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Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:14am
 
.. when someone tells you he is an 'expert' and has had years of experience, and you have "nothing to fear" because he's done this all before countless times ... blah blah blah.

All bullshit.

All vanity and chest-beating macho bullshit.

Over the years I've read of countless numbers of 'experienced experts' ending up in coffins with mangled or dismembered bodies because "something went terribly wrong, and we're still investigating ... blah blah blah ... " yeah, right.

Skydiving ... motor-boat racing ... ballooning ... base-jumping ... bungee-jumping ... scuba-diving ... water-kiting ... Game Park touring ... abseiling ... hang-gliding ... Human Cannon Ball circus act ... snow-boarding/skiing ... 'tame' lion or bear petting with a reassuring private zoo owner ... Fair Ground equipment routinely checked for safety ...

All bullshit on steroids. Big time.

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When you're time is up ~ it's up, and no amount of cocky assurances from some aging arsehole is going to save you from that.


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Reply #1 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:23am
 
I did my first skydive from that very centre.
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Reply #2 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:28am
 
Gordon wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:23am:
I did my first skydive from that very centre.


Jesus.

You can prepare as much as you like, but there is ALWAYS that liddle-bitty 'accident' that happens one day to cancel your ticket, and it so often concerns tangled cords and ropes.

Lovely young ladies got separately killed just recreationally horse-riding in Country NSW just a couple of years ago.


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Reply #3 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:31am
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:28am:
Gordon wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:23am:
I did my first skydive from that very centre.


Jesus.

You can prepare as much as you like, but there is ALWAYS that liddle-bitty 'accident' that happens one day to cancel your ticket.



Although skydiving is high risk, I put it in the worth the risk category because it really is that good. Doing something mundane and dangerous life rock fishing, I don't get Smiley
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Reply #4 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:37am
 
Gordon wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:31am:
Although skydiving is high risk, I put it in the worth the risk category because it really is that good. Doing something mundane and dangerous life rock fishing, I don't get Smiley


That's a good debating topic. I was born paranoid with the belief that 'God' or 'Them' in the spiritual world find it amusing to bugger me up at those special moments when I am most vulnerable.

So-called 'accident-prone' when in fact it's the Gods deliberately and mischievously tweaking circumstances to see me go tumbling on a highly painful or even terminal course.

I can certainly understand the thrill of rock-fishing, but what I can't understand is why these Asians don't wear Life-Jackets.
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Reply #5 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:16pm
 
I have never understood sky diving.

To me its like jumping out of a boat just to see if the life jacket works.

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Reply #6 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:18pm
 
WHy would anybody even reasonably sane jump out of a perfectly good plane?

Now rock fishing, at least there's a reward at the end of that endeavour.
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Reply #7 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:54pm
 
Each to their own. Some people want or need the thrill of extreme sports, I dont skydive but Ive indulged in some reckless behaviour resulting in injury in the past in pursuit of the adrenaline rush.
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Reply #8 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 5:12pm
 
I don't understand it -
they always have a second parachute -
an emergency chute -
it's very small but it's enough to save your life.
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Reply #9 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 5:23pm
 
What's needed is a bungee string to the plane for back-up. Pilots need to check the user has disconnected the rope after say 20 seconds .
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Reply #10 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 6:36pm
 
Sir Bobby wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 5:12pm:
I don't understand it -
they always have a second parachute -
an emergency chute -
it's very small but it's enough to save your life.


Strings, cords, and ropes ... so often a fatally tangled mess.

And then someone parachutes onto your own parachute canopy.
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Reply #11 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:48pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 6:36pm:
Sir Bobby wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 5:12pm:
I don't understand it -
they always have a second parachute -
an emergency chute -
it's very small but it's enough to save your life.


Strings, cords, and ropes ... so often a fatally tangled mess.

And then someone parachutes onto your own parachute canopy.



Maybe - it just shouldn't happen.
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Reply #12 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:50pm
 
John Smith wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:18pm:
WHy would anybody even reasonably sane jump out of a perfectly good plane?

Now rock fishing, at least there's a reward at the end of that endeavour.


