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    Quote Originally Posted by GB_FXST View Post
    The log pyramid gave me the willies ...
    In Singapore army, it's called the 'Jacob's Ladder'

    I crushed my nuts when i slipped at the apex during basic training

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    Quote Originally Posted by GB_FXST View Post
    The log pyramid gave me the willies ...

    I remember a couple of fitness tests at the beach - tough, but ultimately fun. During 50, one fitness test was preceded by a jump.
    That place makes me feel pain in my neck just from remembering it. But I agree it was more fun than running in the mitzpe ramon sands, the sea makes a lot of difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaplanr View Post
    Ropes, I hated climbing ropes.
    It's all in the legs dude. If you master that "step" you make with the rope and feet, things get much easier.

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    1964-1966 Col. Shaya Gazit's camera accompaning the buliding of Hazerim air base near Beer Sheba. The event included ceremony of granting wings to the graduates of coure no 51 chief of staff, Yizhak Rabin grants wings to Uri Dromi. The oter comanders taking part : Ezer Weizman, Moti Hod, Joe Alon, Syd Cohen…

    Great vid. The one with the moustache is Ezer Weisman right? That guy was tall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosy View Post
    It's all in the legs dude. If you master that "step" you make with the rope and feet, things get much easier.

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    Have you done it for time with full ephod and rifle after finishing a 1K (or longer) sprint and 2 - 3 other obstacles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GB_FXST View Post
    Have you done it for time with full ephod and rifle after finishing a 1K (or longer) sprint and 2 - 3 other obstacles?
    Yosi is correct. If you master locking the rope in your foot, you will be able to get to the top extremely quickly, with minimal arm strength required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amerikie View Post
    Yosi is correct. If you master locking the rope in your foot, you will be able to get to the top extremely quickly, with minimal arm strength required.
    Oh, I understand and know the technique, as I am pretty sure so does everyone else who went through kravi tironut. But, doing the technique under stress and fatigue is a different ballgame - and that is my point to Yosy.

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    Nothing to do with stress and fatigue; everything to do with the rope sliding off the top of my boot regardless of how tight I tried to lock one boot on the other; and always within a hand's reach of the top. Everything else including the 2 meter wall was a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaplanr View Post
    Nothing to do with stress and fatigue; everything to do with the rope sliding off the top of my boot regardless of how tight I tried to lock one boot on the other; and always within a hand's reach of the top. Everything else including the 2 meter wall was a breeze.
    Aren't you like 2 meters tall, or something? you just had to start the rope with a little jump and you're almost at the top.

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    Remember the 22,993 fallen, may their names forever be mentioned in the chronicles of Israel and their memory be blessed...

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    A total of 126 new names have been added to the list of Israel's fallen soldiers and terrorism victims in the past year. Israel now has 10,524 bereaved families who have lost 22,993 loved ones. The families include 2,396 orphans and 4,992 widows.

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    IDF soldiers stand at attention in front of the graves of IDF soldiers buried at Mt. Herzl, Israel's national military cemetery.
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    Today Is Iom HaZicaron..we remember our fallen, including family,friends and comrades. Izcor.

    Every single one of them were the best of us.

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    U.S. Ambassador in Israel made ​​a speech in my school on the ceremony.

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    I knew him when he was on a NFTY summer program in Israel. He's childhood friends with my wife's family, supposedly going to host my brother-in-law on a visit.

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    Damn, I miss my country.

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