Center's antenna is 1700 feet & the top floors are ~1350 so the people who were forced to jump to their deaths almost fell as far as the guy in that video...

These towers get even taller, this one built in 1963 is over 2000 feet and crazy fuckers climbed it and base jumped from it in 1989. Tallest structure ever (still standing) other than the recently completed Burj Khalifa.



#9 Capitalizt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1085 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:51 AM

It's not as scary with a parachute for insurance.;) If I had a job like the first guy, I'd definitely wear one to work every day.

#10 gregthomas77   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1984 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

gregthomas77

Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:08 AM

holy shit.

#11 Wolfkin   The Eternal Second Banana CAGiversary!   3592 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:36 AM

i hear a lot of these guys smoke to keep calm. there was an expose about it on the news a few months ago. I remember a guy saying 'i'd rather have a partner up there whose stoned but calm than scared and panicky" something like that. They showed clips of these guys smoking in their cars before clocking in and what not.

i can watch the video no biggie but you couldn't get me to climb 20 feet up that tower no matter how much morphine you dosed me with.

#12 Malik112099   Got Wife? CAGiversary!   8221 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Malik112099

Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:07 PM

That looks badass

#13 ITDEFX   My foot itches..must be athlete's foot CAGiversary!   17267 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 01:10 PM

holy shit.......i actually felt like I was going to fall out of my chair :O

#14 Phelmo   Phelmo 2 Strong CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 02:47 PM

Holy what..

I did some research and you get ~$12 an hour when you start..

#15 Sycowulf   Somewhat Damaged CAGiversary!   362 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 03:18 PM

That is pretty crazy, but to be honest I was more expecting Balls of Steel like this...



#16 Wolfkin   The Eternal Second Banana CAGiversary!   3592 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:39 PM

dude for some crazy reason the balls of steel I was expecting involved CAG lifting it's porn restrictions and... well let's call it DPing a chick but there's only one dude.

Edited by Wolfkin, 16 September 2010 - 08:22 PM.


#17 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3048 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Anexanhume

Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:44 PM

Wow. That narration was fucking riveting.

#18 kburns10   You Gots to Chill CAGiversary!   1692 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:51 PM

That is pretty crazy, but to be honest I was more expecting Balls of Steel like this...


HAHA I seriously thought the same thing! I was hoping with all the talk of DNF being finished, maybe they were re-releasing this on XBLA and PSN.

#19 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:20 AM

It's not as scary with a parachute for insurance.;) If I had a job like the first guy, I'd definitely wear one to work every day.


Ya I agree, I didn't mean to imply that. My bad. Wanted to show that some workers have to climb even higher and some people are crazy enough to climb these illegally just to jump off.

#20 Poshbishounen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 07:49 AM

Thats insane man, I could never work like that.

#21 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:50 AM

my fear of heights only allowed me to watch this video for maybe 20 seconds.

I have a fear of heights too, but somehow I made it all the way to the end of the video(just about). But the part with him climbing over onto where the lighting beacon is had me close to :puke:, so I had to stop watching it.:-#

#22 Predator Ranger   Admiral Awesome CAGiversary!   2697 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 08:40 PM

Here I am thinking he's gone as far as he's going, when the voice over announces "Only another 60 feet". Fuck a bunch of that. I worked for Time Warner for 3 days -- I made it about 7 feet up the pole before saying "nuts to this".

#23 erehwon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3140 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 05:35 AM

You notice that video was shot on a nice day. I couldn't imagine having to do that job when the weather gets bad.

#24 Xevious   Most Damned CAG Evar CAGiversary!   8931 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:09 AM

You notice that video was shot on a nice day. I couldn't imagine having to do that job when the weather gets bad.


I seriously doubt they would let them go up there in bad weather.

#25 helluvagood   HURRICANE VENUS CAGiversary!   1188 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

helluvagood

Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:35 AM

how do people do this...