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    Wing suit fly-by

    So you think fast bikes are a rush....

    More talking than footage but still, erm, mental?


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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    So you think fast bikes are a rush....

    More talking than footage but still, erm, mental?
    If you like that, you will love this

    from Phoenix Fly on Vimeo.


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    What sorta angle do these guys fly/fall at? Anyone know?

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    Base Jump Wing Suits

    I've watched this clip heaps of times and it still wow's me


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    There is also a vid on youtube, I think, where someone trys to do a close fly by of a high bridge. Anyway he missed the gap, and hits the bridge.

    I don't recommend watching that vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paturoa View Post
    There is also a vid on youtube, I think, where someone trys to do a close fly by of a high bridge. Anyway he missed the gap, and hits the bridge.

    I don't recommend watching that vid.
    Ahh, nup. One piece in. Two bits out.
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    The mind boggles.

    Unless you were pillioning the sheep - which is more innocent I suppose (but no less baffling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Ahh, nup. One piece in. Two bits out.
    Actually it was more like lots of little bits, smears, splashes etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slofox View Post
    What sorta angle do these guys fly/fall at? Anyone know?

    You wouldn't wanna fuck it up wouldya...
    Depending on the rate(speed) you choose to come down ... The steeper the dive the faster you go. Terminal velocity is about 116 mph .. a bit faster STRAIGHT down ... and with a bit of speed up .. you can fly flat, or even climb a bit ...

    Those with big balls need a little more ground clearance ... but it doesn't look like that in the vids ...

    In case of "Pilot error" ... few get a second chance ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slofox View Post
    What sorta angle do these guys fly/fall at? Anyone know?

    You wouldn't wanna fuck it up wouldya...
    Here you go http://www.phoenix-fly.com/userfiles...dynamics_2.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Terminal velocity is about 116 mph .. a bit faster STRAIGHT down
    That's an understatement. You can double it without trying too hard.

    I would recommend a good pin check first. DAMHIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post

    In case of "Pilot error" ... few get a second chance ...
    Mmmm.... a case of "If at first you don't succeed, don't go base jumping..."
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    Just when they start to get into it and it gets popular .... along will come the safety Nazis and it will be just a real pain in the arse!

    Happens with everything.

    Got to hand it to the pioneer's of it, they have got a lot of guts!

    It must be friggin exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrider View Post
    ...Got to hand it to the pioneer's of it, they have got a lot of guts!...
    ...which tend to make a really loud SPLAT noise...
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    no wingsuits but still they get a bit of flight............grouse song too
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    Quote Originally Posted by slofox View Post
    Mmmm.... a case of "If at first you don't succeed, don't go base jumping..."
    Would be a BAD case ... indeed ...
    When life throws you a curve ... Lean into it ...

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