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    Do you remember doing this?

    My wife's father remembers doing this from the same tree!
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    Good shots - Once or twice did at a camp when a kid but I'm a chicken so not very often at all lol
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    Yep. But we didn't have sissy wet suits in my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannin View Post
    Yep. But we didn't have sissy wet suits in my day.
    I'm actually surprised that they had rope in your day

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    I still do it today when I have the chance to find them not many going about now days
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinvala View Post
    I'm actually surprised that they had rope in your day
    Oh my lordy yes, we had very good rope.

    Every morning we send small boy climb tree. Boy cuttem down vine, makum beaut rope. Only need be sure grab rope swingem water go splash, splash - iffen think rope and grab python, gettum big surprise!

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    I think I had the same rope as Tannin!!!!
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    Many many moons ago used one at Windsor into the Hawkesbury River.It was the best fun.
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    Just never with a wetsuit.
    Just the shorts you were treking around in.
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    Hahah, yes I definitely do remember! I nearly hung myself on a rope like that, got tangled in it! Oh, the thigns we did when we were younger heh!
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    Fantastic Captures..
    I never did it that's for sure I was too short to reach the rope there was a similar looking place in Fairfield on the Yarra in Melbourne I remember it was near Kanes Bridge I wonder if that is still there 6 decades later. I waited patiently to grow taller then some young Guy jumped off the rope the wrong way and ended up in the Austin Hospital as a Paraplegic or Quadriplegic cant remember which, turned all of us youngsters off it even the boys.. No wetsuits around in those days either..

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    yep.... just in shorts and hoped your bus fare money home stayed in your pocket..... or it was a long walk

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    still give it a go now
    Just have to make sure the branch the rope is tied to is stronger these days!

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    Anyone else have bad memories of the big knot at the end and the wicked backlash at launch
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