World Record Base Jump

World Record Base Jump

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    World Record Base Jump

    This is so cool.

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    Pretty cool vid. Thanks for sharing.
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    I only have twelve free fall jumps logged and that was impressive. riding a plane to 5K feet is one thing having to climb that tower on top of the building is not for the weak of heart.

    Thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by manolito View Post
    I only have twelve free fall jumps logged and that was impressive. riding a plane to 5K feet is one thing having to climb that tower on top of the building is not for the weak of heart.

    Thanks for posting
    I have over 2000 (started in 1986), and that is still impressive. Wind near buildings shift as you descend, they had to adjust constantly.
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    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

    Isaiah 6:8

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I have over 2000 (started in 1986), and that is still impressive. Wind near buildings shift as you descend, they had to adjust constantly.
    Ammon McNeely, who is a seasoned climber and base jumper had an unfortunate accident due to wind shift. He almost lost both his foot and his life. He will probably never be able to climb again either. Base jumping looks cool, but it is very risky.

    Ammon McNeely nearly loses leg after BASE jump in Utah goes wrong | Mail Online
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    Not for this old timer. WooHoo!!

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    I have been up in tower cranes 185 feet high welding in boom lacing ( lattace ) i would never jump out of a perfectly running plane .

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    No thank you, I'll take a pass at jumping off tall things.
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    Sometimes I kinda wish I WAS nuts enough to try some of that stuff...

    Nah, never mind...
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