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Skateboarder Jumps The Great Wall Of China  
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Danny Way jumped the Great Wall of China with his skateboard, using special ramps, 4 times this week. 61 foot jump.

The commercials for this were hilarious, one of which had a purported Chinese announcer telling the audience that they party expects that massive crowds will be on hand to deliver the mandatory applause dictated by the government.

The video on Sportscenter was pretty good.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg.../a/2005/07/09/state/n121106D92.DTL

Anyone here think they could have done it?


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting DL021 (Thread starter):
Anyone here think they could have done it?

Easily. I jumped the mississippi last year.


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Quoting DL021 (Thread starter):
Danny Way jumped the Great Wall of China with his skateboard

Big deal, I cheat death every time I pull back on the yoke of the Might Cessna 172.....  Wink



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
Easily. I jumped the mississippi last year.

Yeah, but laying out an atlas at your house doesn't count.

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 2):
Big deal, I cheat death every time I pull back on the yoke of the Might Cessna 172.....

Having ridden in the full motion simulator with you I can relate to that statement!  Wink



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

I'll bet the Mountain Dew tasted great after that one.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Crazy!!  Wink

I remember when a bike rider tried it (was it last year?), he died!!!



Lee



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
Having ridden in the full motion simulator with you I can relate to that statement!

I need to take you in a Citabria and spin proof ya, vomit city.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

That's a fair achievement, would like to see how they built the ramps each side of the wall, there are huge drops either side of it at that gate!


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 6):
Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
Having ridden in the full motion simulator with you I can relate to that statement!

I need to take you in a Citabria and spin proof ya, vomit city.


Bring it on.....I think we ought to rent one in October.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 8):
Bring it on.....I think we ought to rent one in October.

Try an outside loop....  Wink

-Mir



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User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
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Jumping over with a skateboard? That's nothing....now....this IS something.....



User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

"Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 2):
Big deal, I cheat death every time I pull back on the yoke of the Might Cessna 172.....

Having ridden in the full motion simulator with you I can relate to that statement!"

A full motion 172 simulator??
  
Wouldn't want to waste the valuable actual 172 just doing some training, huh!?

[Edited 2005-07-13 13:54:10]

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