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#2607632 - 04/23/12 05:18 PM Bird man...Is this real??
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#2607646 - 04/23/12 05:25 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Bluestream]
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Yup. Google Base Jumping.
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#2607734 - 04/23/12 07:02 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Bluestream]
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That was awesome! Wondering how you made the player so huge, thats part of what made it cool!
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#2607867 - 04/23/12 09:14 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Bluestream]
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Registered: 06/01/11
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Loc: CT
Yep its real, they have some really cool videos online.

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#2607962 - 04/23/12 11:14 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Bluestream]
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There is an even more impressive wingsuit feat, from China, where this guy flew right through a gigantic mountain cave. I will not post the Youtube link because some people on the Youtube comment board used a four letter word or two.



Google:

Amazing wingsuit stuntman Jeb Corliss soars through China mountains
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#2607971 - 04/23/12 11:29 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Bluestream]
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Cool!
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#2608114 - 04/24/12 07:00 AM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Cristobal]
Kruse Offline


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Originally Posted By: Cristobal

Google:

Amazing wingsuit stuntman Jeb Corliss soars through China mountains


Yea, this guy also hit some rocks and spent a bunch of time in the hospital a couple of months ago. I'm pretty sure he also posted that video. I don't have too much sympathy.

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#2608204 - 04/24/12 09:25 AM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Kruse]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: Cristobal

Google:

Amazing wingsuit stuntman Jeb Corliss soars through China mountains


Yea, this guy also hit some rocks and spent a bunch of time in the hospital a couple of months ago. I'm pretty sure he also posted that video. I don't have too much sympathy.

Yup. While gliding down Table Mountain in Cape Town, he hit some rocks, broke both ankles, three toes, his fibula bone, tore his left ACL, and sustained a gash in his shin that required skin grafts to close.

Supposedly he's walking again, but I'm not sure if he resumed base jumping already...
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#2608699 - 04/24/12 06:58 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Cristobal]
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[quote=Cristobal

Google:

Amazing wingsuit stuntman Jeb Corliss soars through China mountains [/quote]

That's insane...he looks like a giant flying squirrel
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#2608747 - 04/24/12 07:46 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: Bluestream]
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and everyone calls ME crazy.

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#2608761 - 04/24/12 07:58 PM Re: Bird man...Is this real?? [Re: morris]
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 4574
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Originally Posted By: morris
and everyone calls ME crazy.


Yes, we do. But don't despair. Whenever you are in need, each and every one of us is ready to give you a hearty man hug crackmeup :

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