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Franz Reichelt - Feb 4. 1912

 


format  (B 15348)

Feb 3, 2012, 3:33 PM
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It happened a 100 years ago

Franz Reicheld (1879-1912)

The Jump


Krip  (Student)

Feb 3, 2012, 4:06 PM
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Hi Format

Very interesting.

When he was sstanding on top of the chair by the rail I was telling myself I hope there's water below.
Cool
But then I've been to the Eiffel tower there's no water thereCrazy. Well maybe there was in 1912, but the dude died in 1912Pirate

In a very sad way Franz did use a dummy for the jump. Unsure

Format thanks for that page in history, 100 yr's ago today.Cool


airtwardo  (D License)

Feb 3, 2012, 4:32 PM
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ACME Wing-Suits Inc. Cool


Love how they measure the impact crater!! Pirate


format  (B 15348)

Feb 3, 2012, 4:39 PM
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I'm telling you, this guy wore a bra on his balls!
My guess is that cameras were crucial element for him deciding to jump in before dummy. Unimpressed

Respect... and learning.


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Feb 4, 2012, 6:53 AM
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Well now, that was stupid.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 4, 2012, 4:59 PM
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Measuring the divot is definitely harsh.Unimpressed

I thought it would work better than it did.


airtwardo  (D License)

Feb 4, 2012, 8:43 PM
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I thought it would work better than it did.

My guess..so did HE! Wink


oldwomanc6

Feb 4, 2012, 8:51 PM
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It may have happened a century ago, but watching that, I kept wanting to yell at him "DON'T Jump!" CrazyPirate


wartload

Feb 6, 2012, 7:42 AM
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How do you say in French, "Hey ... hold my beer and watch THIS!"


jimartle

Feb 6, 2012, 5:17 PM
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H la prise ma bire et observent CECI


RobertMBlevins

Feb 6, 2012, 7:34 PM
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Another entry to the Darwin Awards by Northcutt.

It does remind me of Wile E. Coyote and the wingsuit by Acme.

Quote:
"Up...and awaaaay!"

Not.


oldwomanc6

Feb 6, 2012, 9:18 PM
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Another entry to the Darwin Awards by Northcutt.

It does remind me of Wile E. Coyote and the wingsuit by Acme.

Quote:
"Up...and awaaaay!"

Not.


Skydivers, may have, and probably did cringe, but that, there is funny. EOS



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