First base jump from the new World Trade Center

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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 25, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
Go live in Vietnam BATMANN the NAZI

As for me...GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH

AMERICA IS FULL OF PUSSIFIED ASSHOLES THESE DAYS.

America Land of the free home of the brave? Freedom Tower.. BULLSH#T

New York is scared of it's freaking Shadow.

3000 die and we throw away freedom that over 2 million soldiers supposedly died for.

Talk about spitting on graves.

Fact is they got embarased by a few kids and want to make them an example.

Pathetic. Might as well be China.

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 25, 2014 - 04:31pm PT
Randisi, the old ones were knocked down by bad guys after hijacking big jets. The new one, Freedom Tower, 1776 ft tall, is the replacement, and an homage to the originals.


donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 25, 2014 - 04:39pm PT
Yeah, I've alway been a little mystified about the adulation given to base jumping by the climbing community. If you do it ....fine, it's just something that doesn't appeal to me and i've done some pretty interesting parachuting.
The stats are a little sobering. A person dies in one out of every 2,340 base jumps compared to one fatality in every 117,000 sky dives. That makes it fifty times more dangerous but, hell, I've alpine climbed for years....everyone chooses their own poison.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Mar 25, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
for the record batman, many base jumpers are climbers. you can cry all you want about "your" sport... keep posin.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Mar 25, 2014 - 05:02pm PT
^^^glad you don't feel strongly about the subject. I'm sure you're a great person at the crags as well and donate your time to the charities on your off time.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Mar 25, 2014 - 05:27pm PT
batman, this is getting funny. I was playing with you and didn't expect all those details. let us not limit "our" freedoms here by imposing on others. carry on.

this is a classic case of simply getting around "super security" as the donuts were ordered. Now let's bust them cause they broke the law, ya and waterboard too.
John M

climber
Mar 25, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
didn't know there was a new world trade center building. Thought the site was a memorial.

Mooser wrote,


The ham-handed Bush era naming of this tower (Freedom Tower), and the height (1776 ft) is absurdly faux-patriotic, and in its absurdity diverts attention away from the truth. That feels like more of a defilement of those who died there than just jumping off the top of it.

exactly..

As for Batmann.. what people want to do with their lives is cool by me, as long as it doesn't endanger someone else.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 25, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
I'm sure glad the NY taxpayer dollars are going to such a worthy cause as a months long investigation to nab some dudes who committed the heinous crime of...entertaining themselves. Surely that money wouldn't have been better used preventing property theft, or processing the enormous backlog of rape-kit DNA evidence.


Don't forget it's also one of the only states in the nation that has yet to legalize MMA. Kind of like the Sodomy laws of Fun Sh#t,
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 25, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
Imprison them, before they kill someone else.

Wouldn't that imply that they have already caused the death of another? If so, that would be a whole different matter.

However, it's not, and you misspoke once again, Lance.

Your voice is welcome here, but your assumptions and vitriolic writing are not.
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Mar 25, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
Why in hell are are you so worked up?

There are a lot of bad things in this world, BASE isn't one of them. NYC is full of dangers. Subways kill an average of 1 person every three days. How many deaths have BASE jumpers caused in NYC excluding their own?

So who the f*#k cares? Live and let live.

Which brings us back to the WTC stunt. A stunt that benefitted nothing and nobody, anywhere.

And rock climbing? What of that? Who does that benefit?
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Mar 25, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Peace. Hope you find something to make you happy brother.
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Mar 25, 2014 - 06:35pm PT
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Mar 25, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
I guess I'm that stupid. Yeah, they should open it up. But charge them. New York's a dangerous place. But you keep your wits about you and don't get fuuqed up. I work 4 blocks away from it.

The WTC is a triumph. It's also a target. I may live to see this one come down as well. A lot more to worry about than a few BASE d00ds.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 25, 2014 - 06:44pm PT

Wuz it Caylor?????
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 25, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
I know quite a few BASE jumpers. Most of them (the ones I know) started as climbers. Big respect to them, takes a lot of confidence and huevos to chuck yourself off the precipice.

Earlier this year, I jumped from a plane with a military demo team. Exit at 12,500, pulled at 5k. It was kind of exciting until you get to terminal v, so maybe 5-10 seconds or something? Then it was just kinda cold and windy with a good view until you pull. That part's cool, feels like being on a reverse bungie jump from the massive deceleration. And I can see how wingsuiting might be fun.

But the rest of it? Meh. Climbing falls seem much scarier and more adrenaline inducing to me (compared to hucking from a plane, I've never BASE jumped). So I guess I don't get the appeal, but hey I don't get the appeal of sitting around watching cars drive in circles, or turning yarn into sweaters either.

Let people have their fun. Otherwise you'll be banning water skiiing, cycling, rollerblading, driving automobiles, or anything else that comes anywhere near another person. Good for those dudes, I hope it was a fun jump. I hope the judge rips the DA a new as#@&%e for wasting the courts time and taxpayers money pursing this kind of BS.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Mar 25, 2014 - 06:52pm PT
NYC isn't the only place you'll be arrested for BASE jumping. Seems like the same rules apply in Yosemite.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Mar 25, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
I think they should charge 50 grand a jump from the WTC. Cordon off some landing area and run them a few minutes apart. Like the NYCM The know they have to pay the bills. NYC Cops get that. I hope our new mayor can assplain to them.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 25, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
At 50 grand a jump you'll need a lottery to keep the numbers in check.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Mar 25, 2014 - 07:04pm PT
^^maybe an anger management class would be of benefit
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Mar 25, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
Earlier this year, I jumped from a plane with a military demo team.


On an official DOD OP out of a DOD A/C?
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