Some people are just nuts

Posted by: fredk

Some people are just nuts - 04/18/13 02:21 AM

Splat?

Its gonna happen some day...
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Some people are just nuts - 04/18/13 10:28 AM

Fred, your diagnosis in the title of this post is dead on.

Dead on a cliff one day, methinks.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Some people are just nuts - 04/18/13 02:52 PM

And I thought that this guy was nuts....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFmvMHPQ1k8


Or these guys. Their video is longer, but nothing like flying between trees....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W36TWiSKaI
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Some people are just nuts - 04/18/13 04:12 PM

Splat is right. From Wikipedia (WiSBASE - Wing Suit Base Jumping):

'One technique is proximity flying, which is flying close to the faces and ridges of mountains. Ten people died WiSBASE jumping in 2011.'

These things glide like a Simonized Crowbar. Then they expect emergency personnel (like me in my previous life) to put our butts on the line to retrieve what's left of their sorry, broken or dead a$$es...

TAM
Posted by: fredk

Re: Some people are just nuts - 04/18/13 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Fred, your diagnosis in the title of this post is dead on...

Ooooh! Can I be Dr. Fred now? grin

These guys must know on some level that they are going to live short lives. Its better to burn out, than it is to fade.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Some people are just nuts - 04/18/13 10:38 PM

Myself, I'm a fading kinda guy - the longer, the better...

TAM