Originally Posted by johnspack
I actually watched this on tv... very cool. Sky diving... wonder how many of us would really have the balls...
How many people would want to do this, for free(thanks Redbull? glad someone squeezed their advertising in there)and have the world know about it?
After enough consideration and training, I suspect a lot more people than we'd assume.
I am not impressed with this that much. So many other people could have done this - yet the world watches and praises like he's some saint or useful personality to the advancement of our society - similar to how we give more respect to celebrities as opposed to deserving persons like teachers. That reflects more about our pathetic standards than it does him as an individual..however..speaking of his attitude ... I love the ridiculous smugness he has when announcing he is 'retiring' from 'dare devilness' to go on to be a 'helicopter pilot'
....again ...how many people would kill for that life?
Kittinger's jump was better - the lack of technology alone is what makes it ballsy.