Wanna Fly w/o a plane @155 mph? !

Wanna Fly w/o a plane @155 mph? !

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:38 pm

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Re: Wanna Fly w/o a plane @155 mph? !

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:45 am

It sure is fun to watch, but, not me, no way! Did you see on the news last week where "one of the most experienced" guys hit the rocks? Amazingly he survived with only two broken legs.
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Re: Wanna Fly w/o a plane @155 mph? !

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:42 am

No I didn't see that in the news. Just watching him getting closer to the edge turns my calves to jelly :shock: The camera that shot the video appeared to give a wider angle view than a normal focal length lens would. That means he was pretty close to the tree tops and rocks on some of those shots. It took a lot of planning to match the terrain to his rate of drop. No wonder he repeats it to himself before the jump.
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Re: Wanna Fly w/o a plane @155 mph? !

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:03 pm

No thank you. Now let me go change my depends :oops:
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Re: Wanna Fly w/o a plane @155 mph? !

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:00 pm

No thanks, i like my flying from the cockpit of a 170,000# airliner..

Greg L
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Re: Wanna Fly w/o a plane @155 mph? !

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:46 pm

OMG, that was phenomenal! I am not afraid of heights at all but to step off the edge takes incredible faith in your setup and skills. I think I'll watch it again for the thrill, seems like your right there.
Eventually, it will kill him.

kevin
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