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Old September 3rd, 2008, 04:01 PM   #1
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Ouch! - crashing base jumper

This was on the BBC news tonight: (link may not work in some countries)

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Base-jump goes wrong in Norway

Cool flying suit though - I want one!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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One of the most amazing videos I have seen is the one from about 3 years ago, highlighting these flying suits. Now we see what could happen if things don't quite go right !
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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If you walk over a highway blindfolded your could get hit by a car. It's exactly with these guys do, taking stupendous risks and relying on their equipment for their lives. It's that kick that might drive them into doing this but they know the risks for sure so no need to complain over it when stuff happens.
If god had intended for men to fly he would have given (real) wings... : D
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:03 PM   #4
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How would you rather go? Would you do it getting some of the most fantastic video in the world while flying through the mountains or do you prefer in your car because some woman is too busy adjusting her makeup or some drunk couldn't be bothered to ask for a ride? Creating great video sometimes requires a different emotional perspective as well as an unusual physical perspective.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #5
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How would you rather go?
With my camera in my hands
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