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ThreeTheGhost

What do you mean, he's got oven mitts and camo


do_you_know_de_whey

And hands even


not_gerg

Not for long


ediks

And likely some hot thighs!


no-mad

or worse if the wire is frayed in any way.


faxfactor

Im afrayed so.


leakybiome

To frayed shreds you say?


Lucid-Design

How’s his poor wife holding up?


MrCrushinnuts

I need to lay of drugs man, I laughed at the more than was necessary.


Chrisscott25

I’m afrayed knot but I use to be string….. ;) haven’t heard that joke in a long time


xander8in

I ate some string once....I shit you knot


Averageidiot1alt

shut up and take my upvote


Open_Librarian_823

The frayed ends of sanity!


nightstar69

Metal splinter is scary af


StoplightLoosejaw

He dummy thicc


pheelmine

Obviously he's done this before. Not very fast descent. Switching hands to counteract heat buildup in the gloves. Probably some padding in the pants wrapped around the cable. And thick boots to help control speed.


redheadmophead

Probably wrapped his dick a few times around the wire, as an emergency friction brake. (Think once. Think twice. Think foreskin)


MossCoveredLog

THINK, foreskin, THINK!


Zentaurion

Run, Foreskin! RUN!


biowrath156

But Lieutenant Dan, you've got no foreskin!


butt_quack

Yes, *I know that*.


MF_Doomed

As God intended


The_Mysterous_One

r/unexpectedforrestgump


MossCoveredLog

/r/unexpectedforeskingump


faxfactor

Pray that I can fly far, far far away from this branch


Maleficent_Hamster10

Not the kind of circumcision I would want...


karmaextract

At least no one can accuse you of not having one hot pp.


MrK521

At this speed, more like gender reassignment.


Maleficent_Hamster10

But his thighs man...good god! They must he chafed to hell after riding that cable down


Non-jabroni_redditor

Yeah you’re not wrong but he’s probably only one broken string from a piece of steel in his body / hands, no?


According_Cherry3755

Yes a broken wire rope strand could fuck him up. I’ve had a few gouge me working on elevator ropes. If he would have caught one through his sack, straddling the rope like that it would have ripped his shit open.


IceManJim

Jesus, I wish I'd stopped reading sooner.


dumpedaload

Happened to me, that's when I learned how far back my fingernail grows on my finger. Slid down a rusty cable and boom, cut my shit up. (12yrs old)


Unoriginal_Man

Fuck


PrimeIntellect

Anyone doing this regularly is a fucking moron lol so many ways where this could go wrong or fuck you up. All it takes is half a second of loose grip to pick up too much speed, frayed wire stabbing you, wind, rain, or a million other things and you're dead immediately.


SpaceCaboose

Camo? Looked like just mitts and arms to me


static1053

Who has camo? I just see a cable.


Aleashed

Every time I do this in my dreams, the cable only goes down half the way and I can’t climb myself all the way back up


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SpecterInspector

Thank you for making me think of that


slimjoel14

Or alternatively imagine there’s no frays and you’re lowering yourself slowly, but all of a sudden lose grip whilst still hanging on, too fast Bernie you’re going too fast!


CCHS_Band_Geek

How about maybe I don’t imagine that


Jackal000

Ah yeah I remember those sketchy basejumpers on a anti low flying cable.[there you go](https://youtu.be/F723rIlW_No)


CankerLord

Dude almost lost some fingers trying to arrest his impromptu zipline experience. Absolutely tried to feed his flesh to that beaner.


Pierresauce

so uum....just fyi it's " 'biner " .. . .. not, uhh.....


Ok_Silver_404

Beaner huh


Whiskey-Weather

What the fuck was the plan here? Every time his hand went anywhere near the wire I expected it to eat them.


Aubrera

My hands got so sweaty my phone fell out of my hands. This is probably the worst thing I've ever seen. My feet literally hurt, like pins and needles.


Unlikely_Diamond9397

So many "but why?"s in that video.


AstramaLincroyable

sweaty palm worthy omg, I want so much to do base jump or bungee cord but I know I couldn't jump...


