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Oceania Lonesome Stormtrooper walking the width of Aus

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Rebel_Padawan, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    [link=http://www.theage.com.au/national/the-solo-system-has-no-fears-for-this-walker-20110716-1hj4g.html]This Stormtrooper intends to cross the Nullabor[/link]

    I saw this on the news this evening.

    20 year old Jacob is raising money for the Starlight Foundation by walking from Perth to Sydney in a Stormtrooper suit.

    He is apparently a member of the 501st.

    His journey will take until December to complete.

    [image=http://images.watoday.com.au/2011/07/13/2490089/article_stormtrooper_buggy-420x0.jpg]

     
  2. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cant say I know him, but I admire his cause!!!
     
  3. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    I heard about this on the ForceCast the other week. I hope he goes well and arrives safely.
     
  4. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If anyone can identify him, it'd be good!
     
  5. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    If anyone is interested, I've found the episode it was mentioned in: the [link=http://forcecast.net/story/forcecast/Weekly_ForceCast_July_29_2011_139833.asp]29th July Weekly ForceCast[/link] around the 58min mark.

    Also here is the Facebook page for the [link=http://www.facebook.com/pages/Troopertrek-2011/191534147550377?sk=info]TrooperTrek 2011[/link]

     
  6. Dags

    Dags Jedi Master star 3

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    He'd better have a stack of cooling systems in the helmet otherwise he'll cark it of heat exhaustion before he gets halfway across - unless he plans to do with the helmet off.

    The only problem with stunts like this is next you'll have someone try to swim the English channel in a Stormtrooper suit, or climb Everest with one on and sooner which means sooner or later someone's gonna get injured or killed as everyone tries to outdo everyone else.
     
  7. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    Here's an update for those that are interested. He had arrived in Melbourne and was present at the Armageddon Expo '11.

    Sounds like he might make it to Sydney before December given his current progress.
     
  8. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    He made it to Melbourne already? I thought he would have been lost somewhere in South Australia coz he seemed to take forever to get to the WA/SA border...

    Never-the-less he is doing a fantastic effort!
     
  9. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I read he was going to fly to Armageddon from where ever he was and then go back and continue. Sad he went through Adelaide as the SAFF planned to take him out to dinner and support him with a donation! :(