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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #225 on: November 29, 2017, 09:48:02 AM »
So a wingsuit flight ending with landing inside a moving plane... Something tells me I'd be more likely to go head first through the propeller but I'd give it a shot.  :thumbsup:



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5126797/Daredevils-complete-basejump-Swiss-Alps.html


How cool!  :thumbsup:

But I have a book called Sky Call (?) that I bought some *thinks* 35+ years ago when I was jumping every week which shows this happening...

Back then they had 'balloon suits' rather than wing suits that inflated after leaving the aircraft. They didn't have as much lift or control as the modern wing suits but the introduction of turbine powered aircraft to sky diving meant that the plane they jumped out of could dive vertically without over cooling the engine and the jumpers could 'fly' back into the plane 10,000 feet lower than they left it...

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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #226 on: November 29, 2017, 02:12:15 PM »
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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #227 on: November 29, 2017, 02:14:02 PM »
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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #228 on: November 29, 2017, 02:20:16 PM »
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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #229 on: January 03, 2018, 11:12:19 PM »
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #230 on: January 04, 2018, 06:26:40 AM »
Paintball with IFV's....  rubschin:

https://www.armourgeddon.co.uk/tank-paintball-battles.html

How cool!  ;D

We have 'Tank Paintball' here but it is a bit different to that!  lol:



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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #231 on: January 08, 2018, 12:33:07 PM »
So Alton Towers are going to build a mahoosive wooden rollercoaster and have a wicker man burst into flames as part of the ride....  rubschin:




Well, I'm sold. What's the worst that could happen...?

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/08/alton-towers-opening-rollercoaster-involving-wood-fire-7212316/
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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #232 on: January 08, 2018, 12:36:54 PM »
So Alton Towers are going to build a mahoosive wooden rollercoaster and have a wicker man burst into flames as part of the ride....  rubschin:




Well, I'm sold. What's the worst that could happen...?

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/08/alton-towers-opening-rollercoaster-involving-wood-fire-7212316/


Cool!  :thumbsup:

One of the best 'coasters I've ever been on was the wooden Goliath at Six Flags Chicago - you really did get the impression that you could die on it!  ;D
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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #233 on: January 08, 2018, 01:56:19 PM »
So Alton Towers are going to build a mahoosive wooden rollercoaster and have a wicker man burst into flames as part of the ride....  rubschin:




Well, I'm sold. What's the worst that could happen...?

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/08/alton-towers-opening-rollercoaster-involving-wood-fire-7212316/

 rubschin: I wonder if they need a consultant experienced in wicker men?
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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #234 on: May 01, 2018, 08:50:04 PM »
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #235 on: May 01, 2018, 09:03:58 PM »
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #236 on: May 02, 2018, 09:53:01 PM »
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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #237 on: May 03, 2018, 08:54:36 AM »
A 260 meter bungee jump from a glass bridge?



Sounds good to me...  :thumbsup:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5675047/Workers-build-850ft-high-bungee-platform-attached-glass-bridge.html


Cool!  :thumbsup:

We're doing this tomorrow!  eeek:


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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #238 on: May 03, 2018, 09:01:31 AM »
A 260 meter bungee jump from a glass bridge?



Sounds good to me...  :thumbsup:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5675047/Workers-build-850ft-high-bungee-platform-attached-glass-bridge.html


Cool!  :thumbsup:

We're doing this tomorrow!  eeek:


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Re: The VP Bucket List
« Reply #239 on: May 03, 2018, 02:09:59 PM »
A 260 meter bungee jump from a glass bridge?



Sounds good to me...  :thumbsup:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5675047/Workers-build-850ft-high-bungee-platform-attached-glass-bridge.html


Cool!  :thumbsup:

We're doing this tomorrow!  eeek:


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Think the locals should be warned to wear ear protection so that they aren't deafened by the screams...  whistle:
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.