Is This The Ballsiest Thing We’ve Ever Heard of, Or is This Guy Just Nuts?

Go forth and read, as LC & IB Angry Webmaster pretty much says it all.

Short version: Guy is about to jump from a plane at 25,000ft with no parachute, no wing suit, and attempt to land in a net.

Yeah, you read that right.

Insane? Indubitably. Ballsy? Well, as they say, “the difference between incredible courage and stupidity is often determined by one, well-aimed bullet” or, in this case, by a not-so-well-aimed jump, even if it’s only off by a foot or two.

Our first, OK, second thought (our first was “suka blyat’“) was, due to us being a “bit” of a military history buff, that during WWII our B-17s had trouble at times hitting targets much larger than the net he’s jumping into, and they had Norden bomb sights and were doing it from 15-20,000 feet instead of 25,000! Presumably some sort of “bomb sight” will be on this gentleman’s plane as well, but still…

We wish the gentleman every possible amount of luck that can be granted to a mere mortal and hope that he’ll be walking away with the bragging rights from a successful stunt that will be one HECK of a bitch to surpass!

Thatisall.

14 comments

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    BC, Imperial Torturer growls and barks:

    If he’s successful, I’ll catch it on the replays. I have no desire to watch someone commit suicide on live TV. (Unless, of course, it were any of the myriad Regressive Neo-Communists.) It’s the same reason I don’t watch Nik Wallenda when he’s doing his idiotic “stunts”. Just because you “can” do something, doesn’t mean you “should” do something. But, if that’s the way some people wish to die, it’s their chips to cash in when they so choose. I’m just not going to be paying them (or their heirs) to watch it.
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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    The show starts at 8pm tonight, eastern time on Fox.

    Now the question is, if things go wrong, will they hit the dump button? They are going to run a delay on the broadcast in case of a slight “Oopsie!”

    Our first, OK, second thought (our first was “suka blyat’“) was, due to us being a “bit” of a military history buff, that during WWII our B-17s had trouble at times hitting targets much larger than the net he’s jumping into, and they had Norden bomb sights and were doing it from 15-20,000 feet instead of 25,000! Presumably some sort of “bomb sight” will be on this gentleman’s plane as well, but still…

    But…but.. the Norden is supposed to be able to drop a bomb in a pickle barrel from 20,000 feet. are you saying that was an exaggeration?
    :em06:
    And I think this guy could be rated as a semi-smart blivet. H can adjust his direction a bit, working to avoid becoming a divot.
    :em01:
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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    OT but of interest in its Rottie-rific context:

    Remember that item (I forget who wrote it) called “What I Saw At the Coup” a few years ago? Recall that it included a story about how a journalist was shot at the christening of a Navy ship named the Harvey Milk. The relevant slogan was “If the media lies, the media dies.”

    Well, part of this setup, at least, may be coming true.

  4. 4
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    “Guy is about to jump from a plane at 25,000ft with no parachute, no wing suit, and attempt to land in a net.”

    *dismissive wanking gesture*
    -Zombie Raoul Lufbery

    A net? Pussy. Try a rain forest.
    -Juliane Koepcke

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Xystus @ #:3

    Remember that item (I forget who wrote it) called “What I Saw At the Coup” a few years ago?

    Matt Bracken, I think

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:

    A net? Pussy. Try a rain forest.
    -Juliane Koepcke

    Aren’t to many rain forests in a desert.

    I tuned in when it started, but then I saw the guy wearing a chute. The Screen Actors Guild made him wear one. When I saw the chute, I went “meh” and switched over to watch the move about the rescue of the miners in Chile.
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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Ok, it looks like he took the chute off before exiting the plane.
    :em06:
    And there’s a YouTube video of it.
    :em01:
    Looks like he almost missed.
    :em05:
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  8. 8
    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    There’s a thin line between between “brave” and “stupid.” Some people erase it.

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster @ #:6

    Aren’t to many rain forests in a desert.

    He got to pick where and when. She didn’t.

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    LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology growls and barks:

    Retired Spook says:

    There’s a thin line between between “brave” and “stupid.” Some people erase it.

    And some perform a *dismissive wanking gesture* upon it! :em01:

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    L.O.R. Ankle biter growls and barks:

    Aww someone removed the youtube link. What do we know about this guy anyway?

  14. 14
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    L.O.R. Ankle biter @ #:

    Aww someone removed the youtube link. What do we know about this guy anyway?

    Never fear, I am here!! Look! I can fly! *splat*
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