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Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Fireball2] #14116383 09/10/19
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
Adrenalin has it's price.


True.

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Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Beoceorl] #14116493 09/10/19
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Originally Posted by Beoceorl
Its important for some sports (if that's the proper term to use) to produce casualties on a regular basis. Otherwise, it wouldn't provide the rush that participants are after.



Excellent post.


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Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Rock Chuck] #14116533 09/10/19
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They were newlyweds?

Dang, that sucks.

Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Rock Chuck] #14116639 09/10/19
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Geeesh.
Newlyweds
Coulda just got it annulled.

Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Rock Chuck] #14116782 09/10/19
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Friend of mine Katie died a few years back BASE jumping out in California. Her boyfriend was a wingsuit designer and died trying to save her. They drowned. We had talked about it and she wasn’t too keen on dying. She just thought she was good enough to avoid mistakes. Numerous times I told her she should consider giving it up. Very nice girl. Dang good nurse

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Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Rock Chuck] #14116806 09/10/19
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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Originally Posted by Springcove
I have watched them jump from that bridge many times and am surprised it doesn’t happen more often.
A few years ago my wife and I watched one that came close. His chute folded under when it opened. He got it open but not soon enough to keep him on target. He ended up in some trees and was banged up some.

The all time dumbest Darwin off this bridge was a couple years ago. A 70+ year old guy came up with a spectacular jump plan. His assistant sprayed his chute with some kind of highly flammable spray. The plan was to light the chute on fire just before he jumped. Then he'd jump, release the chute, and then pop his real chute. Things went wrong. The wind pushed enough of the spray to his clothes so that when the assistant lit it, the fire jumped from the chute to his clothes and HE went up in a ball of flame. He went off the bridge but wasn't able to drop the burning chute. He hit the water in flames. Very dead. It was a 'spectacular' jump for sure.


Daaamn talk about dancing with the devil.


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Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Rock Chuck] #14117434 09/11/19
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Yeah, she performed CPR but he died anyway. Yes, CPR almost never works. Like 99 percent of the time.
And it really never works for trauma cases. I can't believe how the American Red Cross pushes this BS.

Re: Another BASE jumper bites it [Re: Rock Chuck] #14118192 09/11/19
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Dumbazz..

I did plenty of terrifically dangerous stuff before I was married and had kids. For Uncle Sam (pay) and otherwise. Once you marry, you have responsibilities to another. At least he didn't leave any kids behind like that POS youtuber who kanked himself flying a parasail with a fan strapped to his azz.


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