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Date: 08/29/08 08:34 PM

33 Responses to The Ultimate Jet Pack?

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18848 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Link: The Ultimate Jet Pack? - Video of Austrian Felix Baumgartner skydiving 22 miles across the English Channel - hititng a top speed of 220mph.
  2. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18848 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    i know it`s not jet propelled.
  3. Profile photo of dkrandom
    dkrandom Male 18-29
    7 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    Who needs jets when we have giant wings!
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    Superjoe Male 18-29
    36 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:43 pm
    So he pretty much jumped out of an airplane with an amped up hang glider attached to his back? Sweet.
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    demonclown Male 18-29
    435 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    ROCKET MAAAAAAAAAAAAAN
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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    No power in that thing but still freaking awesome. He should have tried it in the red bull Flugtog if they hadn`t sponsored his efforts here.
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    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    that is pretty cool!
  8. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    redbull gives you wings?
  9. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    It`s a bird!

    It`s a plane!

    It`s... a crazy man with a red bull hang glider contraption...?

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    Dat boy got cajones. Strewth!

    Just goes to show that just because you`re born Austrian, you`re not automatically consigned to a life of pedophilia- you can climb your way out of the gutter by performing deeds of derring-do.

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    subzeroblue2 Female 18-29
    204 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 8:54 pm
    I thought it would be like a boba fett kind of jetpack.still awsome though.but i`m not allowed to drink red bull anymore, after an incident.thankfully the zoo didn`t press charges.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    I want to hear that story, Sub.

    o_O

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    Opie, I second that motion. Spill the beans, subzero! You owe it to IAB!
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    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    22 miles!!!

    What the heck does it use for fuel? I saw some black smoke coming out.

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    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 9:25 pm
    I third that opinion, opie. Sub! Story time. *cits criss-cross apple sauce*
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    Jfizzle Male 13-17
    184 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    omg he hititited a top speed of 220mph?? thats amazing!! lol jk, but still awesome
  17. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    Was that a rocket or a jet or did he have one at all ?
    I seen some black smoke, But didn`t see any engine(s).
    Great job either way!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    Took 2 screen captures...

    Don`t see any engine here...

    ..or here either.

    Was this just a high altitude high speed skydive ?

    hmmmm

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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    954 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    That was just skydiving...
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    d_katman Male 13-17
    1836 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    i wonder how much red bulll payed for this, i`d like to do it too :P
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    xxkangrixx Male 18-29
    306 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    *sigh*...that`s not a jetpack.
    Still cool though. Would love to try it, if I wasn`t scared of heights.
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    crazymagemia Female 18-29
    364 posts
    August 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    Aww I got excited about a jet pack =[

    This is still great anyway =P

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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 1:30 am
    This is like calling a hang glider a leer jet.
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    krembill Male 18-29
    1092 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 2:34 am
    I THOUGHT the title "SKYDIVING 22 miles across..." seemed a little odd... like there wasnt gonna be much jet packing....
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    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
    205 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 5:19 am
    Not a jetpack. Still want it though. And the plane too.
  26. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 7:14 am
    TO INFINITY AND, BEYOND!!
  27. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2008 at 8:19 am
    Ummm.... Isn`t 220 mph terminal velocity? That is, anything falling for a certain amount of time gets that fast? So how is this special
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    Trema Male 18-29
    511 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 9:17 am
    i second that parasyT
    TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!
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    Burnsy777 Male 13-17
    274 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 11:49 am
    BlackiPod, you have alot to learn. There is no set terminal velocity. Terminal velocity is the max speed a certain object will fall. You have to take into consideration size, because bigger objects generate more drag. But to answer your question, terminal velocity is 120 miles per hour for the average human.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    Lol he got his butt kicked by the parachute and landing XD. I was worried when he jerked back after pulling hte chute, thought he might of broke his neck.
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    ichirei Female 13-17
    165 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    dang i wannah do that
  32. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    September 1, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    Note the lack of jets or any propulsion mechanism.

    ... that`s my way of saying "That`s not a jetpack, that`s a hanglider. Moron."

    Also, what`s with the "hititng" in the description?

    And if I was named Felix Baumgardner, I`d do suicidal stunts like that also. XD

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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2388 posts
    September 10, 2008 at 5:52 am
    was he bleeding from th earf at the end? i think his earing came off.

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