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    ***In BASE, it's simply not possible to pay someone money to pack for you, to take care of your equipment, to rent you gear for every jump, to hold your hand every time. The barrier to entry is much higher, and not everyone is going to pass that barrier. It's not just a matter of having the time and money, but of having the brains. [That's certainly one of the draws for me. It's a huge challenge that I know most people can't meet.]

    Sorry but I'll have to disagree with you on this. I have met people who cannot even pack their own BASE gear and who rely on others to 'make it safe' for them. These are people with more money than brains... and it isn't saying that they are rich, maybe they just don't have much in the brain catagory.
    It's actually quite scary when you meet these types because you know that it's only a matter of time before they really get injured from a jump.
    One person that comes to mind took a FJC but must not have paid attention AT ALL. They showed absolutly no knowledge of BASE or of the dangers associated with it. Shit they didn't even know how to dry a wet canopy[:/]

    Unfortunate but true....

  2. thanks bro,

    I too have friends in Seattle... no problems there. Even made a few choice jumps in the state a while back. One, sadly, is no longer with us:(

    I also got to make one off that nice 370ft 'S'. I was planning on swinging by there too!

    you might want to remove the name of the bridge site so as not to draw heat to the locals object;)

  3. My wife is thinking of going back to college so we will be checking out the schools in the following areas from 4/19 through 4/27. I might be able to get away for a few hours to make a jump. Anyone around? Lots of driving so I may not have much time...
    Seattle to
    Vancouver 4/19 and 4/20:)Nelson then south through
    Spokane to

    If no jumps then maybe a quick beer or two or something like that. I can get the wife to drive for a while:P


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    Marion: Go for it with the jeans. Wish I could join you but all of my jeans are about as un-sexy as Casey's granny pants (well, I mean as un-sexy as they would be if they were on someone besides Casey of course. The granny pants.)

    Whitney! Could you please be my sexy jeans guru? I need help here.

    Ahhhhh, tramp night. :)

    Dawn, you can make any jeans look sexy:$

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    Actually it is true and it is in North carolina, the park will operate using lifts like on ski Mountains.
    There will be more information open to the public soon. It is however not just aBase jumping park there are many other extreme things going on there.

    Do tell... all of the local NC jumpers are waiting with bated breath:|

    Seems like only out-of-towners know about this 'supposed' park...curious.

  6. wow brother......

    This came as quite the suprise to me:( and I don't know how to take it.

    We have been jumping together since the beginning. Always competing. always searching,always having a blast.

    We enjoyed too many exit points to name and opened up nearly everything we found in North Carolina. You helped me in all aspects of jumping and I thank you for that.... you rock! You were there for my 1st building, Antenna and earth along with hundreds that were to follow. We suffered bad times as well as had really great times. We travelled over Europe in 1999 and learned a lot, saw a lot and met a lot of people. We dealt with our first tradegy that same trip when Thor Alex went in, unfortunatly that would not be the last death we would see[:/] We have jumped from the tallest manmade structures on earth and we have jumped some pretty low shit but no matter what, I enjoyed them all.
    You have served BASE and your state (NC) very well over the years and anything new that you do will hopefully bring you as much joy as I know BASE has.

    Thanks for having my back all these years and I hope to retire injury free like you some day... although I think I'm going for 1000:P

    PS- for those of you wondering.. Mike is getting out because he just couldn't compete with me any longer. He only has a lower BASE number than me and that is killing him inside. His night number is higher, his naked number is higher. I beat him to 500 jumps, he can't do aeriels, I opened more objects than him, I have more total objects than him etc. etc.

    I'm sorry Mike, I know it's hard to deal with but quitting????
    Love ya bro,

    can;t wait to see your next adventure....


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    one question??? ok theres yuri-base. his name is yuri. there is outrager. his name is yuri. and i believe i met another yuri in twin falls a little over a year ago and he went to a cliff (about a month later with a friend of mine-she is also russian) in az named after the local cactus plant and had a 90 degree launch and a 90 degree opening and a wall strike on the 450'ish wall. what's his name??? are all russian born now american BASE jumpers named yuri????;););)

    i was assuming yuri-base was the yuri we were talking about??? i'm confused.


