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beneteau
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:33:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

For me, ain't no way.




glyn
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:54:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
no way.

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drl50
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  10:39:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stratosphere in Vegas. I've been up there but passed on the ride. The only roulette I would ever win would probably be Russian.
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wpageabc
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:05:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No

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Old-Colts
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:06:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, but if I remember correctly, our daughter has.
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Alpine
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:14:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh hell no.





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4205raymond
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:35:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ride it, I get sick just looking at it!
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drobs
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:47:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not no but hell no.


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riflemike
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  1:02:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NO

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SP45
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  1:08:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who's the lucky guy that gets to get on top of it and inspect it. I can't find the icon for someone pissing down their leg.
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bpost
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  1:52:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can fly an airplane in about any attitude, including inverted with zero fear. Hang my ass out on a toothpick a billion feet in the air, no freaking way. I would 100% for sure soil my pants in stark raving fear.

I get the he-bee-jeebees just looking at the photo.

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riflemike
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  2:12:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wonder how much they pay for insurance???

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wiplash
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  2:14:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, I can see my house from there!
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alias
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  2:17:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did. Something like 800 feet above the sidewalk if I remember right. My wife said hell no, she wasn't going with me. Just getting boomed out over the sidewalk was pretty damn cool. The spinning wasn't bad, but it brings you over the roof momentarily, then back over the sidewalk at around 40 MPH. So your perspective changes rapidly, and that screws up the equilibrium. And at speed, the seats flare out, so you're looking down instead of out. $12 if you're staying at the Stratosphere. I'd do it again.
But I'm not in Las Vegas much these days.

The guy running it told me that if the wind picks up, the thing stops. Then they have to reel it in by hand, with a crank of some kind. Apparently the first time that happened they couldn't find the handle for the crank, and the riders got to sit out there off the edge of the roof for over an hour.

The new thing they have seems more interesting, if they'd bring the price down to something more reasonable. $100 to put on a tyvek suit and harness and have them hook a cable to your back so you can step off a 3' by 3' platform into at the top of the tower and have the giant fishing reel drop you to the ground is just too expensive. It takes about 4 seconds to get to the ground, so that averages $25 a second after the first step.
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320090T
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:36:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wouldnt have to worry about puking in your seat.
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mjrfd99
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:55:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure.
After 40 ft all falls are equeal
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84Bravo1
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  4:28:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mjrfd99

Sure.
After 40 ft all falls are equeal




That's pretty much what we said back when I was rock climbing quite a bit. "50' or 500' doesn't much matter. Only difference is how many times you scream before hitting the ground."
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forgemonkey
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  4:47:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Yep, I'd do it,,,,,,,,,probably safer than your commute to the local grocery store,,,,,

Edited by - forgemonkey on 04/16/2018 4:48:14 PM
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Navybat
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  5:01:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How many people have puked while riding that thing? You know a bunch of drunks on The Strip have ridden it...

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Horse Plains Drifter
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  7:31:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by drobs

Not no but hell no.

What he said!


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roswellnative
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  7:39:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure


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US Military Guy
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  7:55:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Navybat

How many people have puked while riding that thing? You know a bunch of drunks on The Strip have ridden it...



That is a good question.

Is there a sidewalk on the ground underneath that thing, and if so, who cleans it?
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cbxjeff
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  8:10:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
beneteau, don't you dare merge this into Navybat's post. You've been warned!

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montanajoe
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  9:10:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not even go up into the tower it is attached to,,,No,No way


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remingtonoaks
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  9:27:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
but but my son and daughter would. They both are mountain climbers and skydivers
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pwillie
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  9:45:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wordls Fair in New Orleans had a sky tram across the Big Muddy....not me....had to climb to many stairs...
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mag00
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  10:03:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$12 isn't a bad price. Seems like you load up on the roof, and once strapped in, it's too late to worry about it. So a definite maybe.

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popgun
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  12:23:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bpost

I can fly an airplane in about any attitude, including inverted with zero fear. Hang my ass out on a toothpick a billion feet in the air, no freaking way. I would 100% for sure soil my pants in stark raving fear.

I get the he-bee-jeebees just looking at the photo.



Same with me. I once had a chance to ride with a guy in his Citabria, and he turned it inside out trying to scare me. I just laughed and egged him on to doing a Lumcevock (which he wouldn't do.) He said, "I couldn't scare you." But being in that thing? No f'n way! There's something about being enclosed in a plane that makes one much braver. :D

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us55840
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  07:51:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Wonder how many that said NO WAY ~ would jump out of a perfectly good airplane thousands of feet above ground believing the parachute packed by some weed smoking dude will open!

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Heavy Chevy
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  08:11:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No friggin way!
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He Dog
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  08:54:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At the Grand Canyon, when someone 20 feet in front of me leans over the rail to look down, I back up. I do not like heights.

I don't fly on small air craft, strangely flying on jets does not bother me.

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allen griggs
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  08:58:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, hell no.

