Climber Scales Building Using Two Cordless Vacuums

June 1, 2016

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To demonstrate the extreme suckage of their K94SGN cordless vacuum cleaners, LG Korea hired rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle to scale the exterior of a 140-meter (~460-feet) glass building using the vacuums. When reached for comment about the feat, Spider Man was not impressed because he's actually a jerk in real life.

There were straps connected from her feet to the suction pads so she had a foothold on the sheer surface. LG says that between the climber and the gear, the vacuums had to support 70kg (~154 lb). The vacuums are cordless and powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Obviously, there was also a safety line in case LG's vacuums didn't suck as well as they had anticipated. But if Dyson pays me enough I'll do the same thing with their vacuums and no safety line. And if I die, well, at least I died doing the one thing I'm good at. "Failing?" Failing MISERABLY.

Keep going for the video while I write an email to Dyson.

Thanks to Marcus O, who tried to climb to his roof using two dustbusters and is currently waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

  • jodyberry

    Geez, let's get a few cameras out there! Oh wait… Korea.

  • Kaizer Chief

    Eh?! You do know that North and South Korea are two different countries?

  • jodyberry

    Specificity ruins the joke again. Thanks

  • Andrew

    Woman using a vacuum (two actually).

    So, not news.

  • GeneralDisorder

    If it happened at my house it would be news.

  • ronson

    So on the one hand, the whole point in this is to show the power and reliability that LG can produce with their portable device. Which is like woah, that is really confident, it must be an intense piece of engineering and I may well purchase it. Then I see a tether, and then I see a window cleaning elevator. So really these are the main players in the scene. These are the reliable, guaranteed not to fail systems, the device is just a fingers crossed situation because no one can back the engineering. In other words, all I see here is wasted money, making an advert to showcase the device with a huge budget while simultaneously being told that is not the case.

    And I demand to see those suction cups because they are leaving slug like impressions on the glass.

  • Stephen Al-Hakim

    Yea, you're missing the point there captain not so obvious. People don't care if their vacuum can safely help them climb a god damn skyscraper. They just want to know that a battery powered vacuum is strong enough as their old corded hunk of junk. So, if that girl could climb a building with it, they can proooobably trust it to clean up dog hair.

  • ronson

    There are cheaper ways to do this so it is still superfluous.

  • Helder Cervantes

    Nobody popping the anti-misogyny, "they're basically saying it's an achievement for women to clean the house" speech?

  • Jabrwok

    But can she make a good sandwich?

  • Andrew

    sorry I just got here.

  • archer923

    Someone should of done this when the Mythbusters tested this out.

  • TheQiwiMan

    *have

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