Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ronv, Sep 2, 2016.
What a rush.
What an idiot!
Similar to free climbing shear rock walls a few thousand feet in the air.
Bet his insurance rates just went way up !!
My wife said that his wife should've slapped the guy as soon as he was off the net!
Imagine being asked to design the net for this trick.
I bet he had to ask a lot of engineers before one consented to take the job.
One thing I noticed, is that he didn't hit the net exactly at its center... of course it might just be the camera angle.
I'm pretty sure they somehow tested the net many times over before performing the actual stunt ... but I wonder how they tested it.
Maybe she was more upset that she wouldn't be collecting on an insurance policy.
Most insurance policies specifically exclude "parachuting" and "skydiving" but those are synonyms according to most dictionaries. I don't think my policy has an exclusion for "jumping out of a perfectly good airplane without a plan to open a parachute".
Probably an insurance policy that included said clause would be more costly than your own life!
Couldn't use a cat. They always land with their feet down.
(3) 80 pound bags of concrete from a helicopter at 1000 feet?
If you can catch that with a net, you have a very good net.
I thought I heard not long ago that they're looking at using improved nets for fire rescue from tall buildings. It's relatively quick to set one up and a lot safer (for the first responders) than trying to send a team of firefighters up smoky stairwells to extract citizens.
Yes, but breaking the glass in commercial, high-rise buildings and then getting people to jump are two big hurdles.
That just reduces crowding in the net! Only the desperate will jump.
A net like that could have been handy about 15 years ago. Nothing sadder than seeing someone jumping out if the WTC.
I wonder if they would've have enough time to set it up... and then evacuate before the buildings fell ... I don't think it would've worked, of made too much difference.
I don't know the setup time. It seemed like a long time between crash and collapse.