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31st Mar '16 11:11:06 AM EDP
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* One of ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'s escapes from the police involved using a wheeled slide to run through a high tension power line, with [[LampshadeHanging a cop being surprised he was surviving and another explaining how he wasn't touching a grounded object]] (and did in fact jump before touching the tower). [[NeverRecycleYourSchemes He did it only once]], however, [[ItOnlyWorksOnce as the next time the cops would be ready to twart this escape]].
11th Oct '15 9:16:17 PM evknucklehead
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* Similarly, the ''Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX'' games have various points where you're able to grind on electric lines. Some challenges actually ''require'' this.
12th Aug '15 11:27:58 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* Many of the rails Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog grinds on are actually electric cables, especially in stages set in cities or Dr. Eggman's mechanical lairs.

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* Many of the rails Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' grinds on are actually electric cables, especially in stages set in cities or Dr. Eggman's mechanical lairs.


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* In the [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E1WelcomeToRepublicCity first episode]] of ''TheLegendOfKorra'', the Metalbending Police Force chase after Korra in this way.
12th May '15 2:26:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero Air Wave used specially insulated ''rollerskates'' to skate along power lines. It's not entirely clear what advantages this has over simply using the skates normally.

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* [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero Air Wave used specially insulated ''rollerskates'' to skate along power lines. It's not entirely clear what advantages this has over simply using the skates normally.
24th Mar '15 8:52:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''FateStayNight'': Saber does this during her first fight with Berserker and is only explainable through RuleOfCool. Not only is she wearing a long skirt but she's wearing a suit of ''metal armor'' and carrying a sword. But do note that as a Servant, she's considered a spirit, and so cannot be hurt by something as mundane as electricity.

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* ''FateStayNight'': ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Saber does this during her first fight with Berserker and is only explainable through RuleOfCool. Not only is she wearing a long skirt but she's wearing a suit of ''metal armor'' and carrying a sword. But do note that as a Servant, she's considered a spirit, and so cannot be hurt by something as mundane as electricity.
16th Feb '15 12:19:35 PM tkzv
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Surprisingly common in anime, shonen especially, is the tendency to run on power lines when racing to get somewhere. While at first doing this seems perfectly reasonable - after all, why run along the ground where you would have to follow the roads when you can just use the power lines and go straight there - there is a slight problem. Power lines may well support crows[[note]]as long as they're only touching one line at a time - if it touches two or more at once, its body acts as a bridge between them, resulting in a fried birdie[[/note]], but almost certainly not the weight of human beings. [[DontTryThisAtHome Things are even worse with high tension power lines]]; according to the History Channel, even the crews who maintain the things, with all their training and protective gear, occasionally die working on these. So, merely touching a high tension power line and anything connected to the ground (or another line next to it) is as close as one can get to a death sentence. Needless to say, RuleOfCool reigns supreme.

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Surprisingly common in anime, shonen especially, is the tendency to run on power lines when racing to get somewhere. While at first doing this seems perfectly reasonable - after all, why run along the ground where you would have to follow the roads when you can just use the power lines and go straight there - there is a slight problem. Power lines are designed strong enough to support their weight plus to survive reasonably strong wind, plus maybe some snow and ice for colder areas. Making them stronger would be wasteful. Low-voltage low-power lines may well support crows[[note]]as long as they're only touching one line at a time - if it touches two or more at once, its body acts as a bridge between them, resulting in a fried birdie[[/note]], crows, but almost certainly not the weight of human beings.beings doing acrobatics. Higher voltage adds the danger of electrocution when you touch two wires at once or a wire and a grounded object, like a tangent tower. [[DontTryThisAtHome Things are even worse with high tension power lines]]; according to the History Channel, even the crews who maintain the things, with all their training and protective gear, occasionally die working on these. So, merely For multi-kilovolt lines you don't even need to touch two wires: touching a high tension power line one and anything connected to the ground (or being a few centimetres from another line next could be enough to it) short them through air and your body. Though some high-tension lines have on top a lightning guard wire, which is as close as one can get safe to a death sentence.touch, it is again isn't expected to hold human weight. Needless to say, RuleOfCool reigns supreme.


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A more realistic variation may involve any other kind of overhead wires and ropes, from suspension bridge cables to clotheslines.
11th Jan '15 7:42:18 PM rodneyAnonymous
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[[caption-width-right:350:Watch the master at work.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Watch the master at work.]]
20th Oct '14 4:18:40 PM VeryMelon
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1st Aug '14 12:02:17 PM demonfiren
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a.k.a PowerLineRider, after the ''Line Rider'' game.

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a.k.a Also known as PowerLineRider, after the ''Line Rider'' game.
1st Aug '14 11:59:43 AM demonfiren
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