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stoneunhinged
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On May 12, 2015, Vonschwager wrote:
I would never play with gravity.


Me neither. I'm afraid of heights. Nothing in any of these videos is something I would do myself. And I'm not even sure I admire it. But they are choosing to live their lives (or risk their lives) according to some kind of internal drive that I do indeed respect. Some people have to pick up a guitar. Some people have to play around with playing cards all day long. Some people envy birds. It's all good.

That said, I would hate to be on vacation and watch some dude splatter himself on the sidewalk in front of me because he wanted to be a bird.

That said, there was a thread here a while back about some dude who splattered himself on a bridge in front of a fellow Café member because he wanted to kill himself.

There is a difference between walking the line between life and death and simply choosing death.

Choosing life is cool.
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I remember this event when I was younger, came back to mind when the grandson tightroped the canyon.

I won't post a link, just that it's Karl Wallenda last walk on youtube
(WARNING, gravity wins)
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On May 12, 2015, stoneunhinged wrote:
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On May 12, 2015, Vonschwager wrote:
I would never play with gravity.


Me neither. I'm afraid of heights.


I, like Steven Wright, am more afraid of widths...
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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I wouldn't do that on a bet. If I'm gonna die from doing something dangerous, it's gonna be eating red meat.
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On 2012-12-03 10:04, Tom Cutts wrote:
Yes, but technically it's not flying. The illusion and the experience are probably awesome.



It's falling ........ With style! Smile

I was just about to write that. Beat me to it.
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Looks like the link flew straight to the ground.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
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I would LOVE to do wingsuit flying/falling. I researched it briefly before learning I was to heavy to even skydive. Smile

And it's not all fat either. I'm 6' and I've lifted a few weights besides cheeseburgers in my time.

My uncle died skydiving and I spent much of my childhood afraid of heights- unrelated. But I made a conscious effort to overcome my fear and have done a pretty good job.

I actually like the idea of the wingsuit more than regular skydiving. But, it is what it is... off limits for me.

Rope Jumping is another crazy "sport"... endeavor, what have you, that in no way interests me. I'm surprised it is still allowed and is becoming more popular considering Dan Osman died doing it as the pioneer of the activity. You basically fling yourself off a cliff and allow only ropes to stop your descent.

While we're on the subject and I'm rambling as usual... para gliding looks beautiful too. Austrian valley... soaring like a bird.
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On Dec 7, 2012, dave_matkin wrote:
It's falling ........ With style! Smile



The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy states:
"There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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After the initial WOW!, three things came to mind -

1. The architecture and skyline of Dubai is incredible.
2. If they ever figure out how to take off and land, without helicopters and parachutes, it could become a mode of transportation.
3. It will probably end up being used by some military, sooner rather than later.
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On Saturday, "Dean Potter, 43, died during a wingsuit flight from Yosemite National Park's Taft Point."

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/......yosemite

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2......yosemite

https://youtu.be/VDwzYkfweMM

https://youtu.be/DuTrujUR1bA

https://youtu.be/zXdrvLeXyE4

Apparently about 50 have died wingsuiting over the last 18 months.

(I'll stop here for one of you to make the obligatory observation that more have died eating spaghetti or something like that during the same time period.)
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Apparently about 50 have died wingsuiting over the last 18 months.

(I'll stop here for one of you to make the obligatory observation that more have died eating spaghetti or something like that during the same time period.)


Only if you're going to insist on trying to outlaw it!
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Well, that would be an obligatory insistence on the part of some.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Hey, if it saves just ONE life!
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I already did this. Of course it was at Soarin’ at Epcot. My favorite ride. But then I am kind of old. Smile
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