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Just thought I'd let you all know that my first attempt at the under water sj escape has been a great success. I must thank all of you who have taken the time to sponser me with this. I have decided to extend the challenge to an outdoor escape from an old quarry to take place this summer. So if you haven't sponsered me yet you still can!

Thanks,

Ros
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Way to Go Ros !!
It was a Rush was'nt it Smile

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Congratulations! And you should have plugged the video. Modesty gets you nowhere in this business.

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Paul
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Congratulations Ros! That is awesome!

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Well done, Ros...there was never any doubt in my mind that it would'nt work out.

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Mazel Tov! I'm glad you've reached your goal, and for a good cause. Just keep swimming...just keep swimming.... Smile I've got the thing stuck in my head!
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Well done Ros Smile

I want to hear all about it at the UKEA meeting mate!

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Thank you all very much. This was my first big escape and I'd like to take this chance to say a massive thank you to Steve Baker for all his help with the preparation and training tips. I couldn't have done it without you Smile

I'll be posting pictures of the escape on my site as soon as I've got time to do so.

Also, stay tuned for the next phase planned for later in the year as I venture outside.

David, you can be sure to hear all about it. I've also got a little surprise that is being sent to me from Ian. I won't say any more, but you cuff collectors will love it!

Cindi, major rush is an understatement. The jacket clings like sh** to a blanket and the sense of fear is just so powerful I couldn't believe it. It took me 30 seconds just to gather myself, calm down and begin thinking about getting out. It took just over 2 minutes in total. My lungs felt like lead, but with all the training I'd done before hand I was ok and managed to drag myself out.

The warnings that come with strait jackets about not doing them underwater should be listened to and this escape should not be attempted unless you've had proper training. I'm glad my first attempt was done in a swimming pool under controlled (?) conditions.

Thanks again one and all,

Ros
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Ros,

Great job for a great cause! Keep up the good work!

Clyde
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Great Ros. Congratulations.

Daniel - Stay away from the finding Nemo DVD.
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Ros congratulations. is it possible that you could be in the Guinness Book now ?
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Nice work Ros! Smile
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Don, I don't know. There's loads of paper work involved with guinness. So I'll have to see.
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Ros go for it. and see if anyone else has tryed a uw sj escape.
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Some time back received a text message from Weasel Dandaw . . .
"Just jumped off Boscombe Pier in a Straitjacket . . and survived!"

OK, so I was crazy when I was his age Smile

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"The jacket clings like sh** to a blanket and the sense of fear is just so powerful I couldn't believe it."

I can totally empathise with you here. You also neglected to say it weighs a ton.

Way to go Ros. I can't wait till next weekend to discuss it at the U.K.E.A meeting.

Once again, well done mate.

P.S.

Thanks Riley!!!
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Dear Ros, congratulations. Some escapes may be seen to be dangerous but THAT ONE REALLY IS. If anyone hasn't tried it, try cleaning a soiled blanket (LOL) to get an idea. It nearly killed Alex Lyall in a Water Torture cell by in 1980.

Instant legend Ros, your courage for just trying is great but to have been successful outstanding.

Stay alive in 2005.

all the best

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Thanks to everyone who has posted after the last thank you. Your kind words are greatfully recieved. I am in talks with another pool here in the UK to try and do it again but with far more coverage from the media etc. I got a little scared last time as I didn't want to be seen to get it wrong. Next time I hope it will be big. Leading up to the massive escape from the dissused quarry!!
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I don't know why todays EA doesn't use the Houdini set-up for the underwater escape - long chain LI's above the elbows, chains from same held with a padlock in front at chest level, and hands cuffed behinf the back. IMO it looks far more impressive than a SJ but less risk - that's why HH did it that way . . any comments?

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Hi Riley, that was the set up for Robert Gallup's Yarra river bridge jump back in 2000. I told him I had a photo of Houdini doing which he said would be good for the publicity. Robert asked me if I could get the book to the TV studio for the photo to be used as an insert still shot during the live feed to Robert's escape.

Only after the escape did he see the photo and saw that Houdini dived in head first, where as Gallup jumped. He said it would have been far better to dive.

I agree that the shackles would be an impressive look and certainly a lot safer but more people could relate to the strait jacket, not that they had been placed in one but I assume many people will have either been in water with clothes on or have had to remove rain soaked clothes and knows how 'difficult' that is.

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