So what would have happened if there would have been a problem with the jump and
one of the guys was injured or maybe even killed. How long would it be before a
lawsuit surfaced against the LDS church for "allowing" the event?
He was surprised that it upset security--is he daft? The owner of buildings like
that could be held liable for accidents if they permitted people to BASE jump.
If the two thought it wouldn't upset security, why didn't they just go ask to do
True that the fine and 6mo probation seem kind of steep- but if it were much
less some folks might just see it as an admission cost for the ride.
That was very cool.
All I can say is we have phases of growing up. I did dumb things, not like this
at that age and thought I was so wise and new it all. But nearly 60 I look back
and realize I was still so immature and I know I will continue to mature. I
think what brings it on is when our children are teens and young adults and we
realize that they need someone with maturity to be an example now. I see this
with one of my step kids, they have a 15 year old and mom and dad have finally
started to act more like adults. Cause it isn't working the other way. So if
hopefully these guys will start to think like adults someday soon. As for the
church not being happy about their jump, no duhhhh.
alternateDo you honestly believe that? BASE jumpers know full well
the dangers they are putting themselves in while performing their sport. To
most, that is part of the thrill.
Another comment, I just read about the seven year old boy that has earned money
for ten wheelchairs for the people in Haiti. Maybe if these guys could act with
the same maturity as this young man did, they would be able to do something to
help others rather then acting like, well, a two year old?
@MoJulesI would never let a two year old BASE jump! Thats just crazy.
Strong work! "A nice little flip" haha, I would love to know where
that quote is from, did he say it in court? Haha. Got to go see the video now.
You base jumpers are crazy!
Hmmm... Hartman Rector... the name is vaguely familiar.(-;I'm
glad nobody got hurt. And no doubt the possibility that they might get nabbed,
is stacked on top of the adrenaline rush of the jump itself.The
Church better put some additional barriers in place, or this could become a
"how to do it" video lesson. (Or they could alternatively penalize
everybody by just closing the deck. Oft-times that is the result, when a few
scofflaws are unwilling to follow the rules.)
Why did he ever fight this in court? They videotaped themselves trespassing and
jumping off of the building. There is no question they were guilty of it. So why
spend money fighting it? Take the $300 fine and then try to sell the video.The trouble with their marketing idea, is that it has been done soo many
times and people can download videos similar to that for free. Who would buy
I still don't see the big deal with this, no harm no foul. Go to vimeo and do a
search for Marshall Miller, great stuff and most are a lot more interesting than
this little BASE jump.
The video is pretty sweet. I've never seen Base jump videos, and it felt pretty
cool just watching it!
If that were two ninjas jumping off the Empire State Building, it couldn't have
been any cooler!
BASE jumping is cool. Getting fined and put on probation isn't so cool.
Hopefully the not-so-cool result will overcome the lure of the super-cool
are you people serious? geez - all I can say is other than a couple of you, you
are very prudish, or just plain old fashioned.the ONLY reason you
rag on these two guys is because you don't have the nerve to jump from any
building.these guys deserve props for having the nerve to do it.
and if some stuck up old fashioned people want to fine them and talk down about
them, then thats ok. base jumpers don't sue anyone. find ONE
example. and they planned it all out carefully. the thing that amuses me the
most is that if they do it again on another building, they will probably go to
jail. And isn't that just a grand use of taxpayer funds... yeah, lets put them
in prison with murderers and rapists - that will teach them a good lesson. you all make having fun no fun at all anymore...
There was an LDS general authority named Hartman Rector Jr. Could this be his
I was wondering same thing if his Grandpa is a GA
Actually Charlie, I think you have it backwards, most people posting have not
been critical of these two guys. Only one or two posts have been outright
critical of them, and many have said how cool what they did was. Americans love dare devils!But, yeah, I don't think I could ever
do what they did. I don't even think I could climb out on that ledge without
being tied in. Tightly. Haha. But I would have loved to see them do it. I'll say it again: them boys are just plain crazy!
I wonder what they would have said if they had encountered a member of the
Quorum of the Twelve, or even the First Presidency on the roof top? "Miller said he was surprised the jump upset church security, and he
bristled at the amount of the fines prosecutors levied against him and
Rector." There's a reason why security thwarted it the first time. I'm
surprised that there weren't more fines and restitution required.But
then again, they were shown some mercy, and Miller didn't fully comprehend that.
charlie91342 | 4:36 p.m. April 20, 2011 Sylmar, CA There is alwas a first time
that someone my sue. now these two might have got hurt and might not have sued
but the chuch or any bilding owner can be held lible and if action had not been
take and someone ells tried and got hurt they might have sued. Would you wont
to take a change on being sued my allowing someone to do something dangerus on
your property? There are may was of getting ones thrills with out trespassing
our violating someone ellses right to be safe from posable law sutes. People
have got hurt whil commint crimes of thif and sued the owner of the place where
they got hurt whil trying to rob them of their possions. So can you truly blame
someone for not wonting to get sued?