posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 12:44 PM
There is something I have been curious about lately, regarding this man and this jump. My question is could not virtually any athlete pull this off? I
mean I understand there is a bit of training involved, as the person needs to know how to react to various situations, as well as understand the
systems of the craft used for ascension. But aside from that, which virtually anyone who was in shape, healthy, and had a good, professional attitude
and motivation could learn.
So will this guy be praised for doing something like this? I mean given "hero" statues or something? It seems that much of this should be reserved
for those who designed and built all of the equipment used for this feat. I also get that it takes some nerves of steel, as well as guts, but what
else is there aside from everything I've listed above?
I mean I will applaud the guy if he doesn't die, because in essence he is coming down one way or another once he jumps. There are only two
outcomes...Land safely on the ground, or hit the ground at terminal velocity. I suppose there is a possibility of parachute entanglement or something,
which could result in serious injury instead of death, but I count that as a safe landing in this case.
I don't mean to take anything away from the guy, as he is the one that is doing this stunt. All I am wondering I suppose is whether I am correct in
assuming it does not take all that much skill or talent to pull off something of this magnitude. I very well could be missing some of the finer
aspects of what something like this entails, so please enlighten me if you disagree, and know more than I do regarding the particular subject.