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okietiger
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Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
One of the obviously horrific parts of 9/11 is the poor souls stuck in the floors above where the planes crashed. It still blows my mind knowing so many felt forced to take their final moments into their hands and jump rather than die via fire or smoke.

I’ve always wondered since if I worked in an extremely tall building if I would consider keeping a BASE jump parachute and vest packed under my desk.

Would lives have been saved that day if any had such gear available? I have zero experience BASE jumping experience of course (as does 99.9% of the gen. pop.) so it might be even silly to assume one could even deploy such a parachute under extreme duress.
This post was edited on 9/12 at 1:42 am


Sun God
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
BASE jumping is something anyone can pick up on the first try


jimbeam
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
So is DYING


AbitaFan08
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
Having worked in a very tall building, I can tell you people would assume you're the one about to blow it up.


Mud_Till_May
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
Id invest in a parachute after 9-11 but chances are your going to get killed going to or from work.


baybeefeetz
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
I already thought of this years ago.

Probably posted a thread about it.


Sun God
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
Well shite jim why don’t we put parachutes on commercial airliners


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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
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BASE jumping is something anyone can pick up on the first try
I hear you do it right the first time, or you never do it again


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jimbeam
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
I carry my own with me.


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Darth_Vader
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
Well, it sounds crazy. But if it came down to it, having a parachute when jumping from 100+ floors up really improves your chances than jumping without one.


baybeefeetz
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
Yep. 9 years ago.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 7:34 pm


Dandy Lion
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
It's your time, it's your time.


okietiger
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
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Having worked in a very tall building, I can tell you people would assume you're the one about to blow it up.




I’d either be very discreet or privately tell my superior(s) I suppose.


okietiger
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
Oh cool. Guess my search of the O-T....MISSED YOUR 9 OLD THREAD.


kywildcatfanone
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
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Well, it sounds crazy. But if it came down to it, having a parachute when jumping from 100+ floors up really improves your chances than jumping without one.




I would have one for sure in my office. I mean, why wouldn't you?


baybeefeetz
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
That wasn’t my point, dickwad.


The Mick
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
What about a jet pack so you can thrust over to a neighboring building


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okietiger
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
That’s kind of my thought.

You’re probably f-ed anyways but why not at least just give yourself a prayer? With as many jumpers as there were that day I’ve gotta think at least a few could have made it.


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okietiger
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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11


Thought you were crying Germans.

But yeah interesting to think about.


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re: Very bizarre and random thought regarding working in a very tall building post 9/11
i work in a skyscraper. never thought about bringing a parachute to work.


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