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  1. Hajo

    6way indoor in Germany

    on last saturday, 12th of june, 6 jumpers of the german base association jumped into a football-stadium in gelsenkirchen. all at the same time, directly from the roofstructure. the jump was made in front of 35000 spectators, during the ceremonies of the nfl europe finals. the height was appr. 158 ft (48 meters). I suppose, this was a new record (6 at one time, indoor). or does someone have other info about events like this? -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    fatality in switzerland?

    just heard some news. was no fatality on the waterfall exit. just broken leg or something in that way. good luck after all. jumper was from germany and seemed not to be so experienced. the name was a misunderstanding at the phone. not ramon, more raimund or something like this. sorry for that. does someone know about the crew he belongs to, from the south of germany? mentors, instructors? -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    fatality in switzerland?

    did anyone hear something about a fatality in the swiss valley, this weekend? I´ve heard about a guy, called ramon or so, but I´m not quite sure. any information about this? -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Fatality in Russia on May 3

    just short from me, what I´ve read: 80 meters 46" PC stowed 2-pin-rig for me, there are two facts in that: 80 meters is low (so a 46 PC makes sense!) if jumping a 46 PC, going stowed is not recommended by the manufacturers (as far as I know). blame me if I am wrong -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Incident comparison

    base is a much higher risk than regular skydiving. read the fatality list from nick and think it over. do not go into something like that, without very proper training. still too much jumpers die in both sports. see the number of skydive jumps done in the world and count the fatalities. estimate the base jumps and do the same with that. the incidents are higher. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    free jumps

    hi jaka, thank you for the invitation again. this week was great! jumping with you and all the others out of the helicopters was so amazing say also many thanks to all of your team. you should have received the official bulletin of our president of the german parachute association. to all the 4 nations who missed this event: bad luck for you. the other 21 nations had fun without limit... see you again in bovec or somewhere. the air is fair! greetinx, hajo & sylvia -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Slider up and Short delay offheadings

    this is also my experience. we tried to analyse some video with short delay/slider up and came to a conclusion, that the relative long snivel will create offheading openings, due to the influencing wind situations. I see it the same way: 2-3 sec. delay: slider down. the only object which is not in this thoughts, is a S with a good landing area. but personally, I like the reliable and quick openings on short delays, even if they produce a little more sound. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    new idiot with lots of questions

    I agree with the idea of pendragon, become a para-glider (after you did an instructional course). paragliding can also be very breathtaking if you want it that way. doing it the other way (take a base-rig with you and jump from cliffs without the basic skills) means for me, that you will be killed and become another mark in the base-fatality list. do you have parents, children or are you married? think of them, too. even if you will not get killed, living the rest of your life in a wheelchair is not funny. serious: if you see, that experienced jumper get injured or killed, this should be enough argument for learning as much as you can BEFORE you jump from a wall with only seconds to impact. that is my point of view -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    community and site protection PART II

    base-tags and stuff in the car. I´ve seen a car with the signs: "base-jumpers are no criminals" over the complete rear window and the guy was wondering why he got busted after a jump from a bridge at noon, caught by the highway police on the highway later on. I also can see tags at the base of a bridge with date and c-u messages, even at the place we are used to gear up before walking to the exit. for me, this is quite stupid and not the way I was introduced to this sport. I was always told: come-jump-and go away, without any traces left for no one. this is what I give to my students as well. you jump for your own pleasure, not for someone else. leave the site better than you found it. ´nough said -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Freepacking into skydiving rig

    hi, if you use a vented troll, the openings are slightly harder because of the vents. for using my troll mdv at terminal, I prefer a sail slider, usual skydiving pc and rolling the nose (4 times each side) and stuck it into the center cell. nice and onheading openings. I also do not use the deep brake setting (mostly there is no obstacle in my way after opening in that case) -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Gear Question

    Hi, yes - we have made the german required drop tests for both, main and reserve system. the reserves we use are no squares, we use round canopies in chest mounted containers. now we have various containers and canopies we are allowed to jump legally (CR, BR, Atair,......) -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    hand held and pins

    Hi there, some info of how we do that in germany. we have tested several things like tuckin´ the bridle under the right flap (as described in the other posting) but what our association recommends is: install 2 small pieces of velcro on the bridle and at the container (right flap). this will cover the fluttering of the bridle during hand held jumps (like the velcro does at velcro-closed containers). it also makes sure, that the bridle routing is correct and you can check it at any time prior to exit as you like. it also prevents pin extraction from checking the bridle (done by stretching your arm out), because the pulling force is slightly covered by the velcro tabs. We made this a must modification for our legal gear and it works pretty good. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  13. Same shit - different day.... we will have to live with that. last year, I tried to clean out an article in the german press. some "hero" story about felix, including his baffin island adventure and all the rest of his stunts. the press wasn´t interessted in telling the truth, they live from such stupid stuff. ´nough said. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    news from switzerland

    hi everyone, news from the swiss boys. the waterfall spot is open again. but the locals recommend very highly to keep calm and play the game very safe. "exit is tricky at the moment" also landing area on the other side of the valley has changed. if you intend to jump that side, please make sure not to land on the grassfield between cliff and street. just land on the grassfields on the westside of the street. http://www.subterminal.ch will be updated soon for further info edit: made link clicky ~Tom Aiello -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Exit re-opened?

    thanx for the info. I will post this on our german web site, saying the exit is closed until further notice. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    BASE and SkyDiving Associations

    no big deal, just tell me. but you have to use licensed gear (no problem at all, we have some for instruction, like PROs ore velcro-closed ones) because you have to wear a reserve-container -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    BASE and SkyDiving Associations

    just for info, the vdo (or the members of it) is the only one in germany who can organize legal jumps. 200 Jumps is a good start and there are sure a lot more illegal jumps like the one in munich, where the austrian guy was busted. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Exit re-opened?

    Does anyone know, if the closed waterfall exit in the Swiss valley is open again? it was closed until 31. 12. 2003, 24.00 hrs. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    BASE and SkyDiving Associations

    hi everyone, I am the webmaster of the german webpage. I have about 210 jumps and yes it is true, we are allowed to make legal jumps and we have to wear reserves (chest mounted-round ones) because it´s the law to wear one. we managed to get it legal in 1998 by beating the system with its own weapons. we made the german kind of tso on container-systems and canopies with our own money. we wrote an instructual manual to guide licensed skydivers to this sport. we also offer instructional courses. after all, we got the permission from the german skydiving association to jump legally. all we now have to do is the same paperwork as for a demo-jump into a stadium. we also have a general permission for using our specific flight level from the german airtraffic security. means, for official jumps we do not need any further papers from them, we just shoul make a phonecall in front. we also have 3 objects with a permanent permission to jump from, we just have to phone the owner in front and we can jump there on everyday we want to. our sites are not so much as in usa, but we some nice bridges and buildings, a lot of antennas and a few cliffs. only in 2003, we gave about 35 boys and girls an instructional course and they started jumping from fixed objekts. not everyone in germany, but in italy, austria and switzerland, to get the skills for the official jumps in germany. So if we plan our next event, I will post it here. perhaps someone wants to join us. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well