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nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by beterarcher » Mar 20 2013 8:18 am

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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 20 2013 10:13 am

Well heck if we can get Crisco....sorry Christo to do the tightrope/curtain and have the Hualapais do the site managemant, we could really make it a major event.
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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by satillayakker » Mar 20 2013 1:15 pm

Sounds like the nut, Karl Wallenda, who tight roped across Tallulah Gorge here in GA. Something like 800 feet up, not that it matters. 200, 800, 1500, either way "Wallenda Soup"! The tower he used to secure his rope is still there, pushed over, of course. The reason the tower was pushed over, it got idiots thinking (Or not thinking, however you want to put it!). It will there too!! I can hear it now "hold my beer and watch this......"

Wallenda- "I’m looking forward to showing the audience a view of the canyon they’ve never seen before.” Ummm, if I remember right, helicopter tours fly often..... so he's really not showing the audience much, except maybe the view of 32.2f/s/s.... to the river......

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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by oceanwithin » Mar 20 2013 3:50 pm

I think he's doing it over the Little Colorado actually...

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Post by beterarcher » Mar 20 2013 3:55 pm

@oceanwithin
that would make sense, shorter cable ;) .
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Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 20 2013 4:00 pm

Darn, I was hoping to see it go from lodge to lodge
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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by kingsnake » Mar 20 2013 6:19 pm

200 feet is different than 800 feet. Takes about 350 feet to reach terminal velocity, assuming you are flapping, of about 120 mph. Head up, or head down, aerodynamic form, terminal velocity is about 190 mph. Not sure how many feet that takes. Question is, is there a difference between smacking into something at 80 versus 120 mph? Yeah. People have survived partial parachute failures -- May West, cigar roll, etc. all of which provide more drag, slowing speed -- sometimes even without broken bones. Another factor is where you land, rock obviously being sub-optimal. I saw a parachute accident once where the two guys (who got entangled) landed in a muddy field. Both survived, though with some injury.

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Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 21 2013 10:13 am

I've always been fascinated with the terminal velocity of cats.
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Alston Neal wrote:I've always been fascinated with the terminal velocity of cats.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 21 2013 10:54 am

@azbackpackr
It doesn't take much to pull some of you folks out of the woodwork....

Here kitty kitty kitty.... :sl:
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Post by kingsnake » Mar 21 2013 11:26 am

Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtWbpyjJqrU
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Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 21 2013 11:32 am

@kingsnake
So the 2 story barn was a tease?
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Post by beterarcher » Mar 21 2013 11:44 am

@Alston Neal
just not my cat right?
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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by Alston_Neal » Mar 21 2013 11:57 am

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I have nothing against your cat.

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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by beterarcher » Mar 21 2013 12:24 pm

@Alston Neal
just don't over cook it.
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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by base871 » Mar 22 2013 6:31 pm

You wont hit terminal at 350ft. I saw a guy hit from 486ft and he was only doing about 80mph. At around 750-800 you will hit terminal (belly to earth) a bit quicker if standing. Remember terminal is when an object stops accelerating, and can be manipulated easily.

I'm suprised the Navajos are letting him do this since they have pretty much banned most stuff that happens in that canyon recently.
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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by chumley » Mar 22 2013 10:49 pm

base871 wrote: I'm suprised the Navajos are letting him do this since they have pretty much banned most stuff that happens in that canyon recently.
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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by base871 » Mar 23 2013 11:06 am

Ya definitely money, or budweiser is sponsoring.

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Re: nik wallenda to attempt canyon crossing

Post by beterarcher » Jun 23 2013 3:48 pm

Well today is the big day. 5:00 PM, Discovery channel.
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