I'll respectfully disagree, at least in a sense. I'm sure they know that if they slip, they'll die, but I believe they are still in the "indestructible" phase. They know they'll be killed if something goes wrong but they can't actually, deep down, buy into the idea that something could go wrong with them and they could be killed. That sort of thing happens to other folks. I also don't believe the precious and fragile nature of life has yet sunk in to kids that age.Those guys are fully aware of how dangerous the stunts are
For starters, it dosn't take any skill to do it -you just have to be stupid enough or doped up (probably both) so I can't really respect it.gaffrig24 said:He's wearing a chute the first time he's doing it. With the next try I'll bet it's under his jacket. Still a stupid stunt though
Good question. The way I see it, making pushups hanging from a crane is just lame because it's basically something anyone has the ability to do while Dan Osman perhaps shows exeptionally bad judgement, but at the same time also hows exeptional skill and grace doing something few of us would ever be capable of.Fingers said:How does that not fit the same category as the OP?
Well there's no disputing that the level of commitment and skill are quite different between the two, but that doesn't make the odds for failure any lower for either. One is performing a one-time risky stunt and the other is making a lifestyle out of doing the same. The lack of skill of one is far offset by the risk level exhibited by the other. Scrambling up the side of that cliff is much more dangerous than hanging from the crane. He even jumped to grab what appeared to be a half inch ledge above his head. If that rock had spalled at all, no level of skill would keep that sudden stop at the bottom from having its predicted effect.Bobby_M said:I think the level of commitment is slightly different. Free climbers put everything into the sport.
Most likey, yes. It's a difference between doing dare devil stunts and making it appear like doing dare devil stunts (you're exused...).eriktlupus said:I ALSO WILL BET THAT DAN CLIMBED THAT ROUTE UP EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH BEFORE ATTEMPTING THAT CLIMB>sorry for the caps
Amen to that my friend.It's just a stupid way of showing off your bicebs... I went up Angel's Landing in Zion this summer. I wasn't really aware of it but it turned out to be a pretty exposaed climb with 40 pounds of photo eqiopment. There was some pretty ugly passages on the way, but still, it was a fun experience and I got some good pictures. Alltough angel's landing was exposed and all, I still have Zion on my short list for re-visits.DeathBrewer said:i don't really see what the big deal is. i mean, it's a little windy, but other than that, it's just a pull-up.