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Re: [TowerTalk] Base jumping from OH8X

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Base jumping from OH8X
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:06:17 -0700
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Base jumpers get their thrill from almost dying, so it's probably a moot 

My oldest son has done a lot of sky diving, but thankfully enjoys life 
enough not to have ever done any base jumping.  Some of the stories he 
told me about base jumping curdled my blood, though, and you can find 
lots of similar examples on YouTube.

Dave  AB7E

On 8/29/2011 11:26 AM, Pete Smith wrote:
> I suppose it's to be expected, but it still gave he heart failure to see
> those guys crawling around through the booms of that antenna without
> safety harnesses or fall arrest of any sort.  There isn't enough margin
> in that sort of jumping to start out upside down, not expecting it,
> having just given yourself a good lick as you fell out of the tower.
> 73, Pete N4ZR

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