David Barish, a Developer of the Paraglider, Dead at 88

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    David Barish landing on Hunter Mountain, N.Y., in 1965

    David Barish, 88, a Developer of the Paraglider - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com
     
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    88 is a good long time to live. I will envy him as I gasp for my last few gulps of air cause I know I'll never see 88. I envy him also because I would never be brave enough to jump off of anything higher than a step ladder and wonder if it will really work...
     
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    my wife's great uncle was domina jalbert, who also worked on paragliders.
    we have a couple of his kites.
    i found the history of the sport pretty interesting.

    88's a good ride. RIP
     
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    Was flying at Ellings Park the last few days.

    Paragliding is a hoot and a half. :)
     
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    Anybody with the balls it takes to jump off a mountain cliff with all that shit tied to their back and hope it works, gets a standing "O" from me. You da man.

    :udaman:
     
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    Oh, there's no hoping about it.

    The equipment is incredibly strong and safe.
     
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    Paragliding would turn my undergarments brown.
     
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    That's the same thing my Daddy told my Mother about the condom he was using the night I was conceived.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Are you concerned that paragliders are made out of a thin layer of latex, with ribs for her enjoyment?
     
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    i promised my wife i wouldn't do stuff like that after she let me bungee jump off a hot air balloon.
     

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