How rope was made the old fashioned way

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+14 1. Threeme2189 commented 11 years ago

3 miles a day??? :O
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+24 2. beerholder commented 11 years ago

Trolling expedition? Did I heard well? 0:13
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+2 3. herial commented 11 years ago

didnt know that making it old way is so funny! :D wanna make it! :D
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+7 4. samxgx commented 11 years ago

Next time some one says something about technology beeing bad, show them this video and tell them: your place is to hold the rope makers top for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, hoping for 3 miles a day!

actualy, not even... this also was new technology when they were forced to do everything by hand and strenght!
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+4 5. ChewableYeti commented 11 years ago

Sorry this sin't about the video, but what happened to the video about mountain biking just before?
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+10 6. TooRealToKill commented 11 years ago

Skills that are not to be forgotten!!!
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-1 7. ptsantos commented 11 years ago

#3 first you must buy a bicycle ... :D
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+3 8. jaymelu commented 11 years ago

#1 It's ok they had child labor back then :P
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+3 9. ughlah commented 11 years ago

1760 yards in a mile, 20 yards of rope a piece, 880 ropes
720 minutes for 880 ropes, thus less than a minute per rope.

I guess they found ways pulling all 3 to 4 strings to the other end at once and not running back and forth all the time ("just" twice a minute) still this sounds like incredibly hard work.
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+4 10. Paul1968 commented 11 years ago

sad to say but i think when these old guys die, the trade will die away with them.
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+3 11. ughlah commented 11 years ago

Need more coffee, math is way off, 3 miles 264 ropes, 3 minutes per rope.
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0 12. bella1 commented 11 years ago

They would have hands like leather in one day, imagine 1 year of doing that
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+1 13. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

Am I the first one at the Classic Video of the Day? It sure seems like it! :)
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0 14. Scotsman50 commented 6 years ago

Yeah#13 lol and i am second, i came home from fishing for 18.00 as it was bloody cold.8-)8-)