August 24th, 2011, 02:36 AM
Best watched in high def on a big screen. These guys are insane.
Jeb Corliss " Grinding The Crack" - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k&feature=player_embedded)
(no, not my work)
August 30th, 2011, 04:55 AM
Absolutely amazing and rivetting stuff.
It seems a man in a wingsuit might have about the same glide ratio efficiency as the space shuttle, described by a NASA engineer as approximating that of a falling pair of pliers.
That pull up, ( as much as one could pull up in one of those rigs ) so close to those balloons. -- I would be wanting a nice thick kevlar breastplate and codpiece on front in case I scraped the ground.
Technology, both in flight and in motion imaging is out of this world when I think back to the time of my childhood when this stuff would have been unimaginable, except perhaps in the Buck Rogers storybooks.
I am not too sure how long this man will last doing what he is doing. Somehow, I don't think languishing in aged care is on his agenda.
August 30th, 2011, 05:11 AM
Nothing else to say really.
September 10th, 2011, 11:50 PM
On the flip side, this is this other issue ... BASE Jumping in Switzerland: Village Appalled by Thrill Seekers' Deaths (http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,784896,00.html)