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Amazing Skydiving Video

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cross-X, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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  2. reinbeau

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    That's cool. Skydive New England is up in Lebanon, Maine, near our home up there, we can hear the plane's engine pause just a bit as each diver jumps and watch them float down. Sometimes on a really still, clear day we can hear them talking to each other! I don't think I could do it, though. It's not natural to jump out of a perfectly good airplane (there's a movie line that should be in the other thread :p )
     
  3. C-pher

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    I'm with Ann here. As much as I love Roller Coasters and the like...I'm just not sure about sky diving.

    But that was just cool enough to make you want to do it.

    Though those guys have been doing it for a long time.
     
  4. Cross-X

    Cross-X Shooting at the big range in heaven Dealer NES Member

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    CRW (canopy relative work) can be beautiful to watch, but, if done badly, or if bad luck hits, it can be deadly.

    Can you imagine the fatal mess if the array folded mid-air and the skydiver's lines ended up in one huge tangle? It is damn hard to cut your way out of the entanglement in time to pull your reserve. Freefall concentrates the mind, so long as panic doesn't result in brainlock.

    Sheeesh, these guys and gals got guts!
     
  5. MrsWildweasel

    MrsWildweasel Moderator NES Member

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    That is cool. I used to skydive many moons ago in my late teens early 20's. Ross has never been and when we both hit 50 we are going to skydive. Our birthdays are months apart. We have discussed this already. [lol] [lol]
     
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    Yea, you see on Discovery when they are talking about people standing on shoulders and the like and collapse a chute and then all hell breaks loose.

    But it is cool to watch. As the free fall formations. They did a show on that, and they all practice on the floor of a hanger with those racks that people use to slide under a car. That was cool to watch as well.
     
  7. Lynne

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    I gave Ed a gift certificate to the one in Pepperal....I think it was about 5 or 6 years ago, for his birthday. He took a tandem jump and absolutely loved it. He said that when he jumped out of the plane, you really couldn't tell you were falling because they were about 14,000 feet up. He said it was so awesome, that at that point in time, he didn't care if the shoot failed.

    I told him, "That's nice hun. I'm really glad you liked it. I'll stay on the ground and watch." [lol]
     
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    MrsWildweasel Moderator NES Member

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    Aw, come on Lynne, you can go when Ross and I go. [lol] [lol] Glenn won't go either. [lol]
     
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    I've gone twice. I did it to conquer a fear. I don't fear heights, I actually love being up high and sitting on the edges of tall buildings. But when I imagine falling I get dizzy. Both times I had friends with me and they knew the drill. One distracted the instructor and the other pushed me out of the plane, there's no other way to get me out of a plane. It was fun but hell on my knees.
     
  10. Lynne

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    I'll keep Glenn company. We'll get a coffee and watch for you and Ross. [lol]
     
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    MrsWildweasel Moderator NES Member

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    No sense of adventure , Lynne. [lol] [lol]
     
  12. Lynne

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    Sure I do....I'll go just about anywhere on the ground. [lol] [lol] [lol]
     
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    I had the opportunity to jump from a baloon with the Brit's in 1986, in Germany. I asked if I could get my British Wings, and they said no, so I decided not to. British wings on my BDU's would've been awesome.
     
  14. MrsWildweasel

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    That would have been cool, Nickle. [lol]
     
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    you can see them from our house in Sanford, over Estes Lake.
     
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    You folks PLEASE explore the landing zone before you jump :D
    [​IMG]
     
  17. MrsWildweasel

    MrsWildweasel Moderator NES Member

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    Ummm yeah. [lol] Wouldn't find me there. [lol]
     
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    Probably won't find much of him, either. [wink]

    Ken
     
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    I sent that link to a guy I work with.. He is an avid jumper. He told me he has a few friends in that formation.

    Pretty cool stuff

    Adam
     
  20. Lynne

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    Holy crap...that would leave a mark.
     
  21. MrsWildweasel

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    Not sure there would be anything left to call a mark. [lol] [lol]
     

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