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Hanzo

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.

BUDA

Nov 21, 2017, 1:46 PM
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I don't know any of these people, but I just want to plug Superterminal for early terrain flying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fsAp90otdw&t=137s

surfers98

Nov 21, 2017, 2:21 PM
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Legend.

niallandrewh

Nov 22, 2017, 7:50 PM
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Most notably Ted was President of the TBA.

AntoineLaporte

Nov 23, 2017, 3:13 AM
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Superterminal, it is where the story starts !

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.

maretus

Nov 23, 2017, 11:38 PM
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AntoineLaporte wrote:
Superterminal, it is where the story starts !

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.


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Rover

Nov 24, 2017, 12:44 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am22-pZLimY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSTZ9PobH6s

Heat

Nov 24, 2017, 1:09 PM
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There is a video named «last load with Ted» where he is tracking like the devil. If my memory serves me right it was filmed by Livia and it might be on facebook somewhere. Mad skills and hardcore...

dmcoco84

Jun 19, 2020, 11:47 PM
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Hanzo wrote:
Does anybody have any stories about this guy?

This was a good one:

dmcoco84 wrote:
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.)

http://www.basejumper.com/...post=2875194#2875194
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Hanzo

Jul 12, 2020, 10:12 AM
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I can’t believe how flat some of those jumps looked. That’s insane he was doing that in a regular two piece. Also, the midgets are always fun to look at do normal stuff. There has to be a midget somewhere around the globe jumping. ????

TomAiello

Jul 12, 2020, 10:51 AM
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He's Italian. And tracks like a monster. You can run into him at Brento quite often.

I also know an Aussie who may qualify, depending on your definitions.

kleggo

Jul 22, 2020, 1:40 PM
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is Ted Ruud, different person than Eilive (sp?) Ruud?

Met Eilive 6 - 8" years ago in Northern Norway.
Eilive could most definitely fly.
Not sure how he finally got caught out @ little colorado.

He was a good guy.

TomAiello

Jul 22, 2020, 1:46 PM
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Yes. Different guy. Ted was a Kiwi and Eiliv was a Norwegian.

Ted: https://bfl.baseaddict.com/record/BFL168
Eiliv: https://bfl.baseaddict.com/record/BFL197

TomAiello

Jul 22, 2020, 1:55 PM
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Photo of one of our old guest books from BASE dinners at our house (Ted's first trip to Twin Falls).

Ted apparently found my stature unimpressive.


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Hanzo

Jul 28, 2020, 6:21 AM
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Are confirming the existence of a BASE jumping midget? If so, how do they get gear. All custom. They would be very fun to throw off a terminal wall.

TomAiello

Jul 28, 2020, 7:48 AM
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Hanzo wrote:
Are confirming the existence of a BASE jumping midget? If so, how do they get gear.

All BASE gear is custom anyway. I don't know that I've ever seen a manufacturer deliver a harness that wasn't custom sized to the order.

I think he has more than a thousand jumps, so, yes, I'd say he's having fun.


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dmcoco84

Jul 28, 2020, 1:01 PM
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Hanzo wrote:
Also, the midgets are always fun to look at do normal stuff.

They would be very fun to throw off a terminal wall.

Ooookay. <---Said like Adam Carolla

And we're back to Logan Paul.

Hanzo wrote:
I can’t believe how flat some of those jumps looked. That’s insane he was doing that in a regular two piece. Also, the midgets are always fun to look at do normal stuff. There has to be a midget somewhere around the globe jumping. ????

dmcoco84

Aug 8, 2020, 10:01 PM
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TomAiello wrote:
He's Italian. And tracks like a monster. You can run into him at Brento quite often.

"P.S." - Dark Fear is not a dwarf.

TomAiello wrote:
I also know an Aussie who may qualify, depending on your definitions.

So then... No. -- Hanzo will/must be devastated.

Hanzo

Aug 10, 2020, 8:00 AM
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Just found his memorial video on you tube. Cool stuff, early skydive jumps and some base and surfing stuff. Seemed like a fun guy to crush a beer with after a jump.

TransientCW

Aug 16, 2020, 9:29 AM
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I got my first canopy from him back in 2007 or so, Troll 265 DW, came with 2 beautiful ripped crossport holes, and was so stoked to have gotten gear from such a legend. Ted was a BALLER

dmcoco84

Sep 2, 2020, 5:25 PM
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TransientCW wrote:
I got my first canopy from him back in 2007 or so, Troll 265 DW, came with 2 beautiful ripped crossport holes, and was so stoked to have gotten gear from such a legend. Ted was a BALLER

...2007, ey? -- What's the color scheme?

I wonder if that's the same canopy... as I had planned to find out the full damage after inspection, but, that wasn't much of a priority after Bridge Day 2007.

Hey Douggs! Where you at?

TransientCW wrote:
Ted was a BALLER

So was Alan McCandlish... watching them both fly their S-Fly suits was quite impressive.

Hanzo wrote:
Just found his memorial video on you tube. Cool stuff, early skydive jumps and some base and surfing stuff. Seemed like a fun guy to crush a beer with after a jump.

P.P.S:

I'm thinkin' if Hanzo got access to the skydivingmovies server... he would spontaneously combust.

Here's one of my favorites for ya:


dmcoco84

Sep 6, 2020, 4:02 PM
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The Texture of Granite -- Douggs


Quite the "blessing in disguise" that season was … very grateful for the extended time shared with not only these two, but others I met & had the opportunity to hang out with.

Thanks Norway Rain! Laugh

dmcoco84 wrote:
TransientCW wrote:
Ted was a BALLER
So was Alan McCandlish... watching them both fly their S-Fly suits was quite impressive.

darkfear

Sep 9, 2020, 9:44 AM
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dmcoco84 wrote:
TomAiello wrote:
He's Italian. And tracks like a monster. You can run into him at Brento quite often.

"P.S." - Dark Fear is not a dwarf.


Dwarf?

No, I don't have a long beard and I don't go around with an ax (although I'd like to!).

Hobbit? No, I don't have very big feet! (I rather have something else great! )

What am I?

I'm just lucky and you all envy me because I'm the only one who can wear Roberta's suits!!!Wink

dmcoco84

Oct 22, 2020, 11:22 AM
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darkfear wrote:
Dwarf?

No, I don't have a long beard and I don't go around with an ax (although I'd like to!).

Aw, Crap.

I have a long beard & a tomahawk... does that make me a Dwarf?!

darkfear wrote:
What am I?

Well. According to Tom:

On all levels except physical ... You're a Monster.

Angelic


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