Part of his stunts involve doing things like pullups and handstands on the edges of buildings. Looks like he must've already been exhausted by the time he got up there and didnt realize how tired he was to fail after only doing 2 pullups.I can't figure out where he was trying to go? He was already on top of the building, was he trying to climb back down?
Give that man a Darwin award!
Thank freaking god he didn't have kids. He won't be polluting the gene pool.
The media grasped the root of the problem perfectly: Don't do stupid shit live! How about not doing stupid shit at all?
How does jumping around on top of tall buildings result in anything good for society? Just because someone can make money of something stupid doesn't mean it is beneficial to us.Once again, I disagree. Doing stupid shit is great. Stupid shit is the stuff that leads to companies that transform the world and make billions of dollars. The ideas every ordinary and sane person thinks are crazy and will never work. We need people who fervently believe in their own projects and refuse to care about society.
Yeah. Doing that without knowing you could do at least 20 pull ups.....Darwin! Pull ups are tough. Once you are done that is it.
Don't do that folks. Not even off your roof. I used to rock climb back when I was young and thinner. Even with safety equipment that was some flop sweat inducing shit.
The dude free-climbed at least 20 stories up the side of the building without safety equipment to get to that location in the first place. I imaging that he probably could do plenty of pull ups normally--was stupid though to try it after climbing up the side of the building.
He didn’t free climb that building. There is literally nothing to hold on to.The dude free-climbed at least 20 stories up the side of the building without safety equipment to get to that location in the first place. I imaging that he probably could do plenty of pull ups normally--was stupid though to try it after climbing up the side of the building.
Guy died doing what he loved, good for him.
He didn’t free climb that building. There is literally nothing to hold on to.
Its obvious he didn’t if the whole building looks like the particular portion he lost his life to.
...he free-climbed nearly 20 more floors to reach the position where he filmed.
A Chinese daredevil known for scaling skyscrapers without safety equipment to snap jaw-dropping selfies died last month after slipping off a 62-story building in the central city of Changsha. His death has prompted the media to warn about live-streaming stunts.
Rooftoppers tout millions of followers on social media, dangling over stunning heights in a bid for views and likes. A 23-year-old Russian model dangled off a 1,004-high tower in Dubai earlier this year, receiving no shortage of criticism. Wu told his viewers not to imitate his stunts, the BBC reported.
The article does claim that he did free climb the building but perhaps the journalists were wrong. Do you have a source that claims otherwise and states that he didn't first free climb the building before falling off?
From the article:
Once again, I disagree. Doing stupid shit is great. Stupid shit is the stuff that leads to companies that transform the world and make billions of dollars. The ideas every ordinary and sane person thinks are crazy and will never work. We need people who fervently believe in their own projects and refuse to care about society.
you conveniently left out the text immediately before your quote
"It is believed he free-climbed “nearly 20 more floors” to reach the position where he filmed."
Beyond that - did you look at the picture. humans can't climb glass last I checked.
He might have used suction cups to do that, but that's not free climbing. Free Climbing means nothing but your own two hands and feet - no equipment. (save shoes and chalk)
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This is free climbing -- with one of the legends, Dan Osman -- now too dead from a fall.
The next “dead man walking” who is currently the worlds premiere free climber is Alex Honnald. First man to ever ascend the 3000 foot El Captain free solo. He did it in 3 hours. It takes a god climber sometimes 2 days to climb El Captain with ropes and equipment. It is considered one of the most dangerous and difficult climbs in the world.
For what it's worth watch those videos of SERIOUS professional climbers, their strength and stamina, and then watch that O.P. video and how he's so pitifully weak and ask yourself if that fellow from China was really a professional climber, or weakling youtube hack seeking grand attention...
Alex Honnald hangs by his fingertips for 60 minutes at a time to build up and maintain his strength. That youtube kid couldn't do it for more than about 30 seconds in this video. I stand by my initial statement. If the kid can't do more than 2 pullups - he shouldn't be hanging off the side of a building....(not that anyone should -- IMO)
Chances are they could just hose him away with a drop like that.
Terrible but likely true.
Not terrible at all, call me heartless as I have no empathy for stupid daredevils, their choice, but terrible would be him landing on and killing an innocent. I'm sure society appreciates the easy cleanup you suggest.