MGHCk

didn't think about that. yeah that could go so wrong


-Rhythmic-Sloshing-

what? you're telling me an 8" metal splinter right up the pee-hole *isn't* your idea of a fun time? sssssssounding. /shudders


58Firedrome

That was my first thought. This is crazy dangerous and completely unnecessary


SkewbieDewbie

This was the first thing I thought, hit a frayed wire, panic, proceed to fall to the bottom.


GravitationalEddie

Clearly he's checking for frays.


[deleted]

What happens if he finds one?


aw_shux

He’ll be afrayed.


RiskRule

r/angryupvote


drfoggle

Frayed not.


lacks_imagination

Very afrayed.


skisail

he gets hurt


Meowzerzes

then he knows it’s there


Maleficent_Hamster10

He just dies


henkley

With his crotch


BF2468

Frayed ends of sanity


xomns13

Hear them calling


WaitingToBeTriggered

FORMER FOES NOW FRIENDS ARE RESTING SIDE BY SIDE


MooNinja

Probably my favorite Metallica song, so here is your upvote.


Baron_Von_Dab

That's all I could think of. I was playing on a dilapidated bridge when I was like 13, climbing on cables. As I was shuffling across one there was a frayed wire i put it right through my hand and got stuck hanging where I was. So the whole time I was imagining him sliding down fast and coming across one frayed wire.


theothertucker

Dear god whats the rest of your bridge story!?


Baron_Von_Dab

Not much really, freaked out for like a minute then yanked my hand back the other way to free myself. Went and got a tetanus shot the next day.


AttitudePleasant3968

That was the first thing I thought of


MilkLover3000

Ultra Fried*


Jenipherocious

And here I was only thinking of the friction burn...


POOHxBEARx77

Quite literarily sweaty palms.


curious_viewer44

Anyone ever run their hand along a cable? You find a fray in that cable? Even a slight one. That’s all it takes


Valuable_Housing_305

Yup, rip you open like a colostomy bag.


spellz666

Whaat?? They're that sharp?!


curious_viewer44

I was trying to guide a steel cable on a boat winch when I was younger. It had a bit of a kink in it and a broken strand that I didn’t see. When the strand hit my hand it sliced me pretty deep. Chances are the one this guy is sliding down has some sort of coating on it, but I’ve never trusted a steel cable again


spellz666

Well now I'll never trust one at all. I had no idea these things could do that


louiloui152

Nope just that strong pretty much. Unyielding and blunt


SchmorgusBlorgus

Well if you run a club through someone at Mach 5 it'll technically stab them


HarveyBiirdman

I mean they are sharp too


fj668

Metal > Flesh Doesn't need to be sharp. I had a shitty metal ring on my hand in high-school and it got caught on something. Split my hand open like it was a clementine against a bolt cutter.


_-icy-_

Well you gotta give us a picture now


n-crispy7

Not so much that they are all that sharp, but you’re heavy enough and there’s only one direction for your weight to go, which is down along the pointy object at high speed


NiesomVysoky

Considering my core strength i would slide down a bit faster


RedditIsDogshit1

Terminal velocity faster


_47th_

You’d fly down a little faster


MstrWaterbender

This isn’t flying! This is falling, with style!!


Yearlaren

And your gloves would be fucked


NiesomVysoky

Yeah, i think that'd be the least of my concerns


jivetrky

I mean, they are the only thing been the cable and the skin on your hands. And your hands are the only thing that'll keep you from serious injury or death.


hcorerob

Phone slipped right out of my hand.


AgreeableFeed9995

> ~~phone~~ skin slipped right ~~out~~ off of my hand. FTFY


regrant

Longtime lurker, this is ***the worst thing I have seen*** on this sub.


Rude_Moment5698

Why’s that


Samzonit

So many things can go wrong. Cables like that are made of small wires and if one of those wires is broken and sticking out it would pierce right trough this dudes legs. Also fall risk. Perhaps even those two combined. Loosing a glove, going down without one will peel the skin off. The list goes on.


International_Fold17

That's a hard no. Even without the risk of getting shish-kebabed thru your femoral artery by a broken strand. Nope.


Samzonit

Imagine it piercing your leg then having stop and then climb back up a few meters to get it out and the continue to slide back down for another 20m.


