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    582
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    apf
  • Number of Jumps
    4800
  • Years in Sport
    9
  • First Choice Discipline
    BASE Jumping
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1200
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    Formation Skydiving
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    2000

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  1. G'day all, After a hell of a lot of work and coin I am proud to say that my book "Confessions of an Idiot" is finally out now through www.basedreams.com I normally dont care about selling stuff but i need everyones support on this one to help my friend recover his costs as he was the one that made it happen. please send this email to everyone you know and tell them to send it on. If nothing else, it will make good and colourful toilet paper hugs and love Douggs
  2. Gday guys and girls, The email below will explain more but basically im trying to collaborate a book on some funny/scary/crazy tales both old and new. Any contribution would be awesome. I am a jumper from Australia, you can check out what im about on my website www.basedreams.com Any imput to this book would be much appreciated Shine on douggs THE “NO SHIT THERE I WAS” BOOK compiled by Douggs Hello my friends and everyone else, I would like to start collaborating for the final book in my three book series that I have been writing and I need your help! The first book is a tongue in cheek autobiography about my twisted life and its called “CONFESSIONS OF AN IDIOT” The second book is detailed interviews with 16 remarkable friends throughout the Australian skydiving/base jumping scene and is called “ALL MY BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS” The final book is not an original idea but it will make for some crazy reading. It is simply called “NO SHIT… THERE I WAS” I want to compile a hundred crazy, but true stories from everyone that has been a part of skydiving or base jumping. Whether you have 1 jump or 10,000 jumps, it doesn’t matter, as long as you have a crazy story. It can be one paragraph or 10 pages. It can be about skydiving or base jumping or anything crazy that happened at a party or a car accident or anything. It can be of life or death or just something silly. I don’t want to set any guidelines and it can be written however you like with as much swearing and crass shit as you like. Write like you were telling it to a group of mates at a party when your wasted. I don’t care. It just needs to be crazy, scary, twisted, funny or all of the above and more. I would also like to get stories of “Did you hear what this dude did…” or “You wouldn’t believe what I heard…” these are always some of the most entertaining, crazy and funniest stories around. I have finished writing the first book, am half way through the second and really want to get started on the third. If it gets published, each person in it will receive a copy. Please send your stories through to my email douggs@basedreams.com And please include your full name, nick name or alias and a contact email or phone number. Please also pass this email on to every crazy dude or chick you have ever met. Im not doing this for cash but rather to try and give people a little insight into how twisted, crazy and amazing our lives are. I know there are a million cool stories out there, so please give up 30 minutes of your time and make this happen. Shine on douggs
  3. Gday guys and girls, The email below will explain more but basically im trying to collaborate a book on some funny/scary/crazy tales both old and new. Any contribution would be awesome. I am a jumper from Australia, you can check out what im about on my website www.basedreams.com Any imput to this book would be much appreciated Shine on douggs THE “NO SHIT THERE I WAS” BOOK compiled by Douggs Hello my friends and everyone else, I would like to start collaborating for the final book in my three book series that I have been writing and I need your help! The first book is a tongue in cheek autobiography about my twisted life and its called “CONFESSIONS OF AN IDIOT” The second book is detailed interviews with 16 remarkable friends throughout the Australian skydiving/base jumping scene and is called “ALL MY BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS” The final book is not an original idea but it will make for some crazy reading. It is simply called “NO SHIT… THERE I WAS” I want to compile a hundred crazy, but true stories from everyone that has been a part of skydiving or base jumping. Whether you have 1 jump or 10,000 jumps, it doesn’t matter, as long as you have a crazy story. It can be one paragraph or 10 pages. It can be about skydiving or base jumping or anything crazy that happened at a party or a car accident or anything. It can be of life or death or just something silly. I don’t want to set any guidelines and it can be written however you like with as much swearing and crass shit as you like. Write like you were telling it to a group of mates at a party when your wasted. I don’t care. It just needs to be crazy, scary, twisted, funny or all of the above and more. I would also like to get stories of “Did you hear what this dude did…” or “You wouldn’t believe what I heard…” these are always some of the most entertaining, crazy and funniest stories around. I have finished writing the first book, am half way through the second and really want to get started on the third. If it gets published, each person in it will receive a copy. Please send your stories through to my email douggs@basedreams.com And please include your full name, nick name or alias and a contact email or phone number. Please also pass this email on to every crazy dude or chick you have ever met. Im not doing this for cash but rather to try and give people a little insight into how twisted, crazy and amazing our lives are. I know there are a million cool stories out there, so please give up 30 minutes of your time and make this happen. Shine on douggs
  4. hey clair, just saw your head tattoo, love your work mate, all time, i thought i would put a picture of my base jumping tattoo on there as well, go hard mate douggs
  5. here is the ten news report that was on tv about our court case off the Q1 building. i put it on you tube to show people how our aussie media wankers throw negitive stuff into base and steal footage etc. C@NTS here is the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUng8Swj3aM if that doesnt work search for "base jump court case and ten news wankers" shine on douggs
  6. hello to all, with all the shit thats been happeneing lately its nice to have a happy ending for once. my best friend and all time jumper WILDMAN went in a few days ago on a tandem double mal and somehow through his agreement with the devil he and his passenger survived and wildman has only ended up with a compressed vertibrae.he also had a mal the jump before so it was 3 mals in 2 jumps, not everyone can say they have done that and walked away, the whole thing was captured on his handicam, and its all time footage,it will be shown at the pia festival in reno. to hears to wildman surviving another day in a world where all the good ones seem to be dying. so everyone sell your souls, get rid of jesus and start believing in the devil cause it works ha ha shine on douggs
  7. hello all, i hate to start the new year off like this but benni the ice man went in this evening during a skydiving??? demo at a huge trance party on the outskirts of byron bay,australia. he was dead on impact. i do know the details of what happened but i cannot release them because of the situation and the people involved. please respect that for now and dont hassle people or myself for details. all i can say that it was 100% human error. for those of you who dont know benni the ice man, he was a legendary dude with a heart of gold with an apetite for fun bigger than anyone i have met. he was a full on guy that you couldnt help but love. i taught him to base jump in norway a few years ago and he just came over to australia for an indefinate holiday of crazyness and fun,his weeks here were all time and he definately made the most out of every second. those of you who know him will know what i mean about him. your a legend benni, one of a kind and you will definately be missed. PLEASE everyone be careful out there and never think you are bigger and better than mother earth. she will win every time. sad days yet again. be safe everyone love douggs
  8. douggs

