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beowulf  (C License)

May 23, 2012, 12:53 PM
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The video!!!
Congrats Gary!!! respect!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IRC_b4g7Sg

Too bad that was not a skydive. It was a great stunt although. They could have done more rounds, so many boxes left. Cool

He exited an aircraft with a parachute and landed safely. How is that not a skydive?




Arvoitus  (D 3917)

May 23, 2012, 1:32 PM
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The video!!!
Congrats Gary!!! respect!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IRC_b4g7Sg

Too bad that was not a skydive. It was a great stunt although. They could have done more rounds, so many boxes left. Cool

He exited an aircraft with a parachute and landed safely. How is that not a skydive?

Because he didn't use the parachute?


sdctlc  (D 16437)

May 23, 2012, 1:47 PM
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http://www.itv.com/...gary-falls-to-earth/

WOW, the video from the Helicopter exit towards the bottom of this link (Other jumper using a parachute) is amazing.. DAMN the landing pile of Boxes looks SMALL......... You can see exactly where Gary landed in the boxes.. Shocked

Scott C.

Found a video shot of it from the side as well. There is not much room for error at all... HUGE BALLS OF STEEL..

http://youtu.be/LOw3nyso90c


(This post was edited by sdctlc on May 23, 2012, 1:52 PM)


beowulf  (C License)

May 23, 2012, 1:48 PM
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Re: [Arvoitus] Wingsuit landing next month? [In reply to] Can't Post

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The video!!!
Congrats Gary!!! respect!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IRC_b4g7Sg

Too bad that was not a skydive. It was a great stunt although. They could have done more rounds, so many boxes left. Cool

He exited an aircraft with a parachute and landed safely. How is that not a skydive?

Because he didn't use the parachute?

So if someone goes in with out anything out, does that mean that person did not die skydiving?


The111  (D 29246)

May 23, 2012, 1:55 PM
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I would also be interested to see how quickly he was slowed down and finally ended in terms of horizontal and vertical distance into the box pile relative the first point of contact.

I'm intrigued by the little "alleyway" he uses to walk out of the box fortress. The fact that such alleyways exist would imply that the box fortress has some empty spots in it... which seems kind of sketch. Or maybe I am misunderstanding something.


Butters  (C 37840)

May 23, 2012, 1:57 PM
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Found a video shot of it from the side as well. There is not much room for error at all... HUGE BALLS OF STEEL..

http://youtu.be/LOw3nyso90c

I enjoyed seeing the flair from the video shot of it from the side.


johnmatrix  (D 9999)

May 23, 2012, 2:10 PM
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This is totally fucking awesome!


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

May 23, 2012, 2:36 PM
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The video!!!
Congrats Gary!!! respect!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IRC_b4g7Sg

Too bad that was not a skydive. It was a great stunt although. They could have done more rounds, so many boxes left. Cool

He exited an aircraft with a parachute and landed safely. How is that not a skydive?

Because he didn't use the parachute?

So if someone goes in with out anything out, does that mean that person did not die skydiving?

I dunno, I'm just guessing why the other guy claimed its not a skydive even though it obviously is.


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May 23, 2012, 2:38 PM
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http://www.itv.com/...gary-falls-to-earth/

WOW, the video from the Helicopter exit towards the bottom of this link (Other jumper using a parachute) is amazing.. DAMN the landing pile of Boxes looks SMALL......... You can see exactly where Gary landed in the boxes.. Shocked
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jakee  (C License)

May 23, 2012, 3:38 PM
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The fact that such alleyways exist would imply that the box fortress has some empty spots in it... which seems kind of sketch. Or maybe I am misunderstanding something.

Dude, they're cardboard boxes, the whole thing is a collection of empty spots. That's kinda the pointTongue


The111  (D 29246)

May 23, 2012, 3:55 PM
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Found a video shot of it from the side as well. There is not much room for error at all... HUGE BALLS OF STEEL..

http://youtu.be/LOw3nyso90c

I enjoyed seeing the flair from the video shot of it from the side.

