Man attempts to break the sound barrier by jumping from 120,000ft Page 6

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  • Lukus 14 Oct 2012 19:32:24 19,007 posts
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    I liked the bit where the sound of him breathing suddenly stopped.

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  • Kokapetl 14 Oct 2012 19:32:26 865 posts
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    There was not a hint of fear in that mans voice when he stepped out on to that step and looked down. Fantastic. Makes me feel quite humble really.

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  • Syrette 14 Oct 2012 19:33:31 43,127 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    For a drink company target at the very lowest of the scum classes that was cool.
    True. But on the downside it shows just how much stock they shift a year if they can affords to fund a venture like this :/
    Yes it would have been so much better if Irn Bru had funded it.

  • elstoof 14 Oct 2012 19:34:17 6,673 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    For a drink company target at the very lowest of the scum classes that was cool.
    True. But on the downside it shows just how much stock they shift a year if they can affords to fund a venture like this :/
    That's no even half of it, they can find 2 F1 teams, flugtag, air races, various sponsorships and about a dozen unsuccessful drinks products off the back of red bull
  • sport 14 Oct 2012 19:34:49 12,584 posts
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    Kokapetl wrote:
    There was not a hint of fear in that mans voice when he stepped out on to that step and looked down. Fantastic. Makes me feel quite humble really.
    pfft, I've seen bigger risks on Homes under the Hammer. There's no parachute when THAT hammer goes down!
  • Syrette 14 Oct 2012 19:34:56 43,127 posts
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    Kokapetl wrote:
    There was not a hint of fear in that mans voice when he stepped out on to that step and looked down. Fantastic. Makes me feel quite humble really.
    To be fair he's done plenty of training and jumps from very significant heights. I guess when you've worked on something for so long like that you're going to be completely focused and unemotional.

  • senso-ji 14 Oct 2012 19:35:47 5,802 posts
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    Apparently, this sky dive benefitted science. Therefore:

  • Kostabi 14 Oct 2012 19:37:52 4,879 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    senso-ji wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    For a drink company target at the very lowest of the scum classes that was cool.
    True. But on the downside it shows just how much stock they shift a year if they can affords to fund a venture like this :/
    That's no even half of it, they can find 2 F1 teams, flugtag, air races, various sponsorships and about a dozen unsuccessful drinks products off the back of red bull
    Plus a couple of football teams, a race track and an impressive air museum...

    It also helps that Red Bull is a private company so there are a lot less hoops to jump through in freeing up the money to do stuff like this.
  • Syrette 14 Oct 2012 19:38:54 43,127 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    senso-ji wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    For a drink company target at the very lowest of the scum classes that was cool.
    True. But on the downside it shows just how much stock they shift a year if they can affords to fund a venture like this :/
    That's no even half of it, they can find 2 F1 teams, flugtag, air races, various sponsorships and about a dozen unsuccessful drinks products off the back of red bull
    Why not?

    It sells several billions worth of product every year and is cheap to make.

  • Deckard1 14 Oct 2012 19:40:52 27,275 posts
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    Redbull are evil. EVIL!!!
  • oldschoolsoviet 14 Oct 2012 19:41:38 5,458 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    senso-ji wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    For a drink company target at the very lowest of the scum classes that was cool.
    True. But on the downside it shows just how much stock they shift a year if they can affords to fund a venture like this :/
    That's no even half of it, they can find 2 F1 teams, flugtag, air races, various sponsorships and about a dozen unsuccessful drinks products off the back of red bull
    Don't forget paying (off) the families of dead policemen !
  • Tom_Servo 14 Oct 2012 19:41:47 17,330 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    I liked the bit where the sound of him breathing suddenly stopped.
    The "signal lost" bit when he was still in the capsule was rather worrying.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Oct 2012 19:48:30 37,423 posts
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  • MrDigital 14 Oct 2012 19:48:47 1,866 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    For a drink company target at the very lowest of the scum classes that was cool.
    True. But on the downside it shows just how much stock they shift a year if they can affords to fund a venture like this :/
    I think you're quite mistaken on the idea that Red Bull is primarily targeted towards just "scum". From my experiences, it seems to be largely used by those in fast-paced and decision-based environment, or students of course.

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  • nickthegun 14 Oct 2012 19:49:32 58,948 posts
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    The bit where he nearly did a goose and was spinning like a sock in a washing machine was also a bit nervy. Full man points for it only being steam that obscured his visor.

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 14 Oct 2012 19:49:52 25,430 posts
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    No coincidence that Hitler and Red Bull are both from the same place.
  • nickthegun 14 Oct 2012 19:50:29 58,948 posts
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    Geesh wrote:
    senso-ji wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    For a drink company target at the very lowest of the scum classes that was cool.
    True. But on the downside it shows just how much stock they shift a year if they can affords to fund a venture like this :/
    I think you're quite mistaken on the idea that Red Bull is primarily targeted towards just "scum". From my experiences, it seems to be largely used by those in fast-paced and decision-based environment, or students of course.
    Monster is the ratboy drink of choice now, so everyone can calm down.

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  • jellyhead 14 Oct 2012 19:53:35 24,350 posts
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    Heh, Sod you all, misergygutses :)
    That was pretty damned impressive. Good work, RB Stratos!

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  • Deckard1 14 Oct 2012 19:54:49 27,275 posts
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    Mowgli's just still annoyed that crispy creme turned down his idea for a kebab meat doughnut.
  • nickthegun 14 Oct 2012 19:57:06 58,948 posts
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    Isnt that just when you stick a couple of original glaze over your truncheon?

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  • Tom_Servo 14 Oct 2012 19:59:03 17,330 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Can't be long until someone does a picture of Terry celebrating with him after the landing...
  • Deleted user 14 October 2012 20:02:00
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Mowgli's just still annoyed that crispy creme turned down his idea for a kebab meat doughnut.
    Their loss motherfuckers!

    And RedBull is scum fuel.
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2012 20:03:00 6,673 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    No coincidence that Hitler and Red Bull are both from the same place.
    Thailand?
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2012 20:07:20 6,673 posts
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    Hey, I've got nothing against red bull at all, fair play to the guy for wanting to fund things that interest him. He's built a company around a product that clearly sells very well and I salute him for that, I know a few people who work for them and apparently it's a great place to work.

    Can't stand the muck though, tastes like filth. If you want a caffeine hit, espresso screams class, red bull screams arse.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Oct 2012 20:08:27 37,423 posts
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    Man jumps 125,000 feet. Mowgli "UGH Redbull is for scum UGH"

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  • Benno 14 Oct 2012 20:09:13 9,804 posts
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    Red Bull got me through a handful of exams and my interview. And now its funded this barrel of win, I love red bull.
  • localnotail 14 Oct 2012 20:32:00 23,093 posts
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    Proper Thai Red Bull is awesome, although too much makes me self harm.

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  • Deleted user 14 October 2012 20:47:48
    I remember relying on Red Bull a few times the night before exams. Treated it like medicine. Fuck knows what has to be wrong with you to enjoy it though.
  • nickthegun 14 Oct 2012 20:49:15 58,948 posts
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    So.... how about that guy pushing the limits of human endurance, huh?

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  • Salaman 14 Oct 2012 20:50:24 18,890 posts
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    Geesh wrote:
    Not long now! Don't go to the toilet or kitchen!
    Or go to pick up the Thai food you've ordered when they're on item 21 of the pre-jump check list.
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