Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:09 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: could you have done it ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:03 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:19 pm
Posts: 3093
Location: Runcorn, cheshire.
i watched the film 127 hours yesterday.
it made me think, could i cut my own arm off to save my life ?
very thought provoking.
so what would you do ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:53 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:57 pm
Posts: 4074
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Lower leg definitely. Arm ... hmm ... not so sure.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:46 am 
eBay Outing Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Posts: 8000
Given my luck at the momment I would have cut half way through then dropped the knife :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:53 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:55 am
Posts: 2922
Location: Dorset
In his situation without a doubt i would have done it, if i had the tourniquet etc he had.

I would have chewed of off if i didnt have the multitool.

And it was only the half of his arm :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:28 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Posts: 2574
Location: The Cock Inn, Tillett, Herts
videojetman wrote:
so what would you do ?
not go on such a journey alone, and carry a TACBE.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:19 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:28 pm
Posts: 3361
Location: The Admiral Benbow
it wasent the cutting the arm off so much, but more the bone breaking first that made me cringe

apparently it took 13 men, a winch and a hydraulic jack to move the boulder :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:51 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:55 am
Posts: 2922
Location: Dorset
After watching the film i did a little lazy online research into the real chap, i found out they located his arm and had it created and then he went back and scattered the ashes :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:01 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:33 pm
Posts: 3977
Location: Brighton
widowmaker wrote:
In his situation without a doubt i would have done it, if i had the tourniquet etc he had.

I would have chewed of off if i didnt have the multitool.

And it was only the half of his arm :lol:


bit of Nados Peri Peri spice and i'd gnaw through my arm in no time! :P

but seriously, takes some serious determination to cut thorugh ones arm (he had to break it first of course!)

and the thought of drink and food all the time would have me in a constant Hallucinogenic state of mind...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Posts: 2574
Location: The Cock Inn, Tillett, Herts
widowmaker wrote:
After watching the film i did a little lazy online research into the real chap, i found out they located his arm and had it created and then he went back and scattered the ashes :D

...and fell over, got his other arm stuck...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:17 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:29 pm
Posts: 1877
Location: Somerset
videojetman wrote:
i watched the film 127 hours yesterday.
it made me think, could i cut my own arm off to save my life ?
very thought provoking.
so what would you do ?


Amost no way I could do it, even if I started I would expect to pass out with the pain / shock. Really horrible way to go as well.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group