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Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 19, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L8UCfxmtSw

Caramba!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:40pm PT

The people that do that stuff are in a different world...

So damned COOL to WATCH...

Nice clip!!!...

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Y....I....K...E....S.......!!!!
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
holy sheep shite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
That would be really hard to do in my house.
Besides, I'm not into gratuitous thrill-seeking or jumping out of
still functioning aircraft.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Apr 19, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
UUUhhhhhhh.....no
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 19, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
I just sent a jumping spider through a dry fishbowl arch at my house on a tiny paper airplane!

Turns out it's not that hard!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Whoa mama!

John
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Yowza! Underwear change please...
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 19, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Geez!! What a feat! Spectacular.


;>|
G Zeus

Trad climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 19, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Is it ok to say HolyF*#kingSh#t on ST?
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 19, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Looks like good climbing... Was that a party at a hanging belay just the other side of that hole at the end of the video?
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Apr 19, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
Short timer I'd say. i had a hard time trying to figure out how he could see where to aim for

Funny what people will do for money
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 19, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Funny what people will do for money

Alexander does NOT need money, his family is filthy rich. He just happens to be be very passionate, super talented and VERY brave.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Ron, the last I checked they are still subject to the laws of physics and,
having almost a zero aspect ratio, their flight envelope is pretty tightly
constricted. The good news is that with such a high wing-loading factor
they actually are a little less susceptible to 'bubbles' and 'pockets'.
They are still crazier than hens' teeth IMHO.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 19, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Was that a party at a hanging belay just the other side of that hole at the end of the video?



More camera crew wasn't it ?
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 19, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Yes, gusts of wind are the most dangerous aspect of doing something like this. Also, change in pressure of certain suits can drastically change your flight plan, that's usually due to changing your body positioning.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
I'm sure he waited for a day that had no wind, he's a smart guy. He wasn't doing it for the chicks, either. He used to date Britney Spears when he was 19, ha ha.

Yes Tami, another film crew.

Credit: ElCapPirate
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
WOW! Big props to the flier.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
Mr Pirate, having actually studied aerodynamics and having a friend who
designed the Gossamer Albatross I wonder why these suits seem to me only
one step removed from Otto Lilienthal. Surely they must test these things
in wind tunnels. If so then I ask why they aren't using more rigid airfoil
surfaces especially ones that could extend the length of the 'wing' thereby
increasing L/D and the aspect ratio? I understand the impracticality of a
rigid contraption but since it seems like the advantages would far outweigh
(no pun intended) the disadvantages.
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