Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reason Number 326 Why Irish Doesn't Base Jump....

Cliff Strike 11/24/2013 from Subterminallyill on Vimeo.

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  1. Holy Crap...
    So I take it this dude did not survive?

  2. It's all good. He has Obamacare now and can stay on his parent's health insurance plan until he is 26 (unless his parents have one of those non-compliant policies).


  3. "If all your friends were jumping off a cliff, would you do it?"
    Hell no. Because I would be the guy taking an outcropping of sandstone to the gonads.

  4. "Compression Fracture of the T12 Vertebra, 5 stitches to the eye, 6 stitches to the chin, severely sprained Back, wrist and hand. multiple bruised areas." from Vimeo

  5. I'm no base jumper, but from what I saw, he pulled both risers, while pointing at the cliff face. If they're for steering, he steered full speed ahead into rock.

    1. Hi Jess,
      He's unstowing the steering toggles. Unfortunatly, unstowing the toggles or even trying to "rear riser" turn away from the cliff at that point was "futile!" 'Hard to tell exactly how high the exit point is or how long he fell before he tossed his pilot chute? Another second of fall might have gotten him a more "positive' opening. Either way with "BASE" or any kind of Skydiving or extreme sport,"Ya' payz' yer money an' ya' takes yer chances!!"
      Blue Skies Black Death,
      The Reaper Lurks,

  6. i'd be the guy with the video camera on the ground saying, "ooh, that looks painful!".

  7. I may never shit again.

    I get enough thrills peering over a second story balcony, thank-you-very-much.


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