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ROPE JUMP - The Movie

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1 year of design and trials, $10000 total invested in equipment (ropes, hardware and cameras) and several close calls resulted in a trip of a lifetime for me... This video documents the Moab adventure and the culmination of physics, bolt, rigging and rope knowledge to create a 450ft freefall pendulum. This system uses only one 10milimeter climbing rope to arrest the fall and a second in case the first breaks. It is not bungee jumping nor base jumping, but something entirely different that provides an unrivaled sidewall and ground rush for the ultimate thrill. If you have to ask why, I can't tell you why because sometimes I don't know why. I just did it. Gavin and Dave, we couldn't have got this set up without you guys. You made this possible! Hatton, I am telling your mother on you. Stay away from edges. Shane - Best design partner ever. Let's break the record! God - Thank you for always watching out for us.

Rating:Average Rating = 3.70/5 | Votes: 10 | Comments: 10

Submitted by: norwejon on 2008-12-11 | Views: 5188

Comment tuna on 2008-12-12
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Sweet I'd try it.
So did you guys pick up the cans you tossed off the edge?

ciao
Santana
Comment swartzfab on 2008-12-12
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way to kill the tree and throw it over asshole. you guys are so cool. did you pick up that red bull can on the floor either. doubt it - douche bags
Comment 5 out of 5 stars norwejon on 2008-12-13
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hahaha, a bunch of hippies getting angry... actually we did pick up the cans and the tree we threw off was already dead. it was left on the side of the cliff by somone else who was there before us. and if it makes your little tree hugging heart feel any better, we rescued an injured mountain goat who had fell into a slot canyon next to our site also :)
Comment 5 out of 5 stars skidawg on 2008-12-13
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Heh...hippies are awesome. Incredible, and awesome job with the video...shot and edited very well (like the music too)!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars suilenroc on 2008-12-15
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Nice video... makes climbing look safe!
Comment dreday3000 on 2008-12-23
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Really liked the intro. Nutz.
Comment tuna on 2008-12-27
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Ahh so you sacrificed a little mountian goat so the gods would give you perfect weather. Glad to hear you guys are stand up and cleaned up after yourselves.
Whats next?
Oh and it would have been cool to see how you guys hung the ropes.

ciao
Santana
Comment 5 out of 5 stars norwejon on 2008-12-29
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yeah i didnt want to put up too much info about setting it up in the video. i dont want to be held liable for someone who goes and kills themselves trying to duplicate. even through extensive planning and tests, it was still very dangerous and we had several close calls that almost ended in tragic fatalities.

either way, we plan on breaking dan osmans record this coming summer if all goes according to plan. ill be sure to post the next video if we do! thanks for watching santana!
Comment chugach001 on 2009-01-07
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Kill intro music
Comment dolomac on 2009-01-09
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Your ignorance of desert mammals is matched by your hubris.