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Eddie, I´m lost for words, whisky is a terrible choice in bad times - especial for me,haha. normally I don´t like it - but tonight it feels so right.
Thanx so much for so much..
Thinking bout you makes me smile..
You loved jumping so much.
Thanx for norway, the loughs, the things you explained me in most detail, my first E´s, my first two-way with you,...
..you were obsessed:)
The thing that really counted was jumping, and people... and jumping details:)
You guided me and were a friend in one of my most special times. You and Lucy were so unbelieveable super friendly in Norway 03..
Well no need to become whisky - full of feeling, there is enough feeling without.

I´m thinking bout you!
And my thoughts to all who love you!
Fly free Eddie on the other side - you´ve got some excellent company there.
Christine

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I can't beleave it. WHat is happening. I can just see a big group of friends joining in there own afterlife. THis is wierd and very sad.

Im so so sorry about this.
THanks for the good times we shared Eddie.

Condolenses to family and friends!

This is a dark year, a dark time.

Is there any information about what and where it happend.

Save a beer for me mate!
/Martin - Team Bautasten od Sweden
/Martin - Team Bautasten of Sweden

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I was the second Jumper on this two way....
Eddi.... I can´t belive it...

Eddi was always here... and now only in my Memories and on Pictures :(

The photos are the last minutes... seconds... we had together....
Eddi´s fatal jump...

I´ll miss you... and safe you for my life in my mind as the one and only Edgar Kraus..

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Hello,
I offer you heartfelt sorrow at the loss of a good friend.
I met Eddi earlier this year @ Bridge Day, great guy.
Another on the list of dead BASE jumpers I knew.

In the photo "Eddis letzter sprung 011" I see Eddi going
off the Italian Terminal Wall on his back to shoot video!!

Deja vu?
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Hello,
In the photo "Eddis letzter sprung 011" I see Eddi going
off the Italian Terminal Wall on his back to shoot video!!

Deja vu?



Yea we have seen this before. Not only on the incident before this one in the swiss valley.
But many times before. And Ill guess its not the Last time.

Very sad
Ill see you in Valhalla, later brother, save a beer.

/Martin - Team Bautasten of Sweden
/Martin - Team Bautasten of Sweden

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I don't want to insinuate that this was the kicker for the chain of events, but it is worth looking into.
I think the count is 8 for Fatalities that exited this way.The first that I know of was in Kjerag '96

This is from the “Bad Ideas” list thread:
Clicky

“The goal here is to list bad idea practices in the art of packing and also BASE jumping.
The list (of how not to get on "The List").

1. Using Pull up cords or rubberbands as a PC packing aid (2 fatal, 1 possible AFAIK).
2. Car Battery as a packing weight. (1 near fatal.AFAIK)
3. Exiting on one's back to video those exiting after (5 fatal. AFAIK).
4. Hackeysack type PC handle entanglement with bridle. (1 fatal.AFAIK)
5. Miss rigging the brake lines in a pack transition from slider down to slider up. (1 fatal.AFAIK).
6. Unstable freefall until or almost until impact. (4 fatal .AFAIK)”

Take care,
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About exiting on the back, on the bad idea list.

Yes, there have been a lot of fatilities this way. Very sad indeed.

However, I think it is not just the back exiting by itself that is bad. As usual, it is a string of (small) events, leading to a bigger event, fatal or not.

It is the same with the unstable exit untill impact. If I look at Jeb Corliss' video's, he is unstable untill opening.... And surely Jeb knows what he is doing.

I have done a few back exits myself. I (think I) know the risks involved. To be honest, I will continue doing them.

That said, I sincerely greeve the loss of Eddie.

Ronald

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