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Insane Wingsuit Base Jump

Discussion in 'Urban Community Portal' started by troglodyte, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. troglodyte

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    Someone posted this on facebook the other day, crazy when he flies down the 'crack'. He was on a channel 4 documentary last year (i think) as part of the daredevils season. Crazy stuff!!

    I read somewhere that the dude who did the jump in that video is researching and looking into ways of landing the wingsuit with out a 'chute!
     
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    Amazing, I came across this the other day. I love the saying at the beginning...

    "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure..."
     
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    This video is everywhere at the moment. Forget those aeroplane drivers in them machines, pushing buttons and pulling levers. This is the closest humans have got to human flight yet. Here is the better quality original video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bJmVJZbmIk
     
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    I watched that channel 4 documentary on Jeb and I have to say that he came across as a bit of a nob, sponging of his step farther to pay for his antics.......... or am I just jealous:D
     
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    Thought the same, and am jealous, but was struck by the eloquence of one of his statements...
    "Life is just a bunch of experiences you have till you die, thats really it, its that simple and i just want to make those experiences as incredible as i possibly can"
    Still, as you said, a bit of a nob :)
     
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    Does he still plan to land with no parachute over the Las vegas strip in a giant tube?

    The guys got serious balls, Im not suprised its gone to his head slightly. I honestly can't see him surviving much longer at the rate hes pushing things, Yet i still have nothing but respect for the guy.
     
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    I hope so, I'd love to see that :D
     
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    ^you can see it, although aswell as saving for your plane ticket you would have to give him the $3million he needs to build the landing ramp, lol.
     
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    He's a total nutter, obviously, but that is one seriously impressive video! Amazing how close he gets to the ground sometimes, you can tell by the shadow. And I don't think he has THAT much control over his direction!

    I recognise a lot of the scenery from when I went to Switzerland :)

    A lot of the talk about his ego and attitude remind me of another thread about a different base jumper, who also featured on a channel 4 documentary. A lot of people, myself included, thought he was also a dick. I guess you either love 'em or hate 'em :)

    PJ
     
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    done a few freefalls myself but this has to go on my list of must do's, cant imagine the buzz you must get, sign me up quick. :popcorn
     
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    Sick
     
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    Most people appear to turn into dicks to a bit when they get that involved in something like that :rolleyes: , Its basic psychology.

    Fair play imo... when its something that impressive.
     
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    I don't agree... I think that some people come across as dicks, yeah, but they tend to be those that are attention seeking/wanting to get in the media. The unseen majority tend to be decent people.

    Likewise, if someone were to appear on C4 with a film crew climbing over a fence and up a crane, blabbing about how cool they are, you would think them a dick too. The majority of people just post up some nice photos here and are friendly enough to meet :thumb
     
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    yeh i only meant "appear".

    Agreed.. most are sound at ground level.:)
     
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