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  1. inzite

    Nashville, the resurrection

    With an offer like that, make sure you do your own pin checks.
  2. inzite

    BASE WIKI temporarily restored

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  3. inzite

    Re: A 'B' Question for you east coast peeps

    I know that here we have a good deal of winter jumping. However, not nearly as much as in the summer. It's not that jumping in the winter is any more dangerous. It's just frickin' cold!!! It's not the difficulty of jumping in the winter that makes people jump less, but rather the discomfort. During the winter, B's become much more popular for one simple reason...the trip up is HEATED!!! Or, if it's not heated, at least it's sheltered. There are some advantages to jumping in the winter. Snow can cushion landings (otoh, ice can make them harder). Also, snow is VERY reflective, which can be a huge plus on night jumps. If you're near a big city, or have a full moon, it can feel almost like a daytime jump, with the ground well illuminated. Of course, there are also disadvantages, including: * discomfort * slick exit points * slick climb to exit point * extra clothing/gear * restricted mobility (due to extra clothing/gear) * possible increased visibility And of course, there's the biggest disadvantage to cold-weather jumps: The cold seriously fucks with your mental preparedness. Jumps that for me are a relative "walk in the park" during warm weather, with only minor nerves/fear, can seriously start to screw with my mind and confidence in the winter. The cold weather can turn what would otherwise be a normal jump into something seriously terrifying, without actually raising the danger level. It's simply a mental effect.
  4. inzite

    Crazy Russian Students

    I haven't watched your video, but it sounds like you're probably referring to this:;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread
  5. inzite

    Jumping the Lomonosov!

    Yeah, a buddy of mine showed me that video a few days ago, and I must say, I was very annoyed to see it. In Moscow there's way too much daytime jumping taking place, and the city is going to crack down on it in the near future. There's no reason not to jump this object at night - in many ways, it's easier at night. Security is very lax, and it's very easy to get inside. However, these jumpers decided to dayblaze the object, and then post their videos online. I came into work yesterday, and within 5 minutes one of the interns at our office, a graduate student at the university in question, sent me a copy of the video above. He doesn't jump and is in no way affiliated with skydiving/BASE, yet he and tens of thousands of other Moscovites have all seen the video. The situation in Moscow is pretty messed up. Locals are way too eager to dayblaze their own objects. Part of this is because it's generally easy to get access to objects. Security can be bribed for $3-$5 dollars. Cops don't really care about BASE-jumping, and can also be bribed. However, if jumpers in Moscow continue calling attention to themselves, that situation is going to QUICKLY change. Laws will be passed, cops will learn that BASE jumpers can become a source of income, and security companies will crack down. Just one month ago metal detectors were installed at the city's best and tallest B because of daily dayblazing. P.S. I'm not Russian, though I do live and jump in Moscow. It's not my place to decide how Russian jumpers should act. However, the trends I see now will cause a serious crackdown over the next 5 years, and it's very sad to know that a lot of the objects I know and love today won't be available tomorrow.
  6. inzite

    New River Gorge Bridge Day 2006

    Nice clips. That Mr. Bill to round reserve sure had me on the edge of my seat though.
  7. inzite

    Worldwide GSM cards in the mountains?

    For good coverage in the mountains, I recommend whatever this guy has....
  8. inzite

    Total mal

    So did he survive?
  9. inzite

    67 Things to Do Before You Go In

    Did #17 on Monday morning. We climbed 16 floors of a construction site elevator support column, standing next to a building under construction. We perilously jumped from elevator support column to building every floor from the 7th up to the 16th, looking for a balcony that didn't have windows installed yet. Just when all seemed lost, we found our entrance on the 16th floor. Then we made it up to the 36th floor by stairwell. And we did all this with awestruck construction workers and security looking up from below. I think I did #29 when I was in Amsterdam 2 years ago, but I don't remember a whole lot of that.
  10. inzite

    My favorite BASE picture

    That's exactly the thing...Rovaniemi is boring!!! I was there last year in late June. I figured I'd hang out in the city all night and enjoy the midnight sun. After walking around the city for two hours, I was so damned bored that I caught the 9pm train to Helsinki!!! My God...there's nothing to do there. The McDonald's is the coolest place in town.
  11. inzite

    St. Petersburg

    Which St. Petersburg?
  12. inzite

    Full Moons around the World

    To answer your question, if there is a full moon in, say, Toronto, the rest of the world should be treated by a full moon as well. This is because, while the earth rotates once a day (as far as I remember), the moon revolves around the earth only once a moonth...I mean, month. So, roughly speaking, the moon you see tonight is almost exactly the same as the moon that will be seen half a day later in Siberia. Another interesting tidbit...we only see one half of the moon. The face of the moon that you see tonight is the same face of the moon that you will see in 6 months or in 6 years. This is because the moon itself rotates at exactly the same rate that it revolves around the earth, keeping one side of the moon perpetually pointed towards the earth. This is an effect caused by tidal forces, the same force that powers the, uh...., tides. One day the earth will be the same way, with one side constantly facing towards the sun while the other side is always pointed out towards the stars, after Earth's rotation has been sapped by tidal forces. However, this will be in the WAY WAY WAY distant future.
  13. Huh? Elaborate a little on how jail fits into all this. Or maybe I just started drinking too early today.
  14. By the way, I did a pretty thorough search for previous posts on this subject and didn't find anything. Apologies if I'm bringing up an issue that's been addressed before.