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  1. I'll be working in the Lansing area on and off for a few weeks, would like to make some jumps. Please PM
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    BASE game

    are there any plans to port the game to another platform, like the ps3 or nintendo wii? -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  3. I know microphones arent really photography, nor are they video. But bear with me. I'm curious to know what one might expect to spend on a decent microphone, which would mostly be used to capture voices in a relatively calm, indoor/outdoor setting, that wouldn't record audio that sounds like it's coming out of a tin can. It would be used mostly for interviews and voice-overs. Also, if this mic were plugged into any old camcorder (or, say, an HC3?) would the quality suffer? do you need to have a good recording device to go with it? Thanks
  4. I'd be curious to see what that would do to heading performance, as cell inflation and pressurization would be almost entirely accomplished via the vents (since the nose airlocks might tend to be closed during opening). I would also think it would pressurize much more slowly, cancelling out the effect of the vents. -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  5. yea, i heard somebody was trying to do their first horse-way and got kicked in the face. TJ may have some photos of the mark it left behind... -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
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    BASE # stats?

    SO... yuri.... if the number was exponential with an exponentially increasing growth rate, would it be... ... ... supersuperexponential? -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  7. how high did you pull... estimate? dude didn't you hear him the first time? he didn't have his altimeter or didder, how could he have known!? He's lucky to be alive, that ground really can sneak up on you.... -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  8. you SONOFABITCH i am so fucking jealous @!$#[email protected]$ @!$# But i did eat 3 separate thanksgiving dinners here in ohio... bwahaha [edit: how's the jumping been out there so far?] -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  9. it would be cool to have a base-friendly version where you activate it right before you jump, and if you dont deactivate it within, say, 8 minutes, it starts transmitting. Great for those solo jumps when your out in the boonies
  10. Now this sounds like a story... -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  11. im not in college... you dont need to be to get a facebook account anymore. -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  12. 21 - 1 year -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  13. whaaAAT!? those are the best times to jump! -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  14. I'm looking into getting an HC3... if anybody happens to know of a good place to get a deal on one, or what a good price would be if I see it, I'd greatly appreciate the input. Thanks, Ghetto -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  15. there are 105 people I can think of who didn't want to either... -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  16. I think it is likely that a new jumper buying their first canopy will probably hang onto it for a while, probably around a year at least. In that year, they will probably have advanced to the point where they are able to jump lower objects (which is what many jumpers in the US are limited to in their area) I think it's pretty reasonable for a new jumper to spend the extra money on a vented canopy when they know that they may soon progress to low slider-down strikeable objects. In addition, I think newer jumpers are less likely to be picky about which canopy they fly because they have less experience flying different designs. While a more experienced jumper may experiment heavily with trying new canopies; buying, trading, selling them; I think most new jumpers are out to purchase a conservative canopy that they can become comfortable with and grow into (edit: for a while). Just my 0.02
  17. But you don't want to be added to its 'friends list'... -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  18. In that case, then (if I'm correct, and if we didn't age) you would have a 50% chance of still being alive for your 250th anniversary of skydiving. The way I see it, there are a whoooooole lot of other things that probably can/will kill me before my 250th birthday (outside of the normal aging process) Just something to consider. Also, when I started jumping, I did my own research just for shits and giggles, but through a different avenue. I found a list produced by some branch of the government (i forget which) that listed the likelihood of dying of various things (fire, car wreck, drug overdose, falling off of a high place like a ladder) per year. There was an overall statistic of 'likelihood to die an accidental death [per year]' and I compared this to the "odds" of dying after a year of jumping. I ended up concluding that making 150-200 jumps per year effectively doubled your chances of accidental death. (sorry i dont have the data i used, and may not remember it that accurately...) Of course it doesnt factor in attitude, judgement, risk tolerance, blindfolded HP landings, etc -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  19. You left out the greased lightning and dehydrated water -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  20. Tony, maybe you should lay off the pain killers. And send them to me
  21. What fo you mean valved? Is there a mechanism to close of the vents after the canopy is inflated? How do you activate these so called Valves? There is an (often red) valve activation handle near the top of your right main lift web, on the inside. It is typically a cloth loop connected to two yellow cables... [edit: just in case there are any 15-yr-old base-jumping wonders who just acquired a rig off of ebay reading this... i'm only kidding. (okay my conscience is clear now)] -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  22. but if you had one, you couldve dayblazed some random building downtown and been out of the country before the locals had time to warm up the tar... In fact, if you got away on a motorcycle they might even assume it was felix... -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  23. any video of it online? -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving
  24. Did somebody give you the bowling talk? -Ghetto "The reason death cannot frighten me, is because life has cured me of fear." Web Design Cleveland Skydiving