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    Why thank you Chris - I shot it myself...
    -monkey girl

    Nice... I knew you would get back at that monkey;) I thought you were going to use it for experimental testing not shoot the damn thing... oh well, I hope this will help you move forward.
    Did you have her stuffed?


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    Hey dont be such a god damned stranger Jason.;)

    Busy...very busy.
    Plus those dead people in your leg freak me out:P
    and another won't name your baby after me>:(

    and I'm not that old you bastard!!!

  3. Don't forget how to pack now that you're doing all those re-TARDed jumps:P

    congrats to ERIC
    With his "E" jump completed last week in Moab Eric qualified for his BASE #!!!!!
    Nice workB|B|

    Any wagers on what his number will be? My guess is 1122

  4. some cranes that do not have a center walkway have a 6" to 8" beam on the outside you walk along. They will have a safety cable attached so bring along a biner or two and some webbing and you're good to go.

    **suggestion** do not touch the lifting cable or spooled cable... it's covered in grease:)Also, it may be easier to climb the ladder up with your stash bag in front of you.


  5. my list is actually much longer but it has some of the same things you have listed. Some of the things you want to do are not really my idea of fun things though.
    I'm slowly checking off my list!

    In Reply To
    1. Have a 180 and get away with it done
    2. Do Elcap next year
    3. Break a bone hopefully never
    4. Get chased by the police after a jump yep
    5. Take someone for their first jump done
    6. F*ck on top of an object then jump. done
    7. Jump a building in a busy city at night onto the street done
    8. Make a pilgrimage to Kjerag done1999
    9. have a 180 and object strike unfortunatly
    10. Do Trllspire someday
    11. Do a European road trip Yup 5weeks
    12. Do one of the events in Malaysia In a month I'll be there
    13. Make your mates draw straws at the exit point. Laugh at the person who draws the short one. Then make them go first. Or last. not into this one... I think this is Australian
    14. Find a new site. yep about 40 so far
    15. Get your base number, or at least qualify for it. done 570
    16. Go to Bridge Day done many times
    17. Climb the outside of a pretty big tower or crane with your rig in a stash bag. No safety devices allowed. don't understand this one
    18. Rock climb a wall...and then jump off it. depends on your definition of rock climb
    19. Do an expedition to Baffin someday I'll get there
    20. Make a tree landing El Gigante
    21. Take your wingsuit off one not yet
    22. Do a road trip in Russia oneday
    23. Jump a rig that has been packed for at least 12 months. done
    24. Jump a converted skydiving set up 1st 5 jumps at Bridge Day Wonderhog/Pegasus 220
    25. The waterfall in venezuela sweet jump
    26. The cave in mexico as soon as that bitch opens back up!
    27. Do a Very Dangerous Jump with kneepads as your only protective equipment not smart but did it
    28. Do a jump without being exactly sure wether you are packed slider up or slider down. don't see why you would want to do this
    29. Jump the mushroom maybe next time I'm in Switz.
    30. Climb down from an object in perfect conditions just because you don't feel jumping it... more than once
    31. Meet Tom Aiello and try to find out which of all the stories are true none of his stories are true BTW
    32. Hand your gear over to rangers after a jump screw that
    33. Get launched sounds interesting
    34. organize a legal event on some cool object working on it
    35. do some stupid s**t just because you feel like really wanna do something really crazy and stupid yep, know better now
    36. jump some object with no nice landing under it, hoping to land just somewhere many jumps don’t have nice LZ’s
    37. try to get sponsored for a nice road trip and spam some big company with the base tales don’t need this kind of ego boost
    38. f**k another basejumper well, she had 1 jump. That counts right?
    39. spend a night on the top of the cliff waiting for the good weather. Canopy should be used as a sleepingbag brrr cold!
    40. Tell your wife you will remember the flowers and then end the phonecall because you hear the helicopter coming to pick you up off a wall after a 180 with a cliff strike... not going to try this one
    41. Teach someone to pack and jump their packjob yep
    42. pack for your friends on the same load done
    43. do a solo jump and don't ever tell anybody about it done
    44. do a floater off something other than a bridge not yet
    45. jump while it's snowing awesome visuals
    46. jump when it's so dark you cannot see the ground, just go into half brakes and prepare to PLF when you think you're close… no visuals!
    47: Convince a police car to give you the exit count with their loudspeaker while parked below the B you are jumping..... don’t think this would fly around here
    48. Make a high voltage power line landing. screw that one
    49. Land back on/in the Antenna you jumped from. unfortunately..
    50. Land back inside a building you jumped from I’ll pass, thank you
    51. Strike guy wires and get away with it. same as above
    52.Jump into a canyon with no idea how you will get back out of it. sort of…
    53.Jump above the clouds, land below them a favorite
    54.Naked BASE NAKED BASE #15
    55.Have a drink/smoke with your friends at the top of an object one is enough
    56.Watch the sunrise from an object always nice
    57.Pack when it's so dark you can't see it’s called Braille packing
    58.BASE road trip sure, lots of times
    59.Have a 180 with line twists try not to!
    60. jump in fog so thick u cant see the ground yep but one jumper out of the 10 died
    61. do a tard over off all 4 objects only for idiots
    62. and ow yah jump really fucked up with a loaded pistol in your pants so if u crash u shoot your dick off that’s an awefully tall order when you ain’t got no dick maggot!

