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Extreme Sports
« on: October 23, 2006, 11:04:46 pm »
NZ is known as the extreme sports center of the world. What is the most extreme thing you have done, and will you jump off the Sky Tower in Auckland? It's only 192 meters  :2funny:

I did the gorge swing at Oribi Gorge which is 100m high with a 70m free fall which wasn't too bad. I will have to see what 192m looks like first though. :o

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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 03:41:28 am »
Im not afraid of heights, as long as I have something solid to stand/sit on.  So no, I don't jump. :o
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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 03:41:28 am »

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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006, 10:24:47 am »
 :o  Hi

I'll have to agree with zatexnz, I was inside the Sky Tower and I did not feel good looking down. I'll be happy to leave for you Nolan59! Would be a waste on me.

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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 03:40:13 pm »
It sounds very tempting, but I will first have to see. To give you an idea what half that height look like, I have added a link to my first gorge swing at Oribi below. In the red circle is poor old me being "buckled up".

The photo is big, about 1.5Mb, so please be patient when opening it. If you are using MS IExplorer, it will automatically resize smaller so move your mouse over the picture and click on the arrows that appear in the bottom right of the photo to enlarge again.

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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006, 07:12:51 pm »
I'll rather stay safely behind the camera while you do the jumping!  ;D
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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2006, 11:04:19 pm »
I jumped Oribi for a second time this year as my better half didn't get a good video of the first one, guess what happens? I jumped before she had the camera ready,  :tickedoff: so I still don't have the complete jump on DVD, but enough to prove I did it  :laugh:

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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 05:52:04 pm »
Next time, work out a signal by which she can indicate she's ready with the camera! ::)
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Re: Extreme Sports
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Re: Extreme Sports
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2006, 09:16:24 pm »
The distance is simply too far to do that, anyway I'm not complaining  :)

What I would really like to do when we finally arrive is to learn to hangglide, that has always been a dream of mine. I see there are many places where you can learn to do that in NZ.