How to "balance" on a Ladder

Here's how to balance on a ladder.

Step 1:

All you need is a ladder.

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Step 5: Optonal

This is dangerous. Use common sense.



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    8 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Really, this isn't actually that dangerous. While ladders are in fact quite dangerous, it is not the fall that kills you, but the sudden stop at the end, which in this case would be quite absent, as he is doing this on very soft grass, and in a way that would make it very easy to jump free of one were to begin to topple.

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    My Dad's best friend, in his 50's at the time, was fixing his gutter on an extension ladder and that ladder decided to un-extend. Somehow both of his feet slipped in between the rungs and as it collapsed on itself it pinned his legs in between. It's unclear if both of his legs broke at that point in the operation or it it happened when he slammed into the ground, but grass isn't necessarily going to save you in some cases. This isn't an extension ladder, but getting tangled up in it on the way back to Earth could be a little hazardous.

    AJMansfieldMugsy Knuckles

    Reply 3 years ago

    Agreed, never do this with an extension ladder - I had a pretty bad fall once from one when someone adjusted my ladder without my knowledge and I forgot to check the extension locks. I was fortunately able to jump free as it collapsed, but I landed awkwardly and sprained my knee. Didn't require hospitalization, but it hurt like heck.


    5 years ago

    another reason why wemen live longer than men lol

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    John Belushi could have used this instructable back in the day.