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Posted 8/23/16
A net?? He shouldve swan dived into a pool full of sharks. That wouldve been very impressive.
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Posted 8/24/16
"DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!" is the perfect disclaimer for this.
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Posted 8/24/16
Wait a minute, he's trying to land on the net from that height? Even if he lands on it...

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Posted 8/25/16
So the guy effectively landed in the net. Man oh man that must have been the scariest minute ever. I had to look up how he managed it. I guess he used a GPS tracking device, and the nets had flashing beacons so that he could see the target. Oh yeah and he had to land on the net backwards on his back, other wise if it was head or feet first he would could have broken his neck, or worse. Some kind of altimeter told him when he was about to land on the net so within that last second he flips himself over on his back while falling so that he lands on his back.

Now I'm trying to figure out how he managed to know when the right time to jump out of the plane was. Because there are two directions that he is moving. He's falling vertically, which is easy to figure out, but he is also moving horizontally, and if he were off he could have missed that net completely. I know at some point you hit terminal velocity, so he falls at a speed of around 100 mph, but what about the horizontal speed? Is he able to adjust how he falls horizontally without a chute?
Posted 8/25/16
Listen to him at the end. It sounds like it's his first day of speaking English.
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Posted 8/25/16 , edited 8/25/16

ranran-001 wrote:
Now I'm trying to figure out how he managed to know when the right time to jump out of the plane was. Because there are two directions that he is moving. He's falling vertically, which is easy to figure out, but he is also moving horizontally, and if he were off he could have missed that net completely. I know at some point you hit terminal velocity, so he falls at a speed of around 100 mph, but what about the horizontal speed? Is he able to adjust how he falls horizontally without a chute?
there is nothing you can calculate (except small portions).
As the wind has many layers that act or have a different speed, also he can use his arms and legs to "push" around to either side (some of that aerodynamic) with some help of navigation.

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Posted 8/25/16
I heard this was being broadcasted live, and I couldn't help but think to myself that they were about to film someone's death. I'm surprised he made it!
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Posted 8/26/16

MysticGon wrote:


Metazoxan wrote:


GooseMcDucks wrote:


MysticGon wrote:
In other news a paraglider died when he plunged through the roof of a church on Sunday morning.
what?
Did his equipment bust or something?



Nah he was just REALLY late for church.


He was just in time for a funeral though...

I know bad taste, I'm going to Hell.

Don't know about the equipment but though, saw him spiraling before he crashed.


I'll see you there, I've a table reserved.
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