Brad Gobright falls to his death.

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  1. Detectorist

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  2. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    I suppose the more dangerous the activity, the more exhilarating.
     
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    I spend my whole life trying to stay out of dangerous situations and these folks LOOK for them. I have a nephew that's sort of a thrill seeker and my wife tends to be that way too.

    I guess that's why manufacturers paint cars different colors.
     
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    Never tried simul-rappelling when I was climbing because I never trusted someone else enough to try it. Just seems like to many things could go wrong.
     
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    “He reportedly dropped out of an Orange County community college......”

    Very punny. :okie:
     
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    That moment when you realize even climbing experts need to tie stopper knots in their rap line. Gravity is a tough teacher.
     
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    I wonder what would be going thru your mind during a 1000' descent?
     
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    Probably that you should have posted on Glocktalk about whether you could survive a 1,000 foot fall onto the rocks...

    Oh wait, some other idiot already did....
     
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    The Splat calculator suggests that it would take a 185 LB man about 7.8 seconds to fall 1,000 feet.
    He would hit the ground at about 171 miles per hour.

    7.8 seconds is a long time to think about your impending death.

    ETA: knowledgeable GT Members who have been so misguided as to exit a perfectly good airplane at altitude have advised that the normal terminal velocity for a freefalling human is approximately 120 MPH.
     
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    In the end, narcissism and [email protected] always bring suffering. These guys do this stuff so we will talk about them.

    Well, Brad, we are talking about you now.
     
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    But he died doing what he loved. That makes it all better.
     
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    Did anyone take a picture of the splat with a dollar bill next to it?

    Too soon?
     
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    I thought lawn darts were banned?
     
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    Naw, timing is perfect.
     
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    I'm waiting for the guy from that movie to freefall to his death. What a whacky bunch.
     
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    Did I leave the oven on?
     
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    So far, so good.
     
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    I hear people are dying to get out of that sport.
     
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    Do you want to die while pretending to be Spiderman?

    Because that's how you die while pretending to be Spiderman.
     
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    Something like, " Maybe i really should have used a stopper knot or two. "