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Banzai

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Banzai Banzai (Ban: 10,000; zai or sai: years) Ban-Banzai (Ten Times Ten Thousand Years) Wan-sui (Chinese characters read as “Banzai” in Japan) Mansai (Pronunciation of Banzai) Banzai! “Hurrah” to the Japanese Banzai was first spoken in China. Ho-Shih-Pi was a great desire of King-Emperor Chou of the Chin Dynasty (255-207 B.C.). He lusted after the exorbitantly...

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Banzai Skydiving Record
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Banzai Skydiving Record

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  Yasuhiro Kubo is the official Guinness banzai skydiving world record holder. He won the record September 2, 2000. The feat was recorded for the Guinness World Records Japan Show. Taken up to 10,000 ft. (3,000 m) the ultimate jump altitude for a banzai jump, Kubo throws his parachute out the door and makes his exit. A banzai skydive requires the parachute be...

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Banzai Skydiving Deaths
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Banzai Skydiving Deaths

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Fortunately there have been no recorded banzai skydiving deaths. This extreme sport has only been attempted by skilled professionals with a large supporting crew. In order to accomplish a banzai skydive the skydiver has to be taken to jump altitude by a piloted aircraft. It’s doubtful that a licensed pilot would take a skydiver up with a half-baked scheme to go...

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Banzai Skydiving Videos
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Banzai Skydiving Videos

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The banzai skydiving videos encountered on YouTube are mainly what they call a no parachute dive. By definition, there is no such thing as a no parachute jump. According to the United States Parachute Association, a “ skydive” or “parachute jump” entails jumping from an aircraft to the surface using or intending to use a parachute. At best we have a diver exit with...

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Banzai Skydiving!
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Banzai Skydiving!

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BANZAI! Banzai skydiving is an extreme sport homegrown in Japan. Its two physical components are the banzai skydiver and the banzai parachute. Mechanics, fly to 10,000 ft. (3,000 m), throw your parachute out the aircraft door, wait two seconds, and then dive after it. For a successful skydive, you must secure your parachute and glide safety to the projected landing...

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Is Banzai Skydiving Real
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Is Banzai Skydiving Real

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Is banzai skydiving real? You bet it is! In fact, Banzai Skydiving is a category in the Guinness Book of World Records. The banzai skydiving world record goes to Yasuhiro Kubo. He won the title Sep 2, 2000. Kubo was taken up to 10,000 ft. were he then threw his parachute out the door of the aircraft. He waited 50 seconds and jumped to retrieve it. Banzai has a...

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