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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Deanster, Sep 27, 2015.
New crazy wingsuit flight video. Every time I watch these, I'm amazed that anyone ever survives.
Better than in the movies.
The guy who jumped first might be leading an exiting life. I don't think it will be a long life.
He will definitely be exiting at some point.
I just hope his family doesn't expect someone to go up there and scrape up what's left when he splatters.
The object of that 'sport' appears to be to cut it closer and closer on each subsequent jump, until you cut it too close ....
Unlike video games, there's no 'restart' button ....
To low and to close, he won't be around long doing that. Way to many of these guys have already been killed, ol Jeb watched his best friend get ripped in half on that bridge, that was just gruesome.
He's wearing a helmet
I'd be wearing a tank.'08.
It looks like fun.... until this happens:
Mortality rate in the endeavor is very high. I saw a documentary on the sport, of like 10 friends the guys in the doc knew who did it, it was something like 4 were already dead.
We all will exit at some point!
If they want to 'fly'... it's their life and experience.
Go look on YouTube for the Dean Potter wing suit and climbing videos. Truly unbelievable!
And yes, Potter died doing what he enjoyed. As a climber and flyer... he was alive!
Jed was doing an interview about this accident, said he knew he was dead and considered not even pulling the chute. Thought it would be a quicker death vs laying there and bleeding out.
I thought he died? How did he give an interview?
I get why they do it. Most people understand. You felt it on the down hill when riding your bike at age 9 and the wind was in your face. You felt it when running with your friends and it felt like you could fly to the moon. You feel it when skiing, or maybe driving your car fast. Most humans enjoy that thrill. Some want/need more. These guys just need more, ALL of them understand the risk.
I feel better about my existence when I see men and women pushing themselves in this manner. I'm saddened by their deaths doing these activities but happy for their accomplishments.
I don't watch Youtube videos of people working on Excel spreadsheet or BCC people on email messages. I've never watched a video of people doing mundane things day to day.
"Some of us wake up. Others roll over."