    There's really only one Yuri... and thank god for that!!! Although I think most russians named yuri are kinda sketchy:P
    Outrager is the real Yuri and has been jumping longer than all the other Yuri's put together! Actually I think the other Yuri's are the illegitimate love children of the real Yuri(416).

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    thanks base570. yeah if you had a video to share it would be awesome.
    yeah i'm dealing with crossbars. yeah they are a bitch. i'm goin' to use my PF track pants, then maybe the jacket and pant's and then my PF ACRO wingsuit last..

    but back to the wind. is no wind better. or is some wind like 5 to 10 mph ok??
    and while were on the subject. tracking suit. how is the tailwind from anybody's experience??? same thing or not really because no wings?

    thanks and later

    Tracking suits are no problem. I would definatly take it slow and work your way up to an antenna flight with a wingsuit... a lot can go wrong[:/]

    PM sent:)

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    i've got a "1500'er" in mind i'm not a big fan of wind so i probably won't be doin' any jumping with strong winds.
    the tailwind thing is something i'd like to hear more about. also the headlow thing I"m assuming to build up your speed.
    i don't know about the gainer thing on an "A" for me, i do them all the time out of otter's and skyvan's but an "A"???!!!
    but basically i'm hearing wingsuits + "A" + tailwind = bad times.
    so unlike regular "A" jumps you don't want a tailwind at all or is 10 mph ok? or........

    thanks to all and later

    A bunch of years ago I took Yuri out for his first wingsuit 'A'. Exit altitude was around 1800ft. It was blowing pretty hard and Yuri left a bit head high. The wind caught his wings and proceeded to flip him on his back [:/] Being the smooth character he is, Yuri just continued his gainer/barrel roll and jetted down the guy wire attachments. He took a good delay... if you were wondering. The 2nd was better thoughB|. I'll see if I can locate the video.
    So if you plan on exiting in high winds I would go into a dive or just get comfortable doing the gainer. Also, make sure you have a decent place to launch from... climbing out through the crossbars on some 'A's can be a bitch even without a wingsuit.

    Night #102

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    667---------- neighbor of the beast.

    that's perfect

    Actually... it's the 'across the street' neighbor of the beast.
    The true neighbor of the beast is 668 and he would like to be recognized as such!;)

    667/JW is keeping the beast across the street where he can keep an eye on him better.

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    Hi 570, how are you?

    Obviously, Dougg’s is a popular Gent in the community and deservedly so as he is a very talented individual.

    The photo on POTN was taken by a great Photographer whose goal was to shine a fine light on one of our own. Although photos of unclothed men are not on my list of favorites, I find the photo posted on POTN to be exceptional work on many levels.

    Others here may enjoy the artistic workmanship and positive portrayal also.

    Have Fun!

    doing great how bout yourself....

    Absolutly agree with you about douggs, outstanding individual and I have nothing bad to say about him. He continues to bring many things to BASE and expand it's boundaries.
    I also think the pictures are well taken, I just wasn't expecting to see them pop up on the BASE site. I have not been able to log onto the POTN site so I can't comment on that but I'm sure it was done in a way as not to shed poor light on the sport but I do have to ask for what purpose, other than artistic, were they taken? Can it be used in an advertisement of some sort? Will I be seeing Douggs on the back of Skydiving magazine hocking rigs?

    have a great 1

  12. Tom,
    thanks for helping us get the old sister up and running... I know you unlocked that door for us:)
    Almost 1 year to the minute we got to feel the wind in our face again, we got to get that extra freefall we missed out on last year. We had you in our minds throughout the evening... miss you Tom.
    Happy New Year. hope your getting some nice jumps where your at.


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    I was in the landing area, and I think his plan was to take a water landing. His off-heading put him just on the shoreline, and he rolled his ankle a bit. I haven't watched the video (was it shot from above?), but I can tell you from my perspective below that it was pretty much a psychotically low pull.

    He wasn't that low and he didn't have an off heading.... maybe they made two jumps.