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The feeling of failure


This was when I realized I was totally screwed at the flying dagger. A typhoon had hit off the coast of Hong Kong sending massive ripple effects towards my location. I was given 5 days to train with a helicopter and the weather only cleared up the day before. I got two practice jumps but needed at least 10. My couple of practice flights just showed me how screwed I was. On the day of the stunt the weather was the worst we had seen and we couldn’t even see the mountain most of the day. It was just covered in fog. This was when I knew we had failed and the project just wasn’t going to happen. About, 30 minutes later I jumped from the helicopter and successfully flew through the Flying Dagger. If you had told me at the moment this picture was taken that we were going to be successful I would have told you to stop smoking crack...

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yamahabandit
May 14, 2019

I dont believe you have serious mental health problems Jeb, your perception of reality, its challenges and your desire to rise above is just different and more developed compared to 99% of humans. That is why you continue to inspire so many, they just cant see beyond their little island and watching your clips and docos shows them what you can achieve if you do choose to be the one who rises to the challenge.

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Jeb Corliss
Jeb Corliss
May 14, 2019

Danny White, I should not have done the jump. All logic said no. If you watch the documentary I go into great detail why I ended up doing it. But simple short answer is I have serious metal problems...

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Danny White
Danny White
May 14, 2019

How did you progress mentally from "I knew we had failed" to deciding to jump 30 minutes later? It goes against logic and reason, but I know there was something inside you that disregarded both of those. Sometimes our greatest personal accomplishments come while convincing ourselves we can't or shouldn't.

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