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Mike B.

Age: 33

Height and weight: 175pds 6ft

Birthplace: Tub in farmhouse

Marital status: still waiting for her to clear customs and the qurrantine

Occupation: Electrician

Hobbies: BASE jumping, making home porn movies with crack whores

Harness and container: Perigee classic and PerigeeII


Parachute: 2- Mojo 260s

Home dropzone: tower in Charlotte NC


Records or awards: most baby seals clubbed in a 12 hour period
Pet peeves: people with egos

What is your favorite quote: "there is no try, either do or do not" Yoda


What is your philosophy on life? it's better than being dead

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What is something most people don't know about you?
I spent 3 years in prison for clubbing baby seals after the season was over.



Who has inspiried you in BASE jumping? too many to list here


What is your most memorable BASE jumping moment?
Solo night jump from the terminal way in Italty (there was one in the landing area with car lights on)

Describe Mike in five words or less: waiting for the aliens to take me home, my vacation here is all most over.



May we live long and die out

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Excellent!

I'd like to thank everyone who has posted a bio so far. It's fun to get a feel for other jumpers I've never met and to get a little side angle on the ones I have.

Please if you haven't posted something yet, please do. You can be as anonymous as you want but it's all for fun so don't feel pressured.

Have fun, Chad

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was nice to see this..................... At first I thought it rather lame and a little too skydiving! , but in the end I agree, its cool to read about other jumpers and have more details to names!

One day faces to names would be better!

Nice one fellas!

B|

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This thread actually sparked a lot of thought in my own mind. The question, "Why do you BASE jump" took me a long time to answer. It was also wicked cool seeing everybody else and a little bit of what they think. Thank you man, this was one of my favorites. Talk to you soon, we've got good news from D-Town ;).
Adam

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>>Ah fuck it

Jason C
Age: 27
Height and weight: 6’2", 190 lbs
Birthplace: Arcata, CA
Marital status: Unmarried but not single
Occupation: Control Systems
Hobbies: BASE jumping, Skydiving, Archery, Military History
Harness and container: Varies, borrowed
Parachute: Varies, borrowed
Home dropzone: BAS
Records or awards: Certificate of Congressional Recognition
Pet peeves: Having a great big 'ol bowl of dumbass in the morning
What is your favorite quote? When your snout is in the trough, it's rim becomes your horizon
What is your philosophy on life? Being alive is great
What is something most people don’t know about you? I really love Snarf on the ThunderCats. And smurfette. She's hot.
Who has inspired you in BASE jumping? Every BASE jumper inspires me their own way. JA Heal Brother
What is your most memorable BASE jumping moment? You don't want to know
Describe yourself in five words or less: Blood Tears Toil Sweat
I BASE jump because… I witnessed it once as a child and it never left me.

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What is your most memorable BASE jumping moment? You don't want to know



Ummm.... we do, actually :P
"If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation."
David Brent

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Ummm.... we do, actually :P



>>Well, okay. It was watching a friend hit the concrete at 90mph. :(
But a more positive one was coming over the bridge and seeing the towers for the first time and realizing "I'm going to jump off those", and getting that sick tingle up my neck and back

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Well, okay. It was watching a friend hit the concrete at 90mph. :(



Fair point bro......[:/]

Suppose one of my memories is watching the carnage video early on in my BASE experience.... nothing as emphatic as the real thing, but pretty memorable and thought provoking all the same.
"If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation."
David Brent

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ZegeunerLeben & evilivan,

Happy thoughts guys.... Happy thoughts...

The bad times suck, no doubt!!! And they are definitely memorable, in a bad way... But let's all keep our heads up and remember the good times with our brothers and sisters that have passed...

I guess all I'm saying is... This has been an awesome thread. Very possitive and very uplifting... And I may be totally wrong in saying what I'm saying, and I'm sorry if I am. But I hope we can just keep this thread positive and if we want to mention our past BASE bros and sisters, lets mention their smiles and how they made us feel and not their end.

I have no right to tell anyone what to do, and I'm not trying to... I'm only asking as a favor if we can keep this thread uplifting...

Love you all :)
SBCmac

P.S. My deepest condolences go out to you ZegeunerLeben and your friend's family…

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>>I completely agree with you. My buddy's still alive, but has a long road of recovery. But recover he shall, and if anything his positive attitude about what happened is insipring to me; he's so completely optimistic about taking his life in a new direction I'm taken aback. His friends and family are more depressed about it than he is! BASE-jumpers are remarkable people. For me, there is no way but forward.

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Dennis Edward Parrotte
Age: 39
Height and weight: 6' 1" 195 lb
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Co Air Force Academy
Marital status: None Possible
Occupation: Long haul cross country truck driver, all 48 and Canada.
Hobbies: Flying, skydiving, Base, Scuba, Backpacking, reading, traveling, sailing ,thinking and walking.
Harness and container: perigee II's
Parachute: Mojo 260, Ace 280, Blackjack 280
Home dropzone: spent about 10 years at Lodi, Ca Parachute Center, now all dropzones from eloy to skydive chicago, from right coast to left.
Records or awards: Uhh. National Defense ribbon? Expert rifle M-14, Expert pistol .45, ? Honorable discharge US Navy. Honors BA, graduate work in English and Political Administration, AA degree in electronics.
Pet peeves: Hypocrites

What is your favorite quote? "Billions and Billions" -Carl Sagan "Cosmos"
What is your philosophy on life? Change is good, Kick out of the wave before it turns to foam and hits the beach, and head out for another wave.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I have travelled 3/4 of the Earth's surface in 16 years in pursuit of "experiential learning" after becoming disenchanted with the "ivory tower" and being a bookworm. I have stood before Macchu Picchu, Easter Island monoliths, the panama canal, the Nazca lines, the khumba ice fall above Everest Base camp, the Taj Mahal, The Parthenon on the acropolis, The pyramids of egypt, the old city of Jerusalem, the wailing wall, the kremlin at Red Square, and many more, including a pretty blonde green eyed german girl on a nude beach on Crete ; )
Who has inspired you in BASE jumping? Adam filipino, Marty tilley, Dennis Mcglynn.

