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I am surprised that this hasn't already been posted (unless I missed it somehow - but I did look). Anyway, this was in today's Star.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/112 ... kyscrapers

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Thats very cool. I wish I had the the guts to attempt that sort of thing, but I don't - I think its the whole legality thing - cause god knows I have put myself at enough risk taking photos in nature.


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The first rule of Roof topping is: You do not talk about Roof topping.


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The first rule of Roof topping is: You do not talk about Roof topping.

Sure, 'cause roof toppers worry about rules.

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Definitely makes it harder on the rest of us. But Neil and Tom were among the first to do it in Toronto; I guess we can't judge them for trying to move on to bigger and greater things.


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vkhamphi wrote:
The first rule of Roof topping is: You do not talk about Roof topping.

Sure, 'cause roof toppers worry about rules.

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You do know it's a reference to "Fight Club" right?


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vkhamphi wrote:
dgibson wrote:
vkhamphi wrote:
The first rule of Roof topping is: You do not talk about Roof topping.

Sure, 'cause roof toppers worry about rules.

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You do know it's a reference to "Fight Club" right?

Sure. Pretty hard not to considering how often that ancient nugget of pup culture reference is dropped on this forum! You do get that roof toppers aren't rule followers by nature?

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dgibson wrote:
vkhamphi wrote:
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Sure, 'cause roof toppers worry about rules.

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You do know it's a reference to "Fight Club" right?

Sure. Pretty hard not to considering how often that ancient nugget of pup culture reference is dropped on this forum! You do get that roof toppers aren't rule followers by nature?

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Ah I love me some stereo-types at midnight.
What are roof toppers by nature? I'd love to do a study on their people and culture!


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dgibson wrote:
Sure. Pretty hard not to considering how often that ancient nugget of pup culture reference is dropped on this forum! You do get that roof toppers aren't rule followers by nature?

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Do rooftoppers follow all rules? No, but in general there is an underlying code of conduct for those involved in urban exploration and/or rooftopping. You'll find most people engaging in these activities abide by the edict of "leave only footprints, take nothing but photos". To suggest that they're unilaterally rule breakers is a stretch.


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Do rooftoppers follow all rules? No, but in general there is an underlying code of conduct for those involved in urban exploration and/or rooftopping. You'll find most people engaging in these activities abide by the edict of "leave only footprints, take nothing but photos". To suggest that they're unilaterally rule breakers is a stretch.

I don't want to get caught up on a long series of back and forth on this subject. So I will stop with these comments. Don't confuse a self determined individual code of ethics or conduct as adhering to any set of rules. Such codes tend to be very fluid and adjustable to the moment. And secondly it isn't such a stretch to make the comment about roof toppers being rule beakers. Studies have established this tendency in people who take risks with one study of risk takers showing that 40% of the participants believed that rules were for breaking. It is not always a bad thing as a certain amount of risk taking and rule breaking is necessary to advance new ideas.

It is interesting that at the end of the article the photographer admits that the thrill is a big attraction.

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I've made some changes to your quote to reflect what I think you are actually saying. Changes made in bold.

dgibson wrote:
I don't want to get caught up on a long series of back and forth on this subject. So I will stop with these comments. Don't confuse a self determined individual code of ethics or conduct as adhering to any set of rules. Such codes tend to be very fluid and adjustable to the moment. And secondly it isn't such a stretch to make the comment about people being rule beakers. Studies have established this tendency in people who take risks with one study of risk takers showing that 40% of the participants believed that rules were for breaking. It is not always a bad thing as a certain amount of risk taking and rule breaking is necessary to advance new ideas.
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To summarize: a study of risk takers, shows that they think risk taking is necessary?
I somehow NEVER thought that to be possible or plausible. Thank you for the wisdom good sir!
Can we stereotype people who walk on crutches next, or better yet Astronauts!


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I came on this board because i have some gear to sell, it says i need 15 posts before i can post there, so i thought i'd start here, this article was written about me, here is some recent stuff to bring this back to the subject matter at hand.

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