It is funny, I have been up that high many times in my hang glider, didn't bother me, but I ain't getting on that damn ride.
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mark christian
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  09:11:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have no fear of heights, but I'm not inclined to push it. I'll pass.
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Old-Colts
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  09:43:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by us55840


Wonder how many that said NO WAY ~ would jump out of a perfectly good airplane thousands of feet above ground believing the parachute packed by some weed smoking dude will open!

I would, if the plane was going down!

When I was flying in the Navy, friends would ask me if I'd ever parachuted out of a plane to see what it was like; my response was no, I don't believe in practicing for something you have to do right the first time!
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Sam06
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  09:55:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No problem.

MFF for over 20 years


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forgemonkey
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  09:56:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Old-Colts

quote:
Originally posted by us55840


Wonder how many that said NO WAY ~ would jump out of a perfectly good airplane thousands of feet above ground believing the parachute packed by some weed smoking dude will open!

I would, if the plane was going down!

When I was flying in the Navy, friends would ask me if I'd ever parachuted out of a plane to see what it was like; my response was no, I don't believe in practicing for something you have to do right the first time! [:D]



,,,,,,reminds me of Baxter Black when he was ask why he didn't practice 'bull riding' when he was on the rodeo team in college,,,,,,,,,,his response; 'How do you practice for a train wreck' ,,,,,,,,

Edited by - forgemonkey on 04/17/2018 09:58:00 AM
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Old-Colts
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quote:
Originally posted by forgemonkey

quote:
Originally posted by Old-Colts

quote:
Originally posted by us55840


Wonder how many that said NO WAY ~ would jump out of a perfectly good airplane thousands of feet above ground believing the parachute packed by some weed smoking dude will open!

I would, if the plane was going down!

When I was flying in the Navy, friends would ask me if I'd ever parachuted out of a plane to see what it was like; my response was no, I don't believe in practicing for something you have to do right the first time!
,,,,,,reminds me of Baxter Black when he was ask why he didn't practice 'bull riding' when he was on the rodeo team in college,,,,,,,,,,his response; 'How do you practice for a train wreck' ,,,,,,,,
Yep!!!!
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kimi
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  10:28:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geronimooooooo!

HELL NO!! I'll leave that to Sam06 and all!!!!!!!



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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  10:28:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, you don't have rock surgeons maintaining it, I can guarantee. Pass.

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kimi
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  10:29:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sam06

No problem.

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Great pic, man! Is that you?



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Sam06
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quote:
Originally posted by kimi

quote:
Originally posted by Sam06

No problem.

MFF for over 20 years





Great pic, man! Is that you?




Nope. Most of my Jumps were at night

I picked it because I thought it was a good pic. They guy is actually British but he jumping from a C-130. We hang our Rucks differently.

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mag00
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quote:
Originally posted by allen griggs

No, hell no.

It is funny, I have been up that high many times in my hang glider, didn't bother me, but I ain't getting on that damn ride.



Do you still fly? I took lessons in CA, only to the first level. Decided motorcycles are more my style. I'm a good wire man though.

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Brookwood
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  11:37:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This could be a new kind of stress test to see if your heart is healthy enough to withstand the THRILL!

An ambulance or a hearse standing by on the ground for those failing the test.

I would rename this "ride" "Death Wish" and make sure that the guy running the show be a Charles Bronson look alike.

I cannot believe people actually pay money and wait in long lines for hours at a time in the hot sun just to ride these contraptions!
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allen griggs
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Here I am launching at Lookout Mtn. Ga in 1982.




And here I am, headed out over the Lookout Valley. I am about 1,500 feet high in this photo.
I haven't flown in 25 years but am thinking about getting back in to it.

But, I am NOT getting on that ride in the top pic nor am I going up in that building it is in.

Edited by - allen griggs on 04/17/2018 12:20:21 PM
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B&G Clinger
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  12:13:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably not. But I am much older than I used to be and have basically given up ALL such amusement park attractions. I rode them all when I was younger. But in the seventies these things only went up a hundred feet or so and you would hit speeds of FIFTY-FIVE MILES an hour. Laughable by todays standards. Cedar point has rides that are well over 400 feet, go in excess of 120 MPH. I dont know where the limits of the building materials are or the ability of humans is....but we are alot closer to it than when I was a kid.

Funny story about a "amusement park ride": one time near Cave City Kentucky,circa late 90s, we rode a "Scrambler" (you old farts will remember that one) It was set up right at the edge of a cliff. They couldnt get the clanky thing started. So the ride attendee, who I am sure had more tattoos than teeth, walked over to the motor, flipped the lid off of it, and put his tennis shoe on top of the torque converter. I swear it could have been taken out of a pickup truck at the junkyard the night before. And, looking like ole Evel Kienevel himself, He startin kickin like it was a motorcycle, and we were off!

I have always wondered just how close we actually came to dying that day.
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rossowmn
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  12:24:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not big on heights, but I'm really prone to debilitating motion sickness caused by all sorts of illogical things. So if I rode this thing, after about 30 seconds I'd probably welcome dying. (I buy motion-sickness pills in 100-count bottles, six bottles per order.)

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