LordOfThePings: You should be able to break the record with a whirligig-type parachute.We must move forward, not backward... upward, not backward!
Rand's lacy underwear: Some day I'll set the record for the biggest. It'll be big enough to hide the sky so I don't lose my shiat./simultaneously I'll unveil my own invention//it's a parachute that (somehow) opens out below you when you jump///so I don't lose my shiat by looking down either
Lsherm: This definitely strikes me as one of the dumber world records out there. What happens when someone breaks the record AND shatters both their legs? Does that count?
studebaker hoch: Faster landing speed, and a dicier flare.
99.998er: I remember an Addams Family episode where Gomez had the idea of conditioning himself parachuting by jumping with a smaller chute each time. His theory was that in time, he would not need a parachute at all.
drewogatory: studebaker hoch: Faster landing speed, and a dicier flare.As well as being unstable as fark. Better adjust your harness just right. Canopy jockeys are idiots.There's no justification for dying under a good canopy.
steve0701: 14,000 feet in 3-1/2 minutes? I've never jumped, but if my math is right that's a 45 mph descent. I wonder how long he was in free-fall before he pulled the cord.
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