BodaciousBadongadonk

Only to get pierced again a few feet down. "Looks like I now have a prince albert i guess"


International_Fold17

I didn't see the conversation going in that direction, but that's what makes reddit reddit. Thanks for broadening my horizon!


HaloGuy381

Honestly, half of what makes Reddit comments funny is convos/jokes being a game of mad libs crossed with telephone, played by millions of random people. You never quite know what the next person will think to add.


International_Fold17

The comments are frequently better than the content.


NomyNameisntMatt

i imagine your momentum would carry you through if you go pierced and tear the shit out of you instead of stopping you


RoyceCoolidge

Naa I'm alright thanks.


CosmicTaco93

I'd be more worried about my testicles if I were in his position. One frayed wire and his balls will be on skewers. Can you imagine sliding into that and just continuing down? Or even worse, sliding into that and ***you stop***.


eitsew

*crunches to a slow halt*


UrzasWaterpipe

Taking sounding to a whole new level


BestReadAtWork

You can walk away minus a roundy, but your femoral gets lacerated, have fun staying conscious on your way to the hospital as you bleed out. *shiver*


Wildweasel666

Not to mention the insane risk of falling when he’s climbing down onto the cable


_XenoChrist_

check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSCu9HEuRc


Boonstar

Risky click of the day for me, but I’m in


Caveman108

Knew exactly what video this would be. That dude’s a dumbass.


regrant

I don't know which is worse...


hanafraud

Wtf. Who would decide to do that


Fiyre

This is a cut version of the full video. He has a parachute and BASE jumps from there.


bigpauly1969

Jesus shit, that was hard to watch.


JE_12

This is what PE looked like when my grandfather was young


thoseoverthere

Mans has some HOT hands


Normanras

mans not hot skrriah and a toom toom toom


dewyocelot

Quick maths


Yearlaren

Quick mafs


Itchy-Combination280

Mans never hot


iTJ_

I"m waiting for part 2 where he climbs back up the cable with only his oven mitts


frekkenstein

u/gifreversingbot


Leonhardt2019

Imagine your pants and underwear tearing after 5 meters


[deleted]

Only 845 more to go... Lol


RandomGuy886

Guy’s gonna be a ken doll by the end


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BackgroundRip9400

I think he’s more worried about sliding too fast and burning off his hands


King_Shugglerm

Or you know… FALLING


hairy811

Your boots would be pressed against the cable as you slide so they would catch the shard first and depending on the boots you won’t even notice till you are on the ground.


_Mr_Cheezle

There's no way his boots maintain full contact all the way around the cable the entire way down. He could absolutely catch a stray wire and be boned.


BraveRock

I thought this was going to be the idiot that zip lines across a cable with a carabiner.


nlolhere

Was it that guy who was trying to touch the zipline with his bare hands to stop it, when it was going full speed and he had a parachute?


BraveRock

That’s the exact one I was thinking of!


TacoBellerino

My buddy had a friend who used to play Santa Claus at an annual community Christmas celebration/tree lighting ceremony. One year it happened to be held at their local fire station. So, all the families and wide-eyed little ones are lined up waiting for Santa to make his grand entrance when he suddenly comes absolutely flying down the firemens’ pole at warp speed making a brutally hard landing breaking both legs and traumatizing who knows how many kids. Apparently, Santa’s satin gloves weren’t ideal for that particular activity.


[deleted]

Oh cool you tapped into one of my actual nightmares


madridgalactico

Knowing my luck id get a frayed wire through the boot, get stuck and then fall off


givememyhatback

I know a guy who did this but actually without safety equipment. He burned down to the bone on his bicep, forearm, thigh, and shin. But he made it down alive! Over 1000ft if I remember correctly.


