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I've long been a fan of convincing my friends to do stupid things with me. Whether it's breaking into a scholarship hall in college to steal a bunch of nacho cheese or getting a bunch of people to get drunk and see Jack & Jill with me (to make fun of it, I assure you), no pursuit is too stupid or potentially ill-fated. I went solo skydiving several times in the early 2000s, and I decided recently that it was time for my first high-altitude tandem jump. Expecting to recruit maybe five or six adventurous friends, I was surprised to assemble a group of 17 terrified buddies to join me in my trip to Westside Skydivers in Winsted, Minnesota. Among the group were four Game Informer editors: Tim Turi, Ben Reeves, Ben Hanson, and myself. We grabbed footage of the entire ordeal, and you can watch it here.
Click below to see me scared out of my mind, Tim be angry at the sky, Hanson look like he's either about to cry or crap his pants, and Ben Reeves making the absolute dumbest faces I've ever seen on a human being.
Thanks to our video producer Ben Hanson for his work editing Westside's footage!
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Haha, bananas! Looks like you all had a good time!
Ben's face was hilarious.
all i can say is.. those faces .. -shakes head in amusement - ^^
The sexiest parts were the brief glimpses of me as Author Benjamin Reeves is jumping out of the plane.
That was great. Can't wait to go skydiving myself.
That was nothing but priceless. Ben cursing out Dan and Tim's "it's go time" face made me almost fall out of the chair laughing. Thanks for recording this guys and puttin' it up. Friggen awesome.
Did a jump a couple years ago. Single coolest thing I've ever done, that 10,000 foot, 60 second free fall is the ULTIMATE thrill.
An honor on pare with an allen shepard, the world's first skydive with Dan Ryckert. You're braver men then I.
Reeves facial expressions were awesome haha, and Dan wore the America pants! Now I feel like skydiving...
Even falling from the sky, Ben Reeves just oozes Reevesness.
Ben Reeves is the prime human specimen.
That looks like so much fun. Lol @ Ben Reeves' face XD