SpaceJump Sky Dive! yeah

Discussion in 'Waffle' started by richie_stix, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    muzzadj POW!

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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    thats real balls. its been done before, in the 40s. the dude rode a balloon up and let go when a timer had reached zero and he was outside the atmosphere. said he couldnt hear nothing for the first few moments and then the familiar rushing of air came back. my mates used to do the opposite when they were kids , theyd row a boat out in the strait with a huge stone, take a deep breath and jump in holding the stone, see who could go the deepest. blissfully unaware of how bad this is, the risk for bends or shallow water black out and all types of shit.
     
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    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    yeah man, done before by some old chap in the 40's
     
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    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    shit that!

    would be awesome tho
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Joe Kittinger 1960:

     
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    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    Dave beat me to it, watched that a little while ago, he is doing it higher though. It's mad he is going to break the sound barrier

    Also they say this about his suit

    Speeding human soup
     
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    ZackMRG Circles are Pointless

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    Kittenger is on the team supervising the event, Seems a bit weak though now imo, seeing as we have all the advanced technology and that- deffo more badass in 60's even if it was at a lower altitude.
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    I know it's like those guys who climbed Everest in tweed and hobnailed boots. Still we should get some HQ footage out of this.
     
  10. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    for some reason... i find the idea of this actually less scary than regular sky dive :/

    im sorry this matey doesnt impress you enough though... hes only beating the record by 10km or summat!
     
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    I think he should take a shit first and then see if he can catch up with it..
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    They should fly to the place where he would neither fall towards the earth nor away from it and then leave him there...perfectly poised between the earth and space. Maybe they should keep doing that until they've got enough people to film a rather spooky mini series in zero g. T'would be very watchable...
     
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    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    the things people do for a lump of crack these days
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    but if his suit fails, and his boiling corpse comes rocketing out the sky, i think that would be an awesome vid.
     
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    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    For sure man, GoPro HD that with a fisheye