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hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:54pm 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.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 19, 2013 - 11:46pm PT

Holy Batman, infing sane!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Holy f*#king shit!!!!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Waiting for yer mom to scream; IT'S A BOY ! happens quite fast these days.
john hansen

climber
Apr 20, 2013 - 03:52am 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 - 09:17am PT
hairbrain
BASE1361

climber
Yosemite Valley National Park
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:25am 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 - 12:23pm 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 - 04:19pm 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 - 04:45pm PT
Eine deutsche Entspsrechung für "to thread the needle" ist mir nicht bekannt.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
In-F*#king-Sane


Margin of error < 0
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:52pm 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 - 07:47pm PT
Haha Gdavis! Bingo!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 20, 2013 - 08:03pm 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 - 08:06pm 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 - 09:07pm 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 - 10:13pm PT
HaHaHa! Life is all about those pesky details! :-)
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:49pm 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 - 11:03pm 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 21, 2013 - 01:01am PT
...wanted to die that badly.
on the contrary...

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