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Felix Baumgartner

Post by AHB » 19:23 Sun 14 Oct 2012

I've just watched this lunatic jump off a baloon from 128,000 feet up - wow!

I think he was attempting to sneak into Andy's port cellar from above. I can't imagine why else he would have wanted to do such a thing!
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Post by DRT » 21:47 Sun 14 Oct 2012

Only this morning I invited him to my house to drink seven bottles of Real Vinicola 1983. I'm sure he could have thought of an easier way to avoid accepting :?
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Re: Felix Baumgartner

Post by Andy Velebil » 21:55 Sun 14 Oct 2012

Was prepared to fend him off with a shotgun. Luckily winds blew him to the east of my barrel.

Otherwise, what a complete idiot :wink: . I admire him for having the B***s to do this. I watched it live on the internet, WOW :shock: is all i can say.

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Post by RAYC » 00:18 Mon 15 Oct 2012

fun to watch...but seeing the whole set-up and "mission control"-type hype, i can't help but have a sneaking admiration for the jumps that Kittinger did seemingly with far less fuss and technology over 50 years ago!

And without wanting to sound too much of a grumpy old man....is the "jump from space" moniker a bit of a hyperbole?
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Post by DRT » 05:22 Mon 15 Oct 2012

RAYC wrote:And without wanting to sound too much of a grumpy old man....is the "jump from space" moniker a bit of a hyperbole?
The answer would appear to be "yes". But you are not being as grumpy as some. :QuotePedant:
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Re: Felix Baumgartner

Post by RAYC » 15:07 Mon 15 Oct 2012

Though this did bring a smile to my face...
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