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What kind of harness would you suggest

I need it before end of november!!!
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There are various ones you can use. what or how high are you going to be ?
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Just say no. If you have not done anything like this before, and you are on a timetable to learn. Don't get involved. Change the date or have someone with experience 'fill in' for you. This is one that can kill you. Just say no.
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How high are you gonna be?...thats a weird question to ask. Kind of like how pregnant do you want to be?
If you are upside down, the rigging will be the same.....not hey I'm only 15' in the air, no need to have a better harness.

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I will be hung from a builders crane one of those big ones that put together buildings. I will be on a job site and its for my video before it gets too cold.

what would you suggest
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I asked how high to suggest to him a couple different ways he could use.
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I just want to know a type of harness I could use

why would hight matter?

your still hanging I want something that I cant fall out of no matter what and later on by able to take it off and grab onto the wire and lower by me just supported by my arm

and yes I have the strength for this!
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Height as in Diffrent types of Harnesses Used etc. and diffrent ways to bind the feet. there is the Teepee version that Manzini used on the tonight show about 20 years ago along with a safety helmet on and yet he was only a few inches from the ground.
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Just to through my tuppence into the height thing:

Lets say you are upside down, hanging from your ankles, strapped in the jacket:

At only 3 - 5 feet: A sudden fall is likely to result in a serious spinal compression injury as you are like to land on the top of your head. Paralysis is a strong possibility. A hard surface is also likely to cause serious head injuries. This could range from serious concussions, right through to loss of mental and motor functions, or even death.

6 - 10 feet: Possibly better than falling at a lower height. Why? Because you have the chance to rotate in the air and avoid landing on your head. Not necessarily though! Plus there are a variety of other likely injuries such as broken limbs, ribs and internal shock injuries.

10 - 40 feet: Getting into the likely death or serious injury zone, here you will have to be very lucky to walk away from a fall, and if you live, to ever walk again.

40 feet plus: Forget it. You will need a miracle to survive.

The bottom line is height makes little or no difference to the harness, it has to be the best, all the time. This is for a video right?

Talk to industrial access companies and get a harness that is suitable for using upside down. Do not use a standard climbers sit harness, you can fall out of these if inverted. You can get ankle harness from bungee companies, but these should only be used alongside a full body harness as a back up. To be honest you really should be doing this with a bungee company anyway. They understand the dangers of lifting people, rather than just 'stuff', they have all the harnesses AND they know how to attach them correctly. Yep, they will cost money, but how much is you life worth to you?

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So I looked all over the net for these too and couldn't find anything about buying one. I also checked yellow pages etc NOTHING

where would you refer me about this??
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You might have to have something custom made. see that is why I was asking about the height thing. you might want a mat etc to cushion your fall
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I got dirt lol. I'm gonna be climbing up the ladder of the crane play w/ it (move it around) then walk out on top get hooked up and strait jacket put on the go down and ya
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Where are you based MaGiShN46?
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Calgary Alberta Canada
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Contact Santini he might be able to help you out
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Yeah, santini would be one of the best sources to contact.

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Is he a member on the Café?
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Yes he is.
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The one to try to contact on this is female magician Dorothy Dietrich. She has done the upside down from a burning rope several times, (from cranes, parachute rides, etc.) including a HBO Special "The World's Greatest Escapes" with Steve Baker in which she got "Special Added Attraction" billing. She is one of the few to accomplish this and the only woman. Randi has had several things go wrong, but to my knowledge did not get hurt. If I recall he failed to get out of a Strait Jacket on The Johnny Carson Show, a death blow to anyones ego. I believe he was to do a Safe Escape on the above mentioned HBO Special that went bad, and was cut from the show. Also, once in a show in Long Island he was doing a levitation and as the female assistant was rising in the air, SHE fell off the board.
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