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Jeb Corliss on the cover of Air & Space

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Question is, is he good for the sport or bad? Discuss....



He's generated a ton of interest in both skydiving and BASE jumping. He isn't a bad public speaker either, he speaks clearly and with thought. I found my whuffo friends felt bad for him about the empire state bldg thing. He has also captured some of the most incredible footage I've ever seen.

I say: keep it floored, good shit.


-Brett



Could be a damn good thing,
I'm not usually into the whole 3-way thing, but you got me a little excited with that. - Skymama
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A positive article in as popular and well written of a magazine as Air and Space is good. Jeb has made a career out of something he loves, the 'spin' he puts on it is his choice.

Skydiving is the trailer trash meth boondocks of aviation. I call this a win.

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Skydiving is the trailer trash meth boondocks of aviation. I call this a win.

I've always called skydiving the red-headed bastard step-child of aviation. I like you description too. :D



I was a pilot before I was a skydiver, and yeah. I think we both are correct. :P

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I was a pilot before I was a skydiver, and yeah. I think we both are correct. :P

You got tired of the jumpers getting all the chicks?;)



Got tired of following the rules, or being persecuted for breaking them. But I just found it again in skydiving. There is no escape. I just learned to not care (in PG and BASE), and put my nice pants on at the drop zone.

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Question is, is he good for the sport or bad? Discuss....



He's generated a ton of interest in both skydiving and BASE jumping. He isn't a bad public speaker either, he speaks clearly, with thought, and explains the risks and why he takes them well. I found my whuffo friends felt bad for him about the empire state bldg thing. He has also captured some of the most incredible footage I've ever seen.

I say: keep it floored, good shit.


-Brett



You serious?? He ends every sentence with that fucking annoying laugh of his...Public speaker???You got to be kidding!

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I watched this just the other day.
Like him or hate him, he has some skills.
Self promotion is one of them:)
http://vimeo.com/15479617



The link doesn;t work!

But I have a feeling it is not just "self" promotion, (only an opinion) but I believe he has some money behind him somewhere.....Nobody travels like he does, withotu major money!

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I watched this just the other day.
Like him or hate him, he has some skills.
Self promotion is one of them:)
http://vimeo.com/15479617



The link doesn;t work!

But I have a feeling it is not just "self" promotion, (only an opinion) but I believe he has some money behind him somewhere.....Nobody travels like he does, withotu major money!



Two words . . . Trust Fund.
I'm not usually into the whole 3-way thing, but you got me a little excited with that. - Skymama
BTR #1 / OTB^5 Official #2 / Hellfish #408 / VSCR #108/Tortuga/Orfun

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I watched this just the other day.
Like him or hate him, he has some skills.
Self promotion is one of them:)
http://vimeo.com/15479617



The link doesn;t work!

But I have a feeling it is not just "self" promotion, (only an opinion) but I believe he has some money behind him somewhere.....Nobody travels like he does, withotu major money!




LOL

It goes as a C&P because you underlined it using the {U} command . . . use the {URL} command instead.

like this: http://vimeo.com/15479617
I'm not usually into the whole 3-way thing, but you got me a little excited with that. - Skymama
BTR #1 / OTB^5 Official #2 / Hellfish #408 / VSCR #108/Tortuga/Orfun

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like this: [url]http://vimeo.com/15479617[/url

Great footage....



No - not like that . . .

you dropped a bracket somewhere.:ph34r:
I'm not usually into the whole 3-way thing, but you got me a little excited with that. - Skymama
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like this: [url]http://vimeo.com/15479617[/url

Great footage....



No - not like that . . .

you dropped a bracket somewhere.:ph34r:



I dropped one with a smoke bomb in it once...



A bracket or a Skyrider?
I'm not usually into the whole 3-way thing, but you got me a little excited with that. - Skymama
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like this: [url]http://vimeo.com/15479617[/url

Great footage....



No - not like that . . .

you dropped a bracket somewhere.:ph34r:



I dropped one with a smoke bomb in it once...



A bracket or a Skyrider?



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like this: [url]http://vimeo.com/15479617[/url

Great footage....



No - not like that . . .

you dropped a bracket somewhere.:ph34r:



I dropped one with a smoke bomb in it once...



A bracket or a Skyrider?



yes



I bet that freaked out the crowd!:D:D:D
I'm not usually into the whole 3-way thing, but you got me a little excited with that. - Skymama
BTR #1 / OTB^5 Official #2 / Hellfish #408 / VSCR #108/Tortuga/Orfun

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Self promotion is one of them



I'd rather see a skydiver that does more than he talks. In fact, I know more than a few of them.

Sadly, the world loves a good talker. Doers don't get that much attention.
Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD

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Self promotion is one of them



I'd rather see a skydiver that does more than he talks. In fact, I know more than a few of them.

Sadly, the world loves a good talker. Doers don't get that much attention.




I don't know...

I've never met the guy, and sometimes as I watch some of the press coverage and/or interviews I can't help but roll my eyes.

But on the other hand I'm honest enough with myself to realize maybe part of it is egotistical jealousy, he's doing things most of us will never do and the self-promotion is just part of the equation that allows him continue doing it...to follow his dream.

~Can't fault a person for doing that!

Is the Air & Space cover a 'good' thing?
~they say there IS no such thing as bad publicity, having not seen the article I can't say if it's 'good' publicity or 'just' publicity...

Either way, the boy HAS skills...I do enjoy his videos, and all said and done he IS more like us than he is like 'them'.

...he's not taking food outta my mouth so I find it impossible to dislike him just because he does what he does the way that he does it.

"Hate The Game~Not The Player!" :D










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