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Old 02-13-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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Video of Skydiver falling with no parachute.. and surviving

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Shown here - and ONLY here - for the first time online is the amazing video from the helmet camera of British skydiver Michael Holmes.


It shows him plummeting 12,000ft to earth after both his parachutes failed, saying goodbye to the world... and hitting the ground with a sickening thud at 80mph.

Michael's friend, who jumped from the same plane, also filmed the whole event. He found his pal bleeding and unconscious - but alive.
World exclusive skydiver video... watch the incredible footage here! | the Mail on Sunday
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Re: Video of Skydiver falling with no parachute.. and surviving

yeah seen that all over the news the other day

lucky SOB let me tell you
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lol i saw that on tv today--btw no more skydiving for me lol
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how did he slow to 80?? free falling reaches 200 some doesn't it??
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I can't get the link to work, but yeah I heard about that... Crazy stuff!
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Re: Video of Skydiver falling with no parachute.. and surviving

His shoot must of partially deployed, cause you can see the shadow right before he splats,
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I can't get the link to work, but yeah I heard about that... Crazy stuff!
use IE. that guy is my freaking hero!!
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His shoot must of parshally(sp) deployed, cause you can see the shadow right before he splats,
*partially*

I couldn't get anything to work, and I already use IE
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I couldn't get anything to work, and I already use IE
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Re: Video of Skydiver falling with no parachute.. and surviving

If you keep going until they show his buddy's camera you can see its out but tangled up. It had enough air resistance to slow him down to 80... but 80-0 isn't fun I bet.
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If you keep going until they show his buddy's camera you can see its out but tangled up. It had enough air resistance to slow him down to 80... but 80-0 isn't fun I bet.
damn, ouch... yeah took me until about 20 minutes after my post to see the video (college connection sucks)

that's crazy though he was awake and alert
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how did he slow to 80?? free falling reaches 200 some doesn't it??
well a falling object accellerates at a rate of 32 feet per second per second. so every second it accelerates another 32 feet per second faster until it reaches its terminal velocity, and depending on drag, wind deflection, aerodynamics, humans have a terminal velocity of around 135mph. skydivers spread eagle to create drag and slow down, or get as straight as can be vertical to the earth to speed up.

if his chute (i havent watched the vid yet!) failed to open correctly but created enough drag, it is very possible (and in his scenario) to survive, especially if he landed legs first, curled over and rolled to let his legs and the rolling motion to disperse the energy. plus landing on bushes and trees help too.

Yeah umm, vids not working, ****ing inbred video players.
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how did he slow to 80?? free falling reaches 200 some doesn't it??
1 square yard of drag will slow a falling body nearly 20%

but yea, that still doesn't explain it
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Damn !!! Hope the guy bought a lottery ticket
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