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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 09-15-2012 09:49 AM 1106 views 1 time favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2012 09:49 AM

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This is really non shop, but I had to share it with everyone. Martin shared it with me and it blows me away.

Watch and be amazed too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/wChk5nY3Kzg

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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#1 posted 09-15-2012 10:21 AM

I saw Copperfield’s show in Vegas when I lived there. He does some pretty amazing things.

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 10:40 AM

He really is a great illusionist and showman. His TV series was shown over here and one illusion that sticks in my mind was when he made a huge articulated truck “disappear” Thanks for sharing this one Jim.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 12:18 PM

I’ve seen him a few times, and, he is awesome. So incredible, and puts on a super show.

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#4 posted 09-15-2012 12:31 PM

Thanks for sharing this ! It was awesome : )

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#5 posted 09-15-2012 04:27 PM

Quite a trick!

My guess: Halography…

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 07:38 PM

I know the feeling….... 8-)

July 4, 1989 14,000MSL over Sierra Nevada, north of Mt Whitney

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#7 posted 09-15-2012 08:32 PM

COOL!

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#8 posted 09-15-2012 08:41 PM

No, not halography, just two very fine wires, a harness under a baggy sweater, some sleight of hand with the rings, and a tank lid a little narrower than the tank.

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#9 posted 09-16-2012 12:20 PM

Mike that must be a real rush!! What a ride 50 miles!!!........Jim

That’s the real thing, no illusion!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 09-16-2012 01:48 PM

Thanks Jim. I didn’t mean to hijack your thread, it is that it just really is that amazing to fly using only your own muscles and smarts.

Flying that high I had to keep reminding myself to breathe through my nose because the oxygen bottle that sustained me, was attached via a nasal cannula and regulator set to about 2-3ltr/min. I sure miss those younger days and the dark hair…

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#11 posted 09-16-2012 10:49 PM

That must be really neat to stay aloft that long. I have jumped tandam with a canopy chute at 13,000 feet, but we free fell to 5000 and then opened the chute. We did not travel too far horizontally, though.
With your hang glider, you can stay up much longer and fly a whole lot farther. I can see why you need oxygen while being that high for along time. It sure would be nice to be young again. If we could figure out how David does it, we could do some low flying, at least!!
.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 09-17-2012 02:01 PM

I actually flew with two parachutes, though I never had to use either 8-).

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#13 posted 09-17-2012 04:59 PM

I was thinking about that last night, how did you launch the kite at that altitude?? I was thinking if you dropped it out of a moving plane it might tear it apart…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 09-17-2012 07:10 PM

I think you start off at a nice easy to get to spot that has a lot of UP Drafts / currents…
Run off the cliff… catch an UP draft & you’re UP, UP, & Away… like Superman! LOL

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#15 posted 09-17-2012 07:42 PM

Joe, I don’t think Mike can get up to 14,000 ft over the Sierra Nevada mountains by jumping off a cliff. It had to be a high launch. Mike will tell us!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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