    ITW Fatality

    sad times indeed, i had the pleasuse of jumping with eddie all around the world and he was a classic dude and a great jumper. the video of him and slim in mexico is pricless, see you on the darkside brother with all our other fallen friends shine on douggs
  9. gday all, just a quick one to let you know that i have put 34 short videos on you tube under the name "douggsloosedude" most of you have probably seen most of them but if you havent you might get a laugh. i will put more on next year. if you could rate them when you watch them it would be appreciated. please send this to any other email lists you have. if you havent checked out my website already its www.basedreams.com shine on douggs
  10. Mexico incident 13/9/2006 Hello everyone, As most of you know, there was an incident in southern Mexico recently that ended in the fatality of Adam Gibson of Australia who had approx 600 base-jumps and was a very skilled jumper. Here is my view on what actually happened that day and how we can hopefully stop reinventing the wheel and make our sport safer. The cliff was approx 3000 ft a new big wall in Mexico. The calibre of jumpers that were there to jump it was for the most part very high. There were to be a few exit points but not all of them were opened yet, it was a pioneering mission that was combined to form the first Mexican go fast event, it was very well organized and perfectly legal with all the requirements being met in the form of permits waivers etc. On the day of the jump we went to the base of the cliff and cleared a landing area that was quite tight but easily doable with the water being an option also. We also studied the cliff itself and found that this was a serious technical big wall that was for tracking and wing suit flying only. There were 2 other exit points that were ok for aerials but this was not one of them. This was mentioned in the safety briefing the night before. We then went to the lookout to view the exit point and the ledges below, it was a serious jump but way doable if you track and it had been done before by a couple of local jumpers. Here is where it went wrong. Unfortunately in my view many of the events that I have been to around the world end in some sort of accident or worse because people don’t treat them with the respect they deserve and everyone gets a little exited because of the added things like the print media, TV cameras, interviews, crowds of onlookers and the chance to show off to your mates even if you say your not like that. The first jumper to exit was in a wing suit and did a perfect jump like he said he would. The second jumper to every ones surprise and without warning executed a very fast front loop in a prodigy suit with some loud cheer full banter as he exited. We were very surprised at the speed of his front loop and it ended up in an uncontrolled double front that was very messy and could have easily resulted in that jumpers death had he have not got the suit flying at the last possible second. I had still not seen over the edge at this point and was waiting for my turn to jump to study the exit and ledges below for my jump. The next 2 jumpers, which include the deceased, decided last minute to do a 2 way. Which would not be a problem as I was going to do a 2 way also. With the excitement of the jumper before them and no planning what so ever the 2 jumpers decided to do aerobatics one being a gainer which the jumper had decided to do all along and the other being a flying front loop. Another main thing for this jump is you needed to exit precisely a certain way to have the best line and the smallest ledges, all jumpers knew this 100%. The deceased to my surprise did not even look over the edge before the jump and as the 2 way left, although he was on the right side of the exit point, exited to the left into a quite quick flying front loop. That was the last I saw as he disappeared until 8 seconds later when we all heard a large impact sound and immediately knew what had happened. The other jumper managed to out track the talis after the gainer but only just and was unable to pull for a lot of the jump, as they were only feet from the talis. Instantly jumping was stopped and a lengthy rescue mission began to see if he was still alive until our worst fears were realized. He had impacted the ledge at almost terminal speed. After talking to experienced jumpers from the look out and watching a side video of the jump it was apparent that he had over rotated the front loop and went fully head down for almost the entire freefall trying to correct it. At the last second he obviously realized he couldn’t make it and threw his pilot chute but did not have time to extract anything else as he hit the ledge. He died instantly as was confirmed by the ortopsy report. I’m almost certain that the over rotation was caused by the excitement of the event as I have seen him do so many perfect ones in the months leading up to this. He had done over 200 jumps in the last 4 months. It resulted in a lengthy and very difficult rescue mission that put other people in danger. