When I got onto the line I really wanted to on-sight it in my swami belt (like a harness with no leg loops - it makes it scarier because you HAVE to catch the line or else it will really hurt). I was a little mentally off that day and for some reason not "on it" like usual. I got out there and tried to stand up in my swami. My head started freaking out and I couldn't focus. I kept telling myself to just keep stepping, keep breathing, but then thoughts would come into my head like "nope, you can't right now...you'll fall. you won't catch. look how far that is!". I fell and caught the line. I heard my friend Scott encouraging me to try again, so I did but it was all of the same thoughts in my head. I just didn't feel ready for it. My longest swami as of right now is 88 feet. This was only a few feet longer but I wasn't in proper mental space. I put on my harness and walked it no problem. It's amazing what a little bit of security can do for you mind!
Here are some pics of the line.....enjoy!
|"Dude, dude....you've gotta try this tea!"|
|Buck gettin' after it!|
|Getting ready to walk....this line was definitely a challenge!|
|Double drop knee looking into the exposure.|
|Heading back to the stable ground.|
|Scott Turpin in double drop knee! He just learned the trick about a few weeks ago.|
|Scott on his walk|
|The jug up to the line.....400 feet!|