    my additions
    63. Make an indoor jump made 2
    64. jump from a National Monument check
    65. jump from a moving vehicle car or train working on it
    66. make a jump on every continent will be done
    67. no rig jump...nope
    68. retire from BASE with no injuries so far so good…

    69.climb an AM antenna or any antenna with a lot of transmitters on it not being sure is it working or not and how excatly does it work. nope
    70. do a night jump from a tall cliff yep

    --edited to add ones from lika that were added before I was done!

    OK so that's 43 out of 70 and some I hope to never do!!

    nice one BTW YURI!!!!!

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    and to the dude asking about Moab yes i was useing a raven but i was screeming black death while doing a tard over with shallow brake setting

    You should have been wearing that wedding dress I saw you in a couple of years ago in GA to make the jump even better, knucklehead:S

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    its a parachute and a dam fine won and I do have over 200 base jumps on a raven a

    So were you jumping your ultra hip Raven when you were "hanging" around Moab?

    Performing a TARD over off a cliff, using shallow brake settings, was not the canopies fault. :P

    I know you're right.... it was user errorB|

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    i was not asking you to teach me,i work in raleigh and was looking at some objects,just wanted some advice on them,as for skydiving its not as fun.thanks anyway

    I can understand that skydiving can become less attractive and not as fun but I am not talking about having fun, I'm talking about learning the skills you may need to save your ass in a somewhat safe environment. Too many people are trying to get into BASE and they don't even know BASIC canopy skills and they don't even want to learn them. This totally boggles my mind... I think that people just are not taking the risks involved in BASE seriously anymore. I think people are just too wrapped up in their 'got to have it now' attitudes. I really hope this is not you, but from what I'm seeing... it is.

    BASE IS a dangerous activity.... period. Don't think anthing different, and don't let anyone else tell you differently. Please respect is accordingly:)
    My bad about thinking you wanted a mentor.... but it looks as if you need one and you were looking for one a few months ago. Did you find one? If so I would like to know his name.
    And the advice on objects in the area, approach them with a local who knows them.

    Stay safe and educated...

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    any active jumpers in the raleigh area

    Yes there are... and NO I'm not interested in teaching you with only 120 skydives in 3 years:|
    At 40 jumps per year you are not current enough and you don't have enough experience overall. Do yourself a favor and make more skydives.


  10. I'm pretty sure RH knows about this jump. I think I have a picture of the tower in question somewhere.... if it's the one I'm thinking of they cut off the top half of it :(. Now it only stands about 500-600ft tall.


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    Both amazing jumps. See my photo attached for the c car jump in 1999. It was my last jump with #49 from NDG list. You can just barely make him out in the bottom left corner. Very nice bloke and sorely missed.

    Some tips.

    There is evening warmth in technology built on the Mt and with the other jumpers. ;)
    Lay hidden until the paths of transport intersect.

    It was interesting spotting. We had no dramas and great advice from a local / world legend. Thanks JM.

    With this spotting technique you comfortable make one of the meadows below adjacent to a road.

    Don't get me wrong... we were prepared for the jump. We got the same great info from JM. We went up to the top with gear and warm sleeping bags but it still got really cold at the top. We exited at the proper spot but due to funky winds we only made it half way down the mountain, landing on the little road that zig zagged it's way down.
    It sounds like we were there the same time you were... we must have missed you by a few days. We did run into DW at the dam a few days before this jump. He was jumping his skyboard.... I thought he was crazy! He performed the jump very well, doing his intended front flip, but ended up having a 120 off heading with a twist. He corrected it and landed uneventfully. Were you there too? I only remember him jumping but there was someone with him.
    BTW, Nice pic of the cable car jump.
    catch ya later,

  12. I also visited this spot back in 1999. It is for sure a sketchy exit!! It seemed like the wind was constantly blowing and it was as cold as a witches tit:o.
    515 and I decided to scrap our plans to jump this and decided to move across the valley and jump some cable cars instead. This jump was no piece of cake either.... we almost froze to death sleeping atop the mountain waiting for dawn and our ride to start up! And talk about strange having to 'spot' your exit point... I thought you only did that in skydiving! 515 almost broke his ankle trying to land in squirrely winds on a 45degree slope. We then had to hike out for 2 hours[:/].
    Still one of my favorite jumps to this day as I'm sure 515 will agree. And not a bad consolation prize either.
    Congrats to the few brave/crazy soles who have managed to get off it. I'll get back there some day.....


