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  • Are you Bored Enough to watch a 3.5K slackline attempt?
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    martinhutch
    Free Member

    On live now, for your amusement.

    alpin
    Free Member

    Nope.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    You bastard I’d just sat down to do some work.

    piemonster
    Full Member

    I’m definitely bored, but not that bored.

    Although I do have to admire the work and skill that goes into such a thing.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    My alternative task is creating health and safety slideshows for people who aren’t interested so I’m easily distracted.

    Obviously I’m now transfixed and want to know everything about it.

    What is the line made of and how much does it weigh? How did they get the ends in position and how did they tension it? What is it attached to? They said he started at 265m height, that’s massive.

    martinhutch
    Free Member

    I want to know if they built that pylon especially for this. If so, seems….excessive.

    sharkattackFull Member

    I know what your particular interest is (apparently you do get Great Whites in the Strait of Messina), but I’m sure he has multiple issues if his safety line fails.

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    joshvegas
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    I represent @worldclassaccident, we’re coming for you.

    martinhutch
    Free Member

    Are you bringing some power tools? I need a reciprocating saw for a job I’m doing.

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    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Oi, that’s my tag line!

    Doesn’t matter though, I can’t walk 3.5km without a stick anyway, sp can’t have been me :-)

    seriousrikk
    Full Member

    Missed the ‘on live now’ bit thinking I could just open the vid and have a scan through.

    Turns out it is actually live and I’m kinda hooked.

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    sharkattack
    Full Member

    I appreciated the little ‘facts about the slackline’ interlude which showed them installing the line at one end and carrying the other across with a helicopter. Then winding it up with a giant motorised corkscrew.

    Say what you like about Red Bull but I’m glad someone is willing to put this much money and work into such pointless endeavours just for the craic.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    Wow it’s getting intense now. Look how steep it is!

    seriousrikk
    Full Member

    He did well to get that close to the end! Proper steep in those last bits.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    He looks absolutely knackered now.

    ads678
    Full Member

    I want to see Danny Mac do it on a bike now!

    franksinatra
    Full Member

    Did he do it without falling?

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    Nope. He fell off on the steep climb to the finish. He stopped to enjoy the view then had another wobble and a rest a few minutes later.

    He was up there for 3 hours so fair play.

    martinhutch
    Free Member

    Looks like it. I had to pop out for a wee at about the 3 hr 10 minute mark but got back in time to see him finish.

    RustyNissanPrairie
    Full Member

    I was most interested in the pylons and had to Google them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pylons_of_Messina

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