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Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby Shorty » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:46 pm

Endo Rockstar wrote:Red Bull Stratos Live Cam:
http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Is there a video archive? All I found was photos:

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/358 ... +miles+up/
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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:51 am

massimo wrote:It was amazing how he was able to so quickly come out of that spin once he hit thicker air. Given how I felt today, I think a moon landing or manned mission to Mars would result in stroke.


I thought I was watching a dead man fall when he started that spin. In a german interview yesterday, he said the spin had him a bit worried but he didn't feel like he was in danger or passing out and was able to recover pretty quickly once he had enough air resistance to work with-- dude is a pro.

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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:07 am

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When I saw him first jump from this angle I almost puked in my mouth. It was an awesome camera angle to see. I also wondered if he could hear the sonic boom when he broke the sound barrier and apparently the suit he was wearing prevented this. This dude is a bad ass.
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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:13 am

Redbull keeps zapping any content from the jump on Youtube, but here's the chest cam footage on liveleak:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fa1_1350274678

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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:16 am

I hijacked the TV and made my family watch the whole thing from take off to touchdown. My wife was convinced he was either going to be ripped apart in the air or be going too fast and crater.

It was amazing to watch, but I was actually most impressed by the flawless landing. I don't think I've ever seen someone just put their feet down and stop like that before.
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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:25 pm

ha.

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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby acereraser » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:21 pm

I forgot to thank you Endo Rockstar for bringing the second try to my attention. I happened to see your post on chance, which led to me and the kids sitting around the computer for the duration, with as much science talk regarding the great statistics they were providing as the kids could handle. Honestly, I feel that I understand air pressure much better after explaining it to them. It was a good time, excellent Foroning.
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Re: Trying to find odds on this guy ending up a pile of goo

Postby ilikebeans » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:07 am

Naturally, someone had to re-create it with Legos (video, definitely worth the click).
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