MIND. BLOWN! New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Jump Is Still Bananas

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  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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  2. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    One would think that with a pair of brass ones as big as his he'd fall even faster!

    I love how the curvature of the earth is visable.

    What an incredible feat!
  3. Thanks for sharing....that was unreal
  4. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I was freaking as he gingerly made his way out.
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  6. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    That was great. I found this thread when I was listening to the Easy Rider soundtrack. He went up in the balloon during "Wasn't Born To Follow" and jumped out at "If You Want To Be A Bird."
    Need Gigs likes this.
  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Oh man!

    That was beyond cool.
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Probably the Olympic Gold of selfies.
  9. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Beautiful. I never get tired of watching that initial drop from the capsule camera, but this footage puts a whole new perspective on it.

    I love the way he controls his breathing.

    And doesn't scream.
  10. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Supporting Member

    I agree, I was holding my breath up till he jumped. Fantastic little video!

  11. I certainly wouldn't have been able to stay concious while violently spinning at 700+ mph. Holy crap that was intense footage!
  12. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    He is the baddest dude who ever lived.

    I defer to him on all things.
  13. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    :eek: :hyper:

    :eek: :hyper:

    I just had the most amazing moment of synchronicity!

    A ways into the video, I decided to crank up Bowie's Space Oddity while leaving the video's audio on.

    • Felix's jump corresponded to "This is ground control to Major Tom" right after the blast off/musical build up
    • Felix's spin starts slowly with the guitar solo
    • Felix's "I'm in a violent spin" corresponded to "Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong!"
    • Felix pulls out of the spin right in time for tension release of "here, am I sitting in a tin can"
    • Felix touched down right as the song ended!

    :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:


    EDIT: You probably want to start Space Oddity somewhere around the 2:25 mark
  14. Pentatonic

    Pentatonic Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    San Francisco
  15. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Falling at 847 mph without anything more than a space suit... this man is an inspiration.

    If you've ever had a chance to read more on Felix Baumgartner, he's a fascinating, and driven, man!
  16. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    It takes me a good 1-2 minutes to decide to jump into water from a 2-3 meters height.

    He literally jumps from the space into the earth and doesn't even think about it for a second more. He was so ready to do it, unbelievable...
  17. I dare say there's a point where it doesn't matter how much further up you go, as long as the gravity still gets you, you risk pancaking :ninja:
  18. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Indeed. Besides, hitting the ground from that much height, you wouldn't feel a thing. It'd be almost as peaceful as checking out in sleep.

  19. Peaceful, bar the few thousand feet of "$&@! my parachute didn't work" :bag:
  20. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Yeah, he slows way down in the lower atmosphere.

    His heart rate peaked at ~180bpm, not bad for a 44 year old.