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02-15-2014 09:35 AM
tradnwaves4snow haha just found this. this is how you do it right
EpicTV Video: "Illegal DOUBLE BASE Jump from Moving Gondola"
02-15-2014 08:47 AM
tradnwaves4snow lol sweet 2 second drop before he pulls the chute. i've had longer free fall time on cliff jumps. dude deserves to pay the repair bill, heaps of places to legally base jump that would be just as fun.
02-15-2014 01:50 AM
Originally Posted by Big Foot View Post
Is it just me or did it sound like that girl has down syndrome? The incoherent noises that she was making made me really hope that the guy pushed her out of the car on the way out.
Originally Posted by hardasacatshead View Post
LOL it's definitely not just you.
02-14-2014 07:28 PM
everest I am actually kind of surprised no one has done it sooner. When they first opened the gondola with Shane McConkey and Miles Daisher base jumping off it (legally mind you), it kinda sets the idea for others.
02-14-2014 09:58 AM
luckboxing That's the 3rd gondola he amaged trying to figure it out, not the only one.
02-14-2014 09:56 AM
hardasacatshead LOL it's definitely not just you.
02-14-2014 09:42 AM
Big Foot Is it just me or did it sound like that girl has down syndrome? The incoherent noises that she was making made me really hope that the guy pushed her out of the car on the way out.
02-14-2014 08:12 AM
Originally Posted by NoOtherOptions View Post
It's not 10k. That's an inflated number. The cabins probably cost 10k a piece so they are inflating the numbers.
Not a chance, each of those cabins probably cost upward of 100k - it's not just a few bits of steel bolted together. 10k for repairs is more than likely conservative. As soon as you have large scale, specialised equipment in a high profit industry everything costs exponentially more.

Jed's right, even if they can fix it on site the labour costs + statutory checks alone would be a shit tonne of cash. You're talking x-ray and non-destructive testing which costs a bomb. On top of that they're going to have to take that gondy out of service which means a reduced mean time before failure / maintenance frequency for the rest of the gondolas (bearings, idler wheels, linkages etc I assume would all be maintained or replaced at a rate determined by both weight carried and time in service) so that's both an opportunity cost and increased operating costs. If they have a passenger rate they want to keep up then they're going to have to speed up the winders, therefore up goes your operating cost again.

You'd be very surprised how much taking out one link in any system (even as simple as a gondola) can cost.
02-14-2014 06:06 AM
Bones BASE jumpers have a long history of getting charged. Dude knew that and seemed to have a plan. His plan included damaging property to get what he wanted.

But....he was an idiot and posted his video online.

I don't feel bad for him: this wasn't an accident, he knew what the consequences would be
02-14-2014 02:21 AM
hardasacatshead bcDude should go to jail... for having the most annoying voice in BC. It was much more enjoyable on mute.
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