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message for capes .
Posted by jason renie on August 29, 2009, 12:20 pm
hi , in one of the posts on this board i notice ryan capes feels he does not get much credit for his big jumps cos he has big landing ramps .. thats ballocks ryan every jumper out there will have full respect for you and the jumps you have done .. dont start thinking you have to shrink your ramps just to keep people from critisiseing your jumps .. when you start shrinking ramps you start tempting fait .. there is only a hand full of people who ask what your ramp gap was and how big was your landing ramp etc .. all the little school kids and most of the general public only ever ask " how far did he jump" and its that distance you flew is all that matters ... you owe it to your family and friends to stay healthy and in one piece .. when i jumped 253ft i had a 220 ft ramp gap and 204ft clear gap . with a 14 ft wide landing ramp and 66 ft of actual landing area on my landing ramp . with 16ft of sissy deck .. it was also pissing down with rain too . . when i cuddle up to my son at night time and think about that set up and that jump it turns my stomack .. when i jumped 21 trucks i used the same landing ramp and had 18mph side winds that day . i pointed my take off ramp that day so as to land right on the edge of my landing ramp . knowing the 18mph wind would push me a little to the side which it did and i landed perfect middle ... .. the way i jumped 9 years ago was foolish and wreckles ... now i would never go further than 180 ft ish on that ramp set up .. its just not worth it unless you are indoors and there is no wind or rain.. .. your probably the best jumper out there so dont go shrinking ramps cos you feel you need to prove a point ... 3 guy s are persueing a jump for me cant say too much at this point but my landing ramp will be the biggest you have ever seen . . i will be aiming for a 400 ft ish jump but will only have 250ft ramp gap ... if we can get the ramp gap even smaller then we will do ... i know my little boy will be proud of his dad no matter how small the ramp gap and thats all that matters .... .. you have everyones respect ryan so dont think you have to go shrinking ramps .. its not worth it dude .... keep up the good work .........jason