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PixieUK

Greg Gasson - no parachute jump

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PixieUK

Really? We were looking for it and couldn't see any evidence. How does he hang upside down from the container by his feet then?



It was a well planned, well choreographed, well executed stunt.
As in Hollywood movie stunt. Greg and Joe (Jennings) have done a lot of stuff over the years. This is (IMHO) one of their better ones.

Hint: Do you think that segment was all done in one take?

Or maybe they did a couple of different jumps with different harnesses so that they could show you what they wanted you to see.
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wolfriverjoe

***Really? We were looking for it and couldn't see any evidence. How does he hang upside down from the container by his feet then?



It was a well planned, well choreographed, well executed stunt.
As in Hollywood movie stunt. Greg and Joe (Jennings) have done a lot of stuff over the years. This is (IMHO) one of their better ones.

Hint: Do you think that segment was all done in one take?

Or maybe they did a couple of different jumps with different harnesses so that they could show you what they wanted you to see.

Don't forget the possible money bringing can of Mountain Dew. Oh, they left out the second half of that segment in the video. I love footage from whatever that heli mounted camera is. In fact I almost like it better than the jump footage.

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And Travis got all his ratings yanked and then went on a 'whine campaign' about being banned from the sport. I dont see a 'ballsy guy' I see an attention whore that decided to risk fucking it up for the rest of us to get his fix. We police our own to keep the gov off our back and that's exactly what happened when he got kicked out.



Travis didn't do his jump in the US, and he's not banned from the sport in the US either.

He did it here: Puerto Rico

"Travis Pastrana jumped from a single-engine Cessna from 12,500 feet over Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He was only wearing sunglasses, socks and surf trunks while holding a can of Red Bull. He was not wearing a parachute. He was doing the jump for the "X" Games.

So how is it he was f-ing it up for us, in the US??

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PS:According to Racer X, yup...
We got a note from Travis Pastrana who wanted to make us aware of a situation he’s got himself into with the United States Parachute Association:

“Some of the best skydivers in the world are trying to help safely progress the standards and thinking of skydiving. I had my skydive license taken for doing a skydive that was easily and safely executed as a stunt for a movie. I’m not saying the new school of thinking would have allowed me to do this, but they would have helped me to do it more safely and through the right channels. As it sits, I am on the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) black list and banned from a sport that I truly enjoy. Every vote counts, please help skydiving progress.”



A quote from Travis himself. He was banned for 180 day back in 08' At least that's the way the research I did reads.

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http://www.uspa.org/Portals/0/Downloads/Min_BOD_2008_09.pdf [Page 4]

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The Director of Safety & Training forwarded the following motion.
Motion 9: Passed, 15/4/1 (Mr. Bangs)
“Move to revoke the USPA membership of Travis Pastrana, USPA #176787.”



http://www.uspa.org/Portals/0/Downloads/Min_BOD_2009_04.pdf [Page 19]
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The Executive Committee discussed the appeal of a membership suspension made by Travis
Pastrana. This appeal goes to the full board for discussion and a vote. Mr. Pastrana sent a letter
of apology and explained he has no plans for any stunts in the near future. He also reports that he
will be sure to follow the correct procedures in the future should a stunt be planned. The
following motion resulted:
Motion 41: Passed 21/0/0 (Mr. Stokes)
“Move to reinstate the USPA Membership to Travis Pastrana.”


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I dont know much about this sport, but travis is wearing a harness under his swim shorts and is hooked into it. You can appreciate the connection when the guy docks on his back and later when the guy unclips from it on the beach.
The stunt otherwise looks pretty straight forward
dwh

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You'll note that these are two different jumps as evidenced by two different canopies.

This footage was very carefully and cleverly done as to make the viewer feel more fearful of the dangers (although not letting us see the colors of the second canopy would have been better IMHO).

Good stunts and film editing are designed to make the viewer believe what is unbelievable.

Many of us see what we want to see - others see the truth.

Well done Joe and Greg.


Be the canopy pilot you want that other guy to be.
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Be the canopy pilot you want that other guy to be.

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Bill Cole's Chuteless Jump
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvMGLJ0xww

Jim Tyler - No Parachute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEAat1NDSgw

Tagashi Tanaka No Parachute
11:00 to 17:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3UBSaoByxw

Andreas Dachtler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB4uLm2wKNg

Greg Gasson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7LNMwGNmLk

Travis Pastrana Skydives without a Parachute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDBrdl2sZWs

Scott Palmer jumps from plane with no chute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=972exoFhP9M

Salto Sem Para-quedas! Sabiá faz salto sem para-quedas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0bvw8BvKH4

Alain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB2IT3GhDDo

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On both of my chuteless jumps, I had the harness under the jumpsuit, and the two risors came through holes by my shoulders. Unfortunately, this allowed the jumpsuit to fill with air, a ballooning effect, and it was more difficult flying smoothly. However, it worked for me, and I am still here, so no complaints.

Bill Cole D-41 Canada




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