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    I was wondering how many jumps folks had before their first bust? Feel free to post stories, legal advice, or your address in jail. Also, what type of object was it?
    My first one reads..."unlawful entry into enclosed spaces between the hours of 6PM and 6AM". I guess dayblazing is ok then :P

    It was a B

    Edited to add, I don't know how to edit the poll now, but if you have not been busted, congrats! I've gotten my $$$ worth off of this B, but it still stings a little.
    Baxter ;)

    Ha ha :P:P:P:P:P
    I'm not laughing at you, I swear!
    At least you didn't end up with a busted chin;)

    Glad you at least put up a fight!


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    Update: I have 2 tickets to the chicago concert for rob. Thank you THANK YOU!!! to everyone who contributed to buying them. I'm still taking donations for the other portions of the evening. I got several recommendations to send him with an escort. If anyone would like to help me arrange that.... as you well know, i'm not real up on those kinda services ;)

    I think the overwhelming majority has said to send him with an escort in a limo to dinner and then the concert... Give me some feedback.

    An escort would be great for Rob!!! He likes tall Swedish men I heard:P

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    one drug you have all missed is salvia (salvia divinorum)

    most people dont know about it because its LEGAL. if you read up on it you'll find out out its chemically impossible to get hooked or killed on the stuff and id bet all my money that you couldnt get psycologically addicted.

    most people who try dont smoke it properly so they dont reallise how powerfull it is. smoke it pure in a bong (get 20 strength). you'll trip your arse off for 2-3 mins and then be normal like before you smoked it maybe 20 mins later. i havent done acid but ive been told its effects are just a strong as "party" acid. i ve definitely left this world on it a few times and had some very interesting "trips". as with all halleucinogens, do it a lot and it will screw with your head a bit.

    edit to add : i believe its what the indian dream catchers used to smoke.

    Oh, I haven't forgotten about Salvia;).
    I tried her about 6 years ago and didn't get any effects... but I recently tried her again while in Brazil while on an Ayahuasca journey. I hit level 6, which is a bit disappointing since I was wanting to remember something. One of the things that I have witnessed when people try this herb is that uncontrollable laughter occurs. I'm not sure if it's out of pure fright or just sheer amazement.
    Slavia is a very strong hallicinogen and should be taken wisely and only for spirtual journeys, in my opinion. Salvia along with a few other entheogens should not be used for recreational purposes because the user will not get the true meaning behind the colors and visions and therefore only see the 'drug' as a 'drug' and not what it really is... which in my opinion is a mind expanding, ego busting, inner-self exploratory device.
    As you said it is not physically addictive like most 'drugs', in fact none of the 'drugs' I list as entheogens are addictive. Natural drugs such as mushrooms, salvia, marajuana, kratom, iboga, peyote, lsd and ayahuasca to name a few, if used correctly, are here to help us see what is truly important in life. They help us to break free from the mental chains that bind us in this reality and also stop addictions that may be destroying us.
    These 'drugs' are truly mind expanders and it's a damn shame they are looked at with such disgust by the general public. The world governments have done a great job of scaring 'us' into believing we will go crazy by trying these entheogens.

    Always be safe when trying new things and remember that the 'Set and Setting' play a huge role in what you may or may not get out of your experience;). Oh and have a sitter to help you in case you start to freak:P


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    not really. officially it is a "B".


    At the risk of stirring up the ongoing debate on object classification...
    It doesn't have the "B" hazards.
    It does however, meet the parameters of an "S", in spite of being indoors.


    I logged my two indoor jumps as "O"'s.
    Whether it is logged as an SO(or)B, it's still a very unique jump.
    Nice work to all who put together the German BASE cup!! I'll be expecting my invitaion for next years event;)

    So were there any weather holds? I know how those tropical beach areas can get:P


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    As for me...
    First jump BD'05, 22 years old with ~750 skydives. Today I'm 23 with 28 BASE jumps.

    And 8 Objects:)
    Maybe when I get back from Brazil you'll have 9 or 10! Keep up the good work!

    Yummy...back to my boiled chicken, rice and plantain diet[:/]