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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:34 am

Parasailing September 26, 2018

Unbelievable to me how the harness strap held. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The speedboat operator, "Alex Batman," immediately unhooked the tow line, sped away and vanished.         :o
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:39 pm

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It's dangerous being a flying squirrel.         :?
At least they died doing what they loved...

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby JoeF » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 am

HOF :: It's a term we all use that means Human Owned by Flyer (or Human Owned by Flying squirrel)
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby JoeF » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:20 pm

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:51 am

Joe, the last part of that video was shot in October of 2015.
His friend, Johnny Strange, died in a jump from the Gitschen (2513m) on October 1.
At least 86 more BASE-jumpers have died since then. Unbelievable.
Lucky for Ogwyn, he wasn't one of them.
Lucky for us, we fly hang glidiers.

Hopefully, someday he will discover he can jump off a mountain and go up at 1000 fpm
rather than down at 100 mph.
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:24 pm

Paragliding        October 14, 2018
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:34 pm

Paragliding        October 7, 2018
Hey Frank, this happened in the same place where your paragliding instructor killed herself.
And it's same place where the Santa Barbara veterinarian fell from his tandem paraglider to his death, leaving his daughter to crash into the ridge.
We've been launching hang gliders from this ridge for 45 years but I haven't found any reports of problems.
https://www.keyt.com/news/safety/paraglider-hurt-in-rattlesnake-canyon-above-santa-barbara/804134027
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:34 am

Paragliding        October 16, 2018
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"...he became entangled with the lines and the paraglider itself, causing him to fall uncontrollably..."         :o
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby eagle » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:36 am

French Paraglider Crashes Into Statue Of Liberty
See Video: https://youtu.be/RL9_xhl4H7o

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:04 pm

Same idiot, wrong venue. They beat the crap out of him. He's dead.
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