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kallend  (D 23151)

Aug 3, 2012, 8:47 PM
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Completed today at Summerfest. 136 way.


hookitt  (D License)

Aug 3, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Completed today at Summerfest. 136 way.

138

The new Illinois State record is 142.

Nice work Smile


tkhayes  (D 18764)

Aug 4, 2012, 5:54 AM
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dat was fuckin' awesome!!


TampaPete  (B License)

Aug 4, 2012, 8:04 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIzwYm-C-Kc


robinheid  (D 5533)

Aug 4, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Completed today at Summerfest. 136 way.

And check out this excellent mainstream media story about it... really well done.

Heck, they even use the word "canopy" properly. Rook and Melissa probably deserve kudos for edumacatin' the reporter so that s/he was able to write this technically detailed and accurate account of this exceptional accomplishment.

Good on ya, mates!

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Cool

P.S. Was it 136 or 138? The Perfesser says 136; the photo caption says 138. Can someone clarify -- and maybe provide a personnel list?


councilman24  (D 8631)

Aug 4, 2012, 6:01 PM
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Now I really feel old.Crazy

But I still say every one of them were UNSTABLE!Tongue

Congrats.


DocPop  (C License)

Aug 4, 2012, 8:03 PM
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And check out this excellent mainstream media story about it... really well done.

Heck, they even use the word "canopy" properly. Rook and Melissa probably deserve kudos for edumacatin' the reporter so that s/he was able to write this technically detailed and accurate account of this exceptional accomplishment.

The AP reporter that wrote this piece is a jumper. She was at Summerfest and took herself off any load that would clash with a record attempt so she could get the story correctly and and immediately. She knows Rook, Melissa, Norman Kent etc all personally.

I won't pass on her name as she has seen fit not to, but she is a great person who I have no doubt will do the sport a great service in the future when it comes to reporting skydiving.


TriGirl  (B License)

Aug 4, 2012, 11:43 PM
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And check out this excellent mainstream media story about it... really well done.

Heck, they even use the word "canopy" properly. Rook and Melissa probably deserve kudos for edumacatin' the reporter so that s/he was able to write this technically detailed and accurate account of this exceptional accomplishment.

The AP reporter that wrote this piece is a jumper.

And the NBC Nightly News broadcast reported it tonight, too! Smile Excellent video, and facts consistent with the written report (so the whuffo reporter got some good info, too) Tongue


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 4, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Being an old school big way jumper that video gave me vertigo. It looked like everyone was spinning out of control. Tongue

Congratulations to all involvedgood job, well done, a copy of this will be made a part of your permanent record. Wink

Sparky


Zenister  (A 42)

Aug 7, 2012, 11:19 AM
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If that one gave you vertigo try this one..

http://immersivemedia.com/...kydive-world-record/

edit: just in case its not obvious.. once the video loads.. try left clicking and panning.


(This post was edited by Zenister on Aug 7, 2012, 11:46 AM)


vincearnone  (D 30389)

Aug 7, 2012, 9:50 PM
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138 way world record.

Did a 142 way on the second day, but because the formation submitted to the judges wasn't drawn correctly it didn't count.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 8, 2012, 12:41 AM
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If that one gave you vertigo try this one..

http://immersivemedia.com/...kydive-world-record/

edit: just in case its not obvious.. once the video loads.. try left clicking and panning.

Man you shouldn't do that to an old man. I sprayed Gray Goose all over my key board.Tongue

Sparky


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Aug 8, 2012, 6:46 AM
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138 way world record.

Did a 142 way on the second day, but because the formation submitted to the judges wasn't drawn correctly it didn't count.

And it was...

AWESOMEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!


Zenister  (A 42)

Aug 8, 2012, 7:22 AM
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Views like that make an amazing accomplishment absolutely epic... cant wait until that is the standard.


jumpwally  (D License)

Aug 8, 2012, 10:31 AM
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any one know what kind of camera and how is all this done ?


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 8, 2012, 1:05 PM
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any one know what kind of camera and how is all this done ?

You go ZZZZZZZZ out the door.....sky, earth, sky earth, sky, earth, pull. Cool

Sparky


Zenister  (A 42)

Aug 8, 2012, 3:05 PM
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any one know what kind of camera and how is all this done ?

http://immersivemedia.com/products/


vincearnone  (D 30389)

Aug 8, 2012, 9:21 PM
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Curtis had that crazy camera on a long boom chest mounted.


Zenister  (A 42)

Aug 9, 2012, 7:36 AM
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You can see the boom's shadow at several points in the video. Any idea which model? (products in the link above) or how he was capturing the video? The recording solutions on the page look rather bulky compared to what you can see him wearing.



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