My old boss said im a tumbler, as ive not yet had a fall. Forgive me for thinking this analogy is backwards... Just thought i'd ask what close calls or falls you guys have had? My first near fall, High winds blowing from my left side, first floor window, ladder in a raised gravel decoration bed. Boss footing me. Winds 35-40, gusts 54+, should have called it but that was one of the last two jobs for an out of town area. I washed the window, looked down as I stepped down one rung, but then noticed nobody on my ladder! He'd gone! So looking back up I saw the ladder slipping. Left hand grab of the lower rung in front of me, underhand grip. Right hand grab of the rung above, overhand grip. As the ladder fell down to the right, I locked my arms and turned my body/feet to aim and brace for the floor. Landed perfect on two feet, holding the ladder at the kind of position you would if lifting it to the roofrack... I pointed through the ladder and shouted "you was supposed to be ******* footing ne on that!" What I do find is when im about to have a fall, time slows down, I get what feels like four extra seconds to "OODA" and land safe. (OODA) Observe>Orient>Decide>Act. The OODA loop... something I learnt in a hobby that can and should be applied in all situations. An idea conceived by the military. Anyway... what sort of close ones have you had?