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Jeb Corliss crashes wingsuit at Table Mountain

ajfclark
18-Jan-2012
7:37:33 AM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-17/base-jumper-crashes-table-mountain/3779358

Somewhat OT, but there's been a lot of discussion of Jeb's exploits here before.
simey
18-Jan-2012
8:31:35 AM
That's surprising. So unusual to hear of an accident in this activity.

rodw
18-Jan-2012
8:43:11 AM
Quote from article "it could have been that he got too close to the mountain"

...yep I think that could be the issue...sad to hear but really no surprise either...hope he recovers ok.
kieranl
18-Jan-2012
8:54:56 AM
Somewhat more surprising, much less sad, and even more OT, was the headline in the "Just In" column at the foot of the page : "Lesbian trucker tweets for Sweden".

MisterGribble
18-Jan-2012
9:22:19 AM

So does "a female priest, an advertising executive and an organic sheep farmer"

Andy Warhol was right!
citationx
18-Jan-2012
9:29:10 AM
If this is the dude who was filmed almost wiping out a friend videoing him shooting through some trees on the video forum section (and when he's finally on the ground saying "wow i came a bit close" or similar) then, really? surprising? I think not.

Sabu
18-Jan-2012
9:35:00 AM
On 18/01/2012 citationx wrote:
>If this is the dude who was filmed almost wiping out a friend videoing
>him shooting through some trees on the video forum section (and when he's
>finally on the ground saying "wow i came a bit close" or similar) then,
>really? surprising? I think not.

Yes its him and I can't say I'm surprised either.

There is a video of the jump here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e4EXbArJe8

ado_m
18-Jan-2012
9:42:34 AM
amazing that he is alive!

benjenga
18-Jan-2012
12:17:50 PM
He was also planning to jump out of a plane with his wing suit and no parachute and land on his belly down a specially constructed landing ramp. I guess thats been put back a bit.
hipdos
18-Jan-2012
12:22:42 PM
On 18/01/2012 ado_m wrote:
>amazing that he is alive!

The clock is ticking
J.C.
18-Jan-2012
4:49:23 PM
The clock ticks for us all :)

Sabu
18-Jan-2012
4:51:30 PM
True, except some people keep moving the hands forward!!
Olbert
18-Jan-2012
9:22:57 PM
Does this mean that he fulfilled his dream of landing without a parachute?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18-Jan-2012
9:30:28 PM
On 18/01/2012 Olbert wrote:
>Does this mean that he fulfilled his dream of landing without a parachute?

No , at least not yet...
(He landed using a chute, and in the U-vid link, you can see the people who attended him using it to shade him while awaiting the chopper, and in the meantime a photog films him underneath it.)

He is blerrie lucky to be alive after kissing the stone (with his knee?), at xkph!
citationx
18-Jan-2012
9:41:28 PM
Call me sick, heartless, whatever, but I'm a bit disappointed that the video didn't have the accident from the other jumper's helmet cam...

ChuckNorris
18-Jan-2012
10:04:10 PM
Is it just me or does the timing of this accident coincide with the pulling of base jumping insurance a little too much.

Personally think this is a conspiracy from the insurance companies to try and justify their decision to pull insurance on such a well regulated and safe sport. You have no idea the lengths these corporations will go to to protect the interests of their shareholders. I'm sure I saw a suit with a little pair of scissors clipping a wing just before he launched.

One Day Hero
19-Jan-2012
12:26:58 AM
Yeah, pretty surprising that he clipped something and isn't dead, I hope he pulls through. I don't really understand whats going on with rockclimbers getting up on their tall ponies about all the risks other 'extreme folk' take. If you actually climb in between the web spraying, you also take unneccessary risks, so stop splitting hairs.

If you're wishing that this dude dies just so that your really easy and obvious predictions will come true, thereby proving you to be very clever.......then you are a total [Moderated], and should be ashamed!

benjenga
19-Jan-2012
6:44:32 AM
On 18/01/2012 useful wrote:
>Is it just me or does the timing of this accident coincide with the pulling
>of base jumping insurance a little too much.
>
I didn't know than insurance company's ever cover this sport? Overseas I guess.

IronCheff
19-Jan-2012
8:43:46 AM
A few pots here calling the kettle black. There are lawn bowlers out there saying the same things about rock climbers.

I wonder if he was able to pull his chute. Itís pretty freaky to survive a fall like that without one.

Sabu
19-Jan-2012
9:13:37 AM
I read somewhere that he managed to pull his emergency chute or something?

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