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but at the end of the day respect for the sport, the event, and for the dangers of jumping from a cliff were not taken seriously enough even if it was for only a moment. I know Adam went hard but he was also highly skilled and did have a great respect for his fellow jumpers and the sport and he would have been very disappointed for causing any negativity in the sport. The event organizers and the Mexican authorities treated this accident very well and kept positive throughout which led us to be able to do another smaller display jump from the same cliff to show the media and the public that this was only an accident and that base jumping can be done safely. The display went off perfectly. I haven’t been around this sport for ever but I have been around it long enough to know that it deserves a lot more respect than it is given by new jumpers joining the sport over the last few years, especially by the legal eagle jumpers that just jump the prienne and bridge day and heli boogie etc. I am not saying this is everyone but I am mealy saying that the wheel seems to be continually being re invented when it doesn’t need to be. I’m no saint in this sport and have fucked up many a time also. We all need to take a step back from what we think we are capable of in this sport and start enjoying the basics of base-jumping instead of always trying to push it and look cool and do better than the other guy. The sport is moving forward but it is continually getting pushed back also because of unnecessary injuries and deaths. Please everyone look after yourselves and each other and don’t be afraid to tell someone if you think they are pushing things too far. You never know, you just might be saving their lives. Adams wife and family would like to thank everyone that got to spend time with Adam over the last couple of years and are truly sorry that this may have hurt the sport of base in any way. I would also like to say a huge thank you to go fast, the Mexican crew of Gabriel, Nacho, Tacho, Laura, Jamile, and Tarzan for the amazing effort they put in throughout this time, and also to all the jumpers for their help and support of Adams wife and their professionalism towards this tragic situation. Please everyone be as safe as you can in this sport, as you cannot have fun when you are dead. Shine on Douggs www.basedreams.com
  11. douggs

    Douggs website

    hey guys, we have fixed the video problems on exit 5, norway, and kl. we apologize for any inconvenience. if anyone sees any other bugs on the site please let me know at douggs@basedreams.com i also have another video out called short films for the dumb and stupid. it is available on line at www.cookiecomposites.com and soon to come all videos will be available at triax productions in the usa. shine on everybody douggs
  12. douggs

    insurance

    hello all, a few days ago the aba had a meeting with an insurance company about insuring base jumpers. we made some good progress but we need you, the base jumpers to give them your comments as well, at this stage they are only doing body retrieval anywhere in the world and in any circumstance whether it be legal or illegal. what we talked to them about was to give us injury insurance for short amounts of time so that we are all able to get covered during events etc. i understand that there is a couple of companies out there that do similar things but these guys were interested in making it simple and cheap. please check out www.lookatusbeforeyoutravel.com and give them your comments on insurance for jumpers so hopefully in the near future we can all get good cheap insurance which will enable us to have more events. we also looked at third party insurance but it will be one step at a time, the company is called world wide retrieval services and the guy we spoke to was clifton latter stay safe douggs
  13. douggs

    new fly pants

    over the chopper boogie last weekend i saw an amazing progression in the sport, these were the new phoenix fly pants, i have never seen anything like it, people were getting almost to the landing area, actually getting to the landing area, and one person(jon inge) actually flew to the light house, this is unbelievable for the sport in a safety sense and also for human flight. we can now fly as good as a classic wingsuit by just tracking, there is also a jacket out as well which is alltime. robert has left birdman and created phoenix to further the sports of skydiving and base jumping, and already in a short time he has, there is a prototype here for everyone to use in norway and production should start very shortly. the sport has now hit a new level again. it is awesome, stay safe everyone douggs (:<