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Offline WillyWump

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Stratosphere Jump Videos
« on: August 12, 2010, 12:42:37 PM »
Heres a youtube link of my Leap from the 108th floor...I think I suddenly regained consciousness around the 90th floor and started trying to swim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGaDujAa1OQ

Thanks to David for filming and posting these. I didnt want to take the liberty of posting the other 3 without their permission (BTW Roberts is hillarious, I think he jumped before the countdown!)

To the other 3...feel free to post them in this thread if you wish. You can find the link in your Pm :)

-Will
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 12:47:40 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 12:45:51 PM »
That looks like fun.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Online leatherman

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 01:38:17 PM »
you were nothing but just a little black speck against the blue for the looooongest time :D
what fun! ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 01:51:52 PM »
That was great.  :D Thanks for sharing..

Rodney

Offline Basquo

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 02:57:31 PM »
here's my jump:

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

Will is the only one who landed completely on his feet!

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 03:02:38 PM »
omg, it's a butterfly on steroids no less!
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline RAB

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 03:33:25 PM »
I gotta hand it to all 4 of them, they actually did it.

The best part was each and everyone had the largest smile on their faces when they got to the bottom.  You just knew they loved it.

Aw the memories.

RAB

(Who's stomach still turns.)

Offline Robert

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 04:36:24 PM »


 here is my link
 
I was the last to jump so by then David and the others had their technique down.  All I remember about the jump is feeling the guy's hand in the small of my back and hearing my name then "...3...2...1".  I remember trying to straighten out and fly like Superman but that was super difficult. I remember landing on my hands and knees but that was to  be expected.  Now I want to bungie jump off Tower of London.  Emma, can you arrange that?

robert 
..........

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 04:54:13 PM »
All the spectators will remember that the one who looked the worst didn't even jump!  Not saying who....but someone spent the entire night before on the town and arrived at the base looking like it!  I have a pic of him "crashed out" while the others were preparing to jump.  The proper caption should be "look what the cat dragged in!"

 ;D

Gary
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 06:57:58 PM »
I have some short video close up of the landings  for the last three jumpers    nice landing techniques for all three....   sort of rag doll on a string... anyone interested I will post them


Nick
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 08:25:54 PM »



 :D  That looked like FUN !!   I felt the rush on those three jumps !!

Ray 8)


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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


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 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

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Offline Basquo

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 08:52:53 PM »
omg, it's a butterfly on steroids no less!

You wish my tongue was that long and you wish that I would go there.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 10:41:10 PM »
All the spectators will remember that the one who looked the worst didn't even jump!  Not saying who....but someone spent the entire night before on the town and arrived at the base looking like it!  I have a pic of him "crashed out" while the others were preparing to jump.  The proper caption should be "look what the cat dragged in!"

 ;D

Gary


LOL, That persons name begins with an "N" and ends with "ext2u" :)

Ghurl had a liquor store in her room also! and video games...the whole shebang. One party animal there. BTW, where is she? is she still asleep somewhere?

@nick, would love to see the vids you have, especially of Robert "face planting" it. classic stuff!

-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline macv

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2010, 05:34:00 PM »
You are very brave!! I would have s**t my trousers!!! xx

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010, 06:23:32 PM »

I've got to ask,  What or who controls the braking.  I also noticed some sort of basket in the rear, on another cable, coming down at the same time.  Is this the control mechanism?  


EDITED:  is that another person in the basket, cage thingy? 

Ray
« Last Edit: August 13, 2010, 06:25:37 PM by J.R.E. »
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2010, 10:28:42 PM »
I've got to ask,  What or who controls the braking.  I also noticed some sort of basket in the rear, on another cable, coming down at the same time.  Is this the control mechanism?  


EDITED:  is that another person in the basket, cage thingy? 

Ray

The little thingy coming down with us is the video camera (in a box) that is attached to one of the 2 outer cables. There is no other person coming down with us. There is a total of 3 cables...the main line, and the 2 outer cables which prevent us from being blown of course.

Im not quite sure how the braking is done, but the cable is wound on a big spool,  one side of the spool is quite a bit smaller than the other, and the line unravels towards the smaller part of the spool, perhaps this has something to do with the braking, all I know is about 50 or so  feet before impact there was a sudden and palpable braking (Thank Goodness).

-W
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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2010, 06:22:22 AM »
Unlike Will I didn't have a dignified landing.. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ejqN1RUKI

Busy with family but will check in when I can and catch up with our Vegas trip, and everyoen who attended.

RAB..love and miss you.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2010, 12:21:17 PM »
Unlike Will I didn't have a dignified landing.. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ejqN1RUKI

Busy with family but will check in when I can and catch up with our Vegas trip, and everyoen who attended.

RAB..love and miss you.

Hugs
Jan :-*

Jan your landing is somewhat more graceful than Robert's :)

I wished you all could have seen Jan as she was perched on the ledge, she was white as a ghost and I thought any second she would pass out  :o But I must say the ledge was the most horrific ordeal I have ever faced, you have to stand there with your toes over the edge before you leap, your mind is telling you the whole time "This is not right!"

-W

-W
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Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2010, 02:28:57 PM »
I have the close ups "landing vids"  but the attachment option is not available on here right now.... any one who wants me to email them to you  send me a PM  with your email adddress...


Nick
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2010, 02:13:21 PM »
Well, after watching these 4 videos, I have to say that dearest Will had the most graceful landing...  kind of surprising that he was the only one to land on his feet, I remember reading somewhere on here that gravity tends to pull him to his knees.............. often.   ;)

Now I know it's true -- that Jan will do ANYTHING to avoid a wee walk........

Seriously, I wish I could have been there to jump with you all.  From what I've been reading in this thread and others, Vegas was a wonderful experience for all -- as I knew it would be.  Hopefully I won't have any special events pop up and keep from next year's gathering -- whereever it should be held.

Hugs to all,
Mike
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Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2010, 05:47:16 PM »
Mike,

We missed you and hoped you had a wonderful time in Paris.  As you know there will be much hand wringing and debating before we settle on a date and location for next year....so fasten your seat belts and stay tuned!

Gary
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01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
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01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
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01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
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Offline mecch

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Re: Stratosphere Jump Videos
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2010, 08:30:42 PM »
108 stories high? !!  Its really that freaking tall?  I used to go up to the top of World Trade Center all the time, and it was so scarey high. I have vertigo. Getting over it enough to ski in the A lps was a challenge. I bet I would do this jump, however.  Bravo.
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