Yeah..my wife and I watched that story about him back in 09 and were amazed. He is a very likeable guy.. But physics doesn't play favorites..
Yeah agreed, seems like a nice guy and you can really tell he enjoys what he does from his euphoria at the end of his "Grinding the Crack" video which is great to see.
I kind of look at it as the guy is happy and doing what he loves and as long as he doesn't hurt innocent people or endanger rescuers unnecessarily (all his jumps these days look well coordinated like Evil Knievel) then we can continue to live vicariously through his videos, and just keep hoping he beats physics and the odds over the long term as unlikely as it seems, and if he doesn't then he goes out doing what he loves and will be a good darwin example to those who follow in his footsteps.
I have been reading "Wager with the Wind: The Don Sheldon Story" recently (great book) and I wonder if guys like Jeb Corliss are the 1950's bush pilots and mountain climbers of our day, these days when climbing Everest can be done as a part of a vacation package.
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