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Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 19, 2013 - 09:38am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L8UCfxmtSw

Caramba!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:40am PT

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

So damned COOL to WATCH...

Nice clip!!!...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:41am PT
that was posted on the aviation thread---i nearly forgot to BREATH while watchin that!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:42am PT
Y....I....K...E....S.......!!!!
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:48am PT
holy sheep shite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:07am 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 - 10:46am PT
UUUhhhhhhh.....no
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 19, 2013 - 11:12am 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!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 11:20am PT
BAAAHAHAA! Ill bet the spider has a whole other opinion!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Whoa mama!

John
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Yowza! Underwear change please...
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 19, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Geez!! What a feat! Spectacular.


;>|
G Zeus

Trad climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 19, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Is it ok to say HolyF*#kingSh#t on ST?
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 19, 2013 - 02:22pm 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 - 02:23pm 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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
to think i used to be all tense about a three man star...Stuff has come a long, long way !
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 19, 2013 - 02:48pm 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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
ECP,, never having been in a wingsuit (outlawed bitd) , can they hit "bubbles" and have radical drops or changes in those canyon winds?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 02:57pm 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 - 02:58pm 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 - 02:58pm 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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
When i was jumping they only allowed small extensions under the arms and legs,, very small.. They were nowhere near todays. but then flat canopies were experimental then too lmao!


Edit: Yep Ammon,, i could imagine one micro-second of down draft! ooohhhhhmmmannaanaaaannn!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:04pm 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 - 03:04pm PT
WOW! Big props to the flier.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
You base guys "juss aint right"...;-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:27pm 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.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
I've been watching these videos for 5 or 6 years now, cheap exicting thrill for shu. Have I seen these suits change and get, larger? Like the one in this video?
So maybe there is an evolution going on with these wing suits and they will keep changing and increasing the, glide ratio? (Is that the right term?)

I really love this sh#t and now I want to learn how to para-glide. I think my 53 year old bod can handle that. Maybe.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
just lookin at the still above gives me that queezy feeling down deep near the spin and rectum!!! Of all the wing suit vids ive seen that one was "out there"..

what was once considered ballzy is now just putz level..(sniff,, sniff..)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:46pm PT

Holy Batman, infing sane!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Holy f*#king shit!!!!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Waiting for yer mom to scream; IT'S A BOY ! happens quite fast these days.
john hansen

climber
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Man , I would hate to see the splat if he missed..

El cap pirate,, how fast do you think he was moving when he went thru there?
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:17am PT
hairbrain
BASE1361

climber
Yosemite Valley National Park
Apr 20, 2013 - 07:25am PT
120-150mph forward speed.

Phoenix Fly is coming out with a new V5. Suits are tested in wind tunnels ect.... there is a science behind what the manufactures are building.

The last 5-7 years wing suits have exploded with technology making lines like this possible to fly.



eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 20, 2013 - 09:23am PT
OK. . . that proves it. . . I ain't never done nuttin' ballsy in my whole, entire, complete and total life. . . I AM A WIMP by comparison. . . no. . . I'm just a wimp!

WHOA!

TFPU!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Yeah Reilly, that would be ideal in theory. The problem is reaching back and being able to get to the handle of your pilot chute, 100% of the time. It only takes a few seconds of not being able to find it that will get you killed.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Eine deutsche Entspsrechung für "to thread the needle" ist mir nicht bekannt.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Apr 20, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
In-F*#king-Sane


Margin of error < 0
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Apr 20, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
He used to date Britney Spears when he was 19, ha ha.

Same with anyone that had a few bumps of coke and a Starbucks Gift Card back in '07.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 20, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Haha Gdavis! Bingo!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 20, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
What happens when you go splat? If you're lucky as hell you only break your legs...


If not.....

This is not my first time getting hurt and it will not be my last. I push it, always have and always will. One day I will die and I just hope that when I do, it will be doing something I truly love...



Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-02-23/sports/31090050_1_facebook-post-fateful-flight-hospital-bed#ixzz2R3FJ6Sfk
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 20, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
I can only imagine the SAR call had that gone wrong....."Bring spatula".
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Yabo, Jr.!

Yabo must'ave had an Italian gf (or brief encounter perhaps) bitd, and this dood is the result, eh?

Regardless, he's definitely Stonemaster material, imho!

Thanks for sharing!!

edit: I've been watching this guys (Alexander Polli) proxy flying vids for the last year or so...doods on a mission.

"Stonemaster material" - just sayin' that he has his sh#t together, has paid his dues, and is fully committed! (&, obviously, bold)

Over 6 million views in just 4 days...WOW!

"Yabo, Jr." - or perhaps Tobin. Whether it was soloing the NF of the Matterhorn etc, or smuggling Bibles into Bulgaria, TS was definitely fully committed.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
HaHaHa! Life is all about those pesky details! :-)
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
Apr 20, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Yup....I think I krapped my pants...I've done some wild things in my time but that is fricken way out there............Wow...

Stevo
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 20, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Sometimes I wish I wanted to die that badly. He's probably got an inside track on the afterlife.
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
...wanted to die that badly.
on the contrary...

...sounds like he's enjoying living, imo!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
funny, I've had dreams since I was a kid and are very much like wing suiting. ha, falling falling falling, then at the last minute I fly away. awesome :)
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Apr 21, 2013 - 07:15am PT


These guys followed the golden rule to any successful stunt or pyrotechnic event.

Test, test, test.
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Apr 21, 2013 - 07:38am PT
It is good climbing. i was just down in Spain and locals call Montserrat the church. It's Catalonia's Yosemite.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 21, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
on the contrary...


...sounds like he's enjoying living, imo!

I hear you. He said in one of his videos he expects to die everytime he goes out. I guess I don't know what that means - I wish him luck......it's completely entertaining to the rest of us though. Don't do it for us, though, Mr. Corliss!

That's an awesome video Splitter. Looks like the world has moved past bullfighting!
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Apr 21, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
MN - I hear what your saying also. What impresses me is the level of his passion, commitment, and boldness. It's admirable and unique, imo! I guess I was also envisioning what could be done with it in other fields of focus. Like I said, Tobin Sorensen comes to mind.
Credit: Mike Graham
Mimi

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
Wow and wow! Funny how you have purists in every sport.
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