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Body culture, suspension 2009 [read disclaimer at top of thread]
show user profile  MrPumpernickel
Okay, here are this years suspension pictures.

Don't click the thumbnails if this is not your thing! I do realize this isn't in everyone's interest, and I have no problem with that. I do also realize some people don't think this fits on a 3d forum, but many people do and have asked for me to post so I will.

Though, here is the standard disclaimer just to keep things traditional and obvious for people just casually surfing the web:


  • Hello, I am a disclaimer.

  • If You faint at the sight of blood then this thread is not for You.

  • If You shy away from body modification in any way then this thread is not for You.

  • If You dislike watching people harm themselves for any purpose then this thread is not for You.

  • If however You are open minded and interested in alternative means of flying, becoming airborne, then by all means do scroll down further, there is very little actual gore or things that (hopefully) would make people sick.

  • If You have any questions (aside from repeating "Why? Why? Why?") then feel free to ask, I shall be as forth coming as I possibly can.

  • If You scroll down then I thank You, if You don't scroll down I understand and I will not judge.

This year I thought I'd forgo the usual just posting images, regardless of quality, of my suspension. Instead I've chosen the images which hold the best artistic merit (however pretentious that may sound) and post those as well. Enjoy!

Click the thumbnails for larger images.

YouTube Channel

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8/4/2009 10:50:28 AM (last edit: 8/4/2009 10:58:46 AM)
show user profile  spoon

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8/4/2009 11:43:44 AM (last edit: 8/4/2009 11:43:44 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark

/helps Spoon up.

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8/4/2009 12:06:32 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 12:06:32 PM)
show user profile  ChaosQuack
I think I call you crazy every year. So I will say, you are crazy!

But this is beyond cool to me. I think the best photo is the first in the series here. The guy has a 'calmed pain look' if that makes any sense. The other one is the feet dangling, I think the lighting and the framing came out great on that.

Anyway, the photo with the two that are all bloodied up around the face, was that staged? Feels out of place.

To each his own!

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8/4/2009 12:21:40 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 12:21:40 PM)
show user profile  HappyDude2
It's very interesting.
I can only imagine the sense of freedom floating above the ground without a bulky harness or larger diameter ropes gives you.

I've had the opportunity to work on the high angle rescue team, and we've done some great training off construction cranes and the sides of various tall buildings. It's amazing to just tie-off and lay back or invert in your harness, suspended 200' above the ground, looking up at the sky, or across the landscape into the horizon, wind blowing, it's like you're in another world up there (assuming it's just training, and not an actual rescue of course!) :)

Can you move around while suspended or are you to lay still?
If you can move, do your partners ever get you swinging or moving back and forth at all?

Thanks for sharing.

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8/4/2009 3:25:26 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 3:25:26 PM)
show user profile  MrPumpernickel
ChaosQuack, no, it wasn't staged. It was after a performance involving those two, they had come down and were preparing to clean up and so forth.

HappyDude2, does this answer your question?

YouTube Channel

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8/4/2009 8:52:47 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 8:52:47 PM)
show user profile  ChaosQuack
Wow they must have went all out then. Crazy.

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8/4/2009 10:50:30 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 10:50:30 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
Nice one MrPumpernickel
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8/5/2009 3:30:00 AM (last edit: 8/5/2009 3:30:00 AM)
show user profile  HateTank
Sweet Mr. P. As always I enjoy your suspension threads. It's not for me personally, but it does fascinate me a lot, and I can see the appeal. I'm gonna stick with my tattoos though ;)
Nice shots too.


Nick Jensen
Polygon wrestler - Rockstar


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8/5/2009 3:57:26 AM (last edit: 8/5/2009 3:57:26 AM)
show user profile  MrPumpernickel
ChaosQuack, well yeah. Normally we're pretty damn careful about cross contamination and such, but since these two were partners and knew what they were doing it was pretty alright. Besides, bloody kissing is hot!

HateTank, there's nothing wrong with stick on tattoos :P

YouTube Channel

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8/5/2009 4:24:56 PM (last edit: 8/5/2009 4:24:56 PM)
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