Stabilized wingsuit footage reveals how awesome it is to fly


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/13/stabilized-wingsuit-footage-re.html


#2

neat but getting me to do that would be a big NOPE!


#3

I get the appeal, even if the thrill comes at the cost of terrible life-threatening risk. Pity the suits themselves still look so silly.


#4

The cameraman, Dario Zanon, died recently doing this.

  1. Not surprised at all, in view of the footage.
  2. I feel like the people doing this basically keep pushing further and further (lower and lower), until it kills them.

That said, I salute all those involved in this awesomeness.


#5

No. thank you. I’m sure it’s cool, but I like my survival instinct right where it is.


#6

No thanks. I think I’ll just stick to riding my skateboard upside down with no helmet on.


#7

But Rocky looks awesome. Whereas Rocketeer there looks like he’s achieved escape velocity through explosive diarrhoea.


#8

Only because he stole Snoopy’s hat and goggles.


#9

Well, that video is a replacement for fiber, I could feel my bowels loosen while watching it.


#10

Huh, the stabilized version kind of made the jumper look like bad CGI.


#11

Apparently there were 8 wingsuit deaths last month (and 7 other BASE jumping fatalities), including the first wingsuit death to be livestreamed on Facebook.


#12

Goddamn special editions.

Even so, the Force is strong with this one.


#13

Yeah! It looked like a quidditch match!


#14

The “related video” at the end was definitely on point:


#15

Yes, very cool, but when I see footage like this I keep wondering why people don’t die much more frequently, like every second jump.


#16

Too bad it doesn’t fall under the purview of the DEA. This is more dangerous than kratom!!!


#17

I went sky diving for my bday this year. This may be too far. Perhaps if I was told I had six months to live.


#18

So, vive la France, but morte d’Dario.

:head_bandage:


#19

This!

And how the hell do you learn in the first place?

Does mama just push you out of the nest?


#20

You probably start as a skydiver, and then add the wingsuit later to better control the fall. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think you ever actually lose the parachute.