Dean Potter, the crazy mofo

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+28 1. batman34 commented 10 years ago

that's the easiest thing to do. IF U WANT TO DIEEEE!!!
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+15 2. hdwg commented 10 years ago

Gotta' respect the bravado it takes to do these sort of things!
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+16 3. Hades commented 10 years ago

Parachute = god mode!
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+5 4. zaltysss commented 10 years ago

everyone in their life has to do this at least once,... becouse u live only once... ;)
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+34 5. CarcharotH commented 10 years ago

#4 sounds like a good reason not to do it then^^
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+13 6. Reaperdaddy commented 10 years ago

fingers from climbers must be so powerful... sometime they dont have a proper "hole" to grab, they just kinda put their hand on the rock without really grabbing anything and use that as a traction source... just wow
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-1 7. paolo commented 10 years ago

congratulations what vendors are rising but that :O fools are just what this record
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+1 8. zaltysss commented 10 years ago

5# yeah you right.. you can allways just see and feel something like that on ur computer ;D
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+1 9. YetiGrowl commented 10 years ago

#6 you can find videos of some climbers doing one fingered pull ups while their finger is in a crevasse...insane finger strength (that's what she said)
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-3 10. archis commented 10 years ago

#6 #9 I hope you know that fingers have no muscules :D
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0 11. rabbitchannel commented 10 years ago

#10 Really? How do they stretch and contract then? How can we move them at all?
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+1 12. archis commented 10 years ago

#11 The real magic is in forearms :)
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0 13. Xeromyr commented 10 years ago


Umm... Tendons?
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0 14. Skeesicks commented 10 years ago

#10 and why do my fingers (and those from other climbers) grow thicker...tendons dont't grow thicker that amount so there have to be muscles as well!
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+4 15. NotFirst commented 10 years ago

There are very small amounts of muscles in the fingers. The amount, however is not sufficient for climbing. #13 is correct. Fingers, in this case, will "grow" larger because the different tissue types found in the fingers will increase the more you use them. For example, white fibrous connective tissue (connects muscles to bone); Aerolar connective tissue (the elastic stuff that connects one tissue to the other-this is why you can pull your skin away from you, then it goes back into place.) And of course the bone.

The more you pull on the bones and put pressure on them, they will get thicker and stronger (more minerals get deposited). As is the case with most tissues in the body. The most widely know case of this is when you wear out your muscles, they will compensate by getting bigger. (not enough room to discuss the molecular reactions here) This also happens (in a matter of speaking) with neurons, the more you learn, the easier it will be to learn.
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-1 16. Natan_el_Tigre commented 10 years ago

Someone get that crazy boy a Cliff Bar and a joint!
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0 17. alucard696poland commented 10 years ago

He's not crazy.He is just FREE
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-1 18. max2000 commented 10 years ago

why so many females doing this sport, too :'(
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0 19. Cvejic commented 10 years ago

Adrenalin junkie / attention whore. :)
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0 20. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

Sooner or later all these guys take the fall.......
Dean Potter did too. :S
Died: May 16, 2015, Yosemite National Park, CA O:)