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Ooops - base jumper snags in Supes

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Feb 29 2012 8:57 pm

In case anybody was wondering about the excitement in the Supes tonight - looks like a base jumper miscalculated. http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_so ... -mountains
I will refrain from any disreprectfulness so Joe doesn't spank me again. Enough said. But this stupidity deserves it.
According to spokesman Elias Johnson, a 30-year-old Casa Grande man leaped off the face of the mountain, but after he deployed his parachute, it got caught on the side of the cliff.
The man is wedged in a crevasse 150 feet up from the bottom of the mountain.
Air15 video showed the man huddled in his parachute on a narrow ledge.
Casa Grande man? Rob is this a neighbor of yours?
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Re: Ooops - base jumper snags in Supes

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 29 2012 9:01 pm

Any idea where he launched from????
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Feb 29 2012 9:21 pm

Outdoor Lover wrote:Any idea where he launched from????
"Stupidity Point" :sl:
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Post by DarthStiller » Feb 29 2012 9:40 pm

SuperstitionGuy wrote:Stupidity Point"
how bad is it that I like non-fatal accidents like this more for the fact that we don't have the "disrespectful posts will be deleted" warnings to deal with?

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Post by kingsnake » Mar 01 2012 5:51 am

Recent issue of "Outside" talks about it as being the most dangerous sport ...
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Post by AZLumberjack » Mar 01 2012 7:48 am

I guess this brings up the old question of "Who pays for this stupid accident"?
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Post by Dschur » Mar 01 2012 7:55 am

It said something about he packed his parachute backwards...
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Post by Sredfield » Mar 01 2012 7:59 am

Where's the line between a hiker who mistakes a game trail for "the" trail, and needs to be rescued, and the base jumper who mistakes whatever it might be and needs to be rescued? I know it's there somewhere.
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Post by kingsnake » Mar 01 2012 8:45 am

One is something that happens to you, the other is something you do to yourself. I feel more sympathy for the former than the latter ...
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Post by Dave1 » Mar 01 2012 9:44 am

I thought this was illegal in the Supes Wildness??? Is it just hang gliding that's illegal and not base jumping?

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Post by kingsnake » Mar 01 2012 11:16 am

I just read about the backwards bit myself. Unreal. Spend less time being a wild and crazy "bro", trying to become a YouTube meme, and more time doing things the right way. (Coming from someone who used to pack parachutes for a living ...)

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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Mar 01 2012 12:48 pm

Some of you referred to this incident as an accident. You have got to be kidding!
I consider base jumping the equivalent of Russian roulette with a six gun? :scared:
Has anyone ever posted a video of a successful base jump off of the Flatiron? :-k
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Post by johnlp » Mar 01 2012 1:33 pm

This jump is from the cliffs north of flatiron.
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Post by John9L » Mar 01 2012 5:15 pm

Dave1 wrote:I thought this was illegal in the Supes Wildness??? Is it just hang gliding that's illegal and not base jumping?
I was shocked to hear base jumping is legal in the Supes! I've heard it on both channel 3 and 10. I worked from home today and the news is all over this. The jumper is not going to be charged. Per Fox 10, their reasoning is other people in need of rescue won't call for help because they don't want to pay for the rescue.

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Post by chumley » Mar 01 2012 5:19 pm

I wanna go dirt-biking in the supes too! But if I get hurt I won't call for help if they're gonna fine me or charge me for the rescue so that makes it legal, right? :roll:
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Post by azbackpackr » Mar 01 2012 7:50 pm

John9L wrote:
Dave1 wrote:I thought this was illegal in the Supes Wildness??? Is it just hang gliding that's illegal and not base jumping?
I was shocked to hear base jumping is legal in the Supes! I've heard it on both channel 3 and 10. I worked from home today and the news is all over this. The jumper is not going to be charged. Per Fox 10, their reasoning is other people in need of rescue won't call for help because they don't want to pay for the rescue.
In Arizona, hikers are not charged for rescues. Theoretically they can be, but it doesn't happen. I guess they are extending that to base-jumpers? :? I think they have charged some people for driving past barricades when the washes are running, using the "stupid motorist" law. Maybe there should be a "stupid basejumper" law?
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Re: Ooops - base jumper snags in Supes

Post by PatrickL » Mar 01 2012 7:55 pm

Man, I bet he was thankful to be perched on that cliff. He's lucky to be alive...

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Post by kingsnake » Mar 02 2012 7:01 am

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Post by azbackpackr » Mar 02 2012 7:30 am

Does the phrase "bucket list" predate the movie?
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Post by AZLumberjack » Mar 02 2012 7:37 am

It would be a shame that someone from SAR would be injured or worse, before something is done to protect these idiots from themselves.
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