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You did test this thing, didn't you?

Extreme rope swinging (SLYT). The question is, would you do it?
posted by arcticseal on Mar 5, 2013 - 80 comments

Because those giant turbine blades aren't gonna clean themselves

"Companies like Rope Partner exist because rope access is the cheapest way to maintain the surfaces of wind turbines." [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on Feb 21, 2013 - 19 comments

Pull on a rope

Tug of War is in decline. Once a proud Olympic event, (who can forget the Sweden vs. Great Britain match of 1912?), it may be that some of the tactics will be forgotten completely.
posted by twoleftfeet on Aug 4, 2012 - 24 comments

Cannabis culture

Cannabis Culture
posted by twoleftfeet on Apr 3, 2011 - 59 comments

"If cinema is sometimes dreamlike, then every edit is an awakening." -Roger Ebert

The long take, an uncut, uninterrupted shot in film, is seen by some as the counter to CGI, the last great field for cinematic art. The linked page features six clips from 1990 on, plus the opening shot from Orson Welles' 1958 film, Touch of Evil. Alfred Hitchcock's film from a decade earlier, Rope, took the long cut further, with the whole film shot in eight takes of up to 10 minutes each, a decision shaped by the limit of the physical recording media. With digital media, the long take could be pushed further, as with Russian Ark, from 2002. The movie was shot in one long take, with the narrative working through the history of Russia, set within The State Hermitage Museum, and captured in one day on the 4th take. If the long takes are a tad long for you, try the "short" long takes that are one-shot music videos [videos inside] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 28, 2010 - 74 comments

"The Twisted Monk goes beyond just providing some string to fool around with. "

Kinktrepeneur, former evangelical missionary, and “Rent-a-meanie” the Twisted Monk: "I guess is some ways, I’m finally fulfilling the calling I had when I was a kid and being that evangelist, changing the world one bedroom at a time." ... [most links contain no nudity but might be NSFW anyway] [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 on May 5, 2010 - 16 comments

The is not your sister's jump rope performance

The Kings Firecrackers performance at a Naval Academy basketball game. When we jumped roped in high school basketball practice I was happy to get through the 60 seconds without falling on my butt. 4th to 8th graders doing this with jump ropes is almost beyond comprehension. 8 minute video - and worth every second of it.
posted by COD on Sep 30, 2009 - 26 comments

John Gill: Father of modern bouldering

John Gill is the father of modern bouldering. In the early 1960s, he took his gymnastics training in to the field and pioneered the use of chalk and dynamic moves in climbing. In 1961, he climbed the 30 foot height of The Thimble, widely considered to be the first 5.12 ascent in the world, and did so without a rope.

A devotee of body weight exercises, he could perform a one-arm front lever and several one-finger pull-ups. During his time as a gymnast he engaged in competitive rope climbing (formerly an Olympic sport), which is making a bit of a comeback in the Czech Republic (if you think it looks too easy, try it with one arm). [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 12, 2008 - 16 comments

You Have To Burn The Rope

You Have To Burn The Rope (Flash)
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Apr 4, 2008 - 38 comments

Kids, ask your parents before crafting lethal weapons!

Would you like to learn how to make a rope dart from a railroad spike? Of course you would. Practice enough, and you might be able to take on this guy. Also, plenty of additional DIY fun therein.
posted by Burhanistan on Aug 27, 2007 - 19 comments

Oh, What a Tangled Web

Knots to the Left of Me, Knots to the Right. No, not the recently departed Knotts, Knots!
posted by fenriq on Mar 13, 2006 - 20 comments

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