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No More Boogie For Otter? #242114
07/02/07 06:41 PM
07/02/07 06:41 PM
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Crap. I was almost talked into doing Boogie IV in February and then a "friend" showed me this.



From source: " In this video I am the instructor. The camera is on the left side of my head. The points of contact were the top of my head and his ribs. I heard my neck break and, I was paralyzed instantly. The legs you see flopping around are mine. My emergency parachute opened around 700'. I was fully conscious until hitting the ground."

Help me reaper -- give me strength to make it!



I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Boogie No More [Re: Otteralum] #242116
07/02/07 07:29 PM
07/02/07 07:29 PM
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Beautiful San Marcos, Texas
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WELL, THAT DID IT eek


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Re: Boogie No More [Re: Ernie B] #242118
07/02/07 08:28 PM
07/02/07 08:28 PM
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Houston
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Otter, yikes... not sure how I feel about this.

The subject alone made me think "Boogie" was over - until I saw the thread was posted by you. Don't scare me like that!

Re: Boogie No More [Re: travelqueen] #242119
07/02/07 09:18 PM
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I was trying to work out what happened. Assuming no part of the video has been edited out the two jumpers seem well apart when "impact" occurs. I wonder what happened to the guy afterwards - I've known people make full recoveries from a broken neck. Mind you, Murphy was in good form that day in arranging for the out of control full-drive landing to be on the hard runway. Horrific.

Re: Boogie No More [Re: ] #242135
07/03/07 06:54 AM
07/03/07 06:54 AM
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Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
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Sorry TQ -- at least you saw my name and knew I couldn't be trusted wink


I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Boogie No More [Re: Otteralum] #242138
07/03/07 08:40 AM
07/03/07 08:40 AM
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South Ambergris Caye
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Ouch! Thats enough to keep me out of the sky

Re: Boogie No More [Re: JZB] #242143
07/03/07 10:42 AM
07/03/07 10:42 AM
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I agree with TQ, Otter! I thought someone cancelled next year's Boogie! It reminded me of the video we saw of Walter skydiving at the last Boogie. Will someone put it up on YouTube? Please? I did a search and managed to find someone's video of their dive at 2007's boogie. It looks awesome. Someone might be able to talk me into jumping next year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCbxTZ94CSM

Re: Boogie No More [Re: buzzbean] #242145
07/03/07 10:48 AM
07/03/07 10:48 AM
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Changed thread title -- don't want Rich to get mad at me smile


I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Boogie No More [Re: Otteralum] #242147
07/03/07 10:57 AM
07/03/07 10:57 AM
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I agree with you Otter, I was pretty much talked into doing a tandem for a milestone birthday celebration, but after seeing this, I am having 2nd thoughts!

Re: Boogie No More [Re: Dita] #242153
07/03/07 11:11 AM
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Extreme sports can and do have their consequences. And, in case nobody told you, jumping (not pushed) out of an airplane that's not on fire from 12,000' qualifies as an extreme sport.

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