Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dude skydives 25,000 ft without parachute

Link to video

14 comments:

edutcher said...

A net? Big whoop.

Turret gunner in WWII did that for real.

Luckily, he was over northern Germany and enough tree branches broke his fall.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

ed is right about that. There have been a few of these survivors over the years.

Sixty Grit said...

I read that stunt was completed and for whatever reason the voice of Don Adams as Maxwell Smart came to mind "Missed it by that much, Chief".

chickelit said...

Luckily, he was over northern Germany and enough tree branches broke his fall.

I recall reading about that in Ripley's. I think that he also landed on a steep slope of pines. The oblique angle thickened the cushion so to speak.

chickelit said...

The precision targeting is what I find remarkable. That and the courage. He/they must have been steering the whole time.

Sixty Grit said...

That was my thought, as well - 10,000 square feet seems like a big target until you think about how far and how fast he as traveling - then 100 x 100 seems kind of small compared to the rest of the surface of the earth.

How did the French judge score the landing?

ndspinelli said...

Sixty, LOL on the Maxwell Smart comment.

Methadras said...

Still this takes balls of steel and you'll never see me do it.

edutcher said...

chickelit said...

The precision targeting is what I find remarkable. That and the courage. He/they must have been steering the whole time.

Saw a documentary on the US Army's Free Fall School and some guys are naturals, some are born bricks, but, yeah, they steer and maneuver every second.

This guy must have been doing this stuff for years to time it like that.

ricpic said...

Next time bales of hay!

Chip Ahoy said...

He landed kind of near the edge of the net. What is that? Aw, jeeze, I just pissed myself.

rcocean said...

Yeah Sixty - LoL.

I assume the other guys would have grabbed him if he'd been too far off course, but once he got to 6,000 feet he was at the point of no return and on his own.

I wonder if they tested the net with a weighted dummy before the jump.

Leland said...

Yeah, I bet a Mythbuster Buster did the jump before he did. The exec's at Fox should have demanded at least that before taking it to air.

AllenS said...

Hold my parachute, and watch this.