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Tribute to Robert Mahaffey SSI-Pro Tour and X-Games footage

 


BrianSGermain  (D 11154)

Nov 21, 2012, 1:19 PM
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For all those who miss Robert Mahaffey, or are curious about who he was, have a peek at these two short videos of the televised ESPN competitions. his brilliant personality really shines through. What an incredible human being...

I feel honored to have flown with such incredible athletes, and people. Adrian and Robert, you will live on forever in what you brought to the world.

Space Center: http://youtu.be/SBHWuEhqK54
Monterey Bay: http://youtu.be/NznRe6w2YMs

PS Please forgive the bad hair. It was the spirit of the times... ;-)


BrianSGermain  (D 11154)

Nov 22, 2012, 8:57 AM
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Robert, you are a legend.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Nov 23, 2012, 5:30 AM
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I remember watching that stuff on ESPN when it first aired. I think that was the closest skydiving ever got to 'commercial' success.

It's amazing how much better we all got at freeflying, even from comp to comp in those days. If you compare it to the VFS stuff that's out there today, you guys all look like amatuers out there, but that's the problem with trying to market skydiving to the general public, they don't recognize the level of difficulty in any of what we do, nor the slight differences from formation to formation or from move to move.

Thanks for sharing.


piisfish

Nov 23, 2012, 6:09 AM
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thanks for the videos Brian.

such inspirational flights

so happy to have jumped and/shared some good time with several of these wonderful athletes (even if all of you guys did look like dirty hippies Laugh)


78RATS  (D 25449)

Nov 27, 2012, 1:35 PM
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These mainstream X games comps were awesome to watch as a wuffo. Inspiration for my journey! Thanks for sharing.

RIP Eli


Squeak  (E 1313)

Nov 27, 2012, 2:52 PM
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you look like a dark haired HARPO Brian SlySlySly
Love the footage though Smile


craigbey  (C 31991)

Nov 27, 2012, 5:34 PM
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Brian, thanks for sharing the links. Very fun to see some of the early freefly competitions again.

http://www.youtube.com/...er_detailpage#t=140s

Did you have a larger helmet back then?
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hookitt  (D License)

Nov 27, 2012, 8:20 PM
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What a trip. Muffy the Monkey, Adrian Nicholas , Brian Germain.

That was a fun time and a nice little tribute so many years later. We sure got a lot better since then.


craigbey  (C 31991)

Nov 28, 2012, 11:28 AM
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We sure got a lot better since then.

And N30EA continues flying. Of course, it doesn't have 'MONTEREY' painted above the door.

http://www.youtube.com/...v=NznRe6w2YMs#t=145s
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