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Amazing!

This man has the best body / eye coordination plus depth perception ever
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has the most luck ever.

Any event - has to be seen to believe with the ground shots really adding to what he was doing.

Thanks for the post
 

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I read an article on him once that his dream is to land without a parachute....don't see how that would be possible given the speed....but his pursuit is fun to watch.

Super sweet video...thanks for posting.

Any dude with the given name "Jeb" is by nature, pretty rad. :p
 

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I read an article on him once that his dream is to land without a parachute....don't see how that would be possible given the speed....but his pursuit is fun to watch.
Hey Jeb,

I can easily see how he could land without a parachute, in fact he came really close to doing it in the vid. Now surviving a landinging without a parachute could be another thing...

Awesome vid.
 

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I read an article on him once that his dream is to land without a parachute....don't see how that would be possible given the speed....but his pursuit is fun to watch.

Super sweet video...thanks for posting.

Any dude with the given name "Jeb" is by nature, pretty rad. :p
Wasn't there an idea about making a really big slide so he could glide unto it's slope and then transition to an uphill to stop? Something about doing it in Las Vegas so a casino would pay for the stunt?
 

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Wing-suit base jumpers are a special breed.
Wasn't there a Roadrunner episode that had Wiley Coyote in similar gear?
 

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Thanks Jen! I've gotta get this year's Acme catalog and see what they've come out with since those days. Maybe the jet packs will be on discount!
 

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The interesting thing is with him coming so close to the ground that is because of the design of the suit and essentially creating an airfoil, he's entering into what we pilots call "ground-effect". Which isn't at all a great thing in a plane, but I can see where it could be a great thing for this ballsy nonsense.

The strangest ground effect in the USA is Telluride, CO. landing from the west, you get the western wind which pushes up the face of the mesa. It can lead you into a false sense of security as it breaks right about the time you're over the numbers.
 

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Wing suits, base jumping, skydiving

My previous passion before whitewater was skydiving. I had a really hard time deciding which to pursue. I turned down a job as a camera jumper to do the safety kayaking. I found a lot of the jumps got boring after a while. Gravity works on everyone when stepping out of a plane.

I never jumped a wing suit, though I jumped several tracking suits (one step smaller). I always found them boring when stepping out of plane at 13000 ft AGL, but I think they'd be super fun base jumping. And I never did a BASE jump (though I still debate it, often). I think wing suit base jumping would be awesome. My thing is I'm greedy for free fall, and that is the one thing minimized in a basejump. shrug.

Lots of guys are coming within 6 feet of the ground, or literally running their hands along the cliff faces at 150mph these days. Crazy to me. I can't imagine how easily it would be to break a hand by ever so slightly touching the wall, only to have the arm come in (which would be like losing a wing on an airplane). It would all be over pretty quickly from there.

There were several ideas about how to land w/o a parachute (and live/not be maimed). One was similar to a ski jump, only going up it instead of down it. Another was landing in a speed boat. Another was landing in the back of a pickup truck driving very quickly. No one's succeeded yet to my knowledge.

To get a pretty, full loop while wearing a bird suit isn't really possible due to them stalling out I believe, though lesser versions can be done which are closer to a summersault or flip. Kind of like a plane going vertical and stalling out- it can still fall backwards to complete the loop. Wingsuits can generate quite a bit of lift if they're willing sacrifice a bit of speed.

It's neat watching the guys who are really good in the bird suits. They flock together and are super smooth. I needed 3 more jumps before I could legally take wingsuit lessons.

Watching this stuff always makes me nostalgic.

Anyone on here try hang gliding? I've been wondering about that one lately.
 

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Anyone on here try hang gliding? I've been wondering about that one lately.
I go out a couple times a year. My uncle is into it big time. Most of the guys he hangs with are long time sky divers. They often say that they would rather glide than free fall. I would go out more if I could afford my own kite. I have never sky dived so I can't compare. But gliding is cool.
 
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