Getting swept off the rocks and drowning,  great reward Smiley
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Reply #13 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:56pm
 
Rhino wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:54pm:
Each to their own. Some people want or need the thrill of extreme sports, I dont skydive but Ive indulged in some reckless behaviour resulting in injury in the past in pursuit of the adrenaline rush.


Of all the things I've tried skydiving is by far the biggest buzz and your mind is blown for weeks. However,  it takes next to no skill so lacks the reward you get from accomplishment.

Sailboarding in huge surf ranks as the hardest thing and biggest buzz.
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Reply #14 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:00pm
 
No it's better when you put your head on the track and watch the train wheels get bigger.
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Reply #15 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:05pm
 
Ok here's a Darwin Award thrillseeking effort.

About 18 I think,  we broke into a building site and climbed to the top, 15 floors or so and walked across beams and scaffolding......stoned on pot Smiley
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Reply #16 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:16pm
 
Sir Bobby wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:48pm:
Maybe - it just shouldn't happen.


Equipment failure features very highly in fatalities, and if you've been a keen viewer of the aircrash documentaries on TV you'll know that cutting corners and slack practices by maintenance staff is a common occurrence.

The greatest factor militating against the maintenance of safe equipment is chatting between the employees. As a one-time inspector myself I put banter and boredom-busting chatter between workers as easily first place on the list that leads to faulty equipment and jobs not done properly.

In sensitive areas where safety is imperative it's important not to employ conversational egotists, immature personalities, and wogs people whose ethnic culture demands an almost constant stream of backwards and forwards 'baby-chatter'.

Filipinos, Yugoslavs, Greeks, Indians, Italians, and such.



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Reply #17 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:25pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:16pm:
Sir Bobby wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:48pm:
Maybe - it just shouldn't happen.


Equipment failure features very highly in fatalities, and if you've been a keen viewer of the aircrash documentaries on TV you'll know that cutting corners and slack practices by maintenance staff is a common occurrence.

The greatest factor militating against the maintenance of safe equipment is chatting between the employees. As a one-time inspector myself I put banter and boredom-busting chatter between workers as easily first place on the list that leads to faulty equipment and jobs not done properly.

In sensitive areas where safety is imperative it's important not to employ conversational egotists, immature personalities, and wogs people whose ethnic culture demands an almost constant stream of backwards and forwards 'baby-chatter'.

Filipinos, Yugoslavs, Greeks, Indians, Italians, and such.




You gave a good point -

I certainly won't be jumping out of an aeroplane with a parachute.
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Reply #18 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:26pm
 
Gordon wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:50pm:
John Smith wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:18pm:
WHy would anybody even reasonably sane jump out of a perfectly good plane?

Now rock fishing, at least there's a reward at the end of that endeavour.


Getting swept off the rocks and drowning,  great reward Smiley


not what i had in mind, but since you went that route I'll poin tout that it's no more of a reward than going splat

this is more the reward I had in mind

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Reply #19 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:28pm
 
and once again the forums troll manages to take  a perfectly mundane topic, and turn it into another racist rant.

keep up the good work Herbie.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #20 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:51pm
 
Sir Bobby wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:25pm:
I certainly won't be jumping out of an aeroplane with a parachute.

So , what have you got , helium fast-fill balloon , jet-pack , or glide suit ?
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Reply #21 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:53pm
 
John Smith wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:28pm:
and once again the forums troll manages to take  a perfectly mundane topic, and turn it into another racist rant.


It's called 'multiculturalism', and what this means is that certain ethnicities display characteristics not shared by others, and hence the word 'diversity' makes its appearance.

You can't pick and chose, John, being in support of 'multiculturalism' so long as it flatters ethnic egos, but then condemning reasonable observations of ethnic characteristics as 'racism' when it doesn't suit.




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Reply #22 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:53pm
 
John Smith wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 8:26pm:
Gordon wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:50pm:
John Smith wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 4:18pm:
WHy would anybody even reasonably sane jump out of a perfectly good plane?

Now rock fishing, at least there's a reward at the end of that endeavour.


Getting swept off the rocks and drowning,  great reward Smiley


not what i had in mind, but since you went that route I'll poin tout that it's no more of a reward than going splat

this is more the reward I had in mind

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A blue shirt?
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