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Skibase Incident - Broken Foot

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No kidding. 80% equipment my ass -- it's clearly 100% equipment failure. The parachute was designed to save his ass, bringing him to a gentle landing below. It failed to do that.

Stupid BASE gear... :S

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With the skis giving forward speed at launch, and that much altitude, I'd think the object separation would be tremendous. I'm surprised he struck the cliff, even with line twists. I'd guess that the press report has to be misstating something there.

Anyone want to start a pool as to his skydiving experience and how his first jump was done? :P
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With the skis giving forward speed at launch, and that much altitude...



Well, we don't know how long his run-up was, and how long his delay was. Skibase can in fact put you close the wall.

Not that it makes me any less retarded, but I speak from experience... [:/]

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It was brought to my attention that this was actually not a skibase jump, but a regular BASE jump. Not sure where I got that skibase information from. I guess the mentioning of freeskiing caught me in the original article.

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could you guys copy/paste the storry? i cant find it or get in to it,cheers

Stay safe
Stefan Faber

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If you know nothing about parachutes and base jumping and choose to make a jump in poor conditions that partially collapse your canopy, that is 100% pilot error. It was also probably 100% pure luck that he didn't get hurt far worse. I guess when you see who's "teaching" him, luck is the primary factor.

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http://www.aspendailynews.com/article_13607

Quote: "Davenport figures the accident was 80 percent equipment malfunction and 20 percent pilot error."

It's a newspaper article so I take quotes with a grain of salt, but WTF?

Ah well, I'm glad he's okay!

Also on

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3629947a1823,00.html...




80% mal and 20% pilot? sounds like 100% retard 0% intelligence, how the hell did he find this cliff anyways?

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WOW... so from what i can see... clif huckstable is back... SWEET this place wont be so godd dam boring now,,, he gave full info. on this incident and he has been editted the fuck out for telling it like it is/ the TRUTH... man TED DAVENPORT you are one idiot, this did not kill you, but I WILL. (threat) your dead!, DEAD.

good luck man and geez you must feel dumb for missing the APOOPA event... idiot.

how does that foot feel?

in reality, you are the man!

thanks for showing me a new object, and for just generally being the man and for representing the new breed of passionate ski basers and shit fu_ker uppers...

cant wait to get terms and sub terms with you and dead man walking in the future... hell yeah, you guys are awesome and the rest of them are fags.. ass pounding, pillow biting faggots

f--king queers,

kill em all

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he gave full info. on this incident and he has been editted the fuck out for telling it like it is/ the TRUTH...



I dont really remember seeing any useful info in that post. maybe i just didnt see it through the thick sarcasm and the whining about being banned for whatever reason...

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dead man walkin' has been jumpin his little tail off....bastard. As for you? have you done anything productive? as for ted dav....what a fu**in RETARD!!! he watched yearbook xtras in the car and just went for it.....dumbass

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could you guys copy/paste the storry? i cant find it or get in to it,cheers




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BASE-jump crash sidelines freeskier

Troy Hooper - Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
Wed 04/05/2006 08:01PM MST

Extreme skier Ted Davenport propped his swollen, broken foot on a cushion as he settled in to watch his life pass before his eyes for the umpteenth time.

Despite the four metal rods wedged into his foot to replace his shattered metatarsals, Davenport, 25, didn't cringe when a homemade video showed him BASE jumping in Magland, France, and smacking into the side of a 1,300-foot cliff.

"It was super amazing. All I broke was my foot. That's it. I'm pretty lucky," said a smiling Davenport as he dissected each moment of his fall for a reporter at his apartment in Aspen.

The foot injury has sidelined Davenport's soaring ski career for the short term, but he has designs to get back to hucking cliffs -- on skis and by parachute -- in August. Davenport, who was the Overall European Tour Champion in 2005 and the Colorado Freeride Series overall titleholder the year before, is hoping his rehabilitation will be complete in time for the New Zealand Freeski Championships.

But for now the last adrenaline fix Davenport will remember is in Magland, France, where he and Team Obermeyer pal Kiffor Berg were exploring a cliff that freeskier star Shane McConkey, also a BASE-jumping enthusiast, told them about.

It was weeks ago when Davenport, with Berg filming him, inspected the beastly cliff, turned to the camera and shouted, "See ya!" Windy conditions can create real problems for jumpers when they only have seconds to open their parachute to avoid certain death. But Davenport's first cliff dive went off without a hitch.

His second jump there would be different. This time Berg decided to film Davenport from the bottom of the cliff -- a chance decision that would prove to be to Davenport's benefit. Leaping off the ledge and into the blustery wind, Davenport's free fall went awry as soon as he released his chute. The wind forced part of the canopy to fold underneath itself, throwing Davenport off course. His parachute lines became tangled as blasts of air carried him toward the cliff side.

"Teddy? Teddy? You OK?" Berg asked aloud as the camera rolled.

Davenport was not OK.

"Oh my God! Oh my God!" shouted Berg.

Davenport stuck out his foot as he smashed into the cliff to lessen the collision, which came at estimated speeds of 25-30 mph. Then he kicked his legs around and somehow managed to spin his way away from the cliff just as the wind inflated his parachute to keep him from slam dancing with the rocks.

"The wind tried to kill me and then it saved my life," Davenport said.

Avoiding a couple of large trees, Davenport was able to maneuver himself safely to the ground where Berg met him and raced him to the hospital. He stayed at the hospital for three days before requesting his X-rays and heading home.

"All I can say is French hospitals are not fun," Davenport said.

Davenport figures the accident was 80 percent equipment malfunction and 20 percent pilot error. In retrospect, he realizes he shouldn't have jumped that day.

"I learned a huge lesson and I'm a better jumper because of it," said Davenport, who has BASE jumped 38 times. "I was a rookie BASE jumper on a day I shouldn't have been jumping. But I'm definitely going to keep on jumping."

But don't start calling Davenport a BASE jumper before a freeskier.

"My skiing career is my first priority. BASE jumping comes second. It's just an extracurricular activity," said Davenport, whose first jump was off Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. He also jumps at an undisclosed, but legal, location in Glenwood Canyon.

BASE is an acronym signifying: Building-Antenna-Span-Earth -- the elements of the sport.

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-- Tom Aiello

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How about contacting the locals to get the right advices on that spot?
Magland is not such an easy place. You'd better know the winds around there before you even think about gearing up.

Jul, who walked down few times from there because of the winds.
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