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  1. Base jumping willl always be sacred for those with their hearts in it. Nothing will change BASE for them. Nothing possibly could. No matter how many fools get involved in the sport or how much publicity it receives what difference does it make? You must be in this sport for yourself not just the surrounding noise/buzz. What do you care if more people know about and possibly oppose your act. It will not change. It is completely irrelevant. Even if BASE were so illegal it was punishable by death what difference would it make? You are already risking your life for BASE. What a waste of time this bickering is. The act in and of itself will never be destroyed and that is all that matters.
  2. They don't carry the Super Fly model although you can try on other pairs to see which size is best to order.
  3. Hello everybody... I'm in the market for a new computer and was looking for some input on a couple things... First of all with the macs I know it comes with imovie and was wondering if that is a decent program for editing? There is a deal with mac right now to get final cut express with a 230 dollar rebate so I imagine if I want to get into more serious editing that would be the way to go? Also I am looking at the desktop imacs and they all seem to come standard with 1GB of ram. Is that enough or is it a good idea to spend the extra dough for the 2GB? Also for a hard drive I imagine 250 gb would be enough? I've been sort of debating on whether or not to get a laptop or a desktop mac as well... Is it a pain in the ass to edit on a laptop? Also at the same time is it worth it to have a laptop just to be able to have it at the dropzone if you are filming tandems and whatnot? Lastly I plan on editing in HD is that going to reallly slow things down much? Does the video card have much of an influence on speed while you are editing? I guess that's about it for now. Colin
  4. Sounds entertaining. Is he still alive?
  5. You´re description of a base jumper is a description of a person who has self actualized and discovered ther true vocation. It has NOTHING to do with BASE jumping. You can call them a dreamer or whatever... It just means they are following their own path... Their inner voice. There is no such thing as a fucking BASE jumper. We are just humans. Some who are lost and havent found their way. Some who have. Telling them apart is fairly simple. But the ones who have found their way are NOT called Base jumpers. In fact that might be incredibly offensive to some. To me it´s a meditation. It brings me down to earth. It´s a part of what makes me whole. But seeing somebody as a whole human being and labelling them a BASE jumper I think is very shallow and narrow minded. There are so many incredible things upon this earth that fulfill peoples beings.
  6. Hey fellas... Just looked up some previous threads on venezuela and saw a lot of good and bad reviews of this place... Has anybody been there recently? The island jumps sound amazing although it seems like they may not be happening anymore? Also there was a bridge on the hwy there that is out? I don't see that as a huge issue but either way if anybody knows it if it's up or not I'd be thankful... Lastly are they normally open throughout the week making a decent number of loads daily? Any info would be greatly appreciated... Trying to plan out my vacation from the 1st to the 10th of Feb next year.... Colin
  7. Does anybody have any contact info for this dropzone? I have tried e-mailing the address on their profile but it didn't go through.... Also wondering if anybody has been there themselves and know if they are open all week? Still have $13 jumps? Nice atmosphere? Thanks
  8. atree

    Florida locals

    magot... do you pronounce your nickname mag oh i do. it looks french
  9. atree

    New Zealand?

    There's gotta be somebody that knows something about this place... Anybody?!
  10. atree

    New Zealand?

    Any BASE jumpers in New Zealand? I could imagine there being some good Es there.
  11. atree

    light grenades

    I would recommend before amputecture either De-Loused in the Comatorium or Frances the Mute.. I can see Amputecture turning most people off of Mars Volta right off the bat. There are only two tracks I enjoy off that album... BUT I recommend Saul William's latest self-titled album...
  12. I really enjoyed the Kundera quote. I took the following passage from The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse... Initially it was about classical music... It is now about BASE. "The human attitude of which (BASE) is the expression is always the same; it is always based on the same kind of insight into life and strives for the same kind of victory over blind chance. (BASE) as gesture signifies knowledge of the tragedy of the human condition, affirmation of human destiny, courage, cheerful serenity. The grace of a (Gainer) by (Your favorite jumper), the sensuality sublimated into delicate gesture to be found in many Italian (jumpers) or in (insert jumper here), the tranquil, composed readiness for death in (insert jumper here)- always there may be (seen) in these works a defiance, a death defying intrepidity, a gallantry, and a note of super human laughter, of immortal gay serenity. Let that same note also sound in our (whichever vocation you choose), and in our whole lives, acts, and sufferings." Another great passage in this book which you may or may not find related to BASE: "Oh, if it were only possible to find understanding," Joseph exclaimed. "If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? IS there no real and valid doctrine?" The Master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: "There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht -I can see they have already begun."
  13. Are there any, any of you have come across either in poetry, literature, music, movies, sacred texts etc. that you find you can apply to your outlook on BASE? Or even better something you've come up with yourself? Care to share them with the rest of us?
  14. I am getting this correctly? The video consists of the edited section available online and then an unedited section of just one jump after another as it happened during the day?