What is your most memorable BASE jumping moment? Doing my first cliff as a solo. Doing my first jump off Jolly Green as a solo.

Describe Dennis Parrotte in five words or less: An operant, sentient, algorithmic antithetical insertion.

I BASE jump because… Originally to fulfill a lifes goal or promise to myself from the early "90's, then for the incredible visuals, then to see what people looked like up close. Books say much, but show little.

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Mike "Enormous Genitals" G.
Age: 30
Height and weight: 5’8, 200lbs
Birthplace: Fell out of mom in Cleveland, Ohio.
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Carpenter/Demolition Supervisor
Hobbies: Building things, surfing, locksmithing
Harness and container: Perigee 2
Parachute: Ace 280
Home dropzone: Ohio baby
Records or awards: Best dancer- High school
Pet peeves: Someone said "drama" earlier. That and people who tell me every detail about something that usually can be summed up in a long sentence, how my wife wakes me up for phone calls, people with call waiting, that my dad has walked in on us doing it twice now, when my dog eats large portions of yarn and then requires my "assistance," people who say "Trust me," or move their lips when I'M talking. Next Subject!
What is your favorite quote? "Stop that dog, he's got my gum!!" -Homer Simpson
What is your philosophy on life? You can do anything you want. Fly a helicopter, eat snake as a delicacy, go cave diving, sew a sweater, ANYTHING in the world, You have to get up off your ass and keep the discipline to keep your eyes on those goals.
What is something most people don’t know about you? When I met my wife, I was really hitting on her sister.
Who has inspired you in BASE jumping? My crew of guys. They keep me inspired with their horrible, horrible ideas that sound really good for a really short time.
What is your most memorable BASE jumping moment? Watching my partner exit after telling me my mom's a whore.
Describe Mike in five words or less: Outgoing with irish temper. Muscular ass.
I BASE jump because… I can stand right on the edge of that building and jump off. People can experience ultimate freedom in their own ways. That's mine.

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Kinda nervous to put this up.
hopefully everybody else is bored with this forum already

Matt "Calvin" Hecker
Age: 20
Height and weight: 5’8, 150 lbs
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Marital status: Girls!? Where!?
Occupation: pilot, MSCD student, dreamer
Hobbies: BASE, Skydiving, Flying, Rope Jumping, hang gliding, Slacklining, Arborist, Basically anything that separates me from the ground and/or includes great visuals through relative motion.

Harness and container: Vertigo Warlock
Parachute: D-222
Home dropzone: Longmont and Brush, CO.
Records or awards: The last I can remember is a science fair in grade school.

Pet peeves: friends burning out.
What is your favorite quote: “Stormclouds have a funny way of keeping a watchful eye over arrogant men” - R. Bach

What is your philosophy on life: Whoa… I can barely vote, but, in the spirit of this cool forum: Everything Beautiful is Dangerous… How far are you willing to go?- CH

What is something most people don’t know about you? I wish I could have a Vampire girlfriend.

Who has inspired you in BASE jumping? D.D., N.K., C.P., K.S, H.C., D.P., Chad, Blake, Adam, B, any jumper stopped to talk to me as I sat watching hero after hero go off tombstone for hours, long before I was ready to join them. The boys and girls of Continuum 1. I wore out the VHS tape. Now I have the DVDs, and am honored to be in C2. And, Of course, a cute UK winsuit pilot, thanks W.

What is your most memorable BASE jumping moment? Standing at the bottom of a local A that I have yet to jump, looking up at 2000’ of steel. Watching flashing white lights in black sky, disappearing intermittently through waves of fog, feeling the vibration of the wind in the lowest wire group anchor, and walking away. knowing the 3 hour drive was worth it anyway . . .*sigh*
or- maybe climbing over the rail in twin falls for my first base jump and my partner telling me to go NOW because her camera is running out of batteries.
-maybe Nick doing a gainer next to me on a “quick” rigged rope/base jump 2-way.

Describe Calvin in five words or less: Oh! The adventures to be had…

I BASE jump because… I don’t know, I see Base jumping not just as just a sport, but as part of a massive psychological and philosophical experiment. Looking sometimes dangerously far into to the human psych, in search of something so beautiful and well hidden, I can only assume it must be the soul.

On a different note, I love pushers. Pushers are the kids who are out there exploring the new edges of any sport they are in, I have tried my hand in a fair pool of cutting edge sports. And I have never seen a more creative and diverse group of people. They are, every day, finding new more beautiful ways to fly. There is more potential here than anything I have come across. I will be here a while.

However, mostly I Base jump by default. It was BASE, or tow-in big wave surfing. And I was born 4 hours from Moab. Maybe in a few years I will move to the pacific.

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Describe Mike in five words or less: Outgoing with irish temper. Muscular ass.



Just as well given that this is the initial point of contact during most of your landings.

:P

Trust all is well bro'.
$kin.

Prizes to anyone who gets to read my posts before Mr Aiello's son, Tom deletes them.

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