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Craig posted this on FB this morning and I thought it needed a few more views. Watch full screen to get the full effect.


 


>https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gLDYtH1RH-U


 


 


Who, (apart from maybe Felix  :o ) would be up for it?


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Could someone please provide a youtube link so I can watch this full screen.


 


When I click fullscreen it stays at the small size, and if I try to copy the Youtube link it will not paste into a browser.


 


Did anyone see the recent TV program called "Don't Look Down"? That was very similar. I'd like to see it on IMAX :)


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Not only would I not go up, I can't even begin to imagine how they got down. I'm assuming that, if they jumped, that would be part of the video. The only alternative is that they climbed back down. Stairs I could do, obvs, but that crane. I won't sleep for a week thinking about it.

Mental. Take all sorts, though.

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Mostly at hinton skydive centre near banbury but sometimes at langar dropzone :)

Had never been to Hinton (in the hedges?). Many years since I jumped out of a plane but I've done a few at langer. Started at NWPC. Fond memories. :)

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Had never been to Hinton (in the hedges?). Many years since I jumped out of a plane but I've done a few at langer. Started at NWPC. Fond memories. :)

Cool :) did you jump squares or rounds?

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Mostly at hinton skydive centre near banbury but sometimes at langar dropzone :)

Completely mad jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane!

 

Managed to watch the video for 2min 20 sec before I stopped it.

 

Didn't get my legs in the London Eye until I was over half way round.

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I think they are just ruck sacks, I think chutes would have chest straps and they don't.

 

They are ruck sacks. They're carrying supplies. If you think about the height they climb the ascent would have likely taken a few days. You also see night and day changes on the video. :)

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I think they are just ruck sacks, I think chutes would have chest straps and they don't.

Yeah for sure they are definitely ruck sacks. No parachutes on those guys. One slip and they're done for.

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Yeah for sure they are definitely ruck sacks. No parachutes on those guys. One slip and they're done for.

 

Balls of steel? I guess if they hit the ground we'd find out!  :wacko:

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Cool :) did you jump squares or rounds?

Both... Old school!  Started on Aeroconicals (and occasionally a T10 if they'd give me one for a softer landing) Didn't have an AAD/AOD until my 1st FF and then never again after that. Before the days of The Cypres.

 

Got my Cat 8 on front and back kit after 36 jumps then converted not long after. Never got my cat 10 unfortunately. Had loads of fun though. :)

 

How did you start?

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Wow front and backs?! Thats awesome!

I got into by chance when i went to las vegas in 2006 i was sitting at a one arm bandit in the casino whilst my wife and her family (who we holidayed with) were all jetlagged and asleep and there was a tv set into a pillar that was running adverts. One came up saying "what are you doing tomorrow?" Then proceeded to say "you could be doing this!" And played a load of tandem videos then showed the number for skydive las vegas so i called it, did the jump the next day then in 2008 did my AFF in Australia but broke my ankle on level 2 with an off landing on a cattle farm on uneven ground-strapped my ankle up and continues until level 7 where I had another rough landing and couldn't continue. Then i april 2009 i found hinton skydiving centre and showed them my videos from Australia and the. Just did a check out dive with 2 instructors and then 2 more jumps ans got my A license then slowly have progressed from there and have my B license now and am just a few jumps away from my C license then i can fly camera which will be good :)

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