It's interesting that the trajectory before the flare looks like it would have brought him pretty close to the "beginning" of the box runway, while after the flare he is considerably past the middle. Flare a little too early, or a little too hard... Pirate


humanflite  (D 99999)

May 23, 2012, 4:03 PM
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http://www.itv.com/...gary-falls-to-earth/

WOW, the video from the Helicopter exit towards the bottom of this link (Other jumper using a parachute) is amazing.. DAMN the landing pile of Boxes looks SMALL......... You can see exactly where Gary landed in the boxes.. Shocked

Scott C.

Found a video shot of it from the side as well. There is not much room for error at all... HUGE BALLS OF STEEL..

http://youtu.be/LOw3nyso90c

That lower video link on the ITV page shows this was total commitment with zero room for error or having a bad day.

Got to give the guy huge props and agree he has balls of steel!!! awesome.

To the poster who says 'any decent wingsuit pilot could make the target'...

Thats not strictly true considering Gary is the only person who has deliberately aimed for a small area on the ground, and hit it perfectly.


gisellemartins

May 23, 2012, 4:04 PM
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Well done Gary, for doing it and coming out unhurt.

As a Hanglider and paraglider pilot, I was amazed in how slow and straight the wingsuit managed to fly near the ground. Good skills + some ground effect for sure.

From now on I believe landing very big suits in soft sand and snow will be a commum thing.

Casualties will happen as a top hangglider pilot can land his glider 200 times perfectly but sometimes a mistake and broken finger, foot or cut happens, it will be no different with a wingsuit.

What I always believed since 10 years ago now become more evident for me. Wingsuits will get bigger, will soar and people will land it just like any other glider. Future is looking awesome!!


(This post was edited by gisellemartins on May 23, 2012, 4:06 PM)


Butters  (C 37840)

May 23, 2012, 4:17 PM
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From now on I believe landing very big suits in soft sand and snow will be a commum thing.

Did you notice the velocity at impact? I doubt it will be common any time soon.


Skwrl  (C 36419)

May 23, 2012, 4:20 PM
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This is totally fucking awesome!

I think this is the only correct response to this whole thing.


Shredex

May 23, 2012, 4:42 PM
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Found a video shot of it from the side as well. There is not much room for error at all... HUGE BALLS OF STEEL..

http://youtu.be/LOw3nyso90c


Dat glide ratio


(This post was edited by Shredex on May 23, 2012, 4:43 PM)


shattenjager  (C 41561)

May 23, 2012, 5:23 PM
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AMAZING!!
For the next step I suggest to jump WITHOUT a rig!!


pontiacgtp00  (F 111)

May 23, 2012, 5:42 PM
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I loved the camera flyer's low pull at the end, that was awesome!


ifell  (C 3591)

May 23, 2012, 5:43 PM
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So no POV footage? No GPS data? Really? Damn!


imsparticus  (D License)

May 23, 2012, 6:25 PM
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Some loose flying for sure how he didnt end up on his back well before the boxes only god knows and to hit the boxes so perfectly after im speachless. congrats


normiss  (D 28356)

May 23, 2012, 6:44 PM
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You missed the interview then?
He clearly stated he got stable right away.

Unimpressed

I thought the same thing - pretty squirrly at first.
He most certainly did nail this though.
Gotta give him big props for that.
Cool


bucketlistpilot  (C 1204)

May 23, 2012, 7:06 PM
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Thanks for pic.

There's 18,600 boxes stacked in 34 groups. Only 6 groups show any deformation from impact.

So at 547 boxes per group I really only need 3,282 boxes to attempt this. Cool


captain1976  (D 7183)

May 23, 2012, 7:12 PM
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Thanks for pic.

There's 18,600 boxes stacked in 34 groups. Only 6 groups show any deformation from impact.

So at 547 boxes per group I really only need 3,282 boxes to attempt this. Cool

Couldn't this be done in the water somehow if it were agitated?


jtval  (D 26340)

May 23, 2012, 8:53 PM
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It's interesting that the trajectory before the flare looks like it would have brought him pretty close to the "beginning" of the box runway, while after the flare he is considerably past the middle. Flare a little too early, or a little too hard... Pirate

the boxes need room to break down. if it was a solid wall of cardboard he would have been broken up.

Ever see how karate practitioners break multiple boards or bricks? they have empty space between each one so the momentum will give way. if they stacked them all, they would shatter their hands. Same idea on a larger scale.


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