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jimmyh

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Wow,
I've waiting for good reason to post about this...

Must have been about a week ago that I took this girl, Clair, on her first BASE jump.

No tandems, no skydives, only 16 yrs. old.

And since jt wouldn't let me take her at his bridge, we had to do it at a freestanding power tower.

Should have seen her. She totaly stuck it and even stood up her landing. The best part is, I didn't even have to tell her anything. I just showed her the section in RADIX where Shane is briefing his deathcamp student.

BTW Keen 'N Able should be ready to ship late November.

Which reminds me also...any crew that wants to enter the "get your crew in a BASE video" contest should start thinking about getting me their footage.

Fox 245 with Vtec and multi-bridle up for grabs. (75 jumps on it).

late,
jimmy

edit for thread title ~TA

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"get your crew in a BASE video" contest should start thinking about getting me their footage



Or they can send it to me instead...

Anyone with footage worthy of HMB2 will get a 40-oz Schlitz, a Viagra & a pack of Marlboro menthols for each winning clip.

:S

- Z
"Always be yourself... unless you suck." - Joss Whedon

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Jimmy its really long time ago i saw Radix(which is a great dvd by the way).
I dont rember you so ugly that you cant date anyone,do you really need to impress like that?

psst make sure you aint going to pay for the pubby you just made:D


edit to remove pedophelia references ~TA

Stay safe
Stefan Faber

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...I took this girl, Clair, on her first BASE jump.
No tandems, no skydives, only 16 yrs. old.
I just showed her the section in RADIX where Shane is briefing his deathcamp student.



And there I was, thinking Aussie Jimmy had been pretty culpable letting me jump!!!:D

As for the "get your crew in a BASE video" contest...see you in Zurich Jimmy!!!;)
xj

"I wouldn't recommend picking a fight with the earth...but then I wouldn't recommend picking a fight with a car either, and that's having tried both."

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>Which reminds me also...any crew that wants to enter the "get your crew in a BASE video" contest should start thinking about getting me their footage.

Fox 245 with Vtec and multi-bridle up for grabs. (75 jumps on it).

~I've got some flick @$$ footage!
Throw in the 16year old head case and it's yours.;)
~J
"One flew East,and one flew West..............one flew over the cuckoo's nest"
"There's absolutely no excuse for the way I'm about to act"

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Way to go Jimmy!:S You just keep on getting more and more inspired on how to show the world you don't give a flying sh... about anything!

Like you probably won't give a crap about this post!

But i'll post it anyways so that other can get an idea of your lovely attitude, and ethics and the wonderful human being you are.
When it comes to skydiving and base jumping, there is no doubt that you are way up there in terms of skills! But dude your attitude stinks. It stank so much that I nearly stopped skydiving because of it when I went through the static line progression in Lodi a few years back.
It might not ring a bell to you cause my guess is that you are an ass to most students who come through lodi.(or maybe it was just me..."hey it was not my fault that you had to video my grad jump and that you forgot to push the rec button
on your cam before exiting the plane :o guess you had to take it out on me)
I also remember the day you were actively making fun of an hearing impaired tandem student who was there for his first jump. Again, Way to go man! I am convinced you ruined a bit of his experience that day. So yes you are a flying god! But you are also a flying...BLEEP! But knowing you, you will take this as a compliment!:S
Take care man, I truely hope that 16 year old chick doesn't get hurt cause of your ego.

Hope to never see you at an exit point.
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Does anyone know this girls' family, or her last name? Jimmy claims that Clair has her parents' permission, but I seriously doubt it. If mom does know about this, it just proves how screwed up this girl is. I wonder how the law would look at a 35 year old man endangering a 16 year old girl's life just to sleep with her?

Statutory rape and child endangerment. That is impressive. Anyone know where this girls lives so the proper authorities can be notified?

And yes, I would not think for a second about calling the cops on Jimmy and asking them to look into this. Ethics in base and amongst jumpers are reserved for those who follow them, and those who respect the sport and others in the sport. If anyone has this information and would like to help me I will make the call to the family and the authority.

This is so pathetic, even for Jimmy.:(

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All,

We can discuss these things without resorting to personal attacks.

HELLvetic, please consider yourself warned. It's possible to express your opinion of someone's actions, and provide examples, without using personal insults.

If you must sling names, there is a thread over at BLiNC where you can do so, and it is linked earlier in this thread.
-- Tom Aiello

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It's cool to split this from the "My boyfriend won't let me jump" thread, but the reason I first posted about Clair was that it was a topic germain to the issue of not letting someone jump because you care, or love them so much that you don't want to help them participate in an inherintly dangerous activity.

I'm always amazed when a boyfriend won't help his girlfriend BASE jump if it's something she wants to do. Far from a proof that you love the person, I see it as a form of control of one person over another. Maybe cleverly disguised as an example of loving care, it's really a control freak problem, one of the major issues I've encountered with relationships. Why people want to control other people, especialy those who they supposedly care about is beyond me. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to do something, even if just to try it to see if they like it, and you have the ability or means to help facilitate that, not doing so, no matter what reason you give, is just lame and you're hindering that person's right to explore life.

