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|03-28-2009 02:13 PM|
|SB4L||Very sad news, but at least he died doing what he loved instead of like a car accident or something. Condolences to his family left behind.|
|03-27-2009 04:03 PM|
|BurtonAvenger||Why couldn't Glen Plake die he's already brain dead.|
|03-27-2009 03:43 PM|
|killclimbz||He was wearing a wing suit. Not 100% sure on the dynamics of those, but there are a couple of things that probably contributed to this. In the video he does a double flip, but as soon as he comes out he throws his chute. With a wing suit, you have a bit more drag, so to fly it the skis need to eject. He was probably laid out when he pulled the release for the skis. One didn't come off, the wind drag hung him upside down and caused him to go into a death spin. He was not going to get out of the spin unless he got the ski to eject. Pretty much fucked. It really sucks and we lost a great.|
|03-27-2009 03:05 PM|
I'm kind of curious as to why his skis needed to detach to prevent an uncontrollable spin.
Shane McConkey dies in ski base jumping accident
Check the video...skis never detach.
Either way, RIP...leaves a wife and 3 1/2 yr old kid.
|03-27-2009 02:11 PM|
Originally Posted by Technine Icon View Post
|03-27-2009 11:40 AM|
|Technine Icon||Wow, thats one hell of a way to die.|
|03-27-2009 09:06 AM|
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
I know many of us grew up watching his antics including me.
I read someone post on TGR "its like hearing superman died"... So true.
|03-27-2009 08:56 AM|
I read that yesterday but was too stunned to post much. Shane was truly one of the good guys. He's a huge loss in the action sports world. We all watched his antics in awe.
|03-27-2009 08:31 AM|
On March 26, 2009, Shane was Ski-BASE jumping in Italy. He was working on a new line variation off the Val Scura couloir on Sassongher with JT Holmes and a film crew from Matchstick Productions. One of his skis failed to "quick release" after leaving the ground during his jump, sending him into an uncontrolled free-fall. The idea was to jump and continue with a squirrel-suit flight, but the single non-release sent him into a spin that didn't allow for parachute deployment.
|03-27-2009 01:53 AM|
we're all in this sport for the same reason(s)
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