WAY OT: DSE and other "Jumpers"

mjroddy wrote on 12/11/2007, 9:26 AM
I THINK I got this address right:
My work won't allow me to play it here, so I might have it wrong by a notch. Let me know.

But since I know there are a few "jumpers" out there, I thought you'd get a kick out of this.
It's pretty jaw dropping - as long as that phrase is not taken literally.

What an amazing way to fly.

But in all honesty, I fear for their old age...


Tom Pauncz wrote on 12/11/2007, 10:04 AM
Actually the link should be:

And yes .. quite amazing. I saw this suit used in a movie I recently watched on DVD - Lara Croft and The Cradle Of Life. Two people jumped off a building to escape the bad guys.


Edit: My fault. Link now fixed. Sorry guys...
Coursedesign wrote on 12/11/2007, 10:24 AM
They must have flown off to get some more beer ("Biertijd" means "beertime").

I couldn'a see nuthin, in either FF or IE.

Am I missing something obvious due to the earliness of the hour here? (I was going to get up at the crack of noon, but I've got too much system config to do.)
mjroddy wrote on 12/11/2007, 10:44 AM
I don't know why the link didn't work.
Here's a cut 'n' paste from their site:
It is a beertime site. "Fun Babes," it says. But this video is about human flying squirrels doing truly amazing stunts in incredibly dangerous ways.
Coursedesign wrote on 12/11/2007, 11:01 AM
That worked. Holy %^@#$$!

Being a mountain pilot, I would not feel quite as reassured as those guys. "We've done it a couple times before, and it seems safe...."

I sincerely hope they read up on mountains and wind phenomena that can slam even air planes into the ground.

Yeowsa, looks like great fun though!

baysidebas wrote on 12/11/2007, 12:58 PM
I just wonder about the mental state of the pioneer in this sport... was it a suicide attempt gone awry?
mjroddy wrote on 12/11/2007, 1:16 PM
"was it a suicide attempt gone awry? "

No... I doubt it. Probably just a, "I bet I can get closer to that cliff and survive," kind of thing. Same with everybody who pushes the limit.
Like that guy who first flew his airplane into a barn.

But I did love that quote (paraphrased), "Well, we used to just jump away from the cliff, but that got boring, so now we fly as close to it as possible."