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jlmiracle  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Just wondering who and or why they hit Kevin Harvicks car with the flag weight? He isn't my favorite driver, but those cars cost about $300,000. Does the USPA pay for this?

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jlmiracle  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Never mind, they just showed it again and the offending jumper. Nice.

J


pattersd  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Looks like USPA should require someone to requalify for their pro rating. Explain why they did a carving swoop over the crowd line to land crosswind?
I thought being over the crowd line was specifically prohibited by the FAA.


Jumpdude  (C License)

Nov 4, 2012, 11:49 AM
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It looked like he profoundly missed his target! Can't say I've ever seen or done any race track demos at the larger tracks that would have the jumper land that close to the cars, spectators or equipment. There was plenty of room in the grass in the front stretch and Start/Finish line.


divnswoop  (D 18276)

Nov 4, 2012, 12:04 PM
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I like how the dumbass poses for the cameras...almost proud of his f-up.

And the sand bag didn't miss those people by much.


(This post was edited by divnswoop on Nov 4, 2012, 12:17 PM)


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 12:11 PM
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http://espn.go.com/...texas-motor-speedway


Tight area for sure...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlhrdY6i4HQ


Weight on the leading edge lowers the chance of that happening and definitely reduces the damage if it does...but that would have been a tough one either way.


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Jumpdude  (C License)

Nov 4, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I like how the dumbass poses for the cameras...almost proud of his f-up.

And the sand bag didn't miss those people by much.

I feel quite certain that Mr Childress and especially Harvick weren't too happy with that!


DrewEckhardt  (D 28461)

Nov 4, 2012, 12:44 PM
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HUGE grass landing area (pause the youtube video at 9 seconds) with obstacles and people on the one side he chose to fly over.

He'd have been fine if he made a sedate final approach into the wind down the middle of the grass instead of approaching over the crowd and making a low turn to a cross-wind landing.

Of course doing that wouldn't have looked as good on video as if he successfully pulled off this landing (standing up without damaging the car).


(This post was edited by DrewEckhardt on Nov 4, 2012, 3:25 PM)


DrewEckhardt  (D 28461)

Nov 4, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Just wondering who and or why they hit Kevin Harvicks car with the flag weight?

It's a case of non-terminal Kodak Courage.

Jumpers do stupid things trying to look good in front of cameras and/or crowds.


(This post was edited by DrewEckhardt on Nov 4, 2012, 12:51 PM)


AggieDave  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 12:58 PM
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That is the sort of dumbass move that a licensing organization should review with the possibility of having a pro-rating removed.

However, knowing the USPA they won't even issue a strongly worded letter.


Hell, he'll probably be offered the job of heading up the USPA's pet-project demo team paid for by the members...


Nutz  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 1:40 PM
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Why couldn't he have hit Jeff Gordon's car, or Jimmie Johnson's!? SmileSmile Tongue


ksjumper  (D 12628)

Nov 4, 2012, 1:46 PM
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Looked like the planned target with the wind blade there and the canopies of the jumpers right there also. Interesting placement.


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 2:11 PM
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He's lucky the weight didn't get hung-up on the car, which would have then pivoted him violently into the ground.


AggieDave  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 2:13 PM
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He's lucky the weight didn't get hung-up on the car, which would have then pivoted him violently into the ground.

No.

We're unlucky, since that would have been incredible video and a better ending than the jumper cheesing it up for the camera next to his bad mistake!


Jumpdude  (C License)

Nov 4, 2012, 2:46 PM
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He's lucky the weight didn't get hung-up on the car, which would have then pivoted him violently into the ground.

No.

We're unlucky, since that would have been incredible video and a better ending than the jumper cheesing it up for the camera next to his bad mistake!

IMO, That was VERY bad taste!!! The TV peeps shouldn't have even given him that little snippet of glory!


f1freak  (C License)

Nov 4, 2012, 3:28 PM
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So who's on the remax team?Laugh


jlmiracle  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 4:13 PM
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Why couldn't he have hit Jeff Gordon's car, or Jimmie Johnson's!? SmileSmile Tongue

I was kinda hoping for Keslowski's car....he probably wouldn't have made it out alive if he hit Jr.'s. SlyWink

J


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Nov 4, 2012, 5:24 PM
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Wow - this guy is digging out of this turn big time.

He was low - even without the flag.

He just barely cleared the car and the concrete and if that weight had hit one of those people he swooped over he could easily have killed them.

I hope this shit doesn't just get laughed off.

This is really bad for the demo business. And then to have him laugh about it afterwords is as arrogant as you can get.

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chriswelker  (D 19678)

Nov 4, 2012, 7:22 PM
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I would bet that RCR will be testing out the Demo insurance that Tom hopefully had for this demo gone wrong. The race car he damaged cost more that the plane he jumped out of. Unfriging believable.


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Nov 4, 2012, 8:03 PM
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It sounds like you know this guy. ?

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JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Nov 4, 2012, 8:30 PM
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Somebody's gotta know him. Crazy


tuffyjensen  (D 25830)

Nov 4, 2012, 8:34 PM
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Sandy that looks like organizer Tom Schroeder and makes sense since his home DZ is or at least was Skydive Dallas, hate to say it since I know Tom, but looks like a very bad choice.


chriswelker  (D 19678)

Nov 5, 2012, 9:06 AM
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He should have stayed away from the cameras.
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DougH  (D License)

Nov 5, 2012, 9:50 AM
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He should have stayed away from the cameras.

Ughhhh. I don't think he could have had a more I don't give a shit look on his face if he rehearsed it and tried again.

Could have been someones head he smashed instead, maybe he would have geeked the camera for that scenario too!

Seriously, wtf.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Nov 6, 2012, 7:33 PM
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Just wondering who and or why they hit Kevin Harvicks car with the flag weight?

It's a case of non-terminal Kodak Courage.

Jumpers do stupid things trying to look good in front of cameras and/or crowds.

What crowd? Laugh The stands looked mostly empty. But yeah, posing with the damage he did with a shit-eating grin "yeah i did that, wahoo!" was just asinine. Crazy


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