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Wing suit #204443
02/26/10 07:04 PM
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In case your skiing has gotten boring here's a variation. Be sure to watch after 3:00 minutes. This is not normal behavior.

Can someone embed this for easy access?

Wing suit

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Re: Wing suit [Re: David Parker] #204456
02/26/10 09:18 PM
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Hi David,

This new sport was featured on 60 Minutes this year and was even repeated already. It started from Free fall junkies who developed the suits to inflate and provide lift so that they could get better glide ratios. They got "bored" with doing this where there was little reference to the glide path so they started jumping and gliding next to rock cliffs so that they could easily see their "flight" and even add a whole new level of danger and excitement.

There is also a YouTube video of a skier on VERY steep slopes on very high mountains using a modern parachute to ski/fly down runs that could not be done with skis alone. He takes a tumble at one point that looks like sure death but lucks out and gets stopped. I love to ski and have even been on some expert slopes like Jackson Hole but that is WAY BEYOND what I would do. I like being able to watch someone else, though. Extreme sports just keep getting extremer every day! Did you see the "Hurricane" on the Olympics? WOW!

Re: Wing suit [Re: David Parker] #204461
02/26/10 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by David Parker
I This is not normal behavior.


what do you mean? Jake sails with a cape

this is a few years old, but still amazing, i love the mid air, double barrel roll.. back into flight. could you imagine sean white in one of these?
great video!

Re: Wing suit [Re: ] #204464
02/26/10 10:33 PM
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I want one. Is there a weight limit?


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Re: Wing suit [Re: TeamChums] #204468
02/27/10 02:40 AM
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Welcome to Norway (video shows the area I live in. Imagine what those mountains will do to your wind).

We invent stuff like this during the darkest part of winter, just to feel alive again.

Re: Wing suit [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #204548
02/28/10 10:29 AM
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I'm pretty sure there's a video somewhere of that same area and a dude auger's into the hill next to that curve in the road. No thanks. I've hit solid objects at some pretty good speeds, going that fast you're pretty much f'd.

Re: Wing suit [Re: Karl_Brogger] #205048
03/07/10 12:40 PM
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There is another vidoe shot there with the same guys that was a better production. It was posted on the usaca.info site last year. I will try to find it and link it to this thread.


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Re: Wing suit [Re: windswept] #205071
03/07/10 08:18 PM
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Where is the one video with the guy that straps small rockets to his legs, and 'flies' while the fuel lasts, then parachutes?

This is one cool video. They got some huevos grandes.


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Re: Wing suit [Re: Todd_Sails] #205072
03/07/10 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Todd B.
Where is the one video with the guy that straps small rockets to his legs, and 'flies' while the fuel lasts, then parachutes?

This is one cool video. They got some huevos grandes.


Todd:

Here is your Swiss rocket man

Doug


Re: Wing suit [Re: ] #205074
03/07/10 08:26 PM
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HERE IS YOUR WING SUIT MAN



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