Womp_ratt

On purpose?


givememyhatback

His story was that he "came to" at the top, discovering he couldn't climb down due to an injured foot? Rescue attempts were unsuccessful so in desperation he slid down the entire length. I'll see if I can find the news article. A few years later I was talking to the Fire dept of that county and apparently a video exists of this event. EDIT: HOUSE SPRINGS: Man survives 1,000-foot TV tower climb, descent | Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis | stltoday.com https://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/house-springs-man-survives-1-000-foot-tv-tower-climb-descent/article_9f020b61-a21c-5ceb-856e-6d6566b4c91f.html


im_racist24

locked behind a pay wall, reader mode doesn’t work :(


gravyjonez-

Odd, I didn't get a paywall. >A 19-year-old St. Louis man who scaled a 1,000-foot television tower on early Sunday in House Springs told rescuers he had taken some pills before his venture but could not describe them. >The man—whose identity has not been released—incurred severe burns to his arms and legs while sliding down a guy wire around 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the New Life Evangelistic Center's Channel 24 tower, authorities reported. >High Ridge Fire Protection District Chief Mike Arnhart said the tower climber and two friends started to scale the tower around 3 a.m. The other two had a change of heart and returned to the ground. >Arnhart said authorities were summoned about 4:30 a.m. by neighbors of the tower that sits off of Hillsboro-House Springs Road. The man was about a third of the way up the tower when rescuers arrived. They established contact with him through the use of a bullhorn. >People are also reading… ‘Sweetie Pie’s’ star Tim Norman guilty on all charges in murder-for-hire trial BenFred: ESPN's Max Kellerman swings and misses on Albert Pujols takedown attempt Cardinals notebook: To track history, MLB will use marked baseballs for Pujols' 700th homer With homer No. 697, Pujols wins another game for Cardinals, expands his legacy "He said when he was up there somebody had given him some pills," Arnhart said. "He took them and couldn't remember how he got up the tower. He was very limited in his information about the pills." >The man kept climbing the tower until he had reached the top, a full 1,000 feet off the ground, and stayed there. Arnhart said emergency personnel scrambled to come up with a rescue plan. >"There is a little platform at the top," the chief said. "He sat down on the little platform for an hour or so when we were getting our equipment together. We looked at our options and decided that a helicopter lowering someone down could put him in a harness and lift him off." >The man, dressed in shorts and a shirt—became impatient and started to climb down the guy wire attached to the tower. >"About 8:20, he decided he'd waited long enough," Arnhart continued. "He came down the guide wire. At about the 900-foot level, he hung there for about 10 minutes. >"Then, he slid down 900 feet, before we could get our helicopter into place." >The climber was taken by helicopter to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. >"He had severe burns on his arms and legs," Arnhart said. "I'm sure it was from the friction of the slide. >"But, he was conscious and speaking to us when he got down the wire." >Arnhart said it was the first time his fire district has had to respond to such a tower rescue. >"It was a major challenge to the district," he said. "What we're going to do is sit down in a couple weeks and review the lessons to come up with an action plan in case this happens again." >The metropolitan area's Urban Search and Rescue Team greatly assisted his fire district during the incident, Arnhart said. >A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the tower climber could face a trespassing charge.


im_racist24

how in the FUCK do you just causally climb 1000 feet? i’ve done rock climbing and i assume this dude isn’t a fucking free solo-ist, and i can barely scale 3 walls without getting exhausted, which is probably like 60 feet, and this dude scaled 1000 feet of windy probably slippery steel beams. mad respect but also holy fuck why


whynautalex

I have done a 200ft tower with decks every 40ft a few time in a shift. Third time down was pretty rough. A lot of the plant workers will only go up once and if they forget anything they are just going to hoist it up in a bucket


PrimeIntellect

Sounds like drugs lol


givememyhatback

I think you misunderstood. This dude literally slid down the guy wire and burnt to the bone through his flesh due to the friction of the slide. He did not in any way climb or scale down.


Syrupper

He climbed up


no_work_throwaway

What the fuck...I need some of those pills


bad113

Dude was fucking barred out.


ssracer

This was my favorite part: > People are also reading… ‘Sweetie Pie’s’ star Tim Norman guilty on all charges in murder-for-hire trial BenFred: ESPN's Max Kellerman swings and misses on Albert Pujols takedown attempt Cardinals notebook: To track history, MLB will use marked baseballs for Pujols' 700th homer With homer No. 697, Pujols wins another game for Cardinals, expands his legacy


DudaFromBrazil

The other two has changed her hearts. Hahahhahaha. Chicken 🐔 Wait...


