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Posted By BrotherBart,
Apr 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Holy Crap !
Don't you wonder what has happened on the videos he HASN'T posted?
I had never experienced vertigo in my life until I watched the part on the roof. The only salvation was that I knew if he had gone off of it head first the vid wouldn't be around.
Am I the only one who noticed his own posterior puckering while watching this video? I had trouble sitting still, while he sat atop the hollow-core door fiddling with his climbing gear, before hoisting himself up to the roof.
Yes, but...he had that very impressive harness rig to get him up and down off the roof
I wonder why he needs to leave 4-5 ft stumps?
To impale himself upon should his harness fail . . . better to have a quick death.
Glad someone noticed that too...I was waiting for those hinges to give way.
If he intends on pulling the stumps out i could understand leaving some, you know, better leverage and all, but other than that... It still seems excessive, even for that purpose.
Maybe the next video will be of him carving those stumps with his chainsaw.
Having done some crazy stuff when young, I'm glad no one had a video on me when I was his age. Hope he survives this phase. He seems like a pretty smart and resourceful young fellow when you look past his lack of caution.
Anyone can undertake and approach a project with good intention and determination, and through lack of knowledge, experience or insight, do something or things that is/are stupid and/or dangerous.
The actions of this young man are a bit disturbing because he does not appear to have taken safety considerations into account at all, and has the arrogance to think he is doing a fine job and is proudly filming it all. These are not spontaneous projects. If he had the humility to ask an experienced individual for advice, or the sense to read a bit about the materials and tools he is using before using them, he might be less apt to maim or kill himself or others. The types of jobs he has chosen to films are not the type that anyone who is sensible learns how to do by trying, failing, and trying again. They are the type of job that require a degree of specialized knowledge because they carry a high degree of danger if they are incorrectly carried out.
would move before the tree did.
I was one of 13 children. We did lots of stuff over the years as you can imagine. Believe me, there were consequences to everything questionable that we did, and early on we learned to consider those likely consequences before we undertook activities. Sometimes that consideration is concious, sometimes unconcious, but it is there. We learned not to do things unless it was worth paying the price of the possible consequence. And I will give my parents the credit of letting us do things, as long as we did them knowlingly and dealth with the consequences. It helped growing up with a father who responded to every quest for knowledge with the answer, "what do you think?", to which he expected a considered answer. After which response he had received, he explained in great detail the correct answer and why it was correct. One of his grandsons once wrote on a health quiz that one of the qualities of a good listener was being able to ask Grandad a question and listen to the answer. Growing up with this kind of fundamental respect from one's parent, and demand for thought on one's part, does encourage thought before action.
I don't believe this young man thinks things through, or considers possible consequences. Very arrogant.
Look at some of his other videos, like the solar tracker. He is no dummy. Youth is arrogant and thinks itself immortal. Should he encourage others to do this, no. Is he likely to be a creative and successful risk taker as he grows up (assuming he survives?) My guess is yes.
Yep. I remember when I was ten feet tall and bullet proof. But that view from the edge of the roof tied my stomach in knots.
Now about that venting setup...
I didn't think it could last long.
Yeah, I'm not defending it, though the cabin I lived in with the red glowing Ashley had the same rigging. And webbie's burned down this shed with a bit looser rigging. Jus saying, we learned from our mistakes and celebrated our successes. But at least we were willing to take risks. Something that seems to be getting hedonized out of our society now. Case in point, we didn't have or use seat belts back then either. Yet we were driving pony cars with giant V8's stuck in them. Somehow we survived.
We had seat belts in our cars from 1956 on. And we wore them too.
But that's because my Dad special ordered airplane seatbelts when they were first available for cars.
But yes, people survive lots of things that are inherently risky.....and people who don't aren't here.
It's great to give children freedom; fortunate and rare is the child today who both lives in a community where it is safe to let him/her explore on his/her own all day at a young age and has parents who will give them the freedom to do so and let them learn to entertain themselves. Much is learned through having to cope with the unexpected. And a curious child see and learns a lot on such adventures. And learns that he or she can cope with life, and so if apt to take risks that make sense, and undertake projects that others may shun.
But hopefully they have learned to use a modicum of common sense along the way.
No one is saying this young man is bad, or even that he isn't adventuresome and able, possibly extremely able.
I wish he used a little more common sense,
I do love his cabin in the woods.....I just hope it's still there!
Anyone care to msg him on youtube and point him to this thread?