Talk:Banzai skydiving

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This article was accepted on 2 February 2008 by reviewer MSGJ (talk · contribs).

Multiple issues with the article[edit]

There are so many things wrong with this article that I can't even be bothered fixing it. In case someone else feels like it, here you go:

  • Yes, (silly) people do skydive without parachutes occasionally.
  • The only person to call chuteless jumps "banzai skydiving" would appear to be Yasuhiro Kubo.
  • The first chuteless jump was made in the US by Bill Cole in the 1970s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvMGLJ0xww)
  • Chuteless jumps have been since done at least by:
 - Travis Pastrana (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDBrdl2sZWs)
 - Antti Pendikainen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGQFmvJvQqA)
 - Andreas Dachtler (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB4uLm2wKNg)
 - Apparently (confirmed by Guinness here: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=470020) by Yasuhiro Kubo, but I can't find video of it
  • It is impossible to throw your parachute out from 3000m, wait for 50 seconds, jump after it and catch it. 50 seconds is pretty much the maximum freefall time one can take from 3000m. It is much more likely that Kubo jumped out at the same time as his parachute, but it took him 50 seconds to secure it.
  • Everyone else that has done a documented chuteless jump has had other people holding on to their parachute in freefall. Kubo would be the only one that actually threw out his parachute, if that's what he did.

Skydiver (talk) 02:55, 23 February 2016 (UTC)