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Nice way down

by RayMondo » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:00 am

After the long haul up a mountain, there are a couple of options for the descent.

Just totally amaaaazing...

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by Diego Sahagún » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:19 am

That's sick though it's been added many times in SP forum

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by Gak Icenberg » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:33 am

Wow! good one Ray.

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by WouterB » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:04 pm

I've been looking at doing some skydiving in the near future. It would be seriously cool to try something like that someday.

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by RayMondo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:04 pm

WouterB wrote:I've been looking at doing some skydiving in the near future. It would be seriously cool to try something like that someday.


Me too. I remember when skysurfing also came on the scene, but with wingsuits, humankind has finally learnt how to fly. BASE jumping without a wingsuit has no margin for error, though that guy who skims the road was cutting it fine if there was any ground-effect wind. This would certainly give you some cardio work - like mine would be going 140. I really can't yet imagine what it's like to fly past those walls at 100mph. Hurrah for insane sports.

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by WouterB » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:01 pm

RayMondo wrote:
WouterB wrote:I've been looking at doing some skydiving in the near future. It would be seriously cool to try something like that someday.


Me too. I remember when skysurfing also came on the scene, but with wingsuits, humankind has finally learnt how to fly. BASE jumping without a wingsuit has no margin for error, though that guy who skims the road was cutting it fine if there was any ground-effect wind. This would certainly give you some cardio work - like mine would be going 140. I really can't yet imagine what it's like to fly past those walls at 100mph. Hurrah for insane sports.


Google these things, you'll find plenty of movies and pictures of guys who "skimmed" too closely.
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by peladoboton » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:36 am

i turned it off. it was messing with mi heed.

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by Hotoven » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:32 am

WouterB wrote:I've been looking at doing some skydiving in the near future. It would be seriously cool to try something like that someday.


ever seen the movie Point Break?

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by WouterB » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:37 am

Hotoven wrote:
WouterB wrote:I've been looking at doing some skydiving in the near future. It would be seriously cool to try something like that someday.


ever seen the movie Point Break?

Yes

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by WouterB » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:45 am

peladoboton wrote:i turned it off. it was messing with mi heed.

You know you want too :D

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by RayMondo » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:56 am

Wouter. I did some Googling. And nearly went Ga, Ga. Just seen a bunch of guys sailing down a snowfilled mountainside. Ascending climbers must have felt a bit miffed. If they haven't done already, someone is going to make a ski landing. Apart from the purity of climbing a big wall, I wonder if anything can upstage wingsuiting.

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by Sierra Ledge Rat » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:01 am

Sender films has a pretty good DVD that includes some great climbing stuff as well as some awesome BASE stuff. The "sharp end" is about leading new routes and pushing limits, and it's quite well done.

http://climbingnarc.com/2008/10/the-sharp-end-dvd-review

http://www.senderfilms.com/SEtrailer.html

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by peladoboton » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:33 pm

WouterB wrote:
peladoboton wrote:i turned it off. it was messing with mi heed.

You know you want too :D


yeah, actually the BASE end of things has always appealed way more than skydiving.

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by WouterB » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:45 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Sender films has a pretty good DVD that includes some great climbing stuff as well as some awesome BASE stuff. The "sharp end" is about leading new routes and pushing limits, and it's quite well done.

http://climbingnarc.com/2008/10/the-sharp-end-dvd-review

http://www.senderfilms.com/SEtrailer.html


Nice!

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