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Your defininition of NUTS here's mine

  1. Feb 21, 2010 #1


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    One perfectly good small plane + one extreme athlete + one can red bull, + three jumping buddies + one hidden harness
    + at least 20 seconds of free fall (I timed it) + absolute trust in sky diving buddy = Pure Insanity...


    That's my definition...

    What's your's ?

    Rhody... :uhh:
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  3. Feb 21, 2010 #2
    marriage... jk :D
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    Oh, I won't go there, but that is too funny....
    Thanks Greg...

  5. Feb 21, 2010 #4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/I4U6T_BB1N8&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/I4U6T_BB1N8&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wWSfeFYjeNs&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wWSfeFYjeNs&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
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  6. Feb 21, 2010 #5
    The wingsuits are awesome!!! Too bad Dan Osmon died from climbing.
  7. Feb 21, 2010 #6
    My definition of nuts : the plural of nut.
    nut : usually large hard-shelled seed (check out the dictionary for other definitions[/url])
  8. Feb 21, 2010 #7
    I remember my uncle (a pilot for AA) once saying that only idiots and bird droppings fall from the sky. Jumping out of a perfectly working aircraft, insanity.
  9. Feb 21, 2010 #8


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    proton soup:

    The display doesn't work for me, and I just cut and pasted your youtube links from the html, they don't work either: Maybe it is a region thing, I am in the US. See the hl=en_US argument.


    When I tried it in IE versus Firefox, it said it needed Adobe, Shockwave player, I downloaded and installed it, same thing, no display, no play.

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  10. Feb 21, 2010 #9
    i dunno. straight links if you want to try again

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    proton soup,

    Thanks, they work. I sent the first link with the wing suits to a friend a year or two ago long before they became popular and made 60 minutes. They second link with the speed rock climber not roped is equally nuts. I believe Greg said he died while climbing, too bad, at least it was doing what he loved.

  12. Feb 21, 2010 #11
    Okay, so that's how you describe it using a pseudo-equation, what's your definition though?
  13. Feb 21, 2010 #12
    What are the units? :tongue::uhh:
  14. Feb 21, 2010 #13


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    I think insanity is measured in Wackos.
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    Dear Capt Obvious:

    To me it means taking calculated risk with failure resulting in death or severe injury. Cost (extremely high for failure, death) versus benefit (about 1 min 30 seconds of pure fear and excitement). For guys like Pastrana, it's pretty much how he lives his life. I imagine he and his buddies story boarded and rehearsed on the ground for some time before trying to pull this off. I am pretty sure the guy who hooked up his harness has thousands of jumps under his belt.

    BTW, a few years ago he crashed his sports car at high speed with a buddy inside (really dumb), split it in half and his friend is still not fully functional, nerve damage, paralysis, etc.... Pastrana has to live with that every day of his life. His friend holds no grudge however. I guess he realized when he got in the car with him, what could possibly happen.

  16. Feb 21, 2010 #15
    Pastrana is so gnarly. You've got to hand it to Streetbike Tommy for some of the stuff he does though!
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    I'm not sure I buy that. A parachute opening is a pretty violent thing - I don't think you can hold onto someone with your legs when your parachute opens (nor would you want to try!).
  18. Feb 21, 2010 #17
    There was a belt around him too I believe
  19. Feb 21, 2010 #18
    He had a harness under his underwear. It was on Nitro Circus Season 2 or 3 I believe. And it is in Nitro Circus 4 the movie.
  20. Feb 21, 2010 #19


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    Woah. Get that wrong and you'll have the mother of all wedgies.
  21. Feb 26, 2010 #20


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    Re: Your definition of NUTS... here's mine...

    A couple more, my last:

    How about a wheelie on a deserted (road/runway?) in the rain at over 200 mph, I couldn't believe it either.
    In the second video in the dry recorded an official 214 mph with a radar gun.
    I am surprised "Ghost" isn't in prison or dead.


    Or a British Air Force pilot in a multimillion dollar one of a kind land rocket
    at over 763 mph in combined runs, two passes were needed to establish the land speed record, breaking the sound barrier.
    Still insanely dangerous...



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