Skip to comments.Extreme Skier Shane McConkey Dies in Base Jumping Accident
Posted on 03/27/2009 1:01:01 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Friday, March 27, 2009
Print ShareThisCanadian extreme skier and base jumper, Shane McConkey, died Thursday following a ski-base accident that ocurred while filming his latest movie in Italy, the Inquisitr reported.
McConkey, 39, experienced problems in the air after jumping off of a cliff in the expectation that he would be able to detach his skis and deploy his parachute, thus enabling him to glide safely to the ground, according to the Inquisitr.
According to a witness, one of McConkey's skis failed to detach causing him to spin out of control and ultimately prevented him from deploying his parachute, the Inquisitr reported.
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Does this mean we can go back to the days were my deoderant wasn’t EXTREME!!!! What about potato chips and toothpaste, do they have to be EXTREME!!! still?
I don’t need 5 blades on my EXTREME!!! razor either.
I thought Red Bull gives you wings.
He is ineligible as he has already passed on his genes to an offspring.
Watching the video, it doesn’t appear that he detaches his skis before parachute deployment on other jumps he has made. Must have been a new process.
He was addicted to chemical substances...the ones known as adrenalin and endorphin.
Makes you wonder why he didn't.
Either extreme stupidity or overwhelming narcissism.
Steal gonads? Nope. It’s love of pleasure—hedonism.
I don’t mean to cruel, but those who practice extreme sports do NOT exercise courage in the real sense of the word.
Real courage is based on love of others...so much so you are willing risk and give up your life for them.
Extreme sports types risk everything, simply for a feeling—and that is sad.
I quit roadracing motorcycles the year my son came along.
But, WOW, do I ever miss it!!
Even if you don't know it, you quit because your son would miss you more. I love risk. I would do all those things, but it would be selfish of us to do so. My children deserve a father. We aren't luxuries to them.
I hate he died, but I wish he had loved his child more than his extreme sports high.
I feel the same way about serving portions in restaurants...I don’t need/want 8 lbs of frenchfries, no matter how tasty they might be. I’d like a modest portion to eat, not a trough to feed at.
The Steve Irwin of the skiing world.
The Reality Theorem:
“Given enough time and money, man will always find a way to harm, maim, or kill himself.”
ADHD can be a factor also.
No. He already procreated.
And here I thought it was because I couldn’t afford it any more!
I saw a Tightrope walker at a state fair a few years ago. Looking at him some 100+ feet above me on a windy day, I wondered what it is like to know exactly how you are going to die, just not when.
I know what you mean. When my daughter was born, I got off the crash recovery team. It wasn't roadracing motorcycles, but it was roping out of helicopters and working in some very dangerous places/positions.
As can Genetics:
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