Wat's the most dangerous thing you do regularily?

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  1. Estocada

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    We are down a tech, so I'm doing press scans. Paper machines have huge 3-4 story press sections that press water out of a forming sheet of paper. They dewater through 'nips' or very closely machined rolls that literally squeeze water out of the sheet. The water is carried away by 'felts' a arcane term for huge 30 40 foot across and perhaps dozens of feet high nylon fabrics that absorb and then carries the water away. I enter these press sections, which are incredibly hot, slippery, and full of rolls and felts moving at hundreds of feet per second to press a mechanical device against the moving felt, to get a profile of its performance.


    Weirdly, I like it. Fuck up and you are dead but I feel most alive when I'm doing it, it's something not everyone would do but its a rush. Hard to explain.
     
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    But you like it, right?
     
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    Details, please
     
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    Well, yeah.
     
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    Ok, just making sure I didn't need to revisit my preconceived notions.
     
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    Lol, no. But if you can appreciate very carefully made things and the power of precision, then you might enjoy some of the things I see. They make mundane things, but that isn't really importance. It's the elegance of a tremendous number of moving parts all working together, designed over literally hundreds of years of trial and error.
     
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    Just the other day had to stand on top of a Texas A frame ladder. 20ft A frame ladder with a 10ft extension that goes up the middle. I had to stand on the very top, not the top rung but the last 4 inches of the ladder. Was stupid to do but I couldnt come up with a better way. Drilled 2 Hilti anchor bolts and attached what was needed. Probably wouldn't do it today. I got freaked out. :facepalm:

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    I could have tied with Cheri had she remained in North Philly. there are some white people near me here, but in N Philly she was the only white person for miles.
     
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    he said nips

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