LOU Montana - Pueblo, COEach of us find joy and excitement in
different ways. Some enjoy the pleasure they get in volunteer work at a
hospital or Saint Vincent de Paul.Some find excitement in seeing how
close to the edge they can live their lives. It is like flying LOU. There are
old pilots and there are bold pilots but there are no old bold pilots.
Flying Finn - Salt Lake City, UT: I apologize if I made you feel the way you
feel.If your comfotable home life suits you than I am happy for you.
If reaching outside your box and helping other gives you satisfaction then good
for you. I take so many things for granted, like helping others. (I extend a
helping hand and don't have to step out of my box). So many
people are not brave enough to venture out of their comfort-zones. These are the
people whom I feel sorry for. They will never know how victorious they can be.
Life is to short not to be lived!
LOU Montana - Pueblo, COPeople with families live their lives
prudently because they understand that living for an adrenalin rush is very
immature. The happiest people are those who focus on helping others. There is
no adrenalin rush serving at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall.
I can see many people do not know the rewards of an adrenalin rush. Going into the unknown and emerging victorious is a reward beyond description.
I pity those who never try.
No respect for life is why so many do dumb things like base jumping or free
climbing. You can have fun without being careless and throwing your life to the
wind. Most of these young fools die before they are mature enough to appreciate
Utah Girl Chronicles - Eagle Mountain, UTYou said it yourself Utah
Girl Chronicles. BASE jumpers are included in the mathmatical set that
includes "everyone". While I think BASE jumping dangerous
how can you exclude them from land that belongs to everyone?
I'm not so sure these BASE jumpers should be using the arches and cliffs
around Moab as their own personal playground. Those lands belong to everyone.
You have approximately 6 seconds before you impact the ground in a 500 ft. jump.
Depending on wind, your chute configuration, how well it is packed, etc. it may
take up to 2 seconds to deploy your canopy. Doing the math, this doesn't
leave yo a lot of time to think about the inevitable if things go wrong.Exciting? Yes. Intelligent? No.
What's controversial about this 'sport' is that it often can
involve criminal activity in order that it may be undertaken in ways that it
never could legally, and therein brings unwilling parties into it. Many
participants go out of their way to trespass, climb fences, jimmy roof hatch
locks, and scale around other security features to gain access to rooftops and
towers, where they can unknowingly be exposed to high levels of non ionizing
radiation. And, when they jump and subsequently pancake, the injury lawyer
always comes looking for the structure owner and manager. That's why
it's prohibited on so many public and privately owned potential jump
What exactly is 'controversial' about base jumping?"BASE jumping — leaping from a fixed structure or a cliff, then
gliding to the ground with a parachute or wing suit"This is not a case
of parachute OR wing suit. You must have a parachute or you are going to die.
The wing suit is only for the free fall part of the flight. The parachute if for
Every man leaves his mark. Theirs will be on the ground in Moab.
BASE jumping is most dangerous sport.