RexA wrote on 2/5/2007, 6:29 AM

That guy's feat boggles the mind. 600+ jumps in 24 hours. A steady rate of a little over 2 minutes per jump. Unbelievable! Not only is that super-human, but the logistics to make it possible must have been incredible.

Spot, if you are around, is there more video avaliable of this? The youtube one is great but a longer high-rez one would be better. I'd pay for a DVD.

Here's the web page: Most Jumps

I found the "Jay Stokes Profile" page really good, but others too.

TheHappyFriar wrote on 2/5/2007, 8:10 AM
well, now we know what he had those illegal smoke grenades for that wearn't caught by the TSA (in another post a few days ago). :)
Markapsolon wrote on 2/5/2007, 10:32 AM
Youtube is pretty damn awesome! I've had an account on there for about 4 month, I dont make any money from it but its fun to post my vlogs and stupid stuff I

BTw thanks for leting me know DSE is on YT, I'm subscribe now :0)
Laurence wrote on 2/5/2007, 12:48 PM
Nice video, nice encode too. Most of the better encodes look good because they use plain backgrounds and keep the action minimal so as not to challenge the compression. This video looked good with lots of movement and natural background though.
Tim L wrote on 2/5/2007, 7:51 PM
Yeah, 600+ jumps in 24 hours -- very impressive. I'm not sure I could get up out of an easy chair 600 times in 24 hours.

"Greensburg, Indiana" took me by surprise. I live about 1hr 45min away, in southwest Ohio. My sister and her husband live in Greensburg (well, almost -- they live in St. Maurice). He has a veterinary practice in Greensburg.

Tim L
Spot|DSE wrote on 2/5/2007, 10:42 PM
Jay is indeed an animal, but an animal of the best kind. Tonight over dinner, he informs me that he *believes* he can do 700 jumps in the same time period. I dunno if I can do another 24 hours plus rehearsals with him though...

Greensburg is a wonderful place.
There is a full-length doc on this event coming out on DVD sometime soon. It's been great doing this one for a friend, it's one of those things you normally don't get to talk about. I'll have another very fun piece related to Jay Stokes/canopy piloting coming up soon. It's the PIA convention in Reno, and we've been "hired" to do the vid work and post show interviews. Kinda like a poor man's NAB TV thing. There are roughly 10 YouTube interviews up in the last couple of hours. Gotta love how fast Vegas allows you to kick this sort of crap out.
totally lost wrote on 2/6/2007, 12:38 PM
Nice work Spot! Love the shots of him sliding in.

What was your workflow with this project? How did you get it to look decent on Youtube? What kind of file did you send them?

I can't get my stuff to even look remotely that good on youtube.
john-beale wrote on 2/6/2007, 5:47 PM
I notice some dangling threads, I assume from a mic windscreen are visible at the upper edge of the frame in some shots. Anyway the video image does look quite a bit better than I expect from YouTube, I'm also curious how that was managed, even with handheld camera shots.