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    Awooo I am a adrenaline junkie it looks fun but definitely I do not want my face touching the ground lol

    Maybe a different COG Deeper seat so footrest dont hit Who knows
    and Strong set of some sort of spring loaded rear Anti Tippers would help
    More Power to those that do ....

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    I wondered if could do same skydiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    I have a friend who "earned" his wheels parachuting on his last jump.
    So did the guy in the photo.

    Name is Lonnie Bissonette.

    Here's his site: http://www.lonniebissonnette.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by totoL1 View Post
    Sure you are getting old.
    I would like to do it, i don`t think you could have any problem with a suspension chair and a good landing.
    Nothing to do the age there, adrenaline junkie or not, there is the question
    I agree, age is a state of mind. The state of my mind reflects the responsibilities I have acquired over time...as I have aged. I satisfied my itch to prove myself, test my mettle, by acting dangerously and taking unusual risks, when I was younger (and I bounced easier than I broke!)

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    Anyway i don`t like that kind of jumps, i would like a high jump from a plane for be flying for a while before open the parachute.
    Last edited by totoL1; 11-24-2012 at 02:24 PM.

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    The wheelchair looks Photoshopped in...
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    T3 ASIA A 26 years post injury

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    I jumped post injury, don't get doing it in a chair. We're stuck in a chair, lose that thing.

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    I think the plane shot is a legitimate jump. I’ve never jumped so somebody who has can confirm what I’m thinking, but look at what looks like a very special chair. I had to turn my monitor and enlarge the picture. First obviously there is one fat rear wheel which is probably hooked up to some type of suspension system. But what really interests me is his seating position. It looks like his cog is way back toward that single wheel. It is so far back that his knees are behind the fronts of the big wheels. So as I see it, that’s how he gets away with landing in a WC, the chute can pull him forward on the ground instead of running like an ab would. His big wheels are free to roll since nothing is in their way like casters or knees.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by totoL1 View Post
    Anyway i don`t like that kind of jumps, i would like a high jump from a plane for be flying for a while before open the parachute.
    being under canopy is the coolest part, imo

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    If you do some searching on Internet, I think this photo pretty legit. This guy not the only person into doing this or similar things

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