DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register

DPChallenge Forums >> General Discussion >> I think I soiled myself watching this.....
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 47, (reverse)
12/26/2008 12:45:24 AM · #1
Human Flight
12/26/2008 12:52:48 AM · #2
Wow, looks like if you had the nerve this would be an awsome thrill!
12/26/2008 12:59:07 AM · #3
12/26/2008 02:10:34 AM · #4
holy carp! that is insane, my mouth is hanging wide open...
12/26/2008 02:15:16 AM · #5
Not something I think I'll be trying, but looks like fun. Well, OK, not sure "fun" is the right word there... but kinda cool to fly.

Question - when they did it with skis, are the skis disposable, because how the heck do you get them back? And I do think they're nuts. (That pass along the road? Somewhere out there is a video of a very experienced base jumper who didn't quite clear a bridge. You only get one miss.)
12/26/2008 02:20:12 AM · #6
Now that is intense. If I had the nerve to do something crazy and insane - I think that would be it.
12/26/2008 02:30:56 AM · #7
Shades of Icarus!
12/26/2008 02:34:40 AM · #8
12/26/2008 02:48:15 AM · #9
oh. my. god. the flipping while flying was the coolest thing ever, but I am waaaay too much of a chicken (a.k.a. don't wanna die yet) to try something like that.
12/26/2008 03:01:11 AM · #10
Yeah, I watched this and got choked up. Sorta silly because I have dreams of this and these damn guys are doin it!! Bless their hearts for livin my dream.
12/26/2008 07:46:04 AM · #11
Thank you for posting this. Very very cool.
12/26/2008 07:54:15 AM · #12
WOW... i just found my calling. That is the coolest shit I have ever seen. Im feeling the adrenaline just thinking about that. And amen Leah, the flipping is the sweetest part.
12/26/2008 09:03:44 AM · #13
Hey - this is where i live! Bring your camera and come on over. I'll hook you up with a suit and off ya go! :)

But seriously - this is some awesome 'flying'. I can't believe that they dare going so close to the mountain and roads. This is just insane!
12/26/2008 09:10:17 AM · #14
I've never even imagined anything like it! Holy Cow!
12/26/2008 09:20:08 AM · #15
That's pretty wild stuff. Just practicing for that kind of stunt flying would be high pucker factor stuff.
12/26/2008 09:21:15 AM · #16
DAMN!!!! If I wasn't such a coward I'd LOVE to do that, imagine the feeling... oh boy!
12/26/2008 09:27:33 AM · #17
This takes an incredible amount of nerve. I'll stick to my flying dreams, thank you...
12/26/2008 09:37:58 AM · #18
Originally posted by lenkphotos:

This takes an incredible amount of nerve. I'll stick to my flying dreams, thank you...

Hehe - better being down here wishing you were up there than up there wishing you were down here :)
12/26/2008 10:06:14 AM · #19
That's arguably one of the stupidest things I've ever seen human beings do, jejeje™... My #1 question is: who developed the PROTOTYPES of the "wingsuit" and what happened to them? I mean, did they get right the first time out of the box, or what?

To answer the earlier ski question, yeah they DO have disposable skis; doesn't take very high-end skis to run straight down a mountain and jump, and there's LOTS and LOTS of discarded skis available cheap. That would be my guess, anyway.

It does look like a hell of a thrill, though. Even though I'd still maintain that anyone who willingly flies at such a high velocity so close to a rock surface, whether it be in a wingsuit, on a paraglider, or in a plane, is out of his/her mind.

Incidentally, oddly enough, I'd suspect this activity is actually SAFER than "traditional" base jumping, where you jump off a cliff with a parachute: at least here you can immediately maneuver out and away from the shear zone next to the rock face. IN the usual base jumping experience, it's not that uncommon to get slammed back into the rock by updrafts when the chute opens, which is why the activity has been made illegal in a lot of places...

12/26/2008 10:07:45 AM · #20
Freakin' WILD!!!! I'd soooooo love to try that! Not likely, though.....
12/26/2008 10:33:35 AM · #21
That is freakin cool. I would love to try this.
12/26/2008 10:44:40 AM · #22
Sigh, to be a couple decades uhh-uhhm or 3 younger..
12/26/2008 10:51:22 AM · #23
Interesting related article
12/26/2008 11:21:11 AM · #24
Man, I got chills watching that video... My favorite scene is where the 3 guys all jump off at once and flip backward. Awesome.
12/26/2008 11:32:25 AM · #25
Originally posted by Melethia:

Interesting related article

Nice article Deb, answered several questions I had..
Current Server Time: 06/15/2021 04:59:18 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/15/2021 04:59:18 AM EDT.