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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13906389 03/01/21 01:53 PM
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Truthfully, tie off. I got a harness and safety rope if you need to use it.


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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Roller22] #13906422 03/01/21 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Roller22
Truthfully, tie off. I got a harness and safety rope if you need to use it.


thanks

Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Roller22] #13906439 03/01/21 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Roller22
Truthfully, tie off. I got a harness and safety rope if you need to use it.



That’s an interesting concept, never thought about that.


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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13906441 03/01/21 02:52 PM
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I didn't read all the comments but if this height is something you need to hit regularly you can buy 2 section scaffolding for about what a ladder would cost

Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13906566 03/01/21 04:20 PM
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From a former pole vaulter in the 60's and early 70's ... build a landing pit. Something is better than nothing. a pile of sand, leaves, cardboard boxes, break the fall. roflmao


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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13906650 03/01/21 05:15 PM
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Got to making me remember,

out the door of a C47, directly into the prop blast .............

Aww [censored]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Trebor Neil] #13906663 03/01/21 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Trebor Neil
Got to making me remember,

out the door of a C47, directly into the prop blast .............

Aww [censored]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I used to love that prop blast Trebor!
Never a C47, the biggest I ever jumped out of was a converted DC-3.

Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13906671 03/01/21 05:34 PM
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Yahh, Steve

I started with a C46 and a T10 chute, will make a believer out of a guy.


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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13906770 03/01/21 06:45 PM
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Cost me about 15K in medical bills about 10 years ago. I have a very nice titanium plate and screws holding my right foot together. Ten years later and now arthritis has set in so I may have to to change my screen name to hopalong #2.

Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13906944 03/01/21 09:00 PM
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That height will get a helicopter (AirEvac) ride here.

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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Trebor Neil] #13906950 03/01/21 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Trebor Neil
Yahh, Steve

I started with a C46 and a T10 chute, will make a believer out of a guy.

You guys paved the way for us Trebor, I never jumped a round chute, although I have seen them used many times.
When I first started recreational jumping in ‘91 my student chutes were first gen squares with round reserves.
When I bought my first rig it had a round reserve also, but I never had to deploy and ride it.
But I had to do a lot of PLF training before I was licensed and I really didn’t want to land that round if I didn’t have to.
Much respect to you early guys and all you that had to jump those older rigs with all the gear and those belly reserves.
Landing and “controlling” those old T10’s had to be a challenge.
The only reserve ride I had was around ‘97-98 after about 90 something jumps and thankfully I had bought an updated rig with a new square reserve.
I was happy to buy my master rigger a nice bottle of whiskey for that reserve ride.
Great memories, thanks for stirring them up Trebor.
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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: thrashfish] #13907295 03/02/21 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by thrashfish
Cost me about 15K in medical bills about 10 years ago. I have a very nice titanium plate and screws holding my right foot together. Ten years later and now arthritis has set in so I may have to to change my screen name to hopalong #2.



I will take that as a vote for landing flat.


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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Mudshark] #13907300 03/02/21 01:11 AM
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Do you have a pre work safety log?


A harness and a proper anchor point is necessary to safely work at any height above 6 foot.
I myself never follow this advice, but my pre work safety log suggests I do.


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Re: Falling off of high things [Re: Roller22] #13907310 03/02/21 01:19 AM
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I can picture Mud hanging about 5 feet off the ground and his kids using him for a pinata.

Re: Falling off of high things [Re: 2014NITROZ-7] #13907348 03/02/21 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 2014NITROZ-7
I can picture Mud hanging about 5 feet off the ground and his kids using him for a pinata.


LOL

yes when you start penduluming on the safety rope
that would be a great target

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