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Northumberland Development Project - Open For Business

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 12 Feb 2013.

  1. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    Just booked the Dare Walk to take my nephew.
    Think I will be a nervous wreck, heights not being my favourite thing :eek:
     
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  2. StephenH

    StephenH Chris Jones

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    My Son and grandson are there this week
     
  3. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Steve Carr

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    You are going to LOVE IT! :D
     
  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Considering I get vertigo merely from upper rows of South Stand,I don’t think I’ll be partaking :eek:

     
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  5. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    I’d love to do it, but physically can’t! My legs just completely go to jelly and my head swims! It’s bloody annoying as I miss out on stuff I’d love to do.
    Weirdly though, absolutely fine on a small two seater rickety ski lift, hanging in the wind over 2km Drops into valleys!
     
  6. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Paul Robinson

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    It's supposed to! It's meant to replicate the feeling Spurs players get when they play a final.
     
  7. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    I know exactly what you mean about the jelly legs. I get that, even watching someone on TV in that kind of situation.
    I once did a canopy walk in Peru and got stuck in the middle of the longest of the rope bridges, couldn't move for ages, sheer panic set in.
    I feel a bit better about this one because you are clearly tethered to the railing so the image of launching myself over the edge has (I hope) little chance of becoming reality.

    I was surprised (not sure why on reflection!) that there is no concession pricing. All charged at the Adult price.
    (There is a concession for Members v Non Members, but no discount for under 18s).
     
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  8. parklane1

    parklane1 Les Howe

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    And usually the S/Finals as well
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    What, it’s meant to feel like abject failure and fightless defeat?
     
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  10. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Dimitar Berbatov

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    Did the one over the o2. Utter waste of time.

    I love spurs as much as any of you but what the hell is the point of walking over the top of a stadium.

    Never understood bungie jumping either for that matter.
     
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  11. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Watching all the players do it today
     
  12. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    It’s pretty simple really mate. You jump from a height, but with some elastic attached securely so you end up bouncing up and down for a bit.
     
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  13. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    Dirty bastard.
     
  14. P.D.

    P.D. Mitchell Thomas

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    P.D. Mitchell Thomas

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    The thrill of a bungee is immense, till the rope kicks in you're weightless and literally have that feeling of falling to your death then pure relief when the rope kicks in. Incredible buzz - I've done 3 of them but don't think I could do one now. Got worse with heights as I've got older.
     
  16. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    It will be tough to beat that quip for some time!
     
  17. metalgear

    metalgear Christian Ziege

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    Lol the Champions League Final 2019 experience
    Sent from my SM-G985F using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  18. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    I did the Dare Skywalk yesterday with my nephew.
    I'd say overall it was pretty good.
    It's cited as being 90 minutes end-to-end, which starts at the safety briefing and ends when you return to 'basecamp' and divest of your harness etc.
    Ours took a bit longer as they were running a bit behind.
    There is quite a lot of stop-start and waiting.

    The climb up was fine. Groups of 10 seems to be the norm, plus a climb guide. There are a few flights of stairs (I think they said 100 steps), and then a sloped incline, a bit steep in places but nothing too bad by any means (and I speak as someone whose fitness levels have fallen off a cliff since lockdown and weren't especially great beforehand). We did get a breather by way of a stop in the 1882 bar (no drinking allowed haha!) as we had to wait for another group to descend.
    Once you get beyond the stairs you are tethered to a rail, as once you reach the slope you are climbing around the outside of the stadium and it's quite a drop on the right hand side!
    More waiting at the top whilst the group ahead does their tour above the south stand and around the badger.
    We had a pretty clear day and there are distant views out to the City, the London Eye (supposedly although I didn't see that), Olympic Stadium (pah!), I think the furthest landmark I could see was the BT Tower. To be honest there are much better places to go if you're looking for views of London.
    At this stage your tether is changed to a shorter one, given the walkway out is much narrower. This is the bit I was most nervous about but it was surprisingly not too scary. The first part is fine as you can't see anything below at all, then you step onto a glass walkway where you are looking down into the south stand seating (slight jelly legs at this point but OK, more in expectation of it being scary I think) and finally you step onto a kind of grilled walkway which is the narrowest part that goes in a semi-circle around the badger above the stand. Remember with the short tether there is no way you can get right to the edge.
    I have to say looking down from that height was incredible, it really is a fantastic stadium. A couple of "Come On You Spurs" chants to hear the acoustics, then time to have your photo taken by the official photographer (if you've been fleeced paid for the privilege, or if you haven't I think you still get your photo taken and can get fleeced pay for it afterwards).
    This bit takes quite a while. After this back to the main viewing area where you are untethered and can wander around taking photographs. You give your phone to the guide before leaving basecamp and he/she keeps them all until this point. Take your photos, give your phone back, and then retrace steps back down again.
    When at the viewing area I was looking at the platform that will be used when the abseilling starts (early next year we were told). You can see it if you look up when walking along Park Lane. I am fairly sure there is no way I will be persuaded to try that.

    So overall I'd say it was a good experience but not nearly as scary as I thought it would be. (As an aside, our guide was telling us about some of players going up there, and Tanganga was the one who was most scared, and nearly backed out altogether).
    Definitely worth doing as a Spurs fan, but I can't really see the attraction for anyone else.
    It is very well organised and feels extremely safe (as you would expect).
    I'm glad I did it and I'd recommend it to fellow Spurs fans, but can't see any reason why I would do it again.
     
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  19. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Ian Walker

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    Bergwijn's face at the end :)

     
  20. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Nayim

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    Winks and poor Tanganga didn't look too comfortable either :D
     

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