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Trapshooting not enough excitement?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Sep 5, 2011.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Try this.
     
  2. Auctioneer

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    DAMN where were all these like toys when I was younger? Love to try it.
     
  3. yakimaman

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    What a rush!
     
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    That's how I go to work each morning.

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  5. Ahab

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    Rocky the Flying squirrel!
     
  6. shot410ga

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    That boy is dumber than a rock. And the rock will get him some day.
     
  7. Leo

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    When I was 24 I would have tried it. (I was a skydiver) I still think it looks fun, but after 30 years of growing up, 4 months of orthopedic surgeries and several months in a walker from another "exciting" adventure, I don't think I will try it at this point. A man has to know his limits. I even had my motorcycle out yesterday and backed off when I hit 120, in years past I would have used the whole 145.
     
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    What shot410 said. For him to sail that close to the rocks and ground at that speed, he's gonna look like a bug on a windshield eventually.
     
  9. yakimaman

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    In 2003 a well known free base jumper was doing a similar stunt by "flying" under a bridge - his buddy made it ok but he hit the bridge at 120 - pats of him went flying past the other jumper. Crucial timing error. Pretty exciting to watch but way,way too crazy.

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  10. grnberetcj

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    For the "Skydivers"

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  11. Leo

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    OK Curt, straightleg, guilty as charged, except I limp on one twisted leg from my free fall onto pavement. Doesn't that count a little?
     
  12. grnberetcj

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    Leo...that definitely counts!!

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  13. g7777777

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    Did a lot of free fall parachuting when I was younger- on a couple of teams even.

    Nothing like that- I am not sure some of that wasnt "photo shopped" but regardless enough of it looked real. Heck maybe all of it was real.

    The skill level required for that would be tremendous

    That is not something you just "do"

    About military static line night jump- those are interesting- one night company commanders RTO got unhooked and moved to the other door and never got rehooked-

    Regards from Iowa

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    Watch closely in the first view from his helmet cam when he gets to "the crack" you will see a brief glimpse of color - the balloons and the guy in the red shirt. No photo shop - other videos on net of same guy, one in a montage and starts with him skimming the face of the Matterhorn - (jumped from airplane)
     
  15. Brian in Oregon

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    yakimaman, quote: <i>"In 2003 a well known free base jumper was doing a similar stunt by "flying" under a bridge - his buddy made it ok but he hit the bridge at 120 - pats of him went flying past the other jumper. Crucial timing error. Pretty exciting to watch but way,way too crazy."</i>

    In fact, it was Jeb, the man in the video above, and his partner, Dwayne Weston. Duane tried to clear the bridge railing by five feet, misjudged, impacted, and was broken into pieces.

    It's ironic that Jeb criticized Duane in an interview for taking chances like that, when we see him coming close to the ground and flying between trees in this video. The transcript of the internew with Jeb is at the link.

    The video below shows the accident, but the actual impact has been removed.

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    good thing they wear helmuts. :)
     
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