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  1. AlanSmithee

    AlanSmithee Registered User

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    I remember growing up that everyone wanted to be tall (For many reasons)

    My Dad is 6'2 and my mom is 5'7 so I knew I wasn't going to be short.

    I ended up being 6'4 ..... and while it does have its advantages ( Intimidation, Putting away things in high cabinets, reach advantage in fights) it also has a lot of drawbacks.

    I'm 32 years old and my knee's are shot to shit

    I barely fit in my car (mid sized jap car)

    I hit my head on something almost every day

    Any other over 6 foot Wackbagers encounter these problems???

     
  2. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I'm 6'3". I literally could not fit in the passenger seat of my friend's 4Runner. I have a long torso and most shirts are too short and ride up on me. I have to get a 2XLT or a 3XL to fit me right.
     
  3. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    I used work with a 6'6" guy that needed to get surgeries on his leg/ankle and had to have a frankenstein contraption on it and tighten the screws. Mot sure if it was was completely height-related but fuck that.
     
  4. HandPanzer

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    6'5''. I have to slouch a little to fit beneath the shower head properly, and cars can be a problem. No limb problems though.
     
  5. AlanSmithee

    AlanSmithee Registered User

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    How often do you hit your head on things?
     
  6. HandPanzer

    HandPanzer in situ

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    It depends. If I'm in a setting that I'm familiar with I hardly ever hit my head, but if I'm somewhere new I hit my head constantly. The biggest problem for me is cars, I'm constantly hitting my head as I get in and out.
     
  7. Cunt Smasher

    Cunt Smasher Caligula Jr.

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    One of my friends is 6'8". All kinds of problems, and gets stared at alot.
     
  8. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    I'm 6'5". My dad was 6'9" back before it was fashionable so I don't really consider myself tall. I went in an auto parts store today and told the lady to hang her cardboard sale sign higher. It hit me in the shoulder so it was a bit low. A single cab Chevy work pickup a few years back gave me a constant neckache from having to stoop down. The new extended cab lets me recline a bit and get a backache from laying back so far. When I was a kid I had a $100 Opel station wagon that seated my dad and I with plenty of room to spare. Amazing German design. All my leg problems are from injuries, not height, unless falling from a height counts.
     
  9. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I'm 5'9". Or, as my father calls it, almost tall for a girl.
     
  10. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    I'm not tall enough for these problems
    and I seem to be shrinking as I get older.
     
  11. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    Cause, you are....after 30-40 you shrink about a third to a quarter of an inch per decade.
     
  12. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    I know and yet my feet are getting bigger.

    In my 30's I wore a 9 1/2 , now it's a full size larger.
     
  13. HandPanzer

    HandPanzer in situ

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    BB's progression-
     
  14. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    And your nose and ears..they grow until you die.
     
  15. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    So I'm gonna end up looking like Stern?
     
  16. maz

    maz TRueWDTer

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    Board Tallies ?

    Fuckin' Freaks
    :haha7:
     
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  17. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    I've met you...not like Stern..Maybe Blix from Legend [​IMG] :action-sm:haha7::action-sm:haha7::action-sm:haha7:
     
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  18. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Sounds like gravity is making you slide down into your shoes.
     
  19. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    I do believe so sir, I do think so.
     
  20. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    I went from size 13 since I was 14 up to size 15.
     
  21. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I've been a size 12 (Actually 11-1/2 EEE) for at least the last 20 years.
     
  22. SatansCheerledr

    SatansCheerledr Ideologically Unsound

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    6'4, sometimes a little lower back pain from always having to stoop for everything but no other physical complaints. I never hit my head anymore after living in Asia. I duck walking through a 9' doorway to this day.
     
  23. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    As in your other thread.....again, rollerskates and a steep flight of stairs are the answers.
     
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  24. steve500

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    I'm 6'5" and my airline job (not a pilot) involves flying to a bunch of cities that only CRJs/Learjet serve...plus we reduced legroom in most of our mainline fleet recently, so that sucks all around. Other issues are constantly sticking my hands in a ceiling fan when changing shirts, and just a little bit short of hitting my head in the ceiling in Royal Caribbean cabins.
     
  25. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    I'm 6'5 wear a 15 size shoe.. It sucks sometimes but most of the time It is pretty nice though the ladies love a tall fella.
     

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