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Sometimes it's not a bad thing to have an excited 11 year-old around when a spreader light needs repair:



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It helps that they're considerably easier to haul up the stick and generally not too fearful of new experiences or heights..
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Why is it that it looks higher from the top down, than the bottom up?
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The view is directly proportional to the potential for splatting the human body... the higher the splat potential*, the higher it looks... that's why the same distance over water looks far less than that same distance above pointy rocks.


* Often referred to as the pucker factor, due to the way it causes certain orifices to pucker up tighter...

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A couple of years ago while in Annapolis I watched a rigger go up the mast of a 49' er. He was like a monkey. Something I'll never expect I'll be able to do
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I need to barough a kid. My yougest is 22 yr and 230lb.
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LOL...you got that right.
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MJBROWN -
the difference in how high it looks is perspective. Take the 3 meter diving board forexample. assuming you are 6'tall. standing under it looking up to the platform, you are only looking up four feet. standing on it looking down to the water looks like 16' .
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