Nov 21, 2017, 1:02 PM
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Was searching through old you tube videos of tracking from the early 2000's era amd ca,e across this guy tracking what appears to be Norway nit walls. WOW. I had never heard of him before I found his videos amd was wondering if he just stopped jumping or the other, darker,possibility. Alas, I found him on the BFL....very sad. I bring him up here because I wasn't aware that that level of proximity tracking even existed at that point in time. This guy was just going so hard that it doesn't surprise me he wound up going in. Sad. Does anybody have any stories about this guy? Was he one of the top trackers of his time? Even by today's standards this guy was amazing flying his body. Also, he's flying a very basic two piece suit, making it that much more impressive.
Ted Died jumping, he was on of the bests at this time and he probably still is as not a lot of people can redo what he does in his 2 pieces tracksuit.
Ted was a good friend and an innovator who saw the potential that exists in tracking. Too bad he had to go before he could fully see how the potential is being explored. Also it´s worth to mention that we spoke a lot with Ted while working on the PTS project and he shared a lot of his thoughts on it so his legacy exists also in the suit.
(This post was edited by maretus on Nov 23, 2017, 11:43 PM)
As for the guy who did the slider down 15+ sec delay. He escaped w/o injury but from the look of his canopy, he was extremely lucky he didn't go in. He had 5 lines brake including a few other things that will need to be repaired before the rig is jumpable again.
Lesson from this, if you have multiple rigs, and do not remember how it was packed...Skip the load and repack it. Especially if you store the rig without an attached PC (Which could aid in remembering how it was packed. If you have a rig with a 46 on it, you can guess it was not packed slider up.)