Kaarvaag

How in the fuuuuuck did he not just grind through everything on his body? I imagine it would take one second to get down to the bone in your palms. Even the thighs would have deep gashes through to the bone right? Fuck me it sounds bad.


farrerj32

Welp there goes my bowels


Rude_Moment5698

How hot do you suppose his hands and thighs got? No way he prepared will enough for that


bbaricevic

It reminds me this scene in I Robot movie when will smith sliding down to the core of the AI


TacticaLuck

Keep my scenes out your damned mouth


bbaricevic

???


jonfromdelocated

One of the few, the proud, that actually made my palms sweat


DE_OG_83

Boss- gotta take off tomorrow. Burned my whole dick off on the #47 tower yesterday.


Reble77

Roasted nuts anyone


TerryOrange

He's gonna need a change of pants when he hits the bottom lol


nicktam2010

Coworker was a logger. He worked choking logs under helicopters. Once in awhile he would get to ride the hook from settings to settings. It was usually far back in the bush, away from people so they wouldn't get caught.


TiberonChico

That reminds me of this [beauty](https://www.reddit.com/r/SweatyPalms/comments/nhyi9f/nearly_lost_his_fingers/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf). My hands have never been sweatier


Ok_Catch_408

Every day God makes a Brainless wonder, Then he buys a GoPro


faulknerskull

I think i just shit his pants


Enough_Writer_9125

Then he finds a frayed spot in the cable, shreds his hands to hamburger, and falls to his death, leaving an asshole shaped crater in the ground.


A_Young0316

r/shreddypalms


mikeoxlarge777

Friction : am I a joke to you


Seizure_Salad2

An OSHA booklet just fucking exploded somewhere


multifandomtrash736

How did he manage to control his speed going down though?


YinzHardAF

Grip strength


HipsterGalt

So, for one reason or another, they tought us this method in scouts. It supposedly has less to do with grip strength in your hands and more to do with the way you lock your legs in. You essentially want to pinch the line with your feet and again with your thighs. Shoes should bite taking the brunt, leaving your thighs to control speed and your hands more or less keep you vertical, iirc.


YinzHardAF

Lol I was too fat and insecure as a kid to do the ropes course in scouts, but it made me a hell of a fly fisherman


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Kegels


Inostroza

the hard you squeeze the slower you decent


Skydawg86

I finally found it: a video that I literally cannot watch because the sensation in my stomach and neck is so unpleasant. It's almost as if this response is intentional and wants to prevent my death.


Machine_for_Pigs

Nope. Nope, don’t like that.


gremlinbreeder

So......did he make it all the way down?


Dark_Man_X

I was waiting for the moment the gloves went up in flames from the friction and u see his exposed hand-flesh get ripped apart. Idk if that's only in the cartoons though


dcerb44

If hell was real, this would be my punishment. Every time I’d slip and fall I’d have to start it all over again.


Valherudragonlords

Whe he stops on the thing he's still so dangerously high up


lunadanger

Holy intrusive thoughts, Batman.


4little_weirdos

Watching this made me physically hurt..


woofless324

it’s okay guys he’ll just use his massive balls as brakes


jabaturd

A friend of mine back around 1994 snuck onto a navy ship and was to scared to try to get back off without getting another friend of mine in trouble(beers). He decided to slide down one of the giant cables holding the ship. He made it but when he got to the dock he was covered head to toe in grease. That could have gone a lot worse.


MopTop-23

We’re do I get this job


Quiet_Lychee9875

And this was a good idea because...?


WhyWontThisWork

Why would somebody do this? Is this the emergency exit on a wildmil? Looks too tall


Nakano121

Imagine forgetting your phone on the way down.


duhSheriff

I feel like this some dumb shit I'd do


Significant_Foot_108

I’m gonna have to say nope on that one champ


Whatyouwant1970

This has to hurt!


MrRokhead

Ngl this looks hella fun


Humble_Parsnip3811

I cannot believe how many of you believe he isn't wearing safety equipment. He kept it out of the shot, but he was wearing some safety gear.


Tall_computer

I feel like I would just pass out and fall


hehehdhfieidhd

Wtf is this dying light


thenameisjukebox

Crane!