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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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Here's an activity made for the GoProHD. (check out all the body rigs using the camera)

YouTube - Wingsuit Basejumping - The Need 4 Speed: The Art of Flight

Although to quote Woody: "That's not flying. That's falling with style!"
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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sheer madness, but incredible footage!
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Old April 12th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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Holy (Bleeeeeep)!!!!!

That was amazing, these guys push it to the limit and go very close to the edge. I could see that they were very close to hitting things.


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Old April 12th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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no kidding! I knew those winged suits had come a long way in their glide ratios from the early days, but I had no idea they were that efficient. at the point in the video where the second jumper plummets past the cameraman from the right and dives into that ravine on the side of the mountain, I fully expected to see him die before he reached the end of it
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Old April 13th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #5
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I'm going to guess that these guys have done this same jump many times. The flight through the ravine must have been tried at higher elevations several times before attempting going at a lower elevation. That way the jumper could judge the glide ratio vs the ground.


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Old April 13th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #6
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Check link below This was the view from the Observation outpost on the mountain ledge. The people watching could almost touch them as they fly past.
YouTube - Wingsuit Proximity flyby by Tom Erik Heimen & Jokke Sommer
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Old April 20th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #7
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When you are gliding to a landing you can pick a point and see how it appears to move. If it appears to be moving up you are going to land short (ouch) and if appears to be moving down you are going to overshoot. So they probably use the same principle for their descent, but that's some glide ratio!


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I'm going to guess that these guys have done this same jump many times. The flight through the ravine must have been tried at higher elevations several times before attempting going at a lower elevation. That way the jumper could judge the glide ratio vs the ground.


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