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Skydiver Luke Aikins is going to jump out of a plane from twenty thousand feet this weekend, without a parachute. He seems confident he'll land in the thoughtfully provided safety net without too much difficulty....

Landed safely. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36935087?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

Who knew they made nets like 1/3 mile squared? Sir Creep had a 10% chance of hitting that thing for goodness sake. I thought he meant a proper Ringling Brother's net. He's a pussy.

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Skydiver Luke Aikins is going to jump out of a plane from twenty thousand feet this weekend, without a parachute. He seems confident he'll land in the thoughtfully provided safety net without too much difficulty....

Landed safely. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36935087?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

Who knew they made nets like 1/3 mile squared? Sir Creep had a 10% chance of hitting that thing for goodness sake. I thought he meant a proper Ringling Brother's net. He's a pussy.

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There was a fairly spectacular accident a couple of years back at the Kent County Show when a poorly secured cannon fired a human cannonball at a Ringling Brothers style net and the recoil from the cannon knackered the whole thing, meaning the poor sod fell short and died.

 

That's more the way yer heading with yer own ideas of "entertainment" then SC. You might want to holiday in the Isle of Man arround TT time next year.

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Skydiver Luke Aikins is going to jump out of a plane from twenty thousand feet this weekend, without a parachute. He seems confident he'll land in the thoughtfully provided safety net without too much difficulty....

 

Landed safely. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36935087?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

Who knew they made nets like 1/3 mile squared? Sir Creep had a 10% chance of hitting that thing for goodness sake. I thought he meant a proper Ringling Brother's net. He's a pussy.

SC

 

There was a fairly spectacular accident a couple of years back at the Kent County Show when a poorly secured cannon fired a human cannonball at a Ringling Brothers style net and the recoil from the cannon knackered the whole thing, meaning the poor sod fell short and died.

 

That's more the way yer heading with yer own ideas of "entertainment" then SC. You might want to holiday in the Isle of Man arround TT time next year.

You're right MPFC didn't they lose three this year or was the carnage quelled at two?

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Bit on radio about base jumpers.

 

In the last 12 weeks, 20 (twenty) have went 'splat', and a record year already.

 

Interview with a dame going on about what a good sport it is then the nice part...

 

" but you've lost your husband to it.....

 

---yip

 

And your previous husband to it.....

 

---yip"

 

Need to research these clowns a bit more I reckon.

 

 

 

***for the record, her view was as it is now more of a sport, the competitive edge makes folk take more risks.

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A Navy SEAL skydiver and member of the group's "Leap Frogs" team died Sunday after his parachute failed to open during an aerial exhibition that was part of Fleet Week festivities in New York City.

The group was conducting a coordinated jump into Liberty State Park shortly after noon, Rear Adm. Jack Scorby said in a press conference. When the parachute didn't open, the skydiver cut himself loose so he would land in the water. When he splashed down, he was "retrieved immediately by US Coast Guard and the Jersey City Fire Department Marine Unit" and taken to a nearby hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m.

(His name wasn't released as family hadn't been notified when story went to press....I'll edit later).

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Really no idea if this is a good thread, but here it goes:

 

Record-breaking base jumper Valery Rozov dead in a wingsuit accident at 51:

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/russian-extreme-sports-star-killed-wingsuit-accident-mt-ama-dablam/

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3874862/Gone-90-seconds-Russian-breaks-record-world-s-highest-BASE-jump-leaping-25-000ft-peak-took-21-days-reach.html

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1 hour ago, Sir Creep said:

Was posted somewhere else a couple days ago.  Even had a video

SC

It should be in here too, though.  Post the video link then if you have it.

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On 8/9/2015 at 23:19, Sir Creep said:

Seems the right thread:

 

Oldest surviving (so far as I couldn't confirm a death) swimmers of the English Channel, every one primed to obit.

Eileen Fenton (b 1927-28)

Brenda Fisher (b 1927)

Marilyn Bell (Marilyn Grace Bell di Lascio, b 1935, lives in continuing care facility)

Jacques Amyot

Greta Anderson (b 1927 May)

June Gilbert (Spokes) (b abt 1936-37)

Georges Pourcelle

 

Listed in order of successful crossing.

2016 here we come

SirC

A blue plaque has been unveiled (Dec 7, 2017) to celebrate Grimsby's Brenda Fisher's swimming achievements.

She was born in Scartho, and learned to swim using open water at Alexandra Dock before breaking the world record for swimming the English Channel in 1951.

It's now on display on the Fishing Heritage Centre.

So she's going strong, photo included, at age 90.  Looks like a 'pass' for 2018.  Good for you Ms. Fisher.

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

German base jumper Dominik Loyen dies in Portugal jump.

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46308581

 

 

A well-known German base jumper has died during an attempted jump in Portugal, German media report.

I don't understand why reporters keep getting this wrong.  The jump was perfectly executed.  It was the landing that was botched.

 

 

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Well they found half a cushion of his on the French coast.

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Former freeride star Carlin Dunne has passed away. Dunne, 36, was best known to mountain bikers from his standout segments in the New World Disorder film series.

Dunne transitioned to motorcycle racing and quickly found success. He was the first man under 10 minutes on the world renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and would win the event four times. He passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019, after crashing near the finish line at Pikes Peak.

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Joke:  The only thing thinner than Pike’s Peak’s air at 13000' is how evenly you can spread Carlin Dunne on the side of it.

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American free solo climber Brad Gobright has died attempting to descend the side of a cliff face.

He fell around 300 metres (1,000 feet) to his death in El Portero Chico in northern Mexico.

His fellow climber Aidan Jacobson, 26, fell a shorter distance and survived with injuries.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50592646

 

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10 minutes ago, Cat O'Falk said:

American free solo climber Brad Gobright has died attempting to descend the side of a cliff face.

He fell around 300 metres (1,000 feet) to his death in El Portero Chico in northern Mexico.

His companion and fellow climber Aidan Jacobson, 26, fell a shorter distance and survived with injuries.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50592646

 

I know, I know, you gotta do what you love, but can't you love Scrabble? 

 

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I have to admit -- a 1000' free fall DOES sound exhilarating!

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