Kentucky TCC Master's Results - 10/17/15

GregManning

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Kentucky TCC Master's Results - 10/17/15

1. Cory Petry
2. Jason Diehl
3. Jesse Hesley

Ellie Vosler (Ohio) was the lone female in the Prelim's.
Climber's from VA, SC, OH, Ontario also participated.

The temperature was in the 30's to start the day, but the sun came out, and the chapter provided Very Nice Hoodies to all the volunteers ! ! !

The After Party at Limbwalker's was again fabulous !
[Catered Cuban Food - The Best ! Whole 100+ lb pig roasted in a La Ca China (really moist delicious meat & super crispy skin ! ! !); Dirty rice w/ beans & roasted meat; Yuca; Plantains; Cold slaw; Cuban cake & Pastries]
 

easyphloem

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Any pictures of the pig? And pastries? Those Limbwalker folks must be living right . . .
I got shot in the face with a piece of cake propelled from an APTA Throwline Cannon. There is video evidence of it, slow-motion in fact.

It hurt, and I instantly regretted it. But, no long term damage, so I got that going for me.

SZ
 

The_Archdruid

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I've been off the sugar for a few months now, but with the usual relapse junkie whorehound setbacks that go along with quitting any good drug. And don't get me wrong, I'm not avoiding it altogether, just cutting back severely.

But I still miss it enough to stand in front of that cannon myself. Even a 21 gun red velvet salute. Or a Kouign Amann, execution style in the back of the head and leave my body deep in a Black Forest.

Jesus I miss good cake. Glad you're pulling through.
 

GregManning

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I left the after-party before the above referenced incident.

Sorry, but personally if don't find it humorous.

The kinetic energy stored by compressed air is HUGE !.

I am very surprised to hear that a group of very safety conscious professionals thought it was OK.
This was extremely dangerous !

Obviously, I don't know the charging pressure, distance to impact, etc. ................

Just in case you ever wondered why there are 16 pages of "safety warnings" in the manuals of every piece of equipment that you purchase, ................
 

The_Archdruid

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This was extremely dangerous !
I think it was dangerous, and SZ was probably on the brink with a heart full of bad whiskey and nothing more to lose when he stepped in front of that cannon.

But extremely dangerous? Maybe if it was one of those birthday cakes with the coins in it?

Danger is relative, and acceptable risk means different things to different people, but you can't underline and embolden adjectives like extreme for just garden-variety stupidity.

Extremely dangerous is like something out of a Marian Engel novel, a zoophiliac with a taste for Brown Bear sex.
 

GregManning

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Actually, my guess is that SZ was NOT under the influence.
Just a bad party atmosphere decision.

Perhaps you don't understand the kinetic energy from expanding compressed air.
I have been in the vicinity of a PVC pipe that failed under gas pressure. (1982)
The shrapnel flew more than 100 feet.

Any hard pieces could have penetrated those puny saftey glasses.
They are not penetration proof, they are shatter resistant.
Eyes are pretty darn delicate !

Life threatening ?
Perhaps not.
But what good is a Master Arborist without eye sight ?

Extremely dangerous.
Especially if they are your eyes !
 
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easyphloem

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The cake wasn't so bad. We had tested the cannon out on my brother first, and after harmlessly spraying icing and cake crumbs at him, I decided it was safe enough for me to try out. Variables being what they are, the air pressure was either greater than before, or the wadding used behind the cake was mixed with concrete. It packed a heck of a punch, and I thought immediately that the best I could hope for was a black eye.

Greg, you would hate the video. Very poor decisions were made, and the safety precautions were laughable. But, no one got died that day, and the story will be told for countless centuries.

SZ
 
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