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    j2k4's Avatar en(un)lightened
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    Back in '95, a good buddy of mine who happens to be a skydiver was doing an exhibition as part of a Labor Day parade in a neighboring town.

    He was supposed to land "on the X" in the middle of the main street, but the proverbial "freak gust" of wind blew him a bit off-course and into some high-voltage lines-I wasn't there at the time, but he'd shown me video of the incident from a local news outlet that was borderline spectacular.

    A few months ago, a parade attendee sought him out to give him a picture he had taken at the time:

    http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/9...rday0010cn.jpg

    You can clearly see the outline of his body in the picture.

    His parachute stalled immediately after this picture was taken, and he swung to his left, where his rigging snagged the fascia of the building in the picture, tearing his 'chute rather neatly and, in the fashion of an elevator, lowered him gently to the ground as it tore.

    As he was not badly hurt, but nonetheless thrilled, he adjourned to a pub two doors down for an adult beverage or ten.

    He sustained a burn to his hip and a bit of bruising from slamming into the building, but was otherwise fine.

    He continues to lead a charmed life.
    Last edited by j2k4; 05-06-2006 at 05:28 PM.
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    Sextent's Avatar Version Five
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    That really is an amazing picture.

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    That's amazing, because you've told us he survived (otherwise it would be sad and kinda scary).

    I saw a pic just like that on the net once... some drunk guy climbed a pole and touched the lines or something and looked just like that. No idea if he survived or not.

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    That is shocking and bloody amazing.

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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    Well, he couldn't very well show j2 a video of it if he died, could he?

    Still pretty amazing his injuries were so minor.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
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    thats amazing, rly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicNakor
    Well, he couldn't very well show j2 a video of it if he died, could he?

    Still pretty amazing his injuries were so minor.

    He could but J2K4 would have died seven days later.

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    I parachuted once it was a great experience , I would recomend to bring a clean change of underwear tho .

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    I can't recommend anyone jump out of an airplane. It's just not safe.

    :sjhurikne:
    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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