I posted about Clair on that topic to show that BASE jumping can be done successfully by someone without prior skydiving experience, so that's one excuse you gotta cross off the list, and all the little "what ifs" in the world don't amount to shit in the face of the one true "What If?" That we all live by: "What if this chick totally sticks it and has an absolute blast?"

To those who believe I do the stuff I do to feed my own ego: HIDGAF.

I do the stuff I do just to see if it can be done. And finding that out is worth every risk. All of us know that.

About the not letting a loved one BASE jump...
Dostoyevsky, a genious beyond compare, "found that love contains among its elements the desire to exercise power over the beloved, and that if this desire is not gratified the the loved one can be hated and loved at the same time"

Gotta go, a group of blind people just showed up to do tandems. This is gonna be good. "Has anyone SEEN my rig?"

late,
jimmy

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I posted about Clair on that topic to show that BASE jumping can be done successfully by someone without prior skydiving experience, so that's one excuse you gotta cross off the list, and all the little "what ifs" in the world don't amount to shit in the face of the one true "What If?" That we all live by: "What if this chick totally sticks it and has an absolute blast?"



Oh man, this is total crap.

It is not because it CAN be done succesfully that it WILL happen succesfully or SHOULD be done.

How would you feel if I drove around a school neighboorhoud at 100 mph? It can be done without harming anyone, so why not?

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-Hey dude, can I use you in my new knife throwing act?
-Oh yeah sure.
Dude gets set.
-Oh yeah dude, I have never practiced before...
-Oh hell. Well, it CAN be done succesfully so why not.
Throws knife...
-Oh dude, sorry man, was that your heart?



Anyone can do basejumps without skydive experience, we all know that. It is just that skydive experience greatly increases your changes of survival when something goes wrong.
Starting basejumping without even having done skydiving is like starting formula 1 driving without ever have riden a normal car at a moderate speed.

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"What if this chick totally sticks it and has an absolute blast?"



What if 10 chicks stick it, and the 11th dies?

Is it still worth it?

Still worth it for you to have taken those 11?

Still worth it for the other 10?

Still worth it for the 1 who died?

Still worth it for her family?
-- Tom Aiello

Tom@SnakeRiverBASE.com
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I've waiting for good reason to post about this...



Well, ya got me.

I thought this post was intended to be a joke. And as a joke, it was funny.

As a true story, there are so many things wrong with it, I don't even know where to begin.

rl
If you don't know where you're going, you should know where you came from. Gullah Proverb

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There is a history here:

Jamie Walton was a 17 year old kid who was put off on a number of jumps before he made a skydive. He ended being seriously hurt on a large cliff in northern Cali because he didn't know how to track.

There was another jumper (BASE 75) who made 100 base jumps before he ever made a skydive. He was I think 16 when he made his first jump. The center page of his high school yearbook was of his jumping exploits. He's still around and still jumps, but not that much anymore. Nick Di G. knows who this is!
Looks like a death sandwich without the bread - Steve Deadman Morrell, BASE 174

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Rhonda,
you thought my original post was a joke? Now that's funny.

Everyone can feel free to post their thoughts, but don't think you're going to say anything I haven't already thought of. So it's not going to make a difference what you say to me.

Tom, even if Clair dies BASE jumping and I go to prison, I would still say the venture was worth it.

See I've already thought of that scenario too. She could die snowboarding this winter throwing backflips off thirty foot kickers, she could die climbing rocks in S. Lake Tahoe where she lives, she could die driving her car around a winding road.

The girl wants to BASE jump, and until her parents tell me they've changed their minds, which is always a possibility, I'll teach her how to do it.

What's the big f-ing deal?

Not that it will matter to any of you, but she's pretty heads up. On the exit point, with pilot chute in hand, she turned to me and asked, "what do I do if I can't find the yonkels?"

I was like, "you will find them, but that's a good question. Hold onto the rear seatbelts, and use them to steer into the wind, then pull them down about six to eight inches just before you land."

Within five seconds of her tarp opening, she had found the yonkels, unstowed the breaks, and turned into the wind. She even stood up her landing.

If potential for disaster kept people from doing the things we want to do, no one would ever have any fun.

And if one you more ethical BASE jumpers calls the police and if I am breaking some sort of endangering a minor law, and I am cited for that, I'll obviously discontinue teaching her. So if it matters that much to any of you go ahead and do that.

Tell the police I live at 820 N. Lower Sac Road Apt. # 9 in Lodi California. I'm there most evenings after 7.

Or just keep feeding you ego by talking shit and throwing possible "what if" scenarios out into cyberspace.

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And Ritchie spent the next twenty five years advising people against going the same route. As for Jamie, I knew him, and used to send him copies of the Fixed Object Journal when he went to prison for sticking up a liquor store.

Being young and being smart are mutually exclusive . . .

NickD :)BASE 194

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Tom, even if Clair dies BASE jumping and I go to prison, I would still say the venture was worth it.



I wasn't trying to be accusatory. I was really interested in your answer to that question. I appreciate your honesty (and self-honesty) in answering it.
-- Tom Aiello

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