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noxon medem
10th November 2012, 19:40
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Found this via local media :
( norwegian language )
http://www.nrk.no/vitenskap-og-teknologi/1.8386410
here by translate google
(http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrk.no%2Fvitenskap-og-teknologi%2F1.8386410)
and thereby finding :
http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001413

We often perform movements and actions on the basis of internal motivations
- and without any explicit instructions or cues.
One common example of such behaviors is our ability to initiate movements
solely on the basis of an internally generated sense of the passage of time.

- so then :
Plunge Into the Science of BASE Jumping


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2t7PztCtE&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2t7PztCtE&feature=player_embedded


BASE stands for the objects the practitioners of the sport jump from: buildings, antennas, spans, earth.
Wingsuits are sometimes involved; parachutes, always.


Be free, enjoy and be well .

nm

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Robert J. Niewiadomski
10th November 2012, 23:17
The person flying blue suit in the OP video almost touches the rock! One wrong move of his limbs and he would be gone :scared:

I flew a para-glide in tandem in Neustift, Austria:) I asked the pilot if he do BASE jumping. He said it was f**king dangerous and lot's of his friends died that way... He said he no longer does it...

noxon medem
10th November 2012, 23:41
The person flying blue suit in the OP video almost touches the rock! One wrong move of his limbs and he would be gone :scared:

I flew a para-glide in tandem in Neustift, Austria:) I asked the pilot if he do BASE jumping. He said it was f**king dangerous and lot's of his friends died that way... He said he no longer does it...

It takes a lot of detailed focus
and attention to practical safety
to perform a sucessful jump .

This is not for beginners :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKqTe8F18sQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKqTe8F18sQ
Wingsuit Gliding through the 'Crack' Gorge in Switzerland


Soaring at speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour,
Belgium BASE jumper Cedric Dumont has embarked on his latest conquest -
- taming the 'Crack' gorge in Switzerland's beautiful Churfirsten mountains.

Accidents do happen , so :

Take care , and find your own level ...
- and, Be (a) Well, all .

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daddy fishwick
10th November 2012, 23:52
I lost a close friend to base jumping earlier this year, he was a proximity base jumper and used a wing suit. He was well known for getting so close that he would brush the mountain wall with his hand during flight.
He pioneered some new jump sites around the world and was well known and loved.
His name was Alan Mc Candlish, you can see how close he got by typing his name into you tube or google.
Fly free brother!

noxon medem
11th November 2012, 00:31
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a quick search for
Alan Mc Candlish
turn up this video :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGp11wz2G3Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGp11wz2G3Y
( The Texture of Granite )

Peace, and flow, on his memory ,
- and so much more .

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kingmonkey
11th November 2012, 11:38
With all the videos on you tube and the publicity of the major players like Jeb Corliss, many people equate BASE jumping with wing suit flying/proximity flying.

A distinction between regular BASE jumping and proximity flying ( the art of flying close to the ground/objects/cliff faces ) should be made.

Regular BASE jumping is/was/always will be extremely risky. Proximity flying increases these risks exponentially. It should not be underestimated how much preparation and skills/knowledge and commitment these guys have before doing this. Its not just like anyone can strap on a wing suit and attempt this.

I skydive and i get my kicks from that. BASE jumping is just too much of a risk for me personally. Although i envy those who do it and have massive respect for what they do.

panopticon
12th November 2012, 01:44
Base Jumping is being promoted as a niche tourism market in Tasmania, Australia.

'The Nut', a geological formation near Stanley, is being used by base jumpers.
At 143 metres evidently it's a fairly low jump and the only warning is from Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife saying to land away from endangered plants and animals.

The local Mayor said he's all for it and 'good on the young guys for having a go'.

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Original story here:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-11/nut-jumper/4365794
Kind Regards, :yo:
Panopticon