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  1. To me, Nicks post wasn't about risks and proper training of new jumpers. It was the n-th complaint about the loss of the good'ol days and the fact that Base is getting more publicity now than it got 20 years ago. I'm just getting tired of that. I totally agree that it's pretty stupid to illegally jump an object and then make a big thing out of it cause you will of course ruin it. But if you do some cool jumps off mountains where noone cares, I don't think it's oh so bad to speak about it. How should our sport evolve if everybody would hide in their bushes? I'm very old-school and more than careful when it comes to new jumpers, but that is not the subject of this thread.
  2. Duude, get over it and stop tellin us over and over again how much better it was in the good'ol golden days. Things are changing, and not only in Base. That's the way of everything. I'm a skier and fuck yeah, there's about 10 times more people skiing off-piste now then there have been 10-20 years ago and as a result it's getting harder and harder to get freshies. Where you could find untouched pow weeks after a snowfall you now have a couple of hours before it's all gone. It's exactly the same thing: it started with films, photos, extreme-skiing-competitions and media and industry using the extreeeme image to sell their products. And since it's called "freeriding" every kid has a pair of fat skis and wants to go big. And I can't blame them - it's a lot of fun, so wtf? In some places areas have been closed for skiers due to the increased numbers of people skiing there and the impact that has on nature - that's pretty much the same thing like a burned object. Still, I never heard anybody blame the guys making those movies or going for the comps for ruining the pow for the old guys. In some ways it might suck, but on the other hand it's cool as a whole industry has evolved out of that movement and the gear we have nowadays is 10 times better than the stuff we had before. It's not our mountains anyhow, so how could we expect to have them for ourselfs only?
  3. oh my god... it's true... last year there was this group of tourist-girls on a bus-trip sitting outside the Horner and yes, they were fat, drunk and horny, so in one word ugly and somehow thinking they could have us. brrrrr...
  4. Cool, looks like fun. But why dont you guys use pulleys, like for a tyrolean? That would be much better for the cable edit: better for the cable = less damage to the cable
  5. Yes, and as the past has shown, it can't be said often enough...
  6. I'm sure you wanted to say "Interlaken, which is basically the outdoor-tourist-ride capital of Europe"
  7. Looks like old skydiving-gear to me, incl pod and real noice asymetric pc
  8. I've really no scientific data by any means and don't even have a map handy to measure the distances, but I can give u some visual info about tracking in the swiss valley. Humming it in jeans and t-shirt going from LM I usually open over the landing (between treeline and street), going from YO I usually open just above treeline (both without doing aerials). Vertical is more than 1400 ft though if u track that far. Pretty cool idea
  9. I build a helmet cam setup for a 661 flight helmet (moto x) for a jump where i wanted top-protection. Skydiving-helmets offer no protection at all imho. I used a metal L with 2 velcro-straps at 90° and glued the whole thing to the helmet. I also put a little screw into of the screwholes that usually hold the visor, it makes it a lot easier to adjust the angle of the cam. I used a silicone-like glue with no thinners or similar that would destroy the helmet. Works perfectly, even for downhill-mtb (well, there you actually feel the weight-disbalance). Don't have the helmet here, otherwise I would post a pic.
  10. Yo man, glad you're ok. Considering that you were on your own, I imagine it would have made your day somewhat less enjoyable to break something on landing Reminds me of on old saying: better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than to be in the air wishing you were on the ground.
  11. obi

    Engelberg spot info

    Hello, I m in Engelberg for a while and am looking for spot-info. Skis, wingsuit, whatever. I m ok with alpine approaches. Anybody who can share some info please pm me. Thanks. Obi
  12. Gosh, you're so politically correct! What are you doin here on the dorkzone??
  13. 30-way with grips? Everything else is for pussies. Seriously: I don't like it. And I wouldn't participate. It's not exactly my idea of basejumping anyhow. Like mentionend before, for those who do like the idea, there's better places for it, like Kjerag. Not only for topology of the wall, but also for topology of the exit (read: space/room).
  14. I have no clue about the incident nor the object, but would be interested. It kinda sounds like you broke your bone due to a lack of altitude? Is that the case? Can you tell some details please?
  15. 17 is a classic. Skydiving rig, skydiving way of thinking (arch arch arch!!!). 3 is lovely too. You can see how he will start throwing his arms around in a sec - with the pc in his hand
  16. well, if he landed behind the hill (seen from the bar) he must have done a MUCH bigger delay, as a 9-cell-zp-Sabre surely has a much better glide than any base-canopy out there and with those you easily make the lz after a 15 sec delay. of course unless he had a snivelly opening with 10 twists and the slider blocked above them
  17. All that talk about FREEDOM. Has anybody of you thought about the basic principles of non-solitary humany live? Welcome to SOCIETY. We all have our own ways of thinking and everybody is his own best friend, so when there's many of us humans in a restricted area, society rules are setup to prevent us from constantly pissing us off and finally killing us selves. So in a society, on man's freedom ends where another man's freedom starts. In the beginning there weren't many jumpers, so this wasn't an issue. Everybody was an outlaw and the society were the others. Now there are so many of us that base-society starts to build up. That has happenend in every other human gathering and I don't think you can do anything to prevent it. If you don't like it, stay away from the rules be staying out of the society. ITW is in the boundaries of the base-society, so your actions will affect other people's freedom. If you go in there, other jumpers will be affected. If you want to be free to do whatever you want and to be as stupid as you want to be, why not be a man about it and go find your own cliff outside the base-society's boundaries? There's tons of cliffs out there and most of them are in remote areas. If you go in there, nobody will be affected. Don't call for society's help in case your judgement failed, because you refused society's knowledge and advice in the first place and thought you were so much smarter than everybody else. But I'm sure the guys who did that smart stunt and were too cool to listen would have expected the support from the society in case they needed help. 3 and a half twists, wall strike and hanging on some snagged suspension lines half way up the wall with broken bones - do you think his buddies would have set out on mission to get him outta there with ropes themselves or would they have called in a heli? With all the consequences for other jumpers? I'm not the police and I'm not calling the police on other people either, but before you claim to be free to do whatever you want, you should think first.
  18. obi

    Ever tried this?

    I have the exact same setup on my rig and it works fine. I do almost 100% slider-ups, never had a hangup.
  19. Bring warm clothes and good boots. Good luck
  20. I guess a reasonable target would be, no matter which clothes you are wearing, as far as you get without going in - or something similar, like going into the trees or hitting the talus after a 180. With time and experience you will fly further, or change your flight-path, but the target will stay the same. Other than that, I think Martin is right about the swiss valley; it is not a place for beginners. The more you jump there, the more you will realize that. Obi
  21. Gainer-ws-exits were the fashion a couple of years ago, until everybody realized that they're not helping you to get flying faster. I wouldn't do one off a cliff where I need to get flying instantly. If you just wanna do the gainers for fun off a bigger cliff, go ahead, just keep in mind what fatsnake said: it is easy to get out of axis if your legwing is not in line with the axis of the rotation (of course this also depends on the ws-model you're using).