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OT: Extreme Wingsuit Action

Postby OzBungy » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:10 am


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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby Richie RIch » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:25 am

Holy crap - Proper quick|!

I've jumped out of planes before, but it never felt like I was falling that quickly!

Seriously impressive

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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby detourpr » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:10 am

Really impressive!!!!

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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby ravenboardz » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:30 am

This is the big vid of this spot, where they do the wingsuit basejumps.
Absolutely stunning vid with amazing jumps


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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby OzBungy » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:42 pm

Here are a couple of other views of the same place.

Oops!!!!!!


Cool!!!!


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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby Richie RIch » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:38 am

A good friend of mine just told me that Eli Thompson passed away recently, leaving behind a really young family.

So sad, when a sport looses such an inspirational character.

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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby OzBungy » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:41 am


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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby BWD » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:03 am

Sorry and RIP.
What a way to go.
Maybe guys learn to back off a 100m or so.
& to figure out a way to flare a bit more than those suits do, I guess...

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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby Pablo » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:49 am

probably many will dislike my comment, but i just wanted to share my point of view.

i think we shouldn't be sorry for him, it's probably one of the best ways to die!
it's like if i got lofted, fell and died instantly . people should not be sorry for me!

the problem is always the ones you leave behind. unfortunately there's moment at which your life stops being only yours since you have take care of others.

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Re: OT: Human Meat Missiles

Postby ozonelevel » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:52 pm

Richie RIch wrote:Holy crap - Proper quick|!

I've jumped out of planes before, but it never felt like I was falling that quickly!

Seriously impressive


For sure. Free fall in regular jumpsuit is about 150 mph, arms tucked in, head down, you can reach 200 mph. I'm guessing wingsuit slows freefall to about 100 mph. With a L/D of 1:1 that gives a vector speed of about 144 mph... definitely moving right along...


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