Top 10 Biggest & Best Jumps Ever Recorded

Submitted by: PENtrap 6 years ago Entertainment

....just awesome..
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Male 3,915
this video was all kinds of awesome...i don`t even know what to say so...(jaw-dropped ovation)
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Female 264
Great vid! ... terrible song...
And WOW... that dude who jumped from the edge of space! O_O Why is he not known as the greatest jumper who ever lived??
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Female 356
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude
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Male 1,361
If i was Joe i`d be thinking.

Landmass, landmass, landmass, landmass
Please God, no oceans.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I honestly can`t tell if you`re being sarcastic or not... Probably because it /should/ be obvious thing to think of.[/quote]

I wasn`t being sarcastic. I think it was not a stupid question. Lack of knowledge of the upper atmosphere is not stupidity, nor is knowing enough about re-entry to know it can generate a lot of heat but no more than that. Both are a lack of knowledge, not stupidity.
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Male 1,623
Red bull now broadcasts their commercials on YouTube as well?
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Male 117
"It wasn`t an incredibly stupid question. You were right to wonder how a parachute could stand up to being opened in a 600mph wind. You just hadn`t taken into account the variation in air pressure between where he jumped and where he opened his parachute and how it would have affected his speed. That`s not incredibly stupid."

I honestly can`t tell if you`re being sarcastic or not... Probably because it /should/ be obvious thing to think of.
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Male 395
This is like a big RedBull commercial.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`m pretty sure I would Sh*t myself.

and how did #1 not die?[/quote]

I`ll summarise the couple of pages you haven`t read:

i) He wore a spacesuit so he could survive at 105,000 feet.

ii) The increasing density of the atmosphere as he fell slowed him down fairly gradually, reducing his speed while not generating too much heat from friction.

iii) By the time he reached normal parachuting heights, he was travelling like a normal parachutist. So he used a parachute in the normal way.

But there was more that could have gone wrong than there is with a normal jump (e.g. would 600mph through the upper atmosphere damage the parachute or parachute opening mechanism?) and it hadn`t been confirmed safe enough to survive until he did it. He knew that it was safe enough on paper, but to be the first person to do it is another thing entirely.
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Male 1,371
I`m pretty sure I would Sh*t myself.

and how did #1 not die?
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Male 439
AWSOME!! Totaly F#@*ing AWSOME!!
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Male 161
Number 2 is Travis Pastrana as is number 5 or 4. And Robbie Madison did the RedBull Motocross jumps in Vegas, and on the football field.
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Male 12,365
[quote]and angilion ive heard of stories also of people falling from incredible heights and surviving with minor injuries but i just feel that one mistake, and while theres still the chance of surviving youre going to have a very slim margin of chance[/quote]

I agree with that. I was saying that in some places you`d have a much better (but still very small) chance than in other places.
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Male 12,365
[quote]thank you crakrjak i never heard of that but now that youre telling me about this is makes perfect sense and i feel like i just asked an incredibly stupid question lol but seriously thanks for answering[/quote]

It wasn`t an incredibly stupid question. You were right to wonder how a parachute could stand up to being opened in a 600mph wind. You just hadn`t taken into account the variation in air pressure between where he jumped and where he opened his parachute and how it would have affected his speed. That`s not incredibly stupid.
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Male 807
thank you crakrjak i never heard of that but now that youre telling me about this is makes perfect sense and i feel like i just asked an incredibly stupid question lol but seriously thanks for answering

and angilion ive heard of stories also of people falling from incredible heights and surviving with minor injuries but i just feel that one mistake, and while theres still the chance of surviving youre going to have a very slim margin of chance
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Male 784
nr 2 - norway - yeah!
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Male 496
pretty much awesome
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Male 467
@Shokz

The last one is
Artist: Blue Foundation
Album: Life of a Ghost
Track: Eyes on Fire
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Male 467
@ NthrStrbry

Actually it`s a fact you can do that stuff if you drink red bull. OR maybe if you`re stupid enough to believe that, you deserve to take those jumps, preferably without a parachute.
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Male 117
What`s the name of the two songs btw?

(PS: Old video is old (and overused meme is overused))
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Male 192
I keep saying I`ll go skydiving by the end of the year. I say that every year. This video makes me want to go this very second. The adrenaline rush has got to be unbelievable. Screw roll-coasters, I want to jump! I`ll do it by the end of this year...
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Male 258
i feel like jumping off the window right now
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Male 2,159
Aww. I was expecting to see Travis Pastrana`s 269ft rally car jump in a Subaru WRC, which - as you may have guessed - was sponsored by Red Bull.

But those jumps, especially the last one, were nothing short of rediculous. In a good way.
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Female 25
And it was all sponsored by Red Bull... So they`re trying to make people think that anyone who drinks Red Bull can do that stuff?
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Male 96
15 minute freefall? just been added to my bucket list.
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Male 113
This video brought to you by Red Bull...
But seriously, that was really impressive. And I liked the cameo by Tony Hawk.
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Male 286
for the guy who jumped out of a plane with no parachute it was Travis pastrana. trust me they practiced a lot for that jump. If i remember correct they even practiced hooking up in a wind tunnel.
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Male 286
I really, really wanna see a red bull commercial with a guy all hopped up on redbull, playin russian roulette, then the camera pans out, you hear a shot, then an angel floating up..."red bull, it gives you wings"
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Female 180
I`ve skydived from 27,000 feet. We used bailout bottles (bottled oxygen) to breathe.
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Male 215
That was incredible. Not to mention I love dubstep. So it made it ten times better haha.
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Male 10,440
A lot of these are impressive not due to skill but merely because of the prep-work.
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Male 1,404
I can`t wait for Felix Baumgartner to top it. Red Bull Site
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Male 554
wow, must try #1 !!!
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Male 258
i feel like jumping off the window right now
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Male 62
If you`re jumping from such a high place that you need a pressure suit, you are awesome personified.

On a side note, I didn`t listen to a friend at Squaw Valley about 5 seasons ago and went flying through some trees, over a net and ended up falling off the side of a goddamn plateau. Felt so strange to float in the air like that. Everything was slo-mo. I still remember seeing my gloves against the sunlight with little flecks of powder coming off. The ski patrol that had to help dig me out said I fell about 60some odd feet. I was lucky cause I had my helmet (first time too), I fell onto a slope with fresh ungroomed champagne powder and I ragged-doll it. I hit the ground with such force I gave myself my first ever nosebleed. I bruised my hips and elbows pretty good but I didn`t break anything, except my Flow binding and the straps on my backpack. I could see why people are addicted to getting air. I am def. not an `air` kinda guy, but I might have been smiling while I was falling
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Male 2,436
This is where #2 came from.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Real question with no sarcasm attached: I thought things burned up when entering the atmosphere, so how did #1 happen?[/quote]

A combination of his speed (relatively slow for re-entry) and the fairly gradual increase in density of the atmosphere. Essentially, he slowed down enough. He hit 600mph, but that was way up where there`s almost no atmosphere and therefore hardly any friction to generate heat. By the time the atmosphere was thicker, he was going much more slowly. He probably didn`t even get uncomfortably hot.

Definitely deserves the number 1 spot. Some of the others are more dangerous, but he did it when people weren`t entirely sure how dangerous it was and the sheer scale wins the day. He could actually see the blue/black horizon between Earth`s atmosphere and space.
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Male 12,365
[quote]9 looks incredibly stupid, is that freefalling? what if the guys with the parachutes cant catch up to you, youre just going to fall straight to the ground and have probably .000000000001% of surviving[/quote]

Yes and yes. Although you might have a slightly higher chance of surviving, depending on where you are. Deep snow could save you, as could a forest of the right kind of trees (if you miss the trunks, the branches slow you enough). One guy was shot out of a plane in WW2 (rear gunner, a deathtrap position), fell ~20,000 feet (although anything over 500ft will end up with you going the same speed) and survived with fairly minor injuries. A broken leg, if I recall correctly.

The guys with parachutes will have plenty of time to catch him as long as they all jump from far enough up. He`d max out at ~120mph. They could pass 250mph. It`s all about the position you take, i.e. surface area in the direction of movement.
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Male 125
Red Bull makes you do some crazy sh*t.
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Male 25,416
That was truly awesome! number 1 deserved it for the epic jump!
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Male 155
Impressive and awe-inspiring! =)
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Male 2,690
Pretty awesome, 15 minute freefall? holy pootttt
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Female 4,028
That last one was awesome!
And the second to the last one... Eep, can you imagine accidentally stretching your hand out a little too far and shredding it on those rocks?! :-O
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Male 7,585
he definitely deserved the number 1 spot.
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Male 464
You cant do No.1 before you die, it cost a lot to do the first time!

The guy that jumped(sir Henry i think) blacked out half way down, and hit hundred of MPH and many G`s. He`s lucky his parachute worked, because they couldnt be sure if it would...
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Male 130
chuck noris would jump from the moon
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Male 258
i feel like jumping off the window right now
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Male 8
not even chuck norris would jump from space!.
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Female 315
Just watching this made my palms start sweating and my throat get all tight. Props to all you crazy people out there who do things like this and succeed in not dying. Especially you, number one. Geez.
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Male 456
@zmeace

If he was too far below them, all he had to do was to open his arms and legs up like a cover, and the guys wit the parachute just had to nose dive. They were close enough from the start where they could catch up to him if he got past them.

Long story short, they probably knew what they were doing
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Male 774
I must do no. 1 before I die.

MUST
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Male 17,512
[quote]for 1, by the time the guy opened his parachute with the wind pressure being so strong, shouldnt it have ripped the fabric of the parachute?[/quote]

Once he re-entered the troposphere he began slowing down from air resistance. He slowed down to `Terminal Velocity` (as fast as he could go) which is no faster than a normal parachutist.

Plus, Have you ever heard of rip-stop nylon ? They make parachutes out of it, It`s specifically made not to rip even if a hole develops.
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Female 1,682
...Holy f*cking sh*t xD That guy who jumped from space is INSANE. What a badass >.>
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Male 807
could someone answer this question for me?

for 1, by the time the guy opened his parachute with the wind pressure being so strong, shouldnt it have ripped the fabric of the parachute?
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Male 807
9 looks incredibly stupid, is that freefalling? what if the guys with the parachutes cant catch up to you, youre just going to fall straight to the ground and have probably .000000000001% of surviving

3 its like the old cartoons looney tunes, i will be diving from this high structure into a glass of water

while on the other hand, 8 is pretty f.ucking awesome which is going to cause me to make another simpsons reference, its lance murdock or i guess i could go real life and just say its evel knieval but thats not fun

7 and 5 base jumping is also awesome

2 is just incredible

1 is without words ridiculous
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Male 108
this techno isnt poor, it is dubstep
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Female 1,001
Jesus...
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Male 4,594
Well done. Very well done.
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Male 258
i feel like jumping off the window right now
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Male 46
@cruisin838: It depends on how fast they`re going upon re-entry. the faster you go, the more friction you create with the air molecules in the atmosphere; more friction = more heat. Go fast enough, and the friction creates enough heat to cause a visible flame. but it takes a hell of alot of speed to do that. really, it doesn`t have to be on re-entry, it can happen anywhere on earth. there`s no air in space to create friction with, so even though it`s going fast enough to "burn up," it doesn`t create any heat until it enters the air filled atmosphere. if you`ve ever seen video of the US NAVY`s new rail gun being test fired (in super SLO-MO), you`ll see what looks likes a fireball being launched out, but the gun fires the "bullet" (just a big rocker shaped chunk of steel) using electro-magnets, it uses no fuel/propellent/gunpowder/etc. the fire you see is just the friction of the "bullet" and the air due to it`s high speed, just like a space capsule re-enter
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Male 45
Those were awesome :D Was the guy narrating the number 1 clip the guy from coast? (for people in the uk)
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Male 807
lol the very first one before 10 begins is real life homer at the springfield gorge
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Male 46
Is it a requirement for youtube videos to have pooty techno music, pooty linkin park songs, pooty nickel back songs, pooty creed songs, or some other pooty "New Rock" genre songs? please, if we`re using the computer, odds are we`re listening to music already, don`t go and muck things up with your "totally rad" puddle of mud tune blaring in the background of your little video. but, other than that, this video was pretty gnarly.
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Male 451
#2 best is awesome. Those flying suits are so cool, that has got to be a rush to be so close to the terrain like that.
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Male 79
Real question with no sarcasm attached: I thought things burned up when entering the atmosphere, so how did #1 happen?
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Female 26
Wow. I`d maybe do... 2 of them? ^^°
#1 was awesome. Scottish accent and all XD
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Male 203
Awesome. Anyone know the music?
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Male 4,867
i saw that programme about the US Astronaut in science last year, that shiit is crazy
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Male 291
That was amazing.
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Male 3,255
Amazing video. I`d do every single thing on that list except for #3 if I had the chance.
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Female 78
how could you not have a heart attack if you done number one?
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Male 153
Jumping with out a parachute would be awesome.
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Male 3,255
Amazing video. I`d do every single thing on that list except for #3 if I had the chance.
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Male 199
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