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post #1 of 11 Old Sep 1st, 2011, 10:11 am Thread Starter
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Phoenix Fly Wing Suit

Yeah, you've probably seen this before, but not from the driver's seat! Turn up the volume and switch to full screen mode.

This makes regular sky diving seem - well..... boring.









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post #2 of 11 Old Sep 1st, 2011, 10:50 am
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Talk about an adrenaline rush. Wow!

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That Red Bull Air Force bit ain't bad also!! At the end of either clip, I realized I'd forgotten to breath normally!!! What a rush. Wonder what the pay is?!?!
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I think they are having more fun than anyone else on the planet
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Re: Phoenix Fly Wing Suit

Jumping a wing suit is definitely exciting and the way that they do it in this video is quite extreme. We don't have too many cliffs like that around here! We have to use airplanes...

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Jumping a wing suit is definitely exciting and the way that they do it in this video is quite extreme. We don't have too many cliffs like that around here! We have to use airplanes...
If I was - oh - about 40 years younger and as absolutely crazy as I used to be I would be on board.

The cliff, that is.

This is one of those sports that does not suffer fools gladly.

I'll bet we see a chase scene in the next James Bond movie shot from about 50 different angles. It will surely have machine guns and air to air missiles. Maybe lasers.

In the meantime I'm content just to watch it over, and over, and over. Yeah, I'm sick.


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post #7 of 11 Old Sep 2nd, 2011, 5:24 am
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Jeez! Wonder what the glide rate for them thingies is?
With my weight I would need something along the size of the spruce goose, without I would probably impact like a meat asteriod, a meateor so to speak.
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You have to remember that they are "falling" the whole time they are gliding. Normal free fall is at about 120 MPH and approximately 1,000 feet per 5-6 seconds.

They extend that by a factor of 2-3X. If I make a normal jump from 13,500 and plan to be open at around 2,000 feet, I have 10,000 feet of free fall or about 50+ seconds.

They on the other hand, from the same altitude plan on about 2 minutes of free-fall.

It's good to get the calculations correct! Especially when jumping off of a 3-4,000 foot cliff and planning to follow the contours of the mountain.

What could possible go wrong!

I'll be in CA this October with 199 other friends trying to break the CA state record. We'll be jumping from about 20,000 feet and on oxygen.

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You sure would hope that suit wasn't stitched together in China.

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Re: Phoenix Fly Wing Suit

I showed the link to my wife and in jest said let's do this. She said that I am nuts and something about not wanting to plan my funeral, that if one of those suits shows up in the mail, it will be tossed. Looks like fun though, maybe for a younger lad.

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Re: Phoenix Fly Wing Suit

Slow but closer to the rocks, speed flying the Eiger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLKVx60I5BM
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