Tornolf

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    Blackjack

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    1081
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    769
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    BASE Jumping
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    327
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    Wing Suit Flying
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  1. base still costs more* *exluding potato land, maybe A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
  2. Tornolf

    Wow !!!

    it was a skydive, jumper was unhurt, thread somewhere on dz.com A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
  3. we need to develop much much lighter batteries for an electric full size airplane to be feasible. imo I don't see this ever happening since it would always be easier/cheaper/way lighter to use energy produced on the ground to undergo some loss to get changed over to energy stored in chemical bonds (e.g. hydrocarbons from petroleum, hydrogen, etc) and be used for combustion in a powerplant. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    Glide Rate

    distance fallen / freefall time = avg fallrate A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    Looking for specific BASE video

    it was titled "track or die" but I can't find it on SDM A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
  6. Tornolf

    2007 - a year review

    Can I have it? I miss my old one! A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    proximity flying (without a wingsuit)

    Terminal on a street luge is around 60-70mph unless you're really heavy or have weight added to your luge. I'm guessing terminal for him would be near the same, since he should have less drag but also less weight. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
  8. Tornolf

    Super Mach 1

    My Skyflyer 1 has been physically the hardest suit for me to fly so far. I believe you're the same body type as me - tall, skinny, not much muscle. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
  9. Tornolf

    skydiving with BASErigg

    Try asking some Eastern Bloc DZs. I've seen video of it being done there and no one seemed to be too concerned. If anything they might be able to point you in the right direction. You also might have better luck asking on basejumper.com since those people would be more likely to know and not jump down your throat so quickly based on incorrect assumptions. The level of North American ego-centricism in this thread is appalling. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    skydiving with BASErigg

    Right. You can jump a certain BASE container with a front mount reserve (and therefore still pull at 300ft at terminal fairly safely - has worked for me nearly 90 times in base) as long as you're a citizen of Germany and visiting in the US. You'll be in full compliance with German TSO's and therefore you're legal as far as the FAA is concerned. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    skydiving with BASErigg

    Cause it's fun? Probably the same reason people will do other higher risks things in skydiving instead of only doing static line solos with 290 mantas in constant 5mph winds. I've done a couple wingsuit jumps with my base rig from a flying vehicle (at the time not an "aircraft" therefore TSO didn't mean anything) and it was some of the most fun I've ever had. The crowd loved it too and went away with a positive view of parachuting. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    Should be 17 to jump, not 18!

    You'd be surprised how much money you can get just for busting your ass academically in high school. 4 years of financial worry free living afterwards (college), plus extra play money, was worth all the work especially since I don't even have to work a job. And I'm a white male who doesn't qualify for any need based aid. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    Freefall 200'

    Cause it's fun as hell. That's why I do them. The point was that there are so many random factors in low freefalls that can kill you. The risk cannot be managed nearly as easily as other jumps and the inherent nature of low freefalls exposes the jumper to significantly higher risk. We're on the same side... A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
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    Freefall 200'

    So true. Do it long enough and it'll kill you. However, I haven't found a more powerful feeling than the one when your canopy is out of the container slowly moving to linestretch and you're staring at the point you're going to impact thinking to yourself "well fuck me" A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ
  15. Tornolf

    wind down the guywire???What Do You Do???

    Most of my data comes from a bridge, where jumping in a headwind is not a problem. There is a significant difference between a low freefall (where the wind will have the most effect on opening) in a tailwind versus a headwind. Myself and others have also jumped a certain antenna in a headwind, which I find to be within my limits of risk assuming certain precautions are taken. The way I think it causes higher openings is what's been said before - a headwind will push air into the nose causing faster pressurization. Wind (in any direction) will also cause linestretch to occur faster due to faster overall speed relative to the air mass. That is merely a hypothesis. I have made numerous observations, on video, showing that jumping in a headwind will result in faster primary pressurization than jumping in no wind or a tail wind. A waddling elephant seal is the cutest thing in the entire world. -TJ