On 2/07/2011 DangerLaef wrote:
>Chis Turner climbs "The Fear" on Sydney's North Head, 1992.
>Grade 17, considered scarier than climbs twice it's grade, at a time when
>their were no climbs twice it's grade.
Either the worst or best mantling skills I've ever seen at the end.
Re: The Death Swing. I really have to question Toby Benham (ie Lucky Chance) and the film-maker for their willingness to take such chances with risking life. Toby is a pretty amazing athlete but that clip and that interview seem to show complete disregard for the consequences. It's hard to get enthused about such a crazy, low-percentage stunt when the chances of killing yourself are so high. I struggle with Toby's comments regarding his plummet towards the ground completely out of control as being a 'really good adventure'. It just looks like the potential waste of a life.
On 26/07/2011 simey wrote:
>Well if I was a film maker I would be reluctant to film some life threatening
>dumb stunt and then glorify such a lucky escape from death.
Simey, your current Vegemite Videos leave much to be desired. Watching them is like watching two middle aged men travelling Australia ticking off their climbing bucket list. You've managed to take all the excitement out of climbing and taken any of the sex appeal it might have had with it. Get Ed to be a guest filmer and producer. You'd get better results.
I would much prefer to watch and hear about Lucky's escape. He's cute, kooky and super sexy. I'm totally smitten on him after viewing that video. I'd even change my name for him.
nomoreclimberboys climbing isn't sexy. Its slow, toiling and boring to watch. Chicks in tight shorts, boob tubes or masturbating in public are sexy.
I like luckys stunts. I have fond memories of getting a younger mate to go out the end of hanging rock to throw watermellons off so we could watch them spray red stuff all over the place. Yes we did have concerns of little mate going over with a mellon the size of his torso but it was worth the risk.