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October 30, 2013

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by @condorbmx "#mh_skyjounal - Family Time in a Hot Air balloon. I had never been up in a hot air ballon before. I always thought it would be rad to "nest-t-plung" out of one, watch it fall away. but even more rad would be to bring my family and blow them a kiss. Jumping from a balloon is sort of like a base jump cause you go from a floating standstill to a strong force of nature, but you can just fall, get stable and not dodge stuff. Safer. It's maturity. Once we cleared 5k the stage was set. I love sharing passion with my passion. I landed back at Perris DZ so I didn't even have to wait for someone to pick me up. I skidded in for a low wind AM landed, went into the cafe and had breakfast. After we all went to Torrey pines glider port to Paraglide. I love San Diego. -(camera god and temp family guard, Orly King: hitchhiker to altitude Rooftop)" #hoffmanteam
October 28, 2013

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by @condorbmx "#mh_skyjounal Norway (part 4.3) - this is my dream. I wanted to "safely" jump my bike off a mountain, try to do a couple flips and keep control of the chaos. Then fly away and land. I have 12 sec. I got to the top of the cliff and ... (you know, sometimes when I type these journal things I read what I type and think, dude that's weird, I'm I that weird) anyway, I just tell it how it is - So... I thought the handelbars were tightened down but it hadn't been and no one had a six mil Allen wrench, ha. so, one of us had to jump, get back at base camp and hike back up. john vincent (BASE jump mentor and camera) made the jump. It would be about a 5 hour trip. Luckily the sun doesn't go down in July in Norway so no big rush. I decided to take a nap on the side of the cliff. I found a comfy spot and fall asleep looking at this beautiful fiord scape. I had a dream I was falling off the cliff and it woke me up. I was right on the edge, half off. I got a chill, grabbed a shrub and shook my head. Shortly after I woke up john made it back. I dialed my bike in, and made this dream hapherepen. Hauled down the side of the mountain on my bike until I'm freefalling, try to do a couple flips, but at six sec get away from my bike, track on heading for six sec and then I have six sec to get a parachute over me. Everything was going allright until I realized at terminal velocity you become the anchor of your bike and it rides you and I'm upside down. So I went to get away from my bike and I noticed a tug. My pants were stuck in the chain. I kicked my leg and the wind ripped it off. whew. I got my track on and got open. Ill show the landing next." #hoffmanteam
October 26, 2013

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by @condorbmx "#mh_skyjounal (part 1) - i got into skydiving at a young age because I had a dream of jumping my bike off something so big the only way to survive was to go bigger and parachute away. That kinda sounds a bit nuts typing it out like that but fact. At this time BASE jumping was very taboo to talk about at dropzones, so I had to keep it to myself. I jumped for about 8 or 9 yrs practicing tracking and on heading openings. Once I felt dialed to make all the right decisions without thinking about it, through instinct, it was time to take the challenge. This was my first jump in Norway. It took 4 hrs to hike this fiord to the 3200 ft exit point (cliff). This day my whole goal to this jump was to fly as far away from the cliff as possible. To make sure my tracking was on point. The way this cliff is shaped there is a ledge you could hit 12 sec after you jump, if you didn't fly forward (track) and to clear it you need to delta track for 6 sec. My goal was to do a double backflip with in 6 sec. with my bike, track away from that cliff for 6 sec. then I could drop for another 6 sec in this pocket before opening. Max freefall 18 sec. This jump I maxed out the freefall and opened at 400 ft. Ground rush. This was the first day I reversed my pilot chute to pull with my left hand because I could not trust my right shoulder to stay in socket any more. I had a rotator cuff surgery 4 month earlier. I was nervous. I had to have total focus and control. No second chances in this sport. And a second of hesitation could be life or death. Game on..." #hoffmanteam
October 25, 2013

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by @condorbmx "#mh_skyjounal (part 1) - i got into skydiving at a young age because I had a dream of jumping my bike off something so big the only way to survive was to go bigger and parachute away. That kinda sounds a bit nuts typing it out like that but fact. At this time BASE jumping was very taboo to talk about at dropzones, so I had to keep it to myself. I jumped for about 8 or 9 yrs practicing tracking and on heading openings. Once I felt dialed to make all the right decisions without thinking about it, through instinct, it was time to take the challenge. This was my first jump in Norway. It took 4 hrs to hike this fiord to the 3200 ft exit point (cliff). This day my whole goal to this jump was to fly as far away from the cliff as possible. To make sure my tracking was on point. The way this cliff is shaped there is a ledge you could hit 12 sec after you jump, if you didn't fly forward (track) and to clear it you need to delta track for 6 sec. My goal was to do a double backflip with in 6 sec. with my bike, track away from that cliff for 6 sec. then I could drop for another 6 sec in this pocket before opening. Max freefall 18 sec. This jump I maxed out the freefall and opened at 400 ft. Ground rush. This was the first day I reversed my pilot chute to pull with my left hand because I could not trust my right shoulder to stay in socket any more. I had a rotator cuff surgery 4 month earlier. I was nervous. I had to have total focus and control. No second chances in this sport. And a second of hesitation could be life or death